What is sport and exercise medicine?

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Nov;70(11):620-3. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2009.70.11.45047.


Sport and exercise medicine involves the provision of preventative and reactive care for all aspects of health in relation to sport and the use of exercise prescription in the management of health and disease. This article gives an overview of the specialty as it develops in the UK.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Career Choice
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Young Adult