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2023 Sport and Exercise Science subject guide



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National agencies, Sports Councils, and other public bodies

These organisations all promote sport across the UK, investing in elite and amateur sport.

English Institute of Sport

Governmental agency that aims to help athletes improve their performances through science, medicine, technology and engineering.

Sport England

Sports Council responsible for England, building community sports, increasing sports participation and supporting diverse talent to reach elite levels.

Sport England - Active Lives Survey

Active Lives Surveys measures activity levels across England, producing regular research reports.

Sport Ireland

Sport Council in Ireland, aiming to champion Irish sport.


Sports Council for Scotland, aiming to develop sports participation in Scotland.

Sport Wales

Sport Council for Wales, advising the Welsh Government on sporting matters and supporting elite and amateur sport in Wales.

UK Data Archive

Social research data: UK censuses, surveys, studies and data.

UK Data Service

UK Census Data. Once logged in, new users will need to complete a registration form and validate via email to gain access.

UK Sport

Governmental agency investing in elite (Olympic and Paralympic) sport. Explore funding and investment made into sport.

UK Anti-Doping

Governmental agency that manages anti-doping policy in the UK, complying with the World Anti-Doping (WADA) Code.



Other organisations and useful resources

These resources span other sporting organisations, coaching, sport business, sport education and more.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Professional body for sport and exercise science in the UK.

UK Coaching

Coaching organisation with information and guidance on areas related to coaching.

Connected Coaches

Connected Coaches is the online community platform for coaches in the UK where coaches find forums to discuss and share experiences. This is of value for practicing coaches but also for students to find more professional insight and provide them with opportunities to connect with the professional world.

Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD)

A social inclusion project which aims to combat racism by using football to break down barriers.

Association for Physical Education (afPE)

PE subject association for the UK, developing education related policy, supporting professional learning, and promoting high standards in physical education and school sport.



Kathryn Devine

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