Status
Active
Code
2081S0010X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Sports Medicine
A physician who specializes in Sports Medicine is responsible for continuous care related to the enhancement of health and fitness as well as the prevention of injury and illness. The specialist possesses knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury from many areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation and injuries. It is the goal of a Sports Medicine specialist to improve the healthcare of the individual engaged in physical exercise. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2009. www.abms.org [7/1/2009: definition added]