The Sports and Exercise Medicine Students’ Association (SEMSA) is a multidisciplinary health student and recent graduate organisation aiming to facilitate education and career development in the field of sports and exercise medicine.
Our association was founded in March 2016 by a like-minded group of students studying medicine and allied health degrees, who saw the need for an organisation which exposed students to sports and exercise medicine and provided opportunities for personal development within this field.
The founding committee felt that current university teaching and extra-curricular opportunities were inadequate to address the needs of students interested in sports and exercise medicine. SEMSA aims to target this deficit.
To bring all medical and allied health students and recent graduates together with a common aim to promote the field of sports and exercise medicine; through:
EDUCATION To facilitate education in the field of sports and exercise medicine through academic events, practical workshops and the distribution of up-to-date literature, news and media relevant to members.
HEALTH PROMOTION To promote healthy lifestyle, eating and exercise habits across all university students and at a population level, with particular focus on utilising exercise to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT To support networking opportunities through industry partnerships and event collaboration; and to aid career development by promoting elective, research and team coverage opportunities in sports and exercise medicine.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH To foster relationships between medical and allied health students through a range of multidisciplinary events; and by promoting a multidisciplinary approach at both student and new graduate level.