BASEM Foundation Skills Course

The Foundation Skills Course is a three and a half day residential course aimed at providing a thorough grounding in the areas that make up Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  The course is intended for delegates wishing to discover the breadth of subjects covered by 'Sport and Exercise Medicine'.  It would be suitable for those considering developing or extending an early interest in SEM, those involved in Sports Injury Management, but without the wider knowledge of SEM and those simply wishing to increase their general knowledge in this area of medicine.

  • Who is the Course for?

    The course is open to any Doctor.  It is also open to Allied Medical Professionals and Medical Students, provided they have background knowledge at a level suitable to benefit from this course.  This will depend on the individuals CV. 

  • Course content and programme?

    The course will cover aspects of both sports medicine and science; in health, disease and following acute and chronic injury.

    • Anatomy, pathologies and practical examinations of the foot, ankle, knee, shoulder and spine
    • Exercise physiology
    • Nutrition and Fluid Balance in Sport
    • Sport and Doping
    • Practical Rehab.

    A sample programme is available. Please note this is subject to change. 

      BASEM Foundation Skills Course 2018 Draft Programme



  • What is the cost of the course?

    The costs of the 2018 BASEM Foundation Skills Course were:

    Member - Residential - £695/Member - Non Residential - £645

    Non Member - Residential - £795/Non Member - Non Residential - £745.

    Member rates are available to BASEM and ACPSEM members only.

    2019 pricing is still to be confirmed but it will be similiar/along these lines. 


  • When is the next Foundation Skills scheduled for?

    The next BASEM Foundation Skills course will take place in June 2019. The exact date is still to be confirmed.

    If you would like to be put on a list to be notifited when the 2019 course has been arranged please contact Lucy Bateman, BASEM Education Manager, on 07880 940284 or


  • Where is the next Foundation Skills course to be held?

    The venue for the 2019  BASEM Foundation Skills Course will be Lilleshall National Sports Centrre, Shropshire.  The course is residential with a non residential option.

  • Who can I contact to ensure my name and contact details are on file to be notified when the next course is available for online registration?

    If you would like to register your interest in the 2019 BASEM Foundation Skills course or would like to be put on a list to be notified when the 2019 course has been arranged and booking details are available then please contact Lucy Bateman, BASEM Education Manager, on



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