|Location||Level 3, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000|
|College Description||ACSEP is the pre-eminent professional body representing Sport and Exercise Physicians and Sport and Exercise Medicine in Australasia. ACSEP is dedicated to providing a robust training experience for its Registrars whilst advancing the skills of its members through evidence-based practice. Sport and Exercise Physicians are committed to excellence in the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity. Safe and effective sporting performance at all levels is a major focus. Alongside this is the increasing recognition of the importance of exercise in the prevention and treatment of common and often serious medical conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and many cancers. The goal of all Sport and Exercise Physicians should be to facilitate all members of the community to enjoy exercise safely to 100 years and beyond, knowing that physical activity provides them the 'best buy' to prevent chronic disease.|
|Fellowship Name||Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FRACESP)|
|Fellowship Description||Doctors that have graduated from our college are known as "Fellows" of ACSEP and can use the initials "FACSEP" at the end of their name and be called "Sport and Exercise Physician" (SEP). Doctors that have not graduated from our College, but have an interest in sport and exercise medicine, can only refer to themselves "Sport Doctors".|
|Indigenous entry pathway||No|
The ACSEP Postgraduate Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist Training Program consists of four years full time training (minimum). The majority of our training occurs in privately owned SEM clinics or practices across Australia and New Zealand, which are managed by our own ACSEP Fellows – these Fellows become our Trainee’s core teachers and supervisors during their training. We also emphasis on-field training within Sporting Teams and at Sporting Events.
Trainees can also expand their own learning by working within hospitals assisting within surgery or working in emergency departments.
Trainees are encouraged to foster partnerships and work alongside other health professionals, such as paramedics, radiologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and general practitioners. The ACSEP Curriculum covers a wide range of SEM topics.
Trainees must complete a number of Training Program deliverables and assessments throughout their Training Pathway. At the completion of the Training Program, trainees must complete Fellowship Examinations.
Registrars can apply for an ACSEP Fellowship once they:
The ACSEP Fellowship Examinations have two components
ACSEP has a Reconciliation Action Plan which is due for review at the end of 2019.
ACSEP is part way through the development of a Cultural Competency education module that will be completed by ACSEP Fellows and Registrars during their four years of training.
ACSEP works with AIDA to facilitate appropriate mentoring for Registrars as they come through the training program.
ACSEP has an informal process in NZ where registrars will be appropriately partnered with Maori Fellows. ACSEP is looking into how to successfully develop this approach with our Pacifika Fellows/registrars.
Three scholarships currently available, two relating to the ACSEP Scientific Conference and one to first year training (these are current scholarships available but are assessed on a year-by-year basis):
Ms Diana Quinn – Chief Operating Officer
Ms Kylie Fitzgerald – National Training Coordinator
Level 3, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9654 7672