Sports Medicine Australia is the sum of its members. SMA members are the reason SMA is regarded by the rest of the world as a leading member organisation in sports medicine.

SMA members come from all walks of life – from pre-eminent academics and practitioners to sports trainer members who help make sure that everyone playing sport is playing safely. SMA members are literally the “team behind the team”.

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Sports Medicine Australia prides itself on being a truly multidisciplinary organisation, bringing together the various sports science and medicine discipline groups in Australia under one common umbrella.

SMA provides the following range of unique benefits to its members.

Multidisciplinary Organisation

SMA is Australia’s only peak national multi-disciplinary member organisation that provides leadership in the areas of sports exercise and medicine, sports injury, physical activity, sports exercise and science, and the healthy performance and participation of Australians in physical activity and sport. SMA is widely acknowledged internationally as a leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine body.  Members of SMA are provided with the opportunity to be part of a truly unique multidisciplinary organisation, bringing together the various sports science and medicine discipline groups in Australia to advance the health of all Australians and prevent lifestyle disease.

Conferences, Networking and Professional Development Events

A large part of SMA’s activity is devoted to ensuring members have access to quality conference, networking and professional development opportunities. SMA members are able to attend these events at a substantially discounted rate.

Publications

Most members are provided with free access to SMA’s member publication Sport Health. Sports Health continues to be the leading industry magazine for the latest in sports medicine, sports science, and health and well-being, including the reduction in lifestyle diseases for the general community through active participation in sport and physical activity.

Research

SMA provides free online subscriptions two leading sports medicine journals – The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) and The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).

Discounts

SMA members have the opportunity to access a range of discounts – such as reduced rates to attend conference, networking and professional development events , the ASICS professional buyer program and selected merchandise.

Fellowship

The Order of ASMF Fellows’ was established in 1984. The Fellows’ are the elite group within Sports Medicine Australia. SMA professional member are eligible to apply for fellowship with SMA.

Practice Branding

Many SMA members have taken the opportunity to use the SMA logo and name on practices and business cards to boost their profile and encourage referral.

Board and Voting

SMA professional member are eligible to vote at AGM’s and to stand for elected director positions.

Grants

The SMA Research Foundation has been established to provide support to young postgraduate researchers engaged in sports medicine and lifestyle disease prevention research.  SMA Research Foundation Grants (which are to the value of up to $2000) are designed to support research conducted by postgraduate students and postgraduate practitioners for the purpose of advancing research in sports medicine and its relationship with lifestyle disease prevention. The grant is administered by the Sports Medicine Australia Research Foundation. Applicants for SMA Research Foundation Grants must be a professional or student member of Sports Medicine Australia.

For further enquiries about SMA membership please contact our membership team on 03 9674 8702 or email members@sma.org.au