There are many career opportunities in Sports Medicine. The following are just a few:
- Sports Medicine Physician: Sports Medicine Physicians are trained to address issues associated with nutrition, sports psychology and substance abuse and may also counsel athletes on injury prevention.
- Physical Therapist: Physical therapists offer services to those in chronic pain or immobilized from injury or disease.
- Nurse: Nurses are an integral part of disease prevention, health promotion, and recovery from illness. Nurses may practice independently or as a member of a health care team.
- Orthopedic Surgeon: Using both surgical and nonsurgical procedures (like braces), orthopedics treat skeletal trauma, sports injuries, and other disorders.
- Kinesiotherapist: A kinesiotherapist designs and monitors rehabilitation programs for diseased or injured patients seeking to regain muscle strength and function. These professionals know not only anatomy but the physiology of the human body as a whole. Kinesiotherapists must choose the right exercises for strength building while not causing further damage to the patient.
- Exercise Physiologist: Exercise physiologists administer exercise tests, design individualized exercises, and customize exercise programs for athletes, those with chronic diseases, or people who are just interested in sports.
To learn about the qualifications for these positions, and more details of what the career is, visit:
“Sports Medicine Degrees.” Colleges & Degrees – Your Local College Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
“What Does a Sports Medicine Doctor Do?” Study.com. Study.com, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.