Sports Medicine

Not just for athletes...Anyone may eventually need it.

What is Sports Medicine?

  • "Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries."
  • Sports medicine is a fast-growing health care field, because health workers who specialize in sports medicine help many “regular” people as well as athletes.
  • The field of sports medicine includes many different health careers, including: Sports Medicine Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Exercise Physiologist, Physical Therapist, Kinesiotherapist, Athletic Trainer, Nursing, and Nutrition/Dietetics.
  • Depending on the area of specialization and career desired, there are different levels of degrees offered in college and university Sports Medicine Programs. They are: Associate in Applied Science; Bachelor of Science; Master of Science; and Doctorate.

FOCUS: Sports Medicine Doctor & Medical School

  • The average number of years spent in medical school is 10-15, including residency and specialized training.
  • The cost of medical school depends on which university is chosen. Out-of-state tuition often costs more than in-state tuition.
  • For example, attending the University of North Carolina-​Chapel Hill will cost $18,887 for full time in-state tuition. However, full time out-of-state tuition will cost $45,766.
  • However, both in-state & out-of-state full time tuition for Duke are the same - $51,888.

Ratings of Medical Schools

The specialty of sports medicine falls under primary care medicine in medical school. Below are the top 10 primary care medical schools in the U.S. & their tuition costs:

#1: University of Washington

  • $31,992 (in-state) & $60,978 (out-of-state)

Prepared by: Logan Knowlson