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University of Melbourne: combining practice with innovation in the latest completely online Masters of Sports Medicine (continuing professional development series)
  1. Dominic Mah
  1. Correspondence to Dominic Mah, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; dominic_mah{at}

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Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


Masters of Sports Medicine.


Delivered 100% online, the newly released Masters of Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne targets clinicians looking to develop a successful sports and exercise medicine (SEM) career. Such postgraduate qualifications open doors as an SEM professional with recognised expertise, as well as providing stepping stones towards final-stage specialty training.1–4


Launched in 2018, this is Australia’s latest postgraduate SEM programme. It is designed for medical doctors, physiotherapists and podiatrists worldwide with ≥3 years of sports-relevant clinical experience (table 1), seeking to extend expertise in all areas of SEM including physical activity, community participation and high-performance sport. The programme is directed by Sonya …

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  • Contributors DM drafted and finalised the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Collaborators Adam Culvenor.