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Sports Medicine CAQ

Sports medicine is a branch of the healing arts profession that utilizes a holistic, comprehensive team approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and adequate management of sports and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and exercise-related disease processes.

The requirements include approved training. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold primary certification awarded by the AOA upon the recommendation of a participating specialty board.
  • Hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state of the United States; applicants with a restricted, suspended or revoked license in any jurisdiction at the time of application will not be admitted to the examination.
  • Current members in good standing in the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association.
  • Completion of one year of AOA-approved fellowship training in sports medicine evidenced by a copy of a sports medicine certificate and letter of recommendation from program director. Eligibility for examination will be six years from the date of completion of the fellowship training.

American Osteopathic Conjoint Sports Medicine Examination Committee's (AOCSMEC) website



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