The Applied Human and Sport Physiology major provides students with a variety of educational experiences pertaining to sports medicine, allied health, and physical science. The program of study is designed to prepare students for graduate study/careers in athletic training, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and, through advisement, may provide strong training for individuals who wish to work in health and fitness related professions.
The course offerings in Applied Human and Sport Physiology are designed to:
provide the student with an understanding of how to prevent, and evaluate common musculoskeletal injuries.
allow the student to demonstrate competency in conducting practical research including application of statistical procedures.
provide the student the skills necessary to use technology for physical assessments common to the sports medicine field.
prepare students for graduate study and research in the various fields included in applied human and sport physiology.
provide the students a strong training to work in health and fitness related professions.
Students considering this major should have a minimum of:
1 year of biology
1 year of chemistry
3.0/4.0 high school GPA
ACT score of at least 25
Following program enrollment, students are required to maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher to enroll in the following courses: PED 352, 389, and 495. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher to enroll in the following courses: PED 400, 471, 472, and 473. Students must earn a “B” grade or better in PED 470.
Course Prefix, Number, and Name
BIO 220 Human Anatomy
BIO 340 Human Physiology
CHE 107 General Chemistry II
PED 130 Introduction to Sports Medicine
PED 207 Athletic Performance and Nutrition
PED 241 First Aid and CPR or HSC 345 CPR for Healthcare Provider
2 or 1
PED 275 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
PED 305 Exercise Physiology
PED 351 Biomechanics
PED 352 Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Management
PED 357 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
PED 472 Wellness Practicum I
PED 473 Wellness Practicum II
PED 389 Sports Medicine Practicum
PED 400 Cardiac Rehabilitation
PED 470 Fitness Evaluation and Assessment
PED 471 Tests and Measurements
PED 495 Research Design in Sport Medicine
PHY 201/321 General Physics I + Lab
General Education Requirements
Applied Human and Sport Physiology Majors must also complete:
BIO 110 Biology Concepts (4 credit hours) or its equivalent to satisfy the Life Sciences General Education requirement.
CHE 106 General Chemistry I (4) or equivalent to satisfy Physical Sciences General Education requirement.
MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics(3) to satisfy Mathematics General Education requirement.
PSY 101 General Psychology (3) or equivalent to satisfy individual and Society General Education requirement.