2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Movement Science, Sports Medicine Concentration, B.S.


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Sports Medicine Concentration


About the Program

The Sports Medicine concentration is a pre-professional preparation option which completes requirements for a Movement Science major with an integrated concentration in Sports Medicine and Health Science. Students are required to create an individualized plan of study appropriate to be eligible to apply for graduate school and other forms of continuing education in the allied health fields. Further study is required to obtain credentials in an allied health profession; however, entry-level healthcare career pathways are accessible for the student completing all program requirements. The integrated curriculum provides students the opportunity for inter-professional learning and problem solving; skill sets required by the evolving healthcare system and graduate programs.

Requirements

All majors in the Department of Sports Medicine and Human Performance must complete the twenty-seven (27) credits of courses specific 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.

In order to successfully complete the Sports Medicine Concentration, students must:

  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the Major Core courses.
  • Take all required SPorts Medicine Concentration courses.
  • Earn a health care (or related) credential (EMT, CNA, PCA, HHA, phlebotomy, scribe, etc.)
  • Meet academic and professional development criteria necessary to earn both Intermediate and Advanced Standing in the Movement Science Department, as outlined in the Departmental Benchmarks section.
  • 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 directly from the programs to which the student intends to apply.

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:

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • OR   Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4
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    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/or scores for the Communcation (reading) and Literacy (writing) portion of the MTEL tests.
    • 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.

    Student progress towards 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 cadidacy. 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 .

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