B.S. in Health Science: General - Sports Medicine Studies Concentration

College of Health Sciences

(*Note: As of Summer 2022, this program and its accelerated counterpart are no longer accepting new students.  Interested students should consider the B.S. in Sports Medicine Studies.)

Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Major/Concentration Courses
HEA 110Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice3
HEA 210Introduction to Allied Health3
HEA 242Introduction to Public and Community Health3
HEA 341Chronic and Communicable Diseases3
HEA 377Pharmacology2
HEA 419Research Methods in Health3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
SMD 204First Aid for Health Professionals3
SMD 210Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries3
SMD 261Surface Anatomy3
SMD 361Kinesiology3
SMD 400Special Topics in Athletic Training3
SMD 420Sports Medicine 13
SMD 430Sports Medicine 23
Related/Cognate Requirements
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences4
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences1
PHY 100Elements of Physical Science3
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXS 102Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques2
NTD 422Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport3
Capstone Requirement
SMD 450Capstone in Sports Medicine 13
Total Minimum Credits Required120

This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

Accelerated B.S. in Health Science: General - Sports Medicine Studies Concentration to M.S. in Athletic Training Program

Beginning in Summer I after Year 3, the 12 credits below from the M.S. in Athletic Training will be used to satisfy the final 12 credits for the B.S. Health Sciences: Concentration in Sports Medicine Sciences.

SMD 500Human Cadaver Anatomy2
SMD 501Human Cadaver Dissection4
SMD 502Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness3
SMD 505Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine3

Progression into the M.S. in Athletic Training Program

An application and notification of intent to progress into the M.S. in Athletic Training program must be completed by the announced deadline in the spring semester of the sophomore year . 

A student must achieve a grade of C or better in all undergraduate major and related required courses. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to progress into the M.S. in Athletic Training program. (If applicable, transfer course grades will be calculated in to determine GPA.)  

An interview with department faculty may be required. Please see the Sports Medicine Department for technical standards for the M.S. in Athletic Training.


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Accelerated B.S. in Health Science: General - Sports Medicine Studies Concentration to M.S. in Athletic Training

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
HEA 210 Introduction to Allied Health 3
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
HEA 110 Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice 3
SMD 204 First Aid for Health Professionals 3
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
WRT 200
Critical Writing and Research
or Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere
or Critical Writing: Special Topics
SPK 208 Public Speaking 3
or Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed
(These can also be completed during the winter term.)  
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Year Two
HEA 242 Introduction to Public and Community Health 3
SMD 210 Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries 3
SMD 361 Kinesiology 3
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I
or Surface Anatomy
SMD 261
Surface Anatomy
or Introduction to Statistics I
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 3
PHY 100 Elements of Physical Science 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Speaking Emphasis Gen Ed 3
Writing Emphasis Gen Ed (300/400 level) 3
(These can also be completed during the winter term.)  
CHE 107
CRL 107
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
and General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences
Year Three
HEA 341 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3
HEA 377 Pharmacology 2
EXS 380
EXL 380
Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Lab
SMD 400 Special Topics in Athletic Training 3
SMD 420 Sports Medicine 1 3
HEA 419 Research Methods in Health 3
EXS 102 Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques 2
SMD 430 Sports Medicine 2 3
SMD 450 Capstone in Sports Medicine 3
NTD 422 Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Summer Session I
(MS in AT courses)  
SMD 501 Human Cadaver Dissection 4
SMD 502 Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness 3
Summer Session II
(MS in AT courses)  
SMD 512 Orthopedic Assessment 1 3
 Total Credits120