Courses & Qualifications

Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM)

One of the main roles of the Faculty is overseeing standards and education in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Here you will find information and links to available qualifications and courses in SEM.

FSEM Membership Exam

Doctors who wish to become a Fellow or Member of the Faculty must pass parts 1 and 2 of the FSEM Membership Examination.

Please note an MSc course in SEM is not equivalent to the FSEM Membership Examination and possession of an MSc does not indicate that a Doctor is sufficiently trained for the GMC Specialist Register.

Course/Qualification Body Description Links
FSEM Membership Examination FSEM For Doctors who have a sub-specialty interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine. This exam leads to Membership/Fellowship of the Faculty. Exam dates and booking on the RCSEd website
FSEM Membership Examination revision course BASEM A one-day exam preparation course for Parts 1 and 2 of the FSEM Diploma in SEM. Information and booking
Foundation Course in SEM BASEM A three and a half day foundation course, aimed at providing a thorough grounding in the areas that make up Sport and Exercise Medicine Information and booking
Sports Pre Hospital Immediate Care (endorsed courses)  FPHC Safely managing the potentially critically injured athlete on the field of play is a key skill for pitch side doctors. All medical indemnity providers require doctors who provide clinical services at sports events or matches to be appropriately trained and experienced in pre- hospital immediate care. A list of courses

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Sport and Exercise Medicine  

Here you will find links to current MSc/Postgraduate courses in SEM in the UK and Ireland. (Please note this list is for information, the FSEM does not oversee or endorse these courses and they are not equivalent to the HST Curriculum for SEM)

Institute Course Link
University of Bath MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
Cardiff Metropolitan University MSC/Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Trinity College Dublin Msc in Sports and Exercise Medicine
University of Glasgow Msc Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine  
University of Central Lancashire Sports Medicine MSc
Leeds Beckett University MSc and PG Dip in Sport and Exercise Medicine
University of Leeds MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine, 3 year part time and 1 year full time
University College London MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health
Queen Mary University of London Msc/Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Queen Mary University of London MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1 year or part-time
Loughborough University MSc Musculoskeletal Sport Health and Science
Manchester Metropolitan University MSc/PgDip/PgCert Sport and Exercise Medicine
The University of Nottingham MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
University of South Wales MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

Other Relevant Courses

 Course Link
Newcastle University Exercise Biomedicine BSc Honours
Emergency Care in Sport Information on recognised courses
Emergency Care in Sport FAQ on recognised courses 
Trinity College Dublin Online Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise

Visit our Conferences & Events page for information on short courses and conferences relevant to SEM.

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