Wayne State College

Injury Science Minor

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.

2023-24 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 (fall only) (3)
  • PED 457 Upper Extremity Evaluation (spring only) (3)
  • PED 458 Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries (fall only) (3)