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Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Sports Medicine Program of Study

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*located on the Armstrong Campus

Required Courses (21 hours)

  • PUBH 6000 Biostatistics
  • SMED 5060G Physiological Foundations of Sports and Physical Activity
  • SMED 6005 Research Methods in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 6060 Exercise Physiology
  • SMED 7070 Theory and Methodology of Strength and Conditioning
  • SMED 7400 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement and Musculoskeletal Injury
  • SMED 7990 Thesis/Professional Project in Sports Medicine I
  • SMED 7995 Thesis/Professional Project in Sports Medicine II

Strength and Conditioning Concentration (12 hours)

  • SMED 5005 Musculoskeletal Basis of Exercise
  • SMED 5015 Assessment and Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • SMED 6080G Performance Evaluation and Exercise Testing
  • SMED 7075 Program Design and Advanced Training Technologies

Advanced Athletic Training Concentration (12 hours)

  • PUBH 6100 Epidemiology
  • SMED 5055G Pathophysiology of Sports-related Illness and Injury
  • SMED 7010 Injury Prevention and Risk Management in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 7500 Special Topics in Sports Medicine (Advanced Evaluation and Rehab)

Electives (3 hours from the following list):

  • PEEC 5580G Physical Activity and the Older Adult
  • PEEC 5600G Healthy Weight Management
  • SMED 5065 Movement and Posture Assessment and Exercise
  • SMED 5090G Nutritional Issues in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 5555G Physical Activity in Disease Prevention/Treatment
  • SMED 5940G Internship Strength and Conditioning
  • SMED 7050 Drugs and Ergogenic Aids in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 7250 Internship in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 7515 Cardiopulmonary and Pathophysiology, Exercise and Rehab
  • SMED 7520 Psychosocial Issues in Sports Medicine and Physical Activity
  • SMED 7700 Self-Directed Student Research in Sports Medicine

Strength and Conditioning Certificate

For those currently enrolled in the MSSM Program and interested in obtaining the Strength and Conditioning Certificate, the following coursework must be completed:

  • SMED 5090G   Nutritional Issues in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 6030     Evidence-Based Research in Strength & Conditioning
  • SMED 6060     Exercise Physiology
  • SMED 7070     Theory and Methodology of Strength & Conditioning

Please contact Andrew Flatt, Ph.D., CSCS*D for further information.

Last updated: 8/12/2019

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