Sports Medicine Australia’s (SMA) Recent Graduate Membership is specially designed for sports medicine and sports science professionals who have recently graduated from an educational institution within the last 12 months.

Membership with SMA can significantly assist with career progression and advancement in a competitive industry. Aside from accessing a range of outstanding member benefits, SMA’s Recent Graduate Membership can help create invaluable, multi-disciplinary networks with other allied health professionals working within the industry. SMA’s research grants, awards at the annual SMA Conference, and Fellowship are reserved for members only. Recognition through SMA awards and Fellowship are a prestigious honour and can assist career advancement and recognition in the discipline.

Professions eligible to be considered for Recent Graduate Membership span a range of professions including: Physiotherapists, GPs, Sports Doctors, Sports Physicians, Sports Scientists, Exercise Scientists, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanists, Sports Dietitians, Sports Psychologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Physical Activity Academics and Researchers, Public Health Experts, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Teachers (please note: this list is not exhaustive).

Member Benefits

Recent Graduate Members receive the following member benefits:


To be eligible for Recent Graduate Membership you must:

  • Hold a recognised and approved three-year (minimum) tertiary degree in the last 12 months. Degree must be in a field related to sports medicine/sports science and approved by SMA’s National Board
  • Provide copies of your qualifications
  • Accept SMA’s Code of Ethics
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Have no ruling or history of action determined to be injurious or prejudicial to the objects or interests of SMA, its members or the sports medicine discipline generally, which could bring SMA into disrepute.
  • Uphold the vision, mission and values of Sports Medicine Australia.

Please be aware Recent Graduate membership is capped at a maximum of two years. Following this period, Recent Graduate Members will be upgraded to Professional Membership.


The cost of Recent Graduate Membership is $150 per year.

Become a Member

Becoming a member is easy via our secure online portal. You can pay via MasterCard or Visa Credit Card. Alternatively, you can choose to have an invoice emailed to you with other payment options.

For further enquiries, please direct your enquiry to or call our Membership team on 1300 711 211.

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