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Research, Education and Motion Analysis


Sports Medicine specialists pursue research in the incidence, prevention and recovery of athletic injuries.

Preventive sports medicine is a relatively new area of health care; we are committed to expanding the field through laboratory, clinical and epidemiological studies.

In addition, recovery is a critical aspect of the injury experience, so we examine factors that can improve the recovery process for several types of sport-related injuries.  Learn more about Sports Medicine Research »

Motion Analysis

Evaluation and research done at Connecticut Children’s Center for Motion Analysis help sports medicine specialists develop optimal treatment plans for athletes. Learn more about the Center for Motion Analysis »


Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine division offers a one-year fellowship program and a one-year residency program.

  • Fellowship Program – Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine division is proud to be a part of the University of Connecticut Department of Orthopedics Sports Medicine Fellowship program. Three board-eligible or certified orthopedic surgeons are chosen to complete a one-year long experience working with the sports trained physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers at UConn and Sports Medicine.
  • Residency Program – Sports Medicine offers a 12-month Orthopedic Sports Medicine Residency for Certified Athletic Trainers that exposes the resident to a multitude of clinical, surgical, rehabilitative, research, outreach, and educational settings. The overall goals of this program are to educate and expose the resident to these settings to prepare him or her to become the quintessential physician extender and to become a more well-rounded and experienced asset to any athletic training room or sports medicine setting.
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