Sports Medicine prepares students for careers involving the care, prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment of athletic-related injuries.
Certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgery assistants benefit professionally from this program. As part of their training, students assist orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and coaches in designing exercise rehabilitation programs for injured athletes. This may occur in universities, in private hospitals or private sports medicine clinics. Service and clinical experiences are important components of this program, which is listed in the directory of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).Sports Medicine (M.S. Ed.) Students also have the opportunity to work with team orthopedists, athletic trainers, and athletes in appropriate research relevant to the field.