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Elevate Your Future in Sports Medicine

Nova Southeastern University's Sports Medicine Program offers a fulfilling and impactful career path for aspiring health care professionals seeking expertise in the field. The program's comprehensive curriculum will enable you to guide clients toward enhanced performance and health while your leadership empowers them to achieve milestones they may have never dreamed possible.

Whether you aspire to work with children, adults, or specialized athletes, NSU's Sports Medicine program offers a competitive edge that sets you apart. By completing the program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to become a highly sought-after professional in the sports medicine industry. 

Program Highlights

Our comprehensive one-year fellowship prepares future sports medicine specialists for a rewarding journey of outpatient education, diverse rotations, and active participation in sports medicine clinics and events at NSU and beyond.

  • Dynamic fellowship/subspecialty residency focusing on outpatient education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), OMM, and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rotations in Pediatrics, the Differently Abled Athlete, and Internal Medicine
  • Opportunities to concentrate on specific Sports Medicine areas of interest
  • Active participation in the Sports Medicine outpatient clinic at NSU
  • Medical coverage for NSU NCAA Division II sports and North Broward High School District sports
  • Event coverage for various teams and tournaments throughout the year
  • Exposure to professional and semi-professional athletic teams, Special Olympics, and mass events


Candidates must have completed an American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-approved residency in one of the following disciplines:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine


Successful completion of the program leads to a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine, and it is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

Affiliated Sites

Orthopaedic Associates of South Broward
Christopher Wong, MD
4700 Sheridan Street
Suite H
Hollywood, FL 33021
Office: (954) 961-3500

Kessler Lipman Orthopedics
Kevin Kessler, MD
800 East Cypress Creek Rd.
Suite 304
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Office (954) 491-7758

Orthopedic Specialty Institute
Erol Yoldas, MD
5400 N Federal Hwy
Suite 102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Office: (954) 866-9699

Pain Care Florida
Alan Siegel, MD
7447 North University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321
Office: (954) 722-6200

Michael Zlatkin, MD
2229 N Commerce Parkway
Suite 150
Weston, FL 33326
Office: (954) 698-9399

Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Jorge Gonzalez, MD
3333 W. Commercial Blvd.
Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Office: (954) 751-6990

Cantor Spine Institute
Anthony Giuffrida, MD
Cantor Spine Center
3000 Bayview Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office: (954) 280-7449

Contact Us


Alessandra Posey, D.O.

Program Director
(954) 262-5592


Lailah Issac, D.O., FAAPMR, CAQSM

Assistant Program Director
(954) 262-5590

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