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.
#2: North Carolina- Chapel Hill
#3: California- San Francisco
#5: (Tie) Oregon Health & Science University
#5: (Tie) Michigan-Ann Arbor
#7: California- LA (Geffen)
#9: Wisconsin- Madison