Inspiring Sports and Exercise Podiatrists

Develop an outstanding career in sports and exercise podiatry

Take your podiatry career to the next level.

From private practice, to elite sports, research, and consulting to clothing and equipment manufacturers, sports and exercise podiatry offers a number of exciting and fulfilling career paths.
Embarking on those career pathways can take a mix of learning new skills, connecting with the right people, and having access to a like-minded community who are keen to inspire others. SEPA is the platform that helps launch and propel podiatry careers with a special interest in sports and exercise. It offers a number of benefits for podiatrists at all stages of their careers.


SEPA provides access to large network of experienced professionals who are passionate about nurturing the next generation of podiatrists, helping them excel in their area of interest. The membership base covers all aspects of the profession, from experienced clinicians who work at both the grass roots and elite levels, to respected academics with researchers with strong research track records, as well as connections with other sport medicine health professionals and elite sporting bodies. SEPA prides itself on the accessibility of its members that creates a nurturing culture leading to high-performing professionals.

Professional Development

Regular conference presentations, workshops, and professional development sessions in showcase the latest innovations in clinical practice and research, forming a high-quality, evidence-based continuing professional development pathway, helping members hone their skills in special interest areas, and to continue to provide high-quality care to their patients. Additional educational and professional development opportunities focus on business development, communication and marketing skills to help great podiatrists become business savvy.

Financial Support

SEPA provides access to financial resources. Research grants, often in conjunction with key corporate partners, are offered annually, enabling members to undertake critical research to further their special interests, and develop evidence-based methods for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal foot conditions. SEPA members have a strong track-record of presenting at national and state conferences, and publishing books, book chapters and journal articles in high-ranking research publications.

A Lasting Legacy

Podiatrists with mature careers have the opportunity to deepen their special interests, broaden their professional networks, ultimately helping them to elevate their careers and gain a competitive advantage through high-performance reputations. The high-performing podiatrists, those with decades of experience and well-developed private practice or research records, will find SEPA is a place where they can leave a lasting legacy. As allied health continues to evolve, podiatry is a critical function that needs a strong voice at the table. SEPA provides that voice.

At the present time, SEPA memberships are processed through the APODA website. You will be directed to the APODA site to complete your SEPA membership signup.