Sports Health

Associate Professor Jeff Stuyt, Associate Chairperson for Graduate Programs.

This interdisciplinary program leads to the Master of Science degree with a major in sports health. The program, which involves sports medicine and exercise science, is designed to provide an academic foundation for the coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, physician, exercise physiologist, nutritionist, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialist, 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. This training meets the personnel needs associated with fitness and health care programs in business, industry, and government agencies. It also serves as an educational foundation for American College of Sports Medicine certifications.

Students pursue courses offered by the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in the College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of Education, Nutrition, and Restaurant-Hotel Management in the College of Human Sciences and 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. Certain medical school courses may be credited to the program upon evaluation and approval of the advisory committee.

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).

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

ESS 5312. Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Exercise (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).

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

ESS 5333. Administration of Athletic Training 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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