Online Course
An Introduction to Sports Medicine
Learn about the skills and multidisciplinary nature of sports medicine

1.5-2 hours





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James Laskin
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Dr. James Laskin has extensive experience as a researcher and clinician

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Worldwide, millions of people engage in sports and physical activity. Sports medicine has evolved to cater for the specific medical needs of this active population. This specialist area includes injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, performance enhancement, exercise prescription in health and chronic conditions and more. Multidisciplinary teams with professionals of various specialised skills are often best suited to provide optimal care for the athlete, team and active individual. In this course, you will learn more about this specialised team.


This course aims to introduce you to the various professions in sports medicine and the responsibilities, competencies and skills required to be a sports medicine professional.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain what sports medicine and sports physiotherapy encompass
  • list at least four professions that fall under the sports medicine umbrella
  • discuss the responsibilities, competencies and skills of sports medicine physicians and physiotherapists
  • identify at least three special populations in sport

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.