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 career-specific topics and handson 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.

2021-22 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. A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA is a prerequisite for PED 456, 457, 458.