One of the questions I like to ask my undergraduate kinesiology students is how one becomes a sports medicine doctor. Many of them aspire to this goal but few can articulate how to get there or identify the full scope of its wide-ranging and ever-growing activities. Like other medical specialties, sports medicine is interested in both the prevention and cure of disease, sickness, and injury, but it is also rather different for it has no identifiable hospital base and in practice it is a highly diverse, multi-practitioner, multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty activity, which includes general practitioners, surgeons, gynaecologists, orthopaedists, paediatricians, dieticians, physiotherapists, masseurs, rehabilitation therapists, physiologists, exercise scientists, psychologists, chiropractors, members of the armed forces, physical education teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, and a variety of others. Furthermore, it is interested (sometimes too interested say the...

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