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Sports Medicine  Definition: multidisciplinary approach to health care for those involved in exercise and sport.

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2 Sports Medicine  Definition: multidisciplinary approach to health care for those involved in exercise and sport.

3 History  Sports Medicine started to develop as a recognized field in the early 20 th century as a response to the need to rehabilitate military veterans.  1954: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) formed.  Popularity of “sports medicine” has grown as athletic participation has risen– not all who say they are “sports medicine specialists” actually have the training

4 Sports Medicine Today  Today more than any other time in history, athletics and exercise have been placed on the forefront of lifestyle.  People of all ages, genders, abilities (Special Olympics, Paralympics) are physically active

5 Athlete’s Circle of Care

6 Sports Medicine Umbrella

7  Doctor (family or Team): head of the sports medicine team  Physician Assistant (P.A.)  Physical Therapist (P.T.)  Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.)  Chiropractor (DC)  Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)  Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)  Sports Nutritionist

8  Sports Psychologist  Dentist  Massage Therapist  Ophthalmologist  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  Coach  Parents

9  Now its your turn to learn more about the professions associated with Sports Medicine. Each group will be assigned a career. You must create a poster for the career and present it to the class. See the Project Handout for specific details.


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