About Us

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK is the governing body for Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the UK


FSEM UK – Strategy

Our strategy for 2022-25 is built upon our enduring vision ‘to improve the health of the nation through physical activity’. As we work towards this vision through our three objectives, we will be guided by our values; to unite, to grow and to support.

We are an increasingly diverse Faculty. We work in different areas, in different specialties and different disciplines. But whether you work through the inspiration of elite sport, through the understanding that physical activity is dependent on musculoskeletal health, or through promoting physical activity in healthcare for the prevention and treatment of disease, we are all united by our shared vision. Celebrating our differences, while remembering our shared purpose, is at the heart of the thinking behind this strategy.

Read our strategy


Improve the health of the nation through physical activity


Develop a strong, unified voice in the sport, exercise, and musculoskeletal medicine community


Grow, Unite, Support.


  • Develop and demonstrate the value of Exercise and MSK Medicine in the NHS
  • Support practitioners working in Elite Sport
  • Develop FSEM as a collaborative, multi-disciplinary organisation, capable of uniting the specialty and delivering our goals

Who we are?

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK launched in 2006 and is the governing body for the specialty Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the UK.

Our strategic mission is to promote better health for the public through excellence in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise medicine and team care.

The FSEM (UK) also represents and supports Sport and Exercise Medicine as a cost effective approach to the prevention and management of illness and injury.

The Faculty’s work includes:

  • Setting and maintaining standards of excellence in SEM
  • Overseeing the curriculum for Higher Specialty Training.
  • Setting standards in educational and training requirements
  • Overseeing the FSEM Membership Exam in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Setting standards in examination, assessment and appraisal of SEM doctors
  • Demonstrating the need for specialists, subspecialists and the application of SEM in the NHS
  • Progressing career pathways for doctors by offering guidance and support
  • Demonstrating the positive benefits to public health of physical activity in the prevention and management of disease
  • Influencing policy and engaging with the governments, organisations and the wider public on behalf of its membership


Doctors from the UK and overseas can join the FSEM via our Membership Examination and gain either FFSEM or MFSEM recognition, depending on the training path chosen.

The Faculty also welcomes SEM Registrars and medical students with an interest through Associate Membership.

The Faculty has over 700 Fellows, Members, and Diplomate Members, not including medical students. There are currently 142 Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultants on the GMC Specialist Register