2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. It will provide valuable training for future physicians in areas of prevention such as nutrition, exercise, fitness, and weight management. This information is generally not offered in medical schools, and a firm foundation can be achieved through this prevention-oriented program. 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). Students will gain competencies in exercise stress testing, maximal oxygen uptake testing, body composition, computerized-diet analysis, and exercise prescription. 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

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 33 Credits

Social Sciences: 4 Credits

Mathematics: 8 Credits

Humanities: 4 Credits

(select one course; see Athletic Training Major (Non-Teaching), B.S.  table for a complete list of course options)

Sports Medicine Major: 61 Credits

General Electives: 16 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 132

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