What is a Sports Medicine Degree?
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions or if you plan on continuing your education through graduate study in exercise physiology or a related field, this is the concentration for you. This concentration combines rigorous science-based coursework in kinesiology, physiology, chemistry, and biomechanics to prepare you for the next step in your education and career goals.
Most of our graduates go on to pursue further education in career tracks like:
- Physical Therapy
- Physicians Assistant
Sports Medicine Concentration Classes
Major in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Medicine Concentration
Hands-On Learning Opportunities
In the Sports Medicine Concentration, you are not required to complete an internship, but you do get lots of experience in hands-on labs, and a capstone experience.
Accelerated Learning The Three Year Plan for Sports Medicine
If you are looking to graduate a year earlier to pursue professional or graduate work in an accelerated time frame, we have designed a three-year concentration track to allow you to take summer courses to graduate and get on to achieving your dreams that much faster.
Three Year Accelerated Curriculum (120 credits)
|Arts & Humanities (Cat. 3B)||3|
|MATH 118 College Algebra in Con II||1||Math Placement Tool or MATH117|
|MATH 124 Logarithmic & Exp Func||1||Math Placement Tool or MATH118|
|MATH 125 Numerical Trigonometry||1||Math Placement Tool or MATH118|
|CO 150 College Composition||3||Composition Placement Survey|
|PSY 100 General Psychology (Cat. 3C)||3|
|HES 145 Health & Wellness||3|
|FSHN 150 Survey of Human Nutrition||3|
|HES 202 Introduction to Exercise Physiology||3|
|LIFE 102 Attributes of Living Systems||4|
|BZ 110/111 Principles of Animal Biology/Lab||3/1|
|CHEM 111/112 General Chemistry I/Lab||4/1||MATH118 & Chemistry Prep or CHEM105|
|CHEM 107/108 Fund of Chemistry||4/1||MATH117 or concurrent registration|
|HES 207 Anatomical Kinesiology||4|
|Historical Perspectives (Cat. 3D)||3|
|General Electives||3||See the notes tab|
|SPCM 200 Public Speaking||3|
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Cat. 1C)||3||See notes tab|
|CHEM 113/114 Gen Chemistry II/Lab||3/1||CHEM111 & MATH124|
|BMS 300 Prin Human Physiology||4||CHEM111 & LIFE102|
|BMS 302 Prin Human Physiology Lab||2||BMS300|
|General Electives||3||See notes tab|
|PH 121 General Physics I||5||See notes tab|
|HES 354 Theory of Health Behavior||3||MATH125|
|HES 307 Bio Princ of Hum Movement||3||PH121 & HES207|
|STAT 201/STAT 301||3||See catalog|
|STAT 307||3||See catalog|
|General Elective||4||See the notes tab|
|CO 301B Writing in Discipline of Science||3||CO 150|
|HES 340 Exercise Prescription||3||HES145, FSHN150, HES207 & HES/ BMS300|
|HES 403 Physiology of Exercise||3||BMS300 or HES 300|
|HES 404 Physiology of Exercise Lab||1||HES 403 or concurrent registration|
|SM Guided Elective||3|
|BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy||5||LIFE102 or BZ110|
|HES 345 Pop Health & Disease Prev||3||HES145|
|HES 319 Neuro Asp of Hum Move||4||
|SM Guided Elective||3|
|HES 478A-D HES Capstone||3||See the notes tab|
|CHEM 245/246 Fun Org Chem/Lab||4/1||CHEM113, See notes|
|CHEM 341||3||See course catalog|
|CHEM 343||3||See course catalog|
|CHEM 344||2||See course catalog|
|General Elective||3||See the notes tab|
|SM Guided Elective||4||See the SM Elective Tab|
|SM Guided Elective||3||See the SM Elective Tab|
Sports Medicine Guided Electives
|ACT 205 Fund of Accounting||3|
|ANTH 340 Med Anthropology OR (FA)||3||ANTH100 or 200, odd yrs|
|ANTH 379 Evol Med & Hmn Hlth (FA)||3||BZ110 or LIFE102, odd yrs|
|BMS 300-500 not already required:||3-5||See catalog|
|CHEM 113 Gen Chem II||3||CHEM111 or 107; MATH124|
|ECON 325 Health Economics (SP)||3||ECON202|
|FACS 320 Finance Personal and Fam||3|
|FIN 200 Per. Finance and Investing||3||MATH117|
|FIN 305 Fund of Finance||3||ACT205|
|HDFS 101 Ind & Family Development||3|
|HDFS 201 Perspectives in Gerontology||3|
|HES 300-500 not already required||2-5||See notes tab|
|LIFE 103 Bio of Organisms||4|
|OT 215 Medical Terminology||1|
|PH 121 General Physics I||5||MATH124 & MATH125 or concurrently enrolled|
|PSY 252 Mind, Brain & Behavior||3||PSY100 (SP only)|
|PSY 260 Child Psychology||3||PSY100|
|Any PSY 300-500 (minimum 3 credits):||See catalog|
|BUS 205 Legal/Ethical Issues Bus||3||See catalog|
|BUS 220 Ethics in Contemp Orgs||3||CO150 (Fulfills AUCC 3B)|
- Students can sub HES 307 & HES 319 for HES 303
- HES 340 – To register, make sure you have a grade no lower than C in all the following courses: HES145, HES207, FSHN150 & BMS300/HES300.
- HES386 – To register, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the following courses, with no grade lower than C: HES 145, HES 207, FSHN 150 & BMS 300/HES300. No +/- grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA, thus courses with +/- will be counted as A, B
, or C. This includes HES232 and HES340/CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant & First Aid certification.
- When selecting your general or guided electives, talk with Health Professions Advisors to determine the best choices for grad programs or to use for minor degree coursework.
- A minimum grade of B is required in HES420 for a cardiac internship placement.
- Review your Degree Progress Audit (DARS) to make sure you are on track for graduation. In RamWeb under “Academic Planning and Progress”.
- HES students with 0-60 credits and/or on academic probation will have an advising code & must meet with an ASC. Seniors should meet with an Advisor the semester before the anticipated internship.
- It is YOUR responsibility to ensure you have met all the requirements and have acquired enough electives to reach 120 credits.
- *DARS is the official University record of your degree requirements