Many of our course team are currently involved in sport science support with a range of professional and national sporting organisations (England Netball, Southampton Football Club and the Saints Foundation). These links support course development by keeping staff up-to-date with best practice and provide ‘real world’ evidence for students to benefit from.
Other members of staff are also accredited by the UK’s professional body (BASES) and have the capacity to supervise students on the BASES’ Supervised Experience scheme. One staff member is on the Board of BASES.
Having such strong links with the subject’s professional body ensure that developments in the course provision can be more easily matched with the recommendations and requirements of relevant organisations within the industry. Key industry guest speakers have delivered lectures on contemporary issues within the sport science industry.
Additionally, in 2021 Solent University will be hosting the BASES Student Conference, where world-leading experts will present their research, and elite performers (including those competing at Olympic/Paralympic Games) will discuss how they prepare for competition.