Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology, BS

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN SPORTS MEDICINE & FITNESS TECHNOLOGY DEGREE

Keiser University’s College of Golf Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology focuses on advanced health and fitness assessment, prescription and lifestyle modification. The program provides information on health risk factors, exercise leadership, biomechanics of movement, physiological adaptations to exercise, injury prevention, care and therapy modalities, business management and ethics in sport.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To develop a student’s ability to apply health and fitness assessments in the development, monitoring and motivation of individuals with exercise prescriptions.
  • To prepare students to properly conduct and monitor exercise sessions in both healthy and special populations.
  • To prepare students to manage their own business in the field of health and wellness and to utilize sports marketing and promotion techniques.
  • To assist students in understanding health risk factors, physiological adaptations to exercise and psychological factors associated with fitness and exercise programs.
  • To assist students in understanding and applying basic biomechanical principles.

CURRICULUM

Program Outline

To receive an Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, students must earn 125.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Sports Medicine and Fitness Lower Division Courses (39.0 credit hours)

  • Health and Fitness Appraisal and Wellness
  • Exercise Leadership I
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Sports Medicine and First Aid
  • Sports Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology Externship
  • Sports Administration and Law

Sports Medicine and Fitness Upper Division Courses (48.0 credit hours)

  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Nutrition in Health and Exercise
  • Corrective Exercise Techniques
  • Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Business Management
  • Exercise Programming for Special Populations
  • Integrated Studies in Sports Medicine Capstone
  • Exercise Leadership II
  • Sports Marketing and Promotions

Upper Division General Education Courses (12.0 credit hours)

  • Workplace Diversity
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Professional Writing
  • Critical Thinking

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.