Studying sports medicine at SBU will equip you for success in allied healthcare programs that require graduate degrees. As an undergraduate student majoring in sports medicine, you will experience coursework and clinical experiences that will help you pursue your goals and explore a variety of professional opportunities.
SBU's sports medicine degree will prepare you for allied healthcare programs including, but not limited to, entry-level master's in athletic training, doctorate of physical therapy, physician's assistant, occupational therapy, chiropractic school and medical school.
Faculty will work with you to tailor your clinical experiences and studies to your specific interests. Possible clinical settings include NCAA Division II athletic training, Citizens Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic, Parkview Orthopedics, operating room and emergency services at area hospitals, Vision Source, Tweedie Chiropractic, and more.
The Sports Medicine degree is offered through SBU's College of Science and Mathematics.
At SBU, you will learn skills for allied healthcare professions from the perspective of a Christian worldview. For example, you will be challenged to consider how an injury affects the whole person — body, mind and soul — and then learn how to work with the injured person and the emotions they are experiencing due to the injury. SBU's sports medicine program produces skilled, dedicated, caring and ethical professionals who are servant leaders as they interact with coworkers, clients and patients.
As a sports medicine major at SBU, you also will have various opportunities to use your skills and education, combined with your Christian faith, to help others in need. For example, the department participates in an annual integrated healthcare mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Southwest Baptist University has established an articulation agreement with Culver-Stockton College beginning fall 2019. Students graduating from SBU's Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine program will receive priority consideration for Culver-Stockton College's Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree program.
This strategic partnership will provide an avenue for a quality educational experience for SBU students wishing to pursue athletic training certification. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) requires a graduate degree for athletic training certification, effective in 2022.
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|ATH 2013||Introduction to Sports Medicine||3|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|KIN 1162||Foundations of Personal Fitness/Wellness||2|
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer & Information Management||3|
|UNI 1121||Critical Thinking||1|
|BIO 2204||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|ATH 3033||Functional Anatomy: Above Diaphragm||3|
|ATH 3013||Athletic Training Techniques I||3|
|ATH 3022||Clinical I||1|
|ATH 3093||Emergency Medicine||3|
|BIO 3304||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ATH 3103||Sports Performance and Nutrition||3|
|ATH 3114||Ortho Evaluation: Above Diaphragm||4|
|ATH 3121||Clinical II||1|
|ATH 4133||Functional Anatomy: Below Diaphragm||3|
|ATH 3124||Ortho Evaluation: Below Diaphragm||4|
|ATH 4021||Clinical III||1|
|PSY 3243||Elementary Statistics||3|
|KIN 3073||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|ATH 4034||Treatment and Rehabilitation||4|
|ATH 4121||Clinical IV||1|
|PHS 1004||Introduction to Physical Science||4|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|COM 2393||Interpersonal Communications||3|
|ATH 4223||Functional Movement||3|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|ATH 4833||Evidenced Based Practice||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
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SPORTS MEDICINE PLAN