The subject of sports medicine can be found in degree courses like sports injury rehabilitation, sport and exercise medical sciences and physiotherapy. Studying sports medicine combines sports science with the newest medical specialty of sport and exercise medicine (SEM), giving a deep understanding of how sport and exercise affects the body from a medical perspective. You’ll likely cover topics like nutrition, biochemistry, psychology, anatomy and physiology, different types of injury and pharmacology. You’ll learn how sport and exercise can help prevent disease and affect the human body while developing the skills to assess injuries and give clinical exercise prescriptions. Graduates are opened up to various careers in the sports medicine field, in roles like sports medicine physician, occupational therapist, nutritionist and physical therapist.