Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Sports Medicine

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*located on the Armstrong Campus
The Master of Science in Sports Medicine curriculum meets the curricular and experiential competencies for the National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) Education Recognition Program.

Besides offering classes with knowledgeable and experienced professors, our Masters of Science program also provides students with practical experiences both in research projects as well as in the weight room.  In terms of our research and practical experience capabilities, we have two main focus areas: strength and conditioning and human movement science.

Strength and Conditioning

The newly renovated athletics weight room on the Armstrong campus is equipped with Olympic lifting platforms, squat racks and a full selection of free weights.  The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology has a strong connection to athletics, with MSSM students having opportunities to be heavily involved with team testing and programming.

Human Movement Science

The Biomechanics Laboratory within the Biodynamics & Human Performance Center contains a 12 camera motion analysis system, three force plates, two extended range electromagnetic trackers, two wireless electromyography systems, Biodex Dynamometer and several balance testing instruments.

The Exercise Physiology laboratory includes a Parvo True 2400 (Sandy, UT) metabolic cart, which can be used for basal metabolic rFate (BMR) and VO2 Maximum assessments.  The Biodynamics laboratory also has full wet-lab capabilities, including facilities for blood drawing and processing, immunoassays and Western Blot analysis.  We have also recently added a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner, which provides the most accurate body composition assessments, as well as providing measurements of bone density.

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (MSSM-ABM)

The MSSM-ABM is designed to allow undergraduate students currently enrolled in the human performance/fitness management concentration in the Health Sciences program the opportunity to enter the Master of Science in Sports Medicine program after completing 90 credit hours. ABM students complete the 2-year MSSM program in only 1.5 years, reducing time-demand and tuition expenses.

Last updated: 9/11/2020

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