Accredited Sports Scientists (ASpS) are highly trained professionals who provide sports science services and conduct research relating to sport in an elite environment such as the AIS, state academy or professional sports club.


They help individual athletes and teams to improve their sporting performance through the use of scientific knowledge, methods and applications in the areas of physiology; biomechanics; psychology; and motor control and motor development. They evaluate research, and they advise on the technical and practical aspects of training; injury prevention; technique; nutritional supplements; performance and recovery practices. Accredited Sports Scientists work at all levels of sport, including with able-bodied and para-athletes.

An Accredited Sports Scientist can help you or your team by:


  • Developing a strength and conditioning program
  • Monitoring training load
  • Analysing skills and techniques
  • Providing biomechanical analysis for injury prevention or to improve performance
  • Liaising with other members of the support team to optimise performance
  • Keeping you up to date with the latest techniques in performance management.