Unfortunately, due to high demand and a lack of resource to carry out educational tours, the EIS do not facilitate tours of facilities, sites or high performance centres. We may not be able to get back to you regarding individual requests for educational tours.
The EIS may be able to provide work placement opportunities for students and individuals who are interested in a career within high performance sport in sport science and sport medicine related disciplines. However, due to the number of requests we receive, the EIS cannot respond to each individual work experience enquiry.
Discipline specific studentship opportunities also exist within the EIS, usually in partnership with National Governing Bodies. To watch a video from a past Physiotherapy MSc Studentship opportunity, please click here.
Please be aware that all Studentships and work experience placements will be advertised in the Opportunities section of the EIS website or the EIS Twitter page when available and that we may not be able to respond to queries not related to an advertised opportunity.
The English Institute of Sport is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Sport. It has its own independent board, chaired by John Steele, and is a registered company limited by guarantee.
Whilst the EIS is committed to collaboration on best practice within all areas of sport science and medicine we are sadly unable to offer individually tailored medical advice beyond the athletes we work with.
The EIS is committed to developing world class practitioners of the future. However, due to the number of enquiries we receive on this subject, we cannot give personalised advice. For insight on working in elite sport and the skills required, please check out the Resources section of this website where you’ll find blogs, case studies, infographics and interviews with our practitioners. The EIS YouTube page also provides regular videos including interviews with athletes and practitioners on the work the EIS does.
The EIS also delivers ‘Skills4Performance’ workshops aimed at those wanting to develop their careers in high performance sport, providing practitioner development sessions and education and insight on working in the high performance system. To view the video from 2018, please click here. Please note that these workshops do not run in Olympic/Paralympic years.
Those seeking a career in sport and exercise science may also find the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Careers page helpful.
Please direct all Freedom of Information requests to our dedicated FOI email address. We will endeavour to answer your request as promptly as possible, but please allow up to 20 working days to receive a reply – the normal guideline period regulated by law.