About us

CIMSPA has established membership opportunities to support individuals within the sector, catering for many different professions from Leisure Operations, to Exercise and Fitness and Sport Performance etc.

Professionals within the sector can join CIMSPA as an aspiring student at the start of their education, as an exercise and fitness affiliate / associate currently employed within the sector, or as a leisure operations chartered fellow who’s current role is an operations director.

Chartered membership categories are available to help individuals develop their skills, careers and present them with more opportunities to map their future career and enhance their professional development.


The Institute holds two long term strategic priorities:

  • To provide opportunities for young leaders to develop and succeed
  • To provide leadership on the development and management of career pathways

The vision statement of the Institute is: “To develop a vibrant, UK wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with its stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery.”