Becoming a Student Member of SMA can unlock significant opportunities for future career progression and advancement in the increasingly competitive sports medicine and sports science field.

From hands-on practical experience to building quality networks with sports medicine professionals, SMA membership can provide you with a substantial advantage over other candidates.

Member Benefits

Student Members can take advantage of a range of exclusive member-only benefits including:

  Conferences, Networking and Professional Development Events  
  • Exclusive SMA Student Member pricing on the annual SMA Conference and other SMA Professional Development Events 
  • Member-only professional content and resources including webinar and podcast recordings
  • Exceptional interdisciplinary networking and referral opportunities
  Career advancement, profile and recognition
  • Eligible for Awards consideration at the Sports Medicine Australia Annual Scientific Conference, over $23,000 worth of funds to be awarded annually
  • Eligible to apply for Sports Medicine Australia Research Foundation Grants, supporting young postgraduate researchers and clinicians for the purpose of advancing research in sports medicine and its relationship with lifestyle disease prevention.
  • Access career opportunities via the SMA Jobs Board
  • Eligible to stand for stand for State Council positions.
  • Pathway for inclusion on medical teams at major sporting events including Commonwealth Games, Olympics and Masters Games
  Publications, Research and Industry News
  Member Discounts 
  Exclusive Sports Medicine Member-only Online Community: SMA Connect
  • SMA Connect: your sports medicine professional online community
  • Find and connect with any SMA member at any time from any location
  • Private and secure members-only discussion forum, resource libraries and knowledge exchange
  • Promote your work, business or research, and share documents, advice and events with your peers
  • SMA Connect allows you to collaborate with Australia largest multi-disciplinary sports medicine network
  • Local, national and international networking opportunities beyond face-to-face events
  • A dedicated space for all of your SMA services in one place: find what you want, when you want



The Student Membership is FREE for students who meet the eligibility criteria below.


Student Membership is available to both Australian and International Students.

To be eligible for Student Membership, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in full-time education. Educational institutions which are able to be considered include Universities, TAFEs, and Business Academies.
  • Be studying a degree relevant to sports medicine and exercise science. SMA will consider applications for membership from a range disciplines including (but is not limited to) sports medicine, sports science, exercise science, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, nutrition, osteopathy, chiropractic, physiology, biomechanics, dentistry, public health. If you are studying a course which is not listed, please feel free to contact the membership team on 1300 711 211 or email [email protected] for further information.
  • 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 anything which may bring SMA into disrepute.

SMA’s Student Membership is capped at 4 years maximum.

Within 12 months of graduation, you will be eligible for SMA’s Recent Graduate Membership Category.

For students working as Sports Trainers, SMA’s Sports Trainer Member will ensure you are covered by insurance while working as a Sports Trainer, together with a range of other valuable benefits.

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