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Sports Medicine


When you attend a play, all you see onstage are the actors performing their parts. Yet, the production could not succeed without the support of numerous unseen backstage personnel. In much the same way, a ball game or other sporting event involves the joint efforts of a number of behind-the-scenes personnel, not the least of whom is the athletic trainer and/or team physician. Responsible for maintaining the health of the players both on and off the field, this sports medicine professional is in a very real sense the team guardian.

Try This: How much do you know about the rapidly expanding range of opportunities for individuals who pursue a career in sports medicine? Here is your chance to increase your knowledge. Start by clicking on the button that prints out your worksheet. Then visit the Web sites under Health Links below. Use the information you find there and in related hotlinks to complete the career checklist form on the worksheet.


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Athletic Trainer Page
Requirements for a Degree in Sports Medicine
A Glimpse of Sports Medicine Professionals at Work


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