Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

The Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine is a joint faculty between the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and RCSI.

Established in 2002, the Faculty is a leader in postgraduate and continuous professional education in sport and exercise medicine,with an Annual Scientific Conference (ASC), Spring Study Day (SSD),  Sports and Exercise Medicine Structured Educational Programme (SEMSEP) modules, Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds, as well as a joint Diploma in MSK Examination and Injury Management run in collaboration with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).

Most recently, the Faculty received formal accreditation of its Higher Specialist Training programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine (HST SEM), and the first SpR trainees in SEM began in July 2019.

As part of its focus the Faculty is focused on:

  • Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in the general population
  • Protecting the physical and mental health, and ensuring the well-being, of all who are engaged in sports, exercise and physical activity
  • Guiding and supporting national sports medicine federations

The Faculty is committed to be the leader and prime reference in education, ethics and science for sports and exercise medicine in Ireland, and currently has over 650 Fellows and Members, based in Ireland and overseas.

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