The Sports Medicine concentration provides excellent preparation for students seeking careers in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, or other similar health careers requiring an advanced degree (Master's and/or Ph.D.). It provides an extensive science background and a solid grounding in the foundations of human movement. Various courses include chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanical principles and neuromuscular aspects of human movement, and human nutrition.  This track is dedicated to preparing students academically and professionally  for their post-graduate programs and future careers in healthcare.   

Learn more about the Sports Medicine concentration on the Department of Health and Exercise Science website.

Effective Fall 2021

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition 3
HES 145Health and Wellness 3
HES 202Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
MATH 1181College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 1241Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 1251Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
Biology - Select one group from the following: 4
Group A  
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B  
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Chemistry - Select one group from the following:2 5
Group A  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology 2
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology 3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
CHEM 2453Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 2463Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CO 301BWriting in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)23
HES 319Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement 4
HES 340Exercise Prescription 3
HES 403Physiology of Exercise4B4
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A5
Statistics - Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics (GT-MA1)1B 
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy 5
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement 4
HES 345Population Health and Disease Prevention 3
Sports Medicine Capstone - select one course from the following:4 3
Sports Medicine Capstone: Seminar4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Research4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Teaching4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Service Learning4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Guided Electives - Select 10 credits from the list below: 10
Electives5 4
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Sports Medicine Guided Electives List:

Code Title AUCC Credits
Select a minimum of 10 credits from the list.
BC 351 Principles of Biochemistry 4
BMS *** Upper-Division course(s) not required elsewhere 3-5
BZ 310 Cell Biology 4
BZ 350 Molecular and General Genetics 4
FSHN*** Upper-Division course(s) 3-6
HES *** Upper-Division course(s) not required elsewhere 1-10
LIFE *** 3-5 credits from Life Sciences (not including LIFE 102) 3-5
MATH 155 Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1) 1B 4
or MATH 160 Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)
MATH 161 Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) 1B 4
MIP 300 General Microbiology 3
MIP 302 General Microbiology Laboratory 2
MIP 315 Pathology of Human and Animal Disease 3
OT 215 Medical Terminology 1
PH 122 General Physics II (GT-SC1) 3A 5
or PH 142 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)
PSY 252 Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
PSY 260 Child Psychology 3
or PSY *** Upper-Division course
SOCR 330 Principles of Genetics 3
SOCR 331 Genetics Laboratory 1
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
HES 145Health and Wellness X 3
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1) X1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1) X1B1
Biology - Select one group from the following X 4
Group A    
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B    
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition X 3
HES 202Introduction to Exercise Physiology X 3
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B1
Chemistry - Select one group from the following: X 5
Group A    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Group B    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Arts and Humanities X3B3
AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology X 3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3) X3C3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
CHEM 107/CHEM 108 or CHEM 111 /CHEM 112 and LIFE 102 or BZ 110/BZ 111 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  4
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology X 2
CHEM 113General Chemistry II X 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II X 1
Electives    6
BMS 300, FSHN 150, HES 145, and HES 207 must be completed by the end of semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
CHEM 246Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory   1
CO 301BWriting in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X23
HES 340Exercise Prescription X 3
PH 121General Physics I (GT-SC1)  3A5
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 319Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement   4
HES 403Physiology of Exercise X4B4
Statistics - Select one course from the following: X 3
General Statistics (GT-MA1)  1B 
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Electives X 3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy X 5
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement   4
HES 345Population Health and Disease Prevention X 3
Guided Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
(HES 307 or HES 319), HES 340, and HES 403 must be completed by the end of semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Sports Medicine Capstone - Select one course from the following:X  3
Sports Medicine Capstone: Seminar  4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Research  4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Teaching  4A,4C 
Sports Medicine Capstone: Service Learning  4A,4C 
Guided Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  7
ElectivesX  4
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120