Sports Health

Associate Professor Lanie Dornier, Associate Chairperson for Graduate Programs.

This interdisciplinary program leads to the Master of Science degree with a major in sports health. Students may choose from two tracks in sports health: preventative and rehabilitative sports health and clinical exercise physiology. The preventative and rehabilitative sports health track focuses on the biomechanics of sports injury and rehabilitation. The clinical exercise physiology track serves as an educational foundation for the understanding, prevention, and rehabilitation of pathological conditions.

The program, which involves sports medicine and exercise science, is designed to provide an academic foundation for the exercise physiologist, nutritionist, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialist, coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician, and others associated with conducting sport, exercise, or rehabilitation programs. Both medical and nonmedical personnel will be trained to design and implement safe and effective exercise and sport programs, prescribe appropriate treatment for individuals' recovery from injury, chronic disease, or disability. Students pursue courses offered by the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Education, Nutrition, and Restaurant-Hotel Management in the College of Human Sciences, and the Department of Physiology in the medical school of the Health Sciences Center.

Both thesis and nonthesis options are available for the degree which is administered through the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. The thesis option requires 36 hours including 6 hours of thesis credit and the nonthesis option requires 42 hours of course work and the completion of comprehensive examinations covering course content.

Current course descriptions may be found in the listings of the various departments.

Program Courses

ESS 5001. Workshop in Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (V1-6).

ESS 5002. Internship in Sports Health (V1-6).

ESS 5303. Psychology of Sport (3:3:0).

ESS 5306. Mechanical Analysis of Motor Performance (3:3:0).

ESS 5308. Physiology of Exercise (3:3:0).

ESS 5310. Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3:3:0).

ESS 5311. Stress Management and Cardiac Disease (3:3:0).

ESS 5312. Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Exercise (3:3:0).

ESS 5313. Applied Psychology of Sport (3:3:0).

ESS 5314. Methods in Biomechanics Research (3:3:0).

ESS 5315. Techniques of Research in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3:3:0).

ESS 5317. Seminar in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3:3:0).

ESS 5331. Research in Sports Health (3:3:0).

ESS 5332. Applied Physiology of Exercise (3:2:4).

ESS 5333. Administration of Sports Health Programs (3:3:0).

ESS 5337. Electrocardiography (3:3:0).

ESS 5338. Cardiac Rehabilitation (3:3:0).

ESS 6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

ESS 7000. Research (V1-12).

F&N 5331. Issues in Nutrition (3:3:0). (Or approved nutrition electives)

GANM 5330. Advanced Anatomy for Sports Medicine (3:2:2).

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