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Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 
Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Sports Medicine

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The Sports Medicine Program is a four-year, pre-professional curriculum leading to a B.S.Ed. in Physical Education. Most students electing this option will pursue a graduate degree following the receipt of the B.S.Ed. degree.

Eligibility for admission to the program is based on the admission requirements of the University of Virginia, the Curry School of Education, and the Kinesiology Program Area. Generally, applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and 1000 combined score on the SAT. Since the program is geared toward graduate study, a strong background in the general sciences is recommended. Students should be career oriented in sports medicine or allied health areas. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per year.

General education requirements are 12 credits in humanities, including English composition and English literature; 12 credits in social sciences, including one course each in introductory psychology and introductory sociology; and 12 credits in math and science. Specific course requirements by program area are listed on-line at

Sports Medicine is a specialization that leads to career opportunities in allied health professions. Students must complete 120 credits of course work emphasizing the human movement sciences and basic natural sciences (chemistry, physics, physiology) and sports medicine. Additional requirements include attendance at a professional conference and, to qualify for the NATA certification exam, 1500 Practicum Hours of Athletic Training.

Sample B.S.Ed. Program in Sports Medicine (120 Credits)

(Pre-Physical Therapy or Athletic Training)

The following sample program is provided to facilitate academic planning. The suggested sequences reflect a solid arrangement of courses leading to the fulfillment of all degree requirements. The sample program should not be perceived as a rigid set of requirements but, rather, as a guide for academic planning. The advisor’s permission is required for any official academic registrations, including add/drops.

Year One

Year Two

Fall Semester Credits: 15

  • Social Science elective Credits: 3
  • PHYE or EDHS - Physical Education activity Credits: 1
  • Humanities or Social Science elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester Credits: 15

  • Humanities elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science elective Credits: 3

Year Three

Fall Semester Credits: 15.5

  • PHYE or EDHS - Physical Education activity Credits: 1
  • Elective Credits: 3

Year Four

Fall Semester Credits: 16

  • EDHS ___  EDHS elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester Credits: 15

  • Statistics (recommended) or elective Credits: 3

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