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Sports Medicine in Kenya : What you need to know

Sports Medicine in Kenya : What you need to know

Sports Medicine Kenya

Sports Medicine Kenya. Sports medicine, also known as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.Sport and exercise medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school, appropriate residency training and then specialize further in sports medicine
The field of sports medicine encompasses many different health careers, including:

Athletic trainer.
Exercise physiologist.
Kinesiotherapist.
Nursing.
Nutrition/dietetics.
Sports medicine physician (can be a D.O. or an M.D.)
How long does it take to become a sports medicine doctor?
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.): 4 year bachelor’s degree + 4 year medical school + 3-5 years of residency. So, depending on what you want to do, it can range from 2 more years of education (after high school) to 13 more years of education (after high school)
What kind of jobs can you get with a sports medicine degree?
What Can You Do With a College Degree in Sports Medicine?

Athletic Trainer
Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sports Medicine Physician
Dietitian and Nutritionist
Exercise Physiologist
Sports Medicine Job / Career Description
Sports medicine therapy is a discipline within the health and rehabilitation sciences. Sports medicine therapists are trained in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise science, and rehabilitative techniques as they relate to athletics
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of sports medicine and the exercise sciences, including rehabilitation, traumatology, cardiology, physiology, and nutrition.

Sports Medicine Kenya Clinics
1.Sports Medicine Centre Nairobi
The Sports Medicine Centre has been operational in Nairobi, Kenya since 2002. The centre is run by Zul Devji, a certified Kinesiologist and a Sports Medicine Specialist, having been the Kenya National Cricket team official therapist from 1995 to 1999.
Contacts
Sports Medicine Centre
5th Floor, Valley View Business Park,
City Park Dr road, Parklands
Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (0) 733 881 149
2.Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Email: director@mtrh.or.ke

References

 

  • “Why ACSM?”. American College of Sports Medicine. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  • De Conde, C. (1990). The CATA – A Historical Perspective. The Journal of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association, 6–10.

“Athletic Trainers”. Explore Health Careers. Retrieved 20 September 2013.

 

 

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