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  Jan 16, 2018
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year

Sports Medicine Major (B.S.)

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This major is the department’s pre-medicine program and is an alternative to the traditional pre-medical programs. In addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements for medical school the sports medicine major provides a prevention-oriented curriculum with course options in nutrition, exercise physiology and exercise prescription. Students will be assigned a departmental academic advisor in addition to the health professions advisor who will guide their progress toward medical school or other medically-based professional school (e.g., dental school). An interdisciplinary approach including nutrition, biology, mathematics, chemistry, athletic training, and exercise science is included in the major. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for admission to the program.

Required Courses

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 32 Credits

  • Natural and Computational Sciences (typically four courses) (13):

CHEM 205 and CHEM 206

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102

  • Social Sciences: PSYC 101 (4)
  • Mathematics (two courses) (8): 

MATH 210

One from MATH 150, MATH 240, or MATH 260

Sports Medicine Major: 53 Credits

Kinesiology Electives: 12 Credits

(8 credits must be 300-level or above)

General Electives: 24 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 131

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