Student membership

Everything you need to know to join CIMSPA as a Student Member.

  • Student membership introduces students aged 14 or over studying sport and physical activity related education programmes and endorsed qualifications to the sector’s chartered professional body. CIMSPA supports you to develop your skills and improve employability, ready for a smooth transition to the workplace.

Entry requirements

  • Name of your education provider
  • Title of course  
  • Course start date 
  • Course end date 


Apply for your membership

Step 1 – prepare your evidence, apply and pay

  • Debit / Credit Card or Direct Debit payment options are available.

Step 2 – We will process your application

  • You will receive email updates as we review your application.
  • We will let you know if we require any further information from you.
  • You will receive an email confirming that your Membership has been approved.

Student membership cost: £36* per year (inc VAT)

*Discounts apply if your organisation is a CIMSPA employer partner.

Membership benefits - Student

Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of our sector

  • Recognition as a member of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • Enhance your career prospects - many of our employer partners commit to only employing CIMSPA members.
  • Access FREE endorsed CPD eLearning with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • Discounts on endorsed qualifications and CPD from a range of training providers.
  • Sector job opportunity information from our jobs board and partner network.
Free CPD

Highlight – CIMSPA Academy

  • Your CIMSPA membership includes FREE access to hundreds of online CPD courses with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • The CPD on offer ranges from “bite-sized” quick eBriefings to certificate courses that award multiple CIMSPA CPD points.

Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and events

  • Shareable profile on the CIMSPA membership directory – connecting you with potential employers and customers.
  • Receive digital access to S&PA Professional, S&PA Extra and the CIMSPA member bulletin – our quarterly magazine and monthly digital newsletters.
  • Access to member-only webinars featuring cross-sector experts.
  • Make connections through CIMSPA and partner events and conferences, and at our professional development boards and consultations (by invitation).

Benefit from a range of discounts and offers across key categories identified by members and provided by our partners

Work and business (student)
  • Apex 1 - 1 year free hosting
  • Fitness Workspace - 20% discount
  • GymCatch - 20% off first 12 paid months
  • BigWave Growth - Free “Insight 360” call
  • Hapori - Benefits bundle including 36 email templates
  • Harbiz - 3-months free access
  • My PT Hub - 50% off first 3 months of My PT Hub Premium
  • TeamUp - Extended 45 day trial
  • Thinklab - 10% discount
  • WSHQ: Workout Music - 10% off
  • Your Business Number - 50% discount


CPD/development (student)
  • Future Fit - Free CPD course with a qualifying purchase
  • Bloomsbury Publishing - 35% discount on Sports literature
  • Brookbush Institute - 30-day free trial
  • BTN Academy - £100 off Foundation Academy
  • Drummond Education - £30 off a course or workshop under £400 / £50 off course or workshop £401-1000 / £100 off a course or workshop £1001 upwards
  • Les Mills - Les Mills+ free trial and 25% discount / 30% Initial Training discount
  • Platinum Training Institute - 5% off
  • GymPass - Free application to be a Certified Online Trainer
  • Yoga2hear - 20% discount
  • Biomechanics Education - Free CPD (up to £100+VAT)


Finance and legal (student)
  • Future Fit - 30-day free Prozone trial
  • BSA4Sport - Free access
  • Financial Fitness Group - Complimentary advice and guidance


Lifestyle (student)
  • Dell Technologies - Up to 20% off
  • Elevated Food for Life - 50% off monthly subscription & 50% off for clients 
  • MyZone - £75 off an MZ Switch MyZone belt
  • MyZone - £80 off an MZ3 heart rate monitor
  • Tanita - 15% discount
  • TRX Training - 30 days free access to TRX Core/TRX Training Club / TRX PRO4 Suspension Trainer for £100 / TRX HOME 2 Suspension Trainer for £100 / 15% discount sitewide


*Terms and conditions apply for all offers.

Contribute to the continued improvement of the sport and physical activity sector

  • Be at the forefront of the sector with the very latest news, guidance and resources.
  • Be the first to hear about opportunities to be involved with CIMSPA consultations and insight, helping to influence sector policy and future research.

Ready to get started now?

Membership join FAQs – Student and Graduate

The name of your educational institute can range from the university, college or training provider that you are currently completing your course with.

Need to discuss your membership?

If you’re unsure on any aspect of your CIMSPA membership application, get in touch or call our membership hotline on 03438 360200