What is a Degree in Sports Medicine?
McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree program in health and human performance, with a concentration in sports medicine, is the study of the function and capabilities of the human body. By majoring in sports medicine at McNeese, you will learn how to assess and address the physiological and nutritional needs of patients, and be able to train clients in physical fitness and understand how to prevent and treat sports injuries.
What is a sports medicine concentration?
The sports medicine program is one of several concentrations in the Department of Health and Human Performance. With a focus on the topics including exercise physiology, therapeutic rehabilitation and lower and upper extremity evaluation, McNeese’s sports medicine degree program is designed to fulfill prerequisite and recommended course work from some of the best athletic training graduate programs in the U.S.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Degree Program: Health and Human Performance
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
What Can You Do with a Sports Medicine Degree?
The sports medicine concentration in health and human performance prepares you for medical school or other related master’s degrees. With a graduate degree, most professionals in sports medicine work for hospitals, clinics, school athletics programs or recreational sports centers.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Health and Human Performance
- Master of Science in Athletic Training
- Master of Science in Orthopedic Surgery
- Master of Science in Exercise Science
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Lake Charles Memorial Health System
- Center for Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
- Partners in Physical Therapy
- GBD | CIDP Foundation International
- CHRISTUS Health
- Parkland Hospital
- Advance Rehabilitation
- The Center for Orthopaedics
- McLeod Trahan Sheffield Physical Therapy
- Peak Performance Foot and Ankle
McNeese’s $40 million, 145,000-square-foot Health and Human Performance Education Complex is the new home for H&HP degree programs, as well as volleyball and basketball. The multi-purpose facility allows McNeese to offer lab and internship experiences for students and incorporate new curriculum for professional schools and careers.
Earn your bachelor’s degree in health and human performance, with a concentration in sports medicine, while preparing for graduate school and receiving the knowledge you need to complete certification exams in your profession.
Participate in a variety of student organizations and clubs on campus.
- The Sports Medicine Society
- The Physical Medicine Society
- Power Lifting Club
- Men’s Soccer Club
- Men’s, Women’s and Co-Recreational Volleyball Club
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine
Not sure if the sports medicine program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Mike Soileau, Department Head