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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by scoobydoo123, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. scoobydoo123

    scoobydoo123 Regular Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a huge badminton fan.. love the whole environment, the courts, the sounds.. but not much skill :p

    Just wondering if there are any possible career options for me in badminton?

    I'm a final year medical student, but really more interested in badminton :D is there any way of putting my medical degree to use in the badminton world?

    I guess there's not much link there, as physiotherapists etc would be more useful, but if anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Andy05

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    Yeah physiotherapist would probably be the most logical option.
    Be on the medical team. Every team needs a medic to look after those who are ill or recovering and prescribe drugs.

    But on a jokey note, you could become a cleaner so your court mopping technique could be perfected...
     
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    haha
    i am on my path to sport psychologist

    physiotherapist would be a nice choice
    maybe u can take extra one sport science degree or certificate?
     
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    You can also make a lot of money, then open up your own facility :) That's my plan for the future..
     
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    Hai there scoobydoo,

    I have a friend back here who is a doctor (currently a g.p if i'm not mistaken), and he's also a former state player and currently giving badminton coaching while still practicing his medicine ( in fact he obtained his coaching cert. and coached me while he's still studying medicine back in the 80-90's).

    He once had an opportunity to further his studies in Sport Medicine but i don't know what held him but for one thing i realised is, he's still a good coach, a skillfull player and an approachable g.p.
     
  6. scoobydoo123

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    Thanks everyone for your responses.. maybe I can look into sports medicine, but not looking forward to all the extra years of studying :) maybe court cleaner would be more suitable heheh
     
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    There's not a lot you can do with just a medical degree unless you do more studying:)

    If I m not mistaken UNSW does a diploma course in sports medicine.

    You can be an event doctor. Doing ACLS/ATLS will boost your credentials significantly. Doing some A&E/orthopaedics helps a lot.

    If you want to work specifically with elite athletes, that's a different matter. You need to develop the right background and from that experience see or create opportunities in whatever field.

    As a career move, I do not think that badminton can support a fulltime medical officer yet, but I could be wrong.:D
     
  8. jimmy

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    elo po sa lahat...

    san po ba address ng badminton club d2 sa riyadh? pwedi po ba sumali/mag miyembro?
    kung cno po nkaka alam ito po email add ko jamal_xo2001@yahoo.com....pls let me know...thanks
     
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    0556014657 ito po number ko....
     
  10. ants

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    Sports Science will be good for Badminton related Jobs... :) Malaysia need talents like that. We did have Australian working for BAM as well.
     

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