Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sports and exercise medicine specialists care for people of all ages and exercise levels, they diagnose and manage acute or chronic exercise related injuries and manage medical problems associated with sports and exercise.

Clinical Practice

Sports and exercise medicine specialists work predominately in private practice, or may also work with sporting teams both at elite and community levels. Some sports and exercise medicine specialists may be required to tour with the sporting team they work with, to provide on-field management.

Statistics and information - Sport and Exercise Medicine

Number of specialists - QLD

Number of new fellows - QLD

Number of specialists - AUS

Number of new fellows - AUS

Average weekly hours

Average Age

% Aged 60+

63% of 2018 workforce intend to retire by 2028

Proportion Female/Male - QLD


Location - QLD

Major cities

Public/Private QLD


Number of trainees - QLD

Number of new trainees - QLD

Number of trainees - AUS

Number of new trainees - AUS

PGY new trainees - QLD

Proportion Female/Male - QLD


Length of Training

4 years full-time

Method of Allocation

College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:

  • College
  • Queensland Health pathway/network (centrally coordinated)
  • Queensland Health facility (accredited for training)

Training and assessment summary

For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact ACSEP.

Training program overview

Sport and exercise medicine training incorporates clinical experience and attendance at weekly tutorials and follows a curriculum which details both the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to becoming a competent sport and exercise medicine physician. Prior to joining the training program, applicants must complete foundation training with the equivalent of three years general medical and surgical post-graduate training before undertaking advanced training with ACSEP. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply to sit the Fellowship examination (written and clinical, including viva) to attain Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP)


Applicants must hold current medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia, have permanent residency status or citizenship at the time of application in Australia, have completed foundation training (3 years of general medical and surgical experience post-graduation) and have successfully completed the ACSEP Part 1 Examination.


Considered on an individual basis. Training must be completed within 10 years.

Interrupted training

Considered on an individual basis.

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