B.S. in Sports Medicine Studies

College of Health Sciences
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Introduction to Statistics I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries
Diverse Communities requirement3
Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice 1
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
General Biology I
Elements of Physical Science
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Introduction to Psychology
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Capstone in Sports Medicine
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Core Courses
SMD 100Foundations of Sports Medicine3
SMD 204First Aid for Health Professionals 23
SMD 210Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries 23
SMD 261Surface Anatomy 23
SMD 361Kinesiology 23
SMD 400Special Topics in Athletic Training 23
SMD 420Sports Medicine 1 23
SMD 430Sports Medicine 2 23
SMD 490Applied Clinical Anatomy 23
Related/Cognate Requirements
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II 24
EXS 380Exercise Physiology 23
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
HEA 377Pharmacology2
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 23
NTD 422Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport 23
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences4
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences1
PHY 100Elements of Physical Science3
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
Other courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology may be substituted with approval of program director.
Capstone Requirement
SMD 450Capstone in Sports Medicine 2,33
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Accelerated B.S. in Sports Medicine Studies to M.S. in Athletic Training Program

Beginning in Summer I after Year 3, the 24 credits below from the M.S. in Athletic Training will be used to satisfy the final 23 credits for the B.S. in Sports Medicine Studies.

SMD 501Human Cadaver Dissection4
SMD 502Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness3
SMD 505Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine3
SMD 511Principles of Rehabilitation3
SMD 512Orthopedic Assessment 13
SMD 513Orthopedic Assessment 23
SMD 515Athletic Training Clinical Experience 13
SML 511Principles of Rehabilitation Lab2

The course is recommended to fulfill this requirement.


Students must earn a minimum grade of C in this course.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

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 Sports Medicine Studies to M.S. in Athletic Training

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
SMD 100 Foundations of Sports Medicine 3
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SMD 204 First Aid for Health Professionals 3
SPK 208 Public Speaking 3
or Arts Gen Ed
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 1 3
Year Two
SMD 361 Kinesiology 3
SMD 210 Psychosocial Perspectives of Sports/Recreational Injuries 3
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I
or Surface Anatomy
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Speaking Emphasis Gen Ed 3
SMD 261
Surface Anatomy
or Introduction to Statistics I
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 3
PHY 100 Elements of Physical Science 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Writing Emphasis Gen Ed (300/400-Level) 3
Year Three
SMD 400 Special Topics in Athletic Training 3
SMD 420 Sports Medicine 1 3
EXS 380 Exercise Physiology 3
EXL 380 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
HEA 377 Pharmacology 2
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
SMD 430 Sports Medicine 2 3
SMD 450 Capstone in Sports Medicine 3
SMD 490 Applied Clinical Anatomy 3
NTD 422 Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport 3
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 4
CRL 107 General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences 1
Summer Session I
SMD 501 Human Cadaver Dissection 4
SMD 502 Prevention & Care of Injury and Illness 3
Summer Session II
SMD 512 Orthopedic Assessment 1 3
Year Four
SMD 505 Evidence Based Practice in Sports Medicine 3
SMD 511 Principles of Rehabilitation 3
SML 511 Principles of Rehabilitation Lab 2
 Total Credits120

HEA 110 is recommended.