Clinical sport and exercise medicine (SEM) specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team, promoting health through increased exercise and physical activity.
They also advise on the safe use of physical exercise in both prevention and treatment of illness, and provide a holistic approach to addressing medical conditions and injuries in individuals who wish to exercise.
GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows them to focus on a particular area of medical interest. See below for further information on the training requirements for a sub-specialty in Sport and exercise medicine .
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Clinical sport and exercise medicine (SEM) specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team, promoting health through increased exercise and physical activity, advising on the safe use of physical exercise in both prevention and treatment of illness, and providing a holistic approach to addressing medical conditions and injuries in individuals who wish to exercise.
Trainees need to complete four years full-time training with ACSEP and complete all program requirements prior to sitting final exams.
- Permanent residency status or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand
- Current and valid unconditional medical registration from the applicable medical board or council in Australia or New Zealand
- Complete foundation training, i.e. three years general medical and surgical experience since graduation from an undergraduate medical degree
- Successfully completed the ACSEP part 1 examination
-Completion of MBBS or equivalent;
-Current medical registration in Australia or New Zealand or be an Overseas Trained Specialist
assessed by the College; and
-Completion of 3 years general medical and surgical experience post-graduation.
To be eligible to sit the part 2 examination costs $4,750.
- Completion of initial medical qualification, MBBS or registrable equivalent
Three years approved medical and surgical experience (Foundation Training)
- ACSEP Part 1 Examination
- Four years full-time training (or equivalent) with the ACSEP, including completion of all training program requirements
- ACSEP Part 2 Examination
- Award of Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP)
All first year training practices are to apply to the College by 1st August.
Notification of the first round offers will be sent to Applicants by 23rd of September. The Applicant then has until 30th September to accept or decline the offer.
If it is necessary for a second round offer, practices are to notify applicants by 3rd October. Applicants must then respond by 10th October.
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