Pharmacists as patient-athlete advocates

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specialized medication therapy management for athletes

Recognizing athletes as people with health and wellbeing needs balanced with the demands of sports. Sports Pharmacists have unique pharmacokinetic, pharmacogenomic, medication expertise to assist athletes in knowing what is okay to take, reduce the risk of harm from medication overuse and avoiding unintentional doping. We advocate for appropriate use of drugs.

This website offers resources for pharmacists to service their own patients. For Seminars, Meet and Greet Casual Events, and Clinical Sports Pharmacy Event registration information, please email: register@sportspharmacists.org 

Concierge services are available for individual athletes seeking Drug Information, by establishing a pharmacist-patient relationship. Call the number or email inquiries to questions@sportspharmacists.org (No personal medical information please).

HealthPro Advantage from USADA (free)

US Sports Pharmacists required continuing education

Required CE for US Pharmacists that plan to work with any athletes who may be tested by the US Antidoping Agency and abide by WADA Code. This includes athletes registering in Open events, who may be tested. Pharmacists must recognize prohibited substances or banned products, which may include prescriptions, treatments during procedures, or dietary supplements.

Provides an introduction to the therapeutic use process, in which sports pharmacists should be involved to assist the physician (or prescriber) and athlete prior to application submissions.

Clinical Pearls of Sports Pharmacy

Online Course with Expert Clinical Instructor and Live Class Attendee Discussions

Clinical application of sports pharmacy knowledge and business practices. Are you a pharmacist or licensed prescriber seeing competitive athletes or working in sports medicine? Learn more about the session by signing up for pre-registration to review the qualifications list today! preregister@sportspharmacists.org

ADEL by WADA (free)

Medical Professionals Sports and AntiDoping Education Program

Required course prior to working with high-performance athletes as a sports pharmacist. Two educational sessions must be completed: ADEL for Medical Professionals and the Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the Code (2021).

IOC Certification Drugs in Sport Certificate

Six-month online course to earn a certificate endorsed by the International Olympic Committee

Learn from experts in sports medicine, including the most recognized pharmacists of major event organization and scientists in anti-doping.

Focuses on the World Anti-Doping Agency standards.

Excellent introductory course for pharmacists and medical professionals.

Drug Free Sport International (Free and Low Cost)

SPORTS MEDICINE AND BANNED SUBSTANCES HOME-STUDY COURSES

NCAA requirements are slightly different from the World AntiDoping Agency. ISPN Pharmacists and Pharm D Candidates found these programs the most educational.

Sleep and Mental Health: Implications for Athletes

Athletes, Not Addicts: Managing Pain during the Opioid Crisis

Cannabidiol and Marijuana (Cannabis)

ispn Program Content and clinical resources

Introductory Materials

Self-Guided Study on Clinical Application and Operations Basics for Pharmacists
$Contact Uspdf download available

Considering opening your own sports pharmacy consulting practice? Overview of sports pharmacy resources, credentials check off list with required training resource links, and references on prescription use by athletes. Competency exam. Future access to the ISPN forum.

Professional Development

$Contact Us/ 3 hour

Designed by pharmacists currently working in sports pharmacy concierge services, this session reviews key concepts of clinical pharmacology for care of patient-athletes. Guidance to therapeutic options based on IOC Consensus, WADA / NCAA medical guidance documents, along with a brief introduction to pharmacists’ part in documentation for the athlete’s medical exemption application processes.

Professional Development Bundle

Implementation Guidance / Professional Consultation. Sliding scale fee may be applied
$Contact Us/ 5 hour plus materials

Includes the introductory materials, professional development session and additional downloads for sports pharmacy specialization and comprehensive medication reviews.