Careers in SEM

Careers in Sport and Exercise Medicine can be varied in this broad-based specialty and SEM practitioners tend to work with in a multi-disciplinary team. SEM practitioners can work in a number of settings providing medical care across the NHS and sport and exercise at all levels.

SEM in the NHS

Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) services in the NHS are flexible and can be delivered in primary, secondary and intermediate care settings. SEM physicians and consultants work in the NHS delivering Exercise Medicine Services and providing SEM-led Musculoskeletal Services.

Currently 19 NHS trusts in England employ SEM Consultants*. As growing numbers of medical professionals choose to specialise in the area. the Faculty is actively working to increase the number of Sport and Exercise Medicine positions in the NHS.

(*source Heath Education England Medical medical workforce planning programme for Sport and Exercise Medicine 2016)

Job Vacancies

Vacancies advertised on our website are provided by third parties; we have no control over the content of the advertisements and accept no responsibility for them. Vacancies listed on the Faculty website do not imply Faculty endorsement.   


Head of FSEM

Team Doctors, England Men’s Pathway Team (U18s and U20s) – England Rugby

Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine – University of Nottingham

Tokyo 2020 Volunteers– Contact to find out more

Henley Royal Regatta – Consultants/GPs with postgraduate SEM qualification wanted to undertake cover at this year’s Henley Regatta (11-15 Aug). Contact Dr Tom Saw at The Blackberry Clinic on for more information or to express an interest

Blackberry Clinic – SEM/MSK Consultant Physician

Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors Wanted – Defense Medical Services


Useful resources

NHS Health Careers – Sport and Exercise Medicine overview

NHS medical careers events: view here

A Fresh Approach in Practice documents: promoting SEM in the NHS: download here