Master of Sciences in Sports Medicine: Strength & Conditioning

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The mission of the MSc in Sports Medicine Program is to enhance the education of highly qualified athletic training and strength & conditioning professionals through an interprofessional curriculum integrated with opportunities to excel in research, advanced professional skills, and leadership development; ultimately translating experiences into their respective professions and future employment opportunities.

The Master of Sciences Sports Medicine: Strength & Conditioning degree offers the opportunity for the individual seeking applied skills in strength and conditioning to develop an interprofessional approach to athlete development. Opportunities for hands-on experiences are available at many premier sites in the community. The curriculum enhances fundamental concepts through advanced strength and conditioning courses while also including complementary subjects such as sports nutrition and sports rehabilitation. Our goals are to: equip students with a diverse and advanced knowledge base in the field of strength and conditioning; instill confidence in student's practical skills; and develop professionals who can interpret and apply research in their practice.  

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Course Requirements (37 hours)
HSCI 7020 Research Methods
HSCI 7030 Statistics
HSCI XXXX Capstone (Comprehensive Exams, Graduate Research Project, or Thesis)
HSCI 5060 Sport Nutrition
HSCI 6120 Health Science Leadership
HSCI 6600 Health Behavior and Therapeutic Exercise
HSCI 6700 Advanced Exercise Science
HSCI 6160 Dietary Supplements
HSCI 6240 Advanced Concepts in Strength & Conditioning
HSCI 6250 Strength and Conditioning Practicum (1 credit course, repeated each semester)
HSCI XXXX Electives (1-3 courses depending on Capstone)

Suggested Electives
HSCI 5030 Sports Specific Training Principles and Techniques
HSCI 5050 Obesity and Weight Management
HSCI 5350 Advanced Functional Human Anatomy
HSCI 5600 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
HSCI 5820 Nutrition, Exercise & Health in Women
HSCI 6140 Food, Culture, Community and Health
HSCI 5490 Exercise Considerations for Special Populations

Advising Contact
Craig Elder, PhD, ATC, CSCS, CSPS
Program Advisor
Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Spring, CO 80918


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