The Sports Medicine concentration includes standard pre-requisite courses for advanced study in athletic training or other fields related to sports medicine. After completing required coursework and other admission requirements, students can enter M.S. programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or other programs in a student’s area of interest.
As electives, students can also take relevant courses such as ATTR 321 Lower Body Assessment, ATTR 322 Upper Body Assessment, ATTR 337 Therapeutic Modalities, and ATTR 338 Therapeutic Exercise.
Students should observe athletic trainers or other professionals, or do an internship combining observation with an academic project. Athletic trainers practice at MCLA as well as at high schools in the surrounding area.
Programs in Athletic Training and Exercise Science may require the GRE. Study materials for this examination are provided in the Biology department.
A faculty advisor will meet with each student at least once per semester, and Information about pre-requisites for athletic training, exercise science programs, specific internship and observation sites, research opportunities, upcoming courses, and other topics is provided to enrolled students on the Biology Department’s Canvas page.
MCLA graduates have successfully enrolled in graduate programs at Seton Hall University, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas and other institutions.