Injury science is the study of orthopedic and athletic injury prevention, identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation. This minor provides a great opportunity to start applying fundamental concepts to more careerspecific topics and hands-on lessons. You’ll explore concepts and skills related to athletic and orthopedic injuries that you would otherwise not begin to study until you enter graduate or professional school. A minor in injury science is an excellent complement for students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs who plan to pursue careers in Allied Health. Possible careers include physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, physician assistant, nursing, and orthopedic medicine.
2022-23 Academic Year
Required Courses: 18-19 hours
A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).
- BIO 220 Human Anatomy or PED 105 Anatomy and Physiology I (3-4)
- PED 275 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
- PED 351 Biomechanics (3)
- *PED 456 Lower Extremity Evaluation (3)
- *PED 457 Upper Extremity Evaluation (3)
- *PED 458 Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3)
*Designates courses offered once every two years.