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)

  • GEPH 6000 Biostatistics
  • SMED 6005 Research Methods in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 6060 Exercise Physiology
  • SMED 6400 Fundamentals of Biomechanics & Human Movement
  • SMED 7070 Theory and Method of Strength and Conditioning
  • SMED 7994 Thesis/Professional Project in Sports Medicine I
  • SMED 7995 Thesis/Professional Project in Sports Medicine II

Emphasis Strength and Conditioning (9 hours)

  • SMED 5015G Asses/Eval Injury & Illness I
  • SMED 6090 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • SMED 7075 Program Design and Advanced Training Technologies

Emphasis in Human Movement (9 hours)

  • SMED 6080 Performance Evaluation and Exercise Testing
  • SMED 7060 Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • SMED 7450 Neuromechanical Aspects of Human Movement

Electives (3 hours from the following list):

  • SMED 5065G Movement/Posture Assmnt & Exer
  • SMED 5555G Phys Actvty Disease Prev/Treat
  • SMED 5600G Healthy Wght Mgmt & Body Comp
  • SMED 5940G Internship Strength & Conditioning
  • SMED 7050 Drug & Ergogenic Aids/Spts Med
  • SMED 7080 Applied Sport Science
  • SMED 7085 Tactical Strength and Conditioning
  • SMED 7225 Internship in Sport Medicine
  • SMED 7505 Organizational Leadership in Sports Medicine
  • SMED 7515 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology, Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • SMED 7520 Psychosocial Issues in Sports Medicine
  • 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: 8/17/2020

Department of Health Sciences & Kinesiologyhk-office@georgiasouthern.edu