concentration in

Sports Medicine


Kinesiology majors in McNeese’s pre-professional program concentrations, such as sports medicine, boast a 90% acceptance rate into professional schools.

Program Highlights

What is a Degree in Sports Medicine?

McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree program in kinesiology, 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, acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent and treat sports injuries and learn how to train clients in physical fitness.

What is a sports medicine concentration?

The sports medicine program is one of several concentrations in the H.C. Drew School 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: Kinesiology

Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)

Availability: in person

Program overview

Explore More for Sports Medicine Majors

Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll gain while earning a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from McNeese.

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

McNeese has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Louisiana. Plus, the H.C. Drew School of Health and Human Performance offers a variety of program scholarships to help sports medicine majors pay for college. Learn more from the Office of Financial Aid.

State-of-the-Art Facilities:

Housed in a new facility featuring an athletic training lab, sports training center, exercise physiology lab and rehab center, this undergraduate program allows you to learn and practice with advanced technology that is used in the professional world. Majoring in sports medicine will allow you to explore a variety of methods during lab assessments using top-of-the-line equipment.

Applied Learning:

With a practical, hands-on approach to learning, the sports medicine degree program offers lab and practicum experiences, plus internship and preceptorship opportunities with local health organizations.

Highly Trained Faculty:

Sports medicine majors learn and practice under the guidance of program faculty with diverse expertise. They include certified athletic trainers, certified clinical exercise physiologists, team physicians and certified first aid instructors.

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Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do with a Sports Medicine Degree?

The sports medicine concentration in kinesiology 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 Kinesiology
  • 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

Legacy Center

A new, $40 million, 145,000-square-foot facility houses athletics and academics on campus, including volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and the H.C. Drew School of Kinesiology programs. The Legacy Center also allows McNeese to offer lab settings, internship opportunities and address new requirements for professional schools and careers.

Professional Certifications

Earn your bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with a concentration in sports medicine, while preparing for graduate school and receiving the knowledge you need to complete certification exams in your profession.

Student Activities

Participate in a variety of student organizations and clubs on campus.

  • The Physical Medicine Society
  • Power Lifting Club
  • Men’s Soccer Club
  • Men’s, Women’s and Co-Recreational Volleyball Club
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Program Contact

Dr. Courtney Hebert, Co-Department Head
Mr. Kevin Hargrave, Co-Department Head