Graduates of the MS-Sports Medicine program will:
- Identify, assess and differentiate anatomical structures and physiological concepts relevant to sports injuries and performance optimization situations.
- Identify and implement strategies for performance enhancement based on the needs of the athlete.
- Select, interpret and evaluate results from the history and examination procedures used to establish diagnoses and management plans for athletes.
- Select, sequence, analyze and demonstrate management protocols and treatment modalities that are evidence-informed.
- Define, describe and conduct nutritional assessments and/or produce and implement nutritional support strategies based upon clinical needs.
- Select and apply bracing and taping modalities according to the clinical needs of the athlete.
- Perform and interpret the results of emergency assessment and management procedures.
- Effectively evaluate and manage special patient populations acknowledging any necessary alterations needed for treatment purposes.
- Describe, debate, demonstrate, and examine ethics and professionalism in the sports injury practice.
- Understand and demonstrate the ability to communicate with necessary stakeholders (team management, public, media, family, athlete representative, other health care providers, etc.) regarding athlete status.