Associate Professor Carr, ChairAssociate Professor Parish
The major in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science equips students for graduate study in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Athletic Training, Medicine, Nursing, Dietetics/ Sports Nutrition, and allied health professions such as Cardiac Technology and Respiratory Therapy. In addition, students will be well prepared for careers in a wide range of professions including personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, fitness administration, sports psychology, and ergonomics. All courses will be taught from a Christian worldview. Students wishing to declare a major in this discipline must have had a strong science foundation in high school and/or community college. Sports medicine students will have real-world experience through a practicum, SME 470.
SME Core Curriculum—50-51 hours*
All SME majors must complete the following courses: BIO 105/107- General Biology I and Lab BIO 106/108- General Biology II and Lab BIO 230/232- Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab BIO 231/233- Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab SME 110 – Introduction to Sports Medicine & Exercise Science* SME 275- Injury Care & Prevention SME 310 – Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning SME 320- Physiology & Psychology of Movement & Performance SME 340- Kinesiology SME 380/381- Exercise Physiology/Lab SME 410/411- Biomechanics/Lab SME 420/421-Exercise Testing & Prescription/Lab SME 435- Sport & Exercise Nutrition SME 450- Professional Development in Sports Medicine & Exercise Science SME 470**- Pre-professional Clinical Experience SME 495- Senior Comprehensive Exam
*Only incoming freshmen are required to take SME 110 (1 hr), placing their core curriculum total at 51 hours[BC1] .
**Students must take a total of 4 credit hours of SME 470.
SME majors must successfully complete (70%) the senior comprehensive written and oral exams (SME 495) during the senior year prior to graduation.
Students must complete each SME core course with a grade of C- or higher in order to continue in the major.
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Minor<—18 hours BIO 230, 231, 232 and 233, SME 275, SME 340, 380, and 381. (optional additional course is SME 310).
Honors Program: The Sports Medicine and Exercise Science department offers opportunities for students to enroll in honors courses from its department. Students wishing to enroll in the honors program in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science may take the following courses as honor courses: SME 275, 340, 380, 410, and 435. For students majoring in this department, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or higher. No more than 18 hours are required for the honors degree. For other honors program policies, see "Honors Program" located in the "Administration of the Curriculum" section of the catalogue.
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