Member Benefits

BASES members receive a wide range of benefits designed to support individuals at every stage of their career in sport and exercise science.

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The following table shows the member benefits applicable to each member category (click on the live links to read more):

Benefits Professional Graduate Student Overseas Affiliate Affiliate Organisation
Be part of the UK's largest network of sport and exercise science professionals  
Receive BASES monthly e-newsletter which includes up-to-date sport and exercise news and the latest job vacancies
Priority registration for BASES webinars
BASES Annual Conference discount

Eligible to attend the BASES Student Conference


Free attendance to members only Division Days and reduced fees for Division Events


Event and workshop discounts

BASES Slack Community

Subscription to the Journal of Sports Sciences - exclusive personal subscription rates from £29 per annum

Wide range of publisher discounts

Dell Technologies UK

Receive online copy of BASES quarterly publication The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES) 
Receive printed copies of the BASES Careers Guide
Access to the full online version of the BASES Careers Guide
Access all back issues of TSES (online)
Access to all BASES Expert Statements and Position Stands
Access resources in the Members' Area, including conference videos, JSS articles, magazines and webinars

Discounted subscription to (online educational video resource library)

Access the BASES app library 
Indemnity insurance discount
Access to BASES Awards
Access to BASES Grants 
Apply for BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist Accreditation
Apply for BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation
Eligible for BASES Supervised Experience scheme
Become a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner
Gain Chartered Scientist status
Eligible for BASES Committees and Roles
Association voting rights
Listing on the BASES Consultant Finder (optional for BASES Accredited members)

*Applicable to one individual within the organisation per event.


More information about each of the member benefits can be found below:

The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES)

Is the official quarterly publication of BASES, members receive the publication for free via post and email. The publication is packed with industry news and features the latest research within sport and exercise science.

Members can view all past of all issues of The Sport and Exercise Scientist in the  Members' Area.


Professional Indemnity Insurance with Towergate Insurance

Towergate Insurance can provide members of BASES with a range of specialist insurance policies which protect livelihoods, from Professional Liability and cyber insurance to Income Protection provided by their sister company, Usay Compare. 

Professional Liability insurance

At Towergate we understand that things don’t always go to plan, no matter how diligent you are.

Our Professional Liability policy protects members against the expense and worry associated with potential legal action taken against them, such as contract or copyright disputes, professional negligence, and breach of confidentiality.

We provide a variety of cover in one product, so there’s no need to purchase a portfolio of different policies to ensure protection against various possibilities. Our specialist Professional Liability policy provides essential cover for:

- Professional Indemnity

- Public Liability

- Product Liability

- Libel and Slander

This policy also gives you access to:

Legal Expenses - a 24/7 Legal Helpline, pre-hearing representation and fitness to practice hearing defence, and cover to pursue and defend legal rights arising from HMRC tax investigations.

Markel Business Hub - to compliment the legal advice line, you have access to an online resource of expert legal and business guides, templates and content, provided by Markel Law LLP.

Main Exclusions*

- Deliberate or reckless acts

- Legal costs and expenses incurred without, or prior to our consent

- Liabilities that should be more specifically insured elsewhere for example Employers’ Liability

*Other exclusions apply, please contact us for details.

Cyber Liability insurance

With cyber-attacks becoming ever more widespread and sophisticated, you need to ensure that they have the right protection. What would you do if your business suffered a data breach? Have you got cover for reinstating data? If you’re subject to a regulatory investigation, are your costs covered? A number of factors in the day to day running of your business can contribute to a data breach – such as lost paper records and ransomware attacks to name but two.

Cyber Liability insurance can give protection against cyber security risks:

  • Data recovery costs
  • Dedicated cyber security advice against the latest digital threats
  • First-party coverage for cyber extortion
  • Business interruption resulting from security breaches and system failures
  • Contingent business interruption from incidents occurring at the policyholder’s vendors and suppliers
  • eCrime coverage

Protecting the health of you and your business

As the majority of registrants are self-employed or a small business, you will undoubtedly have several things to deal with at any one time, from keeping client appointments to staying on top of accounts. But what if you were unable to work? Could you afford to pay for those essential purchases for day-to-day living, or provide for your family if you were unable to work due to injury or a newly diagnosed medical condition with no sick pay to fall back on?

Income Protection

Usay Compare, who are also part of the Ardonagh Group, can put in place an Income Protection policy to avoid you being in this situation. The policy would pay out a proportion of your monthly income, offering peace of mind and security against lost earnings until you were able to work again; something to consider, especially if you’re under 60.

What if that medical condition was terminal? A tailored Critical Illness policy would pay a tax-free lump sum if diagnosed with a critical illness during the policy term however long you decided that length to be. Such conditions as cancer, stroke, heart attack, or a life changing disability could all be covered.

And, what if the worst were to happen?

Life insurance would work independently, whether members had critical illness in place or not. A life insurance policy would pay out a tax-free lump sum if you died within the policy term, the length of the term and sum assured decided by you. Some policies even pay out early if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, where life expectancy was less than a year.

Towergate have a team of in-house specialist advisers who understand that every customer will have different needs and concerns.

To get a quote, call our team on 0330 123 5810 or visit our website by clicking this link.

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Publisher Discounts

All discount codes can be found in the Members' Area of the BASES website.

Human Kinetics

BASES members receive a 20% discount off Human Kinetic products available at Human Kinetics publishes books for health, fitness, coaching, sport, sport science and beyond.


BASES members receive a 30% discount. Routledge publishes both books and journals across key areas including sport science, sport medicine, sport coaching, physical activity and health and research methods in sport.

Elsevier Books

Members can receive 15% discount on Elsevier books, which includes imprints such as Churchill Livingstone, Saunders, Mosby, and Butterworth Heinemann.


20% discount on all Sport Science titles for BASES members. Keep up with the latest advances in Sports Science from the Paralympic Movement to Patellofemoral Disorders Wiley-Blackwell has a title for you.


20% discount on all SAGE books for BASES Members! You can see a full list of our Sport & Exercise titles here.

Class Learning

Class Learning, representing Jones and Bartlett Learning in Europe, are offering all BASES Members a 20% discount on all their Sports Science titles.

Wolters Kluwer

BASES members receive 20% discount on all Wolters Kluwer book titles! Wolters Kluwer publishes leading titles such as McArdle’s Exercise Physiology, ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science and ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

Dell Technologies UK 

Dell Technologies UK offers BASES members a range of exclusive discounts on selected IT equipment and services.

These include:

  • Up to 20% discount off laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories. Plus, additional discounts during promotional periods.
  • Access Dell's highly trained Small Business Technology Advisors to help members with free advice to grow their business.

Access the discount via the Members' Area

BASES Slack Community

This is a private (members only) social platform, separate and in addition to social media and email, so BASES members can actively discuss ideas, share best practice, learn from each other, share BASES news, engage in the lighter side, and ultimately be more connected as a society. Further details can be found in the members-only web page.

Discounted subscription to is an online educational resource that aims to help everyone involved in sport and physical activity to reach their full potential by supporting learning and personal development in all aspects of sports science, sports coaching and health & fitness.

BASES members receive the following offer:

  • BASES Professional/Overseas/Affiliate members: £9.95 per month (usually £14.95) or £99.50 annually (usually £149.50)
  • BASES Student/Graduate members: £4.95 per month or £49.50 annually

Find out more by visiting the website


Members' Area resources

The BASES Members' Area contains a range of useful and informative resources for sport and exercise science students and professionals.

Resources include:

  • Conference and workshop videos and presentation slides
  • Podcasts
  • Articles from the Journal of Sport Science (JSS)
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Back issues of TSES

Mobile App reviews for sport and exercise science

Mobile apps play a huge role in supporting sports and exercise sciences. BASES members can find relevant apps to their field, read reviews and become part of the panel of reviewers.


BASES Conferences

Network, exchange good practice, present research, explore collaboration opportunities and socialise at where BASES members receive discounted delegate fees and members are invited to the members only BASES Student Conference BASES Conference


Your Parking Space connects drivers with parking spaces across the UK. BASES members receive a 20% discount on parking spaces.


Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) 

Is offering a new discount code for BASES members to use when purchasing CSEP Online Learning modules: ba5es2_20* 

Discount amount varies depending on the event or online learning module being purchased; BASES members recieve CSEP members pricing.


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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