Sports Medicine

West Chester University

Carolyn Jimenez, Ph.D., ATC
216 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-3293



AT Concentration Course Sequence

The curriculum is a science-based program with a required thesis track. The program includes basic research preparation (EXS 600 Research Methods and HEA 526 Biostatistics), advanced exercise science courses (EXS 572 Advanced Motor Learning and EXS 585 Biomechanics), cadaver anatomy (SMD 500 and 501), advanced sports medicine courses (SMD 592 & 693 Seminar & Topics in Sports Medicine, SMD 595 Orthopedic Surgical Techniques) and research (thesis).

Students are required to complete the following courses:

I. Degree core (18)

  • EXS 572 Advanced Motor Learning (3)

  • EXS 585 Biomechanics (3)

  • EXS 600 Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3)

  • HEA 526 Biostatistics (3)

  • EXS 698 Research I  (3)

  • EXS 699 Research II (3)

II.  Concentration core (13)

  • SMD 500 Cadaver Anatomy Lecture (3)

  • SMD 501 Cadaver Anatomy Lab (1)

  • SMD 592 Seminar in Sports Medicine (3)

  • SMD 595 Orthopedic Surgical Techniques (3)

  • SMD 693 Topics in Sports Medicine (3)

III. Suggested Electives (9)

  • SMD 505 Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine (3)

  • NSG 522 Epidemiology (3)

  • EXS 582 Physical Activity and the Environment (3)

  • EXS 681 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

  • EXS 687 Applied Muscular Physiology (3)

  • EXS 688 Applied Cardiovascular Physiology (3)

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