Sports Medicine (Comprehensive)
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.
Students selected for the program must complete all required coursework and clinical requirements. Those requirements include the following:
Major Requirements (53 hours):
- Specific General Education Requirements:
- Related requirements: DTN 240(3), DTN 430(3), BMS 307(4), 308(4), 567(4); PSY 200(3); IPE 375(3), IPE 576(3).
- Sports Medicine requirements: ATC 220(1), 221(2), 225(4), 332(2), 413(3), 444(4).
- Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ATC 413(3).
University level requirements: