Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.
Other Job Titles Sports Medicine Physicians May Have
Athletic Team Physician, Director of Athletic Medicine, Head Team Physician, Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Specialist/Team Physician, Head Orthopedic Team Physician, Nonsurgical Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Physician, Sports Medicine Physician, Team Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.
Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.
Record athletes' medical care information and maintain medical records.
Record athletes' medical histories and perform physical examinations.
Level of Education Attained by Sports Medicine Physicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Doctoral Degree (51%)
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