Sports Physicians

Sports physicians, also known as team physicians, treat patients who have sustained injuries to their musculoskeletal systems during the play or practice of an individual or team sporting event. Sports physicians also do preparticipation tests and physical exams. Some sports physicians create educational programs to help athletes prevent injury. Sports physicians work for schools, universities, hospitals, and private offices; some also travel and treat members of professional sports teams.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Minimum Education Level
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Scientific
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required

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