2024 Sports Medicine Essentials | Online Component
2024 Sports Medicine Essentials | Online Component

13.5 CME Credits

Pre-Sale Notice: The content for this course will be available in April 2024.  However, you may purchase the course now and you will receive an email notification when the content is available.  

The Sports Medicine Essentials course is designed for medical providers seeking improved knowledge of common musculoskeletal, medical, and cardiac issues affecting athletes and physically active individuals of all ages.

This new, online course, developed by some of ACSM leading physicians and practitioners, may be taken as a standalone course, or in conjunction with the in-person session immediately following the ACSM Annual Meeting in Boston. The in-person component will allow for questions and interaction with experts in the field with a variety of hands-on workshops to reinforce and supplement skills from the online content.  

Included in the online course: 

  • Updates on concussion management 
  • The evidence behind the growing role of orthobiologics
  • Identification and treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions 
  • Identifying and managing cardiac issues unique to this population (including post-COVID) 
  • Issues unique to the pediatric athlete 
  • Improving physical rehabilitation principles for treatment and management of common conditions. 

This course is a must for any provider looking to improve their musculoskeletal exam skills, diagnostic acumen, and treatment strategies to care for athletes of all ages. 

Viewpoints presented in these videos reflect opinions of the presenters and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Improve musculoskeletal exam skills of the upper and lower extremity to accurately diagnose acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. 
  2. Improve knowledge of the special needs of pediatric and female athletes to facilitate safe participation in sport. 
  3. Develop a treatment plan that includes interventions such as physical therapy, medications, core stabilization, and injections to more effectively treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. 
  4. Effectively understand cardiac issues in the athlete to aid in diagnosis and return to play considerations. 
  5. Develop a protocol to diagnose and manage concussions on and off the field to facilitate safe return to academics and activities. 
  6. Understand the growing use of orthobiologics to guide counseling of patients when these procedures may be appropriate for their conditions. 
  7. Facilitate application of Exercise is Medicine principles to patient care and population health to improve quality of life. 

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase and when the content is available. This includes all videos, self-tests, evaluations and certificates of completion. 

Access to this content is available for 1 year (365 days) from the date of purchase. 

Refunds and course substitutions will not be allowed for this bundle.   

For questions related to your online purchases, please email onlinelearning@acsm.org.   

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Care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information present and describe generally accepted practices. ACSM disclaims all liability for damages or injury arising from information contained in this content. 

SME is designed to be taken as an online course, followed by an in-person skills session in Boston immediately following the ACSM national meeting. However, participants can choose to do just the online component without the skills session, or simply come for the in-person session.

CLICK HERE to register for both the online course and In-person meeting. 


Discounted member price: 225.00
You could save 25.0%

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