exercise physiology

Accredited Sports Scientists

Who are they?


Accredited Sports Scientists are highly trained professionals who help individual athletes and teams to improve their sporting performance.
They evaluate research and advise on the technical and practical aspects of training including injury prevention, technique, nutritional supplements, performance and recovery practices.

Who can they help?


Accredited Sports Scientists work at all levels of sport, including with able-bodied and para-athletes. Whether you’re a team coach, elite athlete or a weekend warrior, a ASpS can help to improve performance in your chosen sport.

A sports scientist can work in a number of environments including:

  • Institutes or academies of sport
  • Professional sports clubs
  • National sports organisations
  • State or local teams
  • Private businesses
  • Schools

Is my coach qualified?


There are a lot of “coaches” out there, and it can be hard to know who to trust. By working with an ESSA accredited professional such as an Accredited Sports Scientist, you can feel confident that they not only have suitable qualifications, but are required to continually develop and update their knowledge and abide by a strict code of ethics.