Sports Medicine

Major(s)

Sports Medicine (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

The comprehensive major in Sports Medicine is designed to:

  • Provide future healthcare providers with a strong foundation of basic science knowledge and experiential understanding of healthcare.
  • Provide a foundation for those who wish to progress into professional healthcare programs or the workforce.
  • Provide a pathway for early admissions into the Master of Athletic Training program.

The Sports Medicine program offers two pathways for students (traditional and pre-athletic training). The pre-athletic training path positions students to be eligible to earn a Master of Athletic Training degree in as few as five years. Students interested in the pre-athletic training (AT) option, must complete the Pre-AT Interest Form. The traditional pathway allows students to explore various sports medicine and health care fields while completing a basic science education paired with specific pre-requisite courses for professional healthcare programs.

Program admission and progression for pre-athletic training pathway

Student interested in the pre-AT pathway must officially declare the major, complete the Pre-AT interest form, and meet with a program advisor. In order to successfully progress through this pathway, students are required to remain eligible for the required clinical experiences. Eligibility criteria for clinical experiences include:

  • Students must earn a B or better in all ATC courses and a C- or higher in all MAT pre-admission required courses.
  • Students must pass a drug test and a background check.
  • Students must provide evidence of current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification at the Basic Life Support/Professional Rescuer level or beyond.
  • Students must have current documentation of completed HIPAA and FERPA training on file with the department.
  • Students must have documentation of current immunizations and be in good health.

Program admission and progression for traditional pathway

Students not interested in the pre-AT pathway must officially declare the major and meet with a college or program advisor to review career goals and develop their 4th year of the Sports Medicine curriculum based on their career interest and/or to strengthen their application to the MAT upon completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Program requirements

Students selected for the program must complete all required coursework and clinical requirements. Those requirements include the following:

Major Requirements (53 hours):

  1. Specific General Education Requirements:
    1. BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(3) and BMS 111(1).
    2. CHM 116(4) and 117(1) or both CHM 160(4) and CHM 161.
    3. MTH 135 or a higher numbered mathematics course listed in the Quantitative Literacy requirement of general education.
    4. PSY 121(3).
    5. PHY 123(4).
  2. Related requirements: DTN 240(3), DTN 430(3), BMS 307(4), 308(4), 567(4); PSY 200(3); IPE 375(3), IPE 576(3).
  3. Sports Medicine requirements: ATC 220(1), 221(2), 225(4), 332(2), 413(3), 444(4).
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ATC 413(3).

University level requirements:

General Education Program and Requirements

General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

 

Minor(s)

Sports Medicine

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. ATC 220(1), 221(2); ATC 222(2) or 224(4).
  2. Additional courses from the following to total 18 hours: ATC 320(3), 326(3), 328(4), 329(4), 332(2), 344(4), 354(4), 420(3), 425(2).

Accelerated graduate program in Master of Public Health

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Public Health program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate certificate in Public Health

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Public Health graduate certificate programs and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate degree and graduate certificate (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements for following:

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.