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About the Society

Sports Medicine Australia can provide expert information, advice and commentary on a diverse range of issues. These range from government policy and funding for Sports Medicine and community activity through to sports health, gender equity, participation of the aged in sport, safe sport for children, to drugs in sport problems.

Sports Medicine Australia plays an active role in educating professionals and sports-minded community members and in assisting all active people to achieve optimal benefits from their exercise, activity and competition.

Sports Medicine Australia draws together all sports science and sports medicine professionals. These groups include:

  • orthopedic surgeons
  • physicians
  • doctors
  • physiotherapists
  • optometrists
  • dentists
  • podiatrists
  • dietitians
  • sports scientists
  • nurses
  • teachers
  • exercise physiologists
  • academics
  • population health specialists

At a community level Sports Medicine Australia is responsible for creating a safe playing field in which all Australians can actively and freely participate. The delivery of the Safer Sport message throughout Australia is achieved through the development and design of courses and educational resources for coaches, trainers, teachers and participants.

Sports Medicine Australia works to ensure the safety of all active Australians, and the continued professional development of persons interested in sports science, sports medicine and healthy activity.

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