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Elective Title: 93YX720 — SPORTS MEDICINE


The course is a four-week block rotation consisting of ambulatory sports medicine clinics with the faculty of the Indiana University Center for Sports Medicine. Half days of primary care sports clinic focus on outpatient evaluation and treatment of common musculoskeletal pathology as well as medical conditions encountered in the active population. Time is spent in the training room for IUPUI athletes as well as sideline coverage of appropriate seasonal sporting events. Sports medicine didactic lectures are attended on a weekly basis. A required written paper or presentation is completed with the help of faculty.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Shannan Hall (hallshr@iupui.edu)

Director: Kimbre Zahn, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Center for Sports Medicine (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Understand the basic principles of musculoskeletal healing, rehabilitation, and recovery and how this is recognized and impacted in clinical care (MK1)

  • 2) Review clinical anatomy with emphasis on function and physical exam testing (MK1)
  • 3) Competence with physical exam of major joints and anatomic regions (shoulder, knee, hip, pelvis/lumbar spine, wrist/hand, foot/ankle) (PC1)
  • 4) Develop understanding of standard and non-standard mechanisms for the urgent and long-term care of the athlete. This involves exposure to event coverage, training room participation, and office visits. (PC1)
  • 5) Basic understanding of injury prevention and wellness with a focus on patient education about athletic participation (PC4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessments will be based on clinical observation/discussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status (Open for MS3 students from November 1 to January 31)

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical, 10% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Shannan Hall (hallshr@iupui.edu). This elective is offered only through special arrangement. Please contact Shannan Hall, Program Coordinator (hallshr@iupui.edu) for more information.

No MS4 students from November 1 through January 31. This course is available to MS3 students from November 1 through January 31.


Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description:

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with Physical Therapists.

Service Learning Included: None