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.
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.
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 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.
As part of work placement opportunities candidates will have the opportunity to observe and work shadow world class practitioners within the high performance environment, gaining knowledge, skills and techniques needed to work within high level performance system. Work placements are unpaid however candidates will have the opportunity to participate in CPD related to their discipline.
Please be aware that all work experience placements will be advertised in the Opportunities section of the EIS website when available and that we may not be able to respond to queries not related to an advertised opportunity.
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 however please check out the Resources section of this website where you’ll find blogs, case studies, videos and podcasts with our practitioners. 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. Please note however that these 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) Career Guide helpful.