The Sports Medicine program is designed to prepare students for a number of technical fields related to kinesiology. Instruction includes theory and applications related to: strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, and medical terminology.
Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing. Students will be prepared for employment in a wide variety of settings that include fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs. In addition, the program serves as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as physical or occupational therapy.