The Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine major is a pre-athletic training major. This major includes all of the prerequisite classes that students must complete prior to beginning the Master of Athletic Training Program. These courses include biology, chemistry, physics, communication, psychology, and sports medicine. Students will gain the foundational knowledge needed to begin the Master of Athletic Training Program.

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree has two different tracks, the 3+2 and the 4+2.

The 3 years of undergraduate study+2 years of graduate study (3+2) track allows students to take the major courses and the general education requirements in 3 years, then apply to the Master of Athletic Training Program. Once accepted, credits from the Master of Athletic Training program will be used to complete the remaining credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students completing this track will earn a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree as well as a Master of Athletic Training degree at the end of their 5 years of study.

Students wanting to do the 4 years of undergraduate study + 2 years of graduate study (4+2) track will complete the major courses as well as a secondary concentration and general education requirements in 4 years. Any varsity athlete that wants to use all 4 years of eligibility will need to choose the 4+2 track. Playing a varsity sport during the Master of Athletic Training program will be prohibited.

Vision

A 100% of students that successfully complete the Bachelor of Sports Medicine Program will gain entrance into the Masters of Athletic Training Program.

Mission

The mission of the Sports Medicine Department is to challenge learners to be critical thinkers and advocates for the healthcare professions. The program aims to equip students with foundational knowledge in science and health-related fields as well as prepare them to be directed, life-long learners. The Bachelor of Sports Medicine program provides students with a basis of knowledge to pursue the Master of Athletic Training program at Marietta College.

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine?

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine major is intended for those students wanting to enter into the Master of Athletic Training Program at Marietta College. Students that decide to not continue into the masters degree can complete and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degree. Students that are interested in other healthcare professions such as physical therapy, physician assistant or other professions should look into another science-related major such as Health Science, Biology, or Chemistry.

Sample Three-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
PIO 101   4 credit hours
COMM 203/WRIT 102 Fundamentals of Communication/College Composition 3 credit hours
BIOL 101/105 Modern Biology/Introductory Biology Lab I 4 credit hours
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   17 credit hours
 
First Year (Spring Semester)
BIOL 131/106 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4 credit hours
PSYC 207 Adolescence Psychology 3 credit hours
SPTM 101 Medical Terminology 1 credit hours
COMM 203/WRIT 102 Fundamentals of Communication/College Composition 3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   17 credit hours
 
Second Year (Fall Semester)
BIOL 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
CHEM 131/133 General Chemistry I/Lab 4 credit hours
COMM 211 Organizational Communication 3 credit hours
COMM 213 Introduction to Health Communication 3 credit hours
SPTM 201 Athletic Training Seminar 1 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   18 credit hours
 
Second Year (Spring Semester)
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 3 credit hours
CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II / Lab 4 credit hours
SPTM 285 Applied Nutrition 3 credit hours
PSYC 375 or Gen Ed Elective Health Psychology 3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours
 
Third Year (Fall Semester)
PSYC 285 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 4 credit hours
COMM 301 Group Discussion 3 credit hours
PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology 3 credit hours
SPTM 304 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training 3 credit hours
PHYS 211 College Physics 4 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   17 credit hours
 
Third Year (Spring Semester)
SPTM 325 Physiology of Exercise 3 credit hours
SPTM 385 Pathophysiology 3 credit hours
PSYC 375 or Gen Ed Elective Health Psychology 3 credit hours
SPTM 401 Cadaver Anatomy 3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Gen Ed Elective   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15-18 credit hours
Total Program Hours: 100

 

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