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.

Graduates of the Sports Medicine concentration often choose to continue their education as occupational or physical therapists.

Requirements for the Sports Medicine Degree Concentration

Requirements for the Movement Science Major - 27 Credits

All majors in the department of Movement Science, Sports and Leisure Studies must complete the twenty-seven (27) 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

    • Scientific Foundations (21 credits)
    • MOVP 0100 - Science of Physical Activity and Health
    • MOVP 0194 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function
    • MOVP 0202 - Introduction to Motor Learning
    • ** course is required for PE, AT, EXS or can be substituted with MOVP 0203 Motor Development and Behavior for Sports Medicine majors.
    • MOVP 0204 - Kinesiology
    • MOVP 0205 - Physiology of Exercise
    • MOVP 0212 - Concepts of Nutrition
    • MOVP 0215 - Sports and Exercise Psychology
    •  From below, select the courses required by your concentration 
    • Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits; Concentration specific required selection)
    • MOVP 0266 - Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, and Adventure Education)
    • MOVP 0302 - Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education (Physical Education)
    • MOVP 0337 - Athletic Training Research and Clinical Decision Making (Athletic Training)
    • Cultural Competence (select 3 credits; Concentration Specific Required Selection)
    • EGST 0260 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology [Note:pre-req EGST 0101/0102] (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Adventure Edu
    • MOVP 0325 - Women and Sport (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Adventure Education)
    • EDUC 0380 - Critical Multicultural Education (Physical Education)

    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 0101 - Professional Issues in Exercise Science
        • MOVP 0225 - Medical Terminology and Documentation
        • MOVP 0234 - Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries
        • MOVP 0235 - Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries
        • MOVP 0266 - Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice
        • 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
        • EGST 0260 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology
        • OR MOVP 0325 Women in Sport

        Also required is:

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

        • BIOL 0129 - General Biology I
        • BIOL 0203 - Genetics
        • 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
        • HESC 0250 - Medical Ethics
        • PHSC 0101 - Introduction to Physics
        • PHSC 0115 - General Physics I
        • PHSC 0117 - General Physics II
        • PSYC 0201 - Theories of Personality
        • PSYC 0202 - Child Development
        • PSYC 0203 - Adolescent Development
        • PSYC 0207 - Lifespan Development
        • PSYC 0208 - Adult Development and Aging
        • PSYC 0303 - Abnormal Psychology
        • PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology

        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 are that the student maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall, which must include the following 2 courses:

            • MOVP 0100 - Science of Physical Activity and Health
            • MOVP 0194 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function

            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 .