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For people who work a sports psychologist. What characteristics someone needs if they were to pursue in a career in sports medicine?


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Dear Jade,

I don't have a lot of information for you but there is a difference between sports medicine and sports psychology. Sports medicine specialists are medical doctors who specialize in treating sports related illness, especially injuries. They often deal with broken bones, concussions, etc. Sports psychologists generally have graduate degrees in psychology. They work with athletes to help them maximize their performance by such techniques as mental rehearsal, helping overcome mental performances. etc. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

Ray Finn, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Sorry!, I meant sports psychologists, not sports medicine. Jade M.

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