Our Role in Healthcare


Our Strategy

FSEM UK’s Vision, Mission and Objectives as set out by the President and Council of the Faculty is to grow the health of the nation through physical activity with ambitions to become a Royal College that will support that vision.  The objective is to lead the NHS’s exercise medicine and enhance physical activity in the UK by using trained SEM Consultants.  The Faculty is better equipped to do this because we are the governing body with access to both government and academic bodies that can influence policy.  Please see our Strategy document

Our Role in Healthcare

Sport and Exercise Medicine involves the medical care of injury and illness in sport and exercise and has a large scale application in improving the health of the general public through musculoskeletal medicine, exercise advice and prescription (Exercise Medicine).

Sport and Exercise Medicine doctors and consultants are highly skilled in the areas of:

The specialty has a very broad application with SEM practitioners working in multidisciplinary teams (MTD) in a variety of settings across primary, secondary and tertiary care including:

Musculoskeletal and SEM Clinics

Exercise prescription GP and specialist level

SEM Rehabilitation

Workplace Wellness

Sport Medicine and Team Care

SEM doctors can treat a wide range of patients from athletes and teams, at all levels, through to those recovering from and managing common conditions or injury.