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Introducing the International Confederation of Sport and Exercise Science Practice (ICSESP)

Nathan Reeves, Nick Draper, Kirstin N Lane, Francis Neric, Keith Tolfrey, Kade Davison

The science of sport and exercise for health and performance has advanced exponentially over recent decades due to its widespread recognition as a distinct scientific discipline and the breadth and depth of research within the field. As the discipline has developed, a number of subdisciplines have emerged, examining key aspects of physical performance measurement and improvement, as well as exploring the role of exercise in various contexts of health and disease. Importantly, this has translated to significant growth in the recognition of university-level qualifications in sport and exercise science and increasing vocational opportunities for graduates. Despite slight variations in roles and titles between jurisdictions, there are now well-established professional roles in the sports and exercise sciences in several countries around the world. These include Clinical Exercise Physiologists specialising in the use of exercise as medicine for preventing and treating injury and illness, and Sport Scientists who use the science of exercise and human movement to enhance athletic development and performance.

Attend the BASES 2023 Student Conference at Anglia Ruskin University

Ticket sales for the BASES 2023 Student Conference at Anglia Ruskin University will go live on 14 November 2022.

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge campus) is hosting the 2023 BASES Student Conference on 24 and 25 April 2023. Ticket sales will be going live on Monday 14 November 2022. A link to purchase your ticket can be found here on Monday morning.

The Organising Committee has worked hard to plan an excellent two-day conference at an affordable price to students – £145.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences forms a Climate Change Action Team

ACSM Publishes New Recommendations on Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

(Indianapolis)- Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 463 million people worldwide, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of all cases. Research in exercise science confirms that physical activity can help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as help patients manage its effects. To assist consumers and exercise professionals in fighting type 2 diabetes, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released recommendations in the February issue of its flagship journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Active Voice: Exercise is Medicine for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated nearly every aspect of our lives during the past 18 months. Early on, studies showed the elderly and patients who suffer from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were at greatest risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, defined as being hospitalized, admitted to the intensive care unit and dying. Yet we know that regular exercise has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence and improve the management of NCDs and enhance immune function.

Accredited Sports Scientists to secure pay day with new ESSA salary guide

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has launched a salary guide for Accredited Sports Scientists today, to future-proof the vital work that the profession has been recently conducting to bring home gold for Australia and in the lead-up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.