Program in Sports Medicine

The department officially launched a Program in Sports Medicine in 2013, but has been a leader in primary care sports medicine education, research, and practice for more than 20 years.

Education & Training

Medical Students

The following elective courses are available to third- and fourth-year medical students:


Residents learn sports and musculoskeletal medicine longitudinally through clinical care, team and event coverage, and day-long didactic courses.

The department holds the following one- to two-day programmatic residency courses:


The department sponsors a one-year, ACGME-accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship, one of the first of its kind in the nation.


We have specialty-trained physicians providing care in the clinic, on the sidelines, and in the training room.


Our faculty provide clinical service and education at the following clinics:

Team & Event Coverage

Family medicine faculty and orthopedic surgeons form the medical team for the University of Minnesota Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Our faculty also provide medical coverage or serve as team physicians at the professional, collegiate, high school, and Olympic levels.