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Movement Science Degree (B.S.), Sports Medicine Concentration

Why Chose a Concentration in Sports Medicine?

The Sports Medicine degree concentration is a pre-professional preparation option for a movement science major; however, further study will be necessary in order to obtain credentials in an allied health profession.

Requirements for the Sports Medicine Degree Concentration

Requirements for the Movement Science Major - 29 Credits

All majors in the department of Movement Science, Sports and Leisure Studies must complete the twenty-nine (29) credits of courses specified below. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the Major Core Classes is required to be eligible to graduate with a degree from the department.

    Major Core Classes

    • MOVP 0100 - Introduction to Exercise Science
    • MOVP 0105 - Foundations of Movement Science I
    • MOVP 0106 - Foundations of Movement Science II
    • BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 0239 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • MOVP 0202 - Introduction to Motor Learning
    • MOVP 0203 - Motor Development and Behavior
    • MOVP 0204 - Kinesiology
    • MOVP 0205 - Physiology of Exercise

    Note:

    In order to progress through the major, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department as outlined in the Professional Development section below.

      Sports Medicine Concentration

      The Sports Medicine concentration is a pre-professional preparation option which completes requirements for a movement science major; however, further study will be necessary in order to obtain credentials in an allied health profession.

        Required Course List:

         

        • MOVP 0212 - Concepts of Nutrition
        • MOVP 0213 - Sports Medicine professions
        • MOVP 0225 - Medical Terminology and Documentation
        • MOVP 0234 - Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries
        • MOVP 0235 - Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries
        • MOVP 0319 - General Medical Aspects of Physical Activity
        • MOVP 0323 - Therapeutic Modalities
        • MOVP 0327 - Therapeutic Exercise
        • MOVP 0328 - Fitness/Rehab for Special Populations
        • MOVP 0360 - Senior Seminar in Sports Medicine

        Also required is:

        Eleven credits of courses selected from the following list in consultation with the advisor,

        • BIOL 0205 - Cell Biology
        • BIOL 0209 - Medical Microbiology
        • BIOL 0223 - Microbiology
        • CHEM 0101 - Introduction to Chemistry
        • CHEM 0103 - Chemistry of the Life Sciences
        • CHEM 0109 - General Chemistry I
        • CHEM 0111 - General Chemistry II
        • CHEM 0201 - Organic Chemistry I
        • CHEM 0203 - Organic Chemistry II
        • CHEM 0313 - Biochemistry
        • PHSC 0101 - Introduction to Physics
        • PHSC 0115 - General Physics I
        • PHSC 0117 - General Physics II
        • PSYC 0202 - Child Development
        • PSYC 0203 - Adolescent Development
        • PSYC 0207 - Lifespan Development
        • PSYC 0303 - Abnormal Psychology
        • PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology
        • PSYC 0208 - Adult Development and Aging

        Additional Requirements:

        In addition, students pursuing a career in an allied health field must meet prerequisite standards for graduate level education in that field (i.e., PT, OT, PA, etc.). Information on these requirements may be obtained from the Movement Science Department Office.

          Professional Development Procedures

          In order to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors, students must meet the academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn intermediate and advanced standing in the department.

            Intermediate Standing

            Requirements for Intermediate Standing to progress through the Movement Science and Athletic Training majors.

            • Minimum GPA of 2.3 in the following courses:
            • MOVP 0100 - Introduction to Exercise Science
            • MOVP 0105 - Foundations of Movement Science I
            • MOVP 0106 - Foundations of Movement Science II
            • MOVP 0202 - Introduction to Motor Learning or MOVP 203
            • BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
            • BIOL 0239 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
            • Additional Requirements (all Movement Science/Athletic Training majors):Personal Statement Resume First Aid / CPR Certification Membership in a professional organization Earn a minimum of 15 Professional Development Points Two (2) Faculty Recommendations Two (2) examples of best work Additional Requirements (specific to Physical Education concentration):Students must show proof of registration and/ore scores for the Communication (Reading) and Literacy (Writing) portion of the MTEL tests Students must keep a monthly fitness log using a logging system approved by the Coordinator of the Physical Education program Keep a record of competencies met for NASPE standards Students progress toward meeting Advanced Standing in Teacher Education is monitored at the end of the sophomore year (57 credits).  All students must meet the requirements for Advanced Standing to achieve teacher candidacy.   Please see section on Licensure for Teaching under Academic Policies.

            Advanced Standing

            Advanced Standing is required for those completing an internship, ATEP clinical experience, or student teaching practicum. The requirements are as follows:

            • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major core area (29 credits)
            • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in the courses in the concentration (Placement in the Teaching Practicum requires a 2.8)
            • Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
            • Personal Statement
            • Resume
            • First Aid / CPR Certification
            • Membership in a professional organization
            • Earn a minimum of 15 Professional Development Points (in addition to those earned for Intermediate Standing)
            • Three (3) Faculty Recommendations and two (2) additional recommendations from outside the department
            • Five (5) samples of best written work
            • Supervising Practitioner Recommendations

            Additional information can be found in the MSSLS Department manual.

              Additional Graduation Requirements

              All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .