In terms of professional development I am also currently working towards accreditation from the British Association of Sports Sciences as an exercise practitioner and through the course endorsement scheme. The course endorsement scheme is designed to ensure appropriateness of the curriculum, resources and teaching strategies that undergraduate courses offer for training sport and exercise scientists. I feel that this qualification as well as helping me in terms of accreditation by a professional body, will also benefit the school in terms of attracting consultancy based income from sport steams and athletes and more significantly in obtaining accreditation from the Brutish Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences for our Sports Technology degree and M.Sc courses, which has been a major goal for some time now.In addition, in terms of professional development I hope to further my research supervision skills. Having had access to excellent supervisors throughout both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies I feel that I have learned a lot and have much to offer prospective research students. Following completion of the PG Cert LTHE I hope to commence with the PG Cert in Research Student Supervision. I feel that this programme offered by the LDU will be enormously beneficial to me in terms of providing the best research degree environment/experience for the student. Furthermore, this links well with respect to the HEFCE (2003) recommendations for the development of threshold standards and framework of good practice for postgraduate research supervision.