The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCPI & RCSI, which was founded in 2002, is a joint faculty between the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The Board meets at least four times yearly.

The Aims and Objectives of the Faculty are set out in the Standing Orders.

The Faculty has approximately 750 Fellows and Members, in Ireland and Overseas. In May 2004, the Faculty was recognised by the Minister for Health and Children and the Medical Council as body in the State for the purpose of granting evidence of satisfactory completion of specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine.