Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education


To complete Component 2 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the subspecialty of Sports Medicine, a physician must earn a minimum of 120 hours of CME credit during each three-year CME cycle. Of these, a minimum of 50 credit hours must be earned in the subspecialty of Sports Medicine. These can include:

  • AOASM-sponsored programs
  • AMSSM-sponsored programs
  • ACSM team physician course
  • AAFP or ACOFP sports medicine course
  • Presenting sports medicine lectures at state or national conferences. A maximum of three hours per lecture (for speaking and preparation) will be awarded, for a maximum total of nine hours for three lectures. You’ll need to provide original documentation, either confirmation from the sponsoring organization or a program schedule showing the event date and location, the title of your lecture, and your listing as a speaker.
  • Sports medicine preceptor hours. Up to a maximum of 10 hours given (one hour given for every five hours recorded on the AOA activity report, up to a maximum of 50 recorded hours). Physicians must submit original documentation from an institution confirming these hours.
  • Home study hours in sports medicine, including self-testing quizzes, up to a maximum of five hours.
  • Attending AOA or ACGME university-or hospital-based CME programs in sports medicine that are recognized by the AOA CME Activity Report. Original documentation from the program sponsor is needed if not clearly defined on the CME Activity Report.