Physiology and Nutrition

The BASES Division of Physiology and Nutrition encompasses a range of scientific sub-disciplines that relate to how the body responds to exercise and training. 

The interests of members of the Physiology and Nutrition Division cover a broad range of topic areas, including subjects such as physiological preparation, the effect of exercise on clinical populations, the physiology of intermittent team sports, nutritional responses to sport and exercise and the use of supplements.

If you are a BASES member, check out the Physiology and Nutrition Division Hub in the Members' Area, where you can access a range of resources including videos and presentations from the BASES Conference and Division events.

Dr Lindsay Bottoms FBASES

Dr Andy Galbraith
Deputy Chair

Victoria Tidmas
Student Representative (PG)

Dr Laura Wilson
CPD Representattive

Lily Matthias
Student Representative (UG)

Dr Nicola Arjomandkhah

Membership Representative

Contact the Division

If you wish to contact a member of the Physiology and Nutrition Division Committee, contact details can be found within the Division Hub pages in the Members' Area.

Division News and Event 

The latest Division newsletter, resources and further information on upcoming Division events can be accessed via the Members' Area.

More about Physiology and Nutrition

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise physiologists are scientists who investigate the responses and adaptations to muscular activity in human subjects or animals and use this knowledge to improve human performance, whether the goal is running a marathon, getting in shape or the prevention and treatment of illness.

Where Do Exercise Physiologists Work?

Exercise physiologists are employed in research centres and academic institutions, hospitals and medical centres, and sports organisations. In addition to research and applied/clinical support work, they will often teach academic courses in exercise physiology, applied human physiology, environmental physiology, exercise biochemistry and nutrition for students of sport and exercise science, physical education, medicine, nursing and other related fields.

Exercise Physiology Related Links

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
North American organisation dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through programmes in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM’s mission is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Physiological Society

American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)
A national non-profit professional organisation committed to the advancement of exercise physiologists.

Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP)
The UK professional organisation for practitioners working in the clinical setting in respiratory physiology and technology.

Australian Institute of Sport
The AIS leads the development of elite sport in Australia and is widely acknowledged internationally as a best practice model for elite athlete development.

Biochemical Society
The aim of the Society is to communicate biochemistry internationally.

Biophysical Society
The Society encourages development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
An information resource for scientists, coaches, medical professionals, athletic trainers, nutritionists and other sports health professionals, who have a fundamental understanding of human physiology.

Internaional Federation of Cell Biology
The professional body for UK biologists, representing all areas of the biosciences.

International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
An international umbrella organisation concerned with the promotion and dissemination of results and findings in the field of sport science and their practical application in cultural and educational contexts.

International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
FIMS aims to promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, and to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance by maximising their genetic potential, health, nutrition and high-quality medical care and training.

International Society of Exercise and Immunology
ISEI is devoted to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information in exercise immunology.

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
The North American professional organisation for individuals involved in athletic training.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
US organisation with international connections dedicated to the furtherance of strength & conditioning research and practice and offering certifications through its Certification Commission 

North American Society for Paediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM)
A US organisation whose mission is to promote exercise science, physical activity and fitness in the health and medical care of children and adolescents.

Physiological Society
A learned society whose aims are to promote the advancement of physiology and to facilitate communication, both between scientists and with other stakeholders.

Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST)
The UK professional organisation for practitioners working in the clinical setting in cardiological science and technology.

Exercise Physiology Related Journals

Acta Physiological Scandinavica

Advances in Physiology Education

American Journal of Physiology


British Journal of Sports Medicine

Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Endocrinology and Metabolism

European Journal of Applied Physiology

Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Human Movement Science

International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

Journal of Applied Physiology

Journal of Athletic Training

Journal of Cellular Physiology

Journal of Exercise Physiology online

Journal of Human Genetics

Journal of Neurophysiology

Journal of Physiology

Journal of Sports Sciences

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Medical Physiology from Elsevier Health

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Journal of Science and Sports

The Physician and Sports Medicine


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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