CPD and Event opportunities

CSEP Professional Development Day – Vancouver, BC

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, 7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

Over five insightful sessions, we’re inviting some of the industry’s leading professionals to present on a variety of topics related to the application of exercise physiology and personal training strategies across age, sport and clinical conditions.

Surviving your viva: Avoiding common errors in your thesis.

Wednesday, 13 December 2023 13:00 - 14:00 GMT


One of the key factors facilitating a successful viva is a well written and considered thesis. This session provides and overview of typical corrections given by examiners following PhD and MSc viva’s and thus, how to avoid them in the first instance. The session is based on the presenter’s experience of external examining and chairing numerous research degree viva’s. Although these suggestions are of direct interest to postgraduate student’s they can easily be transferred to undergraduate lab reports and projects and also as guidance for staff beginning their supervision journey.

Lunch with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group

Monday, 11 December 2023 13:00 - 14:00 GMT


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) can feel as a ‘buzzword’ phrase thrown around to meet various criteria or agenda items. For some, it can create doubt or uncertainty, and for some, it is an exciting new opportunity. Join us for this informal webinar to learn more about BASES EDI Advisory Group, its recent works, problems we encounter, and how we can help you foster a more inclusive sport and exercise community.

Members of BASES Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (EDI AG) will lead the discussions, for which the outcomes for the webinar include:
Describe the EDI AG role within BASES and beyond;
State EDI-related issues and advances within the Sport and Exercise Sector;
Respond to EDI-related questions the delegates may have.
In order to get the most out of the session, please let us know if you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about a specific topic in the webinar. Please email [email protected] before Friday 8 December 2023 to submit questions, or to find out more

Dropping the struggle: how to apply ACT in sport & exercise psychology practice

Wednesday, 6 December 2023 16:00 - 17:00 GMT


In this webinar, Jenna & Alison will share the fundamental principles of how to apply ACT within a sporting context. Sharing insights from their book, they will talk through case studies of how they have practically applied the ACT hexaflex when working with athletes and teams. They will look specifically at the 4 principles of i) drop the struggle, ii) play in the now, iii) be comfortable with being uncomfortable and iiii) do what matters and will spend some time demonstrating how ACT works in practice.

Mental Health First Aid Courses


In-person and online

ESSA are proudly presenting a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course for ESSA Exercise & Sports Science Professionals. 

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to provide initial support to another adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received, or the crisis resolves. Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to recognise and respond to an emerging or worsening mental health problem and the treatments and supports available.

Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, course participants learn how to approach someone they are concerned about and initiate a conversation about those concerns. Participants also learn how to offer initial support and information and how to encourage the person to seek professional help or other supports. Adults who complete the course become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support when it matters most.

Exercise Guidelines | Parkinson’s Disease


This course provides an overview of the known etiologies of Parkinson’s disease as well as its symptoms and treatment. The course also covers the impact of exercise and reviews the most up-to-date guidelines and special considerations for exercise in Parkinson’s disease.

This course includes an online published presentation and a course evaluation. All course content will be presented to you electronically after your purchase. To earn your CECs, you must view the course content and complete the course evaluation.