Sport Scientists Canada provides three types of memberships that entitle the sport scientist to a number of resources and professional development opportunities. Each membership is attributed a range of benefits in terms of resources and access to Sport Scientist Canada initiatives and events.
High Performance Practitioner Membership
This membership is for practitioners working with Olympic, Paralympic, or NextGen athletes in Canada. Practitioners will be required to verify role with a NSO or PSO on an annual basis.
Please note this membership will transition to HP Certification Membership in the Fall 2021 as HP Practitioners in Canada earn certification status from the new HP Certification program.
Open to those possessing a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree in a field related to sport and exercise science; or a degree in another area but working within the sport and/or exercise sciences field. This membership is ideal for University researchers, high performance coaches and practitioners who do not work with National Team programs. Professional membership requires an annual renewal to ensure ongoing work in high performance sport in Canada.JOIN NOW BENEFITS FAQ
A student enrolled in a Canadian university degree (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD) or college diploma program, focused on the study of sport and exercise science. Sport Scientist Canada offers a 4 year student membership designed for undergraduate students. After 4 years as a student member, SSC requires evidence of continuing study to process student membership renewal. Members who are enrolled on a PhD program are eligible to remain as graduate members until the completion of their PhD.JOIN NOW BENEFITS FAQ
|Be part of Canada's network of high performance sport scientist professionals|
|SPIN Summit Annual Discounts|
|Access SPIN Summit SSC Discipline Meeting|
|Access to SSC Workshops|
|Access to SSC Position and Consensus Statements|
|Access to High Performance Research Library|
|Access to SPIN Summit Multimedia Library|
|Access to Innovation For Gold (I4G) & Mitacs Library|
|Access to National Protocols & Best Practice Library|
|Access to LEAD Professional Development Program for Sport Scientists|
|Eligible for SSC National Committee roles|
Is there a cost to becoming a member?
No. The membership packages do not cost a fee. There are specific criteria that must be satisfied for each membership. An application must be submitted to be provided a membership.
How do I renew a membership?
The HP Certification membership will require a collection of Professional Development points. The Professional membership requires an annual renewal. The Student membership requires evidence of continuing study to process student membership renewal.
Why does the High Performance Certification Membership not start until 2022?
As a new program, the existing practitioners of the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Sport Institute are being assessed against the competency framework and being prepared to assume the ‘certified’ status following a rigorous transition process.