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Program Highlights

Sports Medicine Program Highlights

McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree program in health and human performance, with a concentration in sports medicine, is designed to fulfill prerequisite and recommended course work from some of the best athletic training graduate programs in the U.S. By majoring in sports medicine at McNeese, you will 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 function and capabilities of the human body, you’ll learn how to assess and address the physiological and nutritional needs of patients. Explore a range of topics, including exercise physiology, therapeutic rehabilitation and lower and upper extremity evaluation.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Degree Program: Health and Human Performance

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 health and human performance from McNeese.

Financial aid and scholarships:

McNeese has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Louisiana. Plus, the Department 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.

Careers and Opportunities

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

H&HP Complex

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.

Professional Certifications

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.

Student Activities

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
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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.

Bachelor of Science in Huealth and Human Performance - Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance - Sport and Wellness Management

Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, Grades K–12

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science

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Program Contact

Dr. Mike Soileau, Department Head
337-337-475-5374