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 Rehabilitation and Respiratory Therapy. In addition, students will be well prepared for careers in a wide range of fitness professions including personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, and fitness administration. 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.
Sports Medicine Major (B.S.) — 50-51 hours* to include:
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).
Pre-Professional Allied Health Concentration (24 credits):
1 semester of Gen Chemistry and Lab - 4 hours
1 semester of Gen Physics and Lab - 4 hours
1 semester of Statistics (MAT or PSY) - 3 hours
2 semesters of Social Science (choose from PSY/SOC courses) - 6 hours
1 semester of advanced Biology (BIO 300+) - 4 hours
1 semester of Business (choose from BUS courses) - 3 hours
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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