Founded in 1983, and funded by the Albert Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (now, the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch), the Sport Medicine Council of Alberta (SMCA) was comprised of sport medicine physicians, sport physiotherapists, athletic therapists, and sport scientists. The cooperative function of these individuals was to promote and coordinate the provision of sport medicine programs and services for the Alberta sport community. These professional members provide their services to assist in making Alberta a healthy and safe environment for sport and recreational activities.
The SMCA had four founding Provider groups:
- Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) - formally Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM)
- Sport Science Association of Alberta (SSAA)
- Alberta Athletic Therapists Association (AATA)
- Alberta Physiotherapy Association (APA)
The Sport Medicine Council of Alberta (SMCA) collaborates with a variety of groups that helps support the mission and vision of the SMCA.