Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider - Online

This online course will give participants the confidence to accurately diagnose and treat sports-related conditions and the knowledge to determine appropriate testing and referral criteria. Topics covered include musculoskeletal conditions and procedural techniques primary care clinicians can utilize for athletes and active individuals.

Target Audience

This online course is designed for family physicians, internists, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, ARNPs, PAs, physiatrists, pediatricians, ER physicians, orthopedists and medical providers in a clinic or nonoperative/nonsurgical/noninvasive setting involved in the care and management of athletes and active individuals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recall diagnostic modalities to address sports medicine injuries with the ability to correctly diagnose and treat the patient with the most useful information at the least cost
  • Determine an athlete's ability to return to sports and regular activities after an injury
  • Choose appropriate physical exams and testing for sports injuries commonly seen in the primary care setting
  • Summarize when expeditious testing or referral to a specialist is appropriate

Participation in this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Additional Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M., F.A.C.S.M. - Course Director
Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Mark Friedrich B. Hurdle, M.D. - Course Director
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mohit Chauhan, M.B.B.S.
Psychiatry & Psychology

Mark Friedrich B. Hurdle, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Shon E. Meek, M.D., Ph.D.

Cedric J. Ortiguera, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

James C. Presley, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

David B. Soma, M.D.
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Richard O. White, M.D.
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Hillary W. Garner, M.D.

Jennifer R. Maynard, M.D.
Family Medicine

Daniel P. Montero, M.D.

Pragnesh P. Parikh, M.D.
Cardiovascular Medicine

Raul A. Rosario Concepcion, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Walter C. Taylor, M.D.
Family Medicine

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.25 Attendance


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