Reading List


For the FSEM Membership Exam

Some texts in this reading list for Sport and Exercise Medicine will be more useful for the purposes of revising for the FSEM Membership Examination. Others should be used prinicpally as reference guides and have been included to encourage the candidate’s interest in the broad discipline of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

The curriculum for Sport and Exercise Medicine can be found on the JRCPTB website

Basic Science Texts

(including Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Biomechanics)

  • ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine: A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription. Jonas and Phillips. Lippincott, William & Wilkins, 2009
  • ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Lippincott, William & Wilkins, 2009
  • Anatomy at a Glance. Faiz and Moffatt. Blackwell 2006
  • Basic Biomechancis. Hall. McGraw-Hill, 2006
  • Clinical Sports Anatomy. Franklyn-Miller, Falvey, McCrory and Brukner. McGraw-Hill, 2010
  • Clinical Sports Nutrition. Deakin. McGraw-Hill, 2006
  • Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. McArdle, Katch and Katch. Lippincott, William & Wilkins, 2006
  • Exercise Testing and Interpretation: a Practical Approach. Cooper and Storer. Cambridge University Press, 2008


General SEM Texts

  • Clinical Sports Medicine. Brukner and Khan. McGraw-Hill, Fifth Edition
  • Concise Guide to Sports Injuries. Read. Churchill Livingstone, 2008
  • DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. DeLee, Drez and Miller. Saunders, 2009
  • Essential Sports Medicine. Higgins, Brukner and English. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006
  • Orthopaedic Medicine: A Practical Approach. Kesson and Atkins. Buterworth-Heinemann, 2005
  • Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine. Kent. Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Oxford Handbook of Sports and Exercise Medicine. MacAuley. Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Principles and Practice of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Garrett, Speer and Kirkendall. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2000
  • Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment. Peterson and Renstrom. Martin Dunitz, 2001
  • Sports Injuries: Recognition and Management. Hutson. Oxford University Press, 2001
  • Sports Medicine Secrets. Mellion, Putukian and Madden. Hanley & Belfus Inc., 2003
  • Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Hutson and Ellis. Oxford University Press, 2005
  • The Musculoskeletal System at a Glance. Bulstrode and Swales. Wiley & Sons, 2007
  • The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport. Schwellnus. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008


Subjects Closley Allied to SEM:

  • ABC of Resuscitation. Colquhoun, Handley and Evans. BMJ Books, 2003
  • Pocket Radiologist: Musculoskeletal Top 100 Diagnoses. Stoller, Tirman and Bredella. Saunders, 2002
  • Rheumatology and Orthopaedics. Coote and Haslam. Mosby, 2004
  • Sports Psychology: Concepts and Applications. Cox. McGraw-Hill, 2002


Clinical Examination and Procedures Texts:

  • Advanced Examination techniques in Orthopaedics. Harris and Stanley. Cambridge University Press 2003
  • Clinical Tests for Musculoskeletal System. Buckup. Thieme, 2008
  • Injection Techniques in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Saunders and Longworth. Churchill Livingstone, 2006
  • Musculoskeletal Injection Skills. Kesson, Atkins and Davies. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003
  • Physical Examination in Orthopaedics. Apley and Solomon. Hodder Arnold Publication, 1997
  • Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. McNally. Churchill Livingstone, 2005


Multiple Choice Questions Books

  • AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide. S Paul M.D., S Rand M.D., M Stovak M.D. and M P Hilgers M.D.



  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
  • International Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • SportsMed Update
  • Sports Injury Bulletin

All lists correct as of November 2020