A sports therapist has five key areas of competency related to injury and illness in a sport and exercise environment. These are:
- Recognition and Evaluation
- Management, treatment, and referral
- Education and Professional Practice issues
Within each of these areas, Sports Therapists are trained and educated in principles that have sound practical and evidence-based philosophies with solid sport and exercise foundation. As such, Sports Therapists are required to meet clearly defined competency levels which cover the breadth of the above areas and give them the knowledge, skills and ability to work at all levels of the sports and exercise continuum.