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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Health Care Science, MSc


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The Department of Health Sciences offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science with options in Sports Medicine, Sports Nutrition, and Health Promotion. Graduate students pursue coursework in these areas of study and related disciplines (biology, chemistry), providing the students with a diverse integrated curriculum of study.

MSc Health Promotion


The Master of Science degree in Health Promotion is designed to prepare students for advanced study and practice in Health Promotion related areas. Graduates are prepared to take leadership roles in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in various public and private/work site agencies at local, state and national levels. The health promotion professionals trained in this program will possess the skills and knowledge to affect lifestyle choices and improve a person’s community or organizational health and wellness.

Health Science Requirements (6 credits total)


Health Science Research Requirements (1-4 credits total)


Comprehensive Exam Track


Completion of the Comprehensive Examination and 6 credits of graduate level electives.

Total Credits: 34


MSc Sports Medicine


The Master of Sciences Degree in Sports Medicine (MScSM) offers two options: Athletic Training and Strength Conditioning. The Athletic Training Track is a post-certification program providing the coursework and practical experience necessary to obtain advanced knowledge and skills in the discipline of Sports Medicine. The degree specifically offers the opportunity for those who are Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC) to build upon their theoretical and clinical competencies. Opportunities are available to gain experience within University Intercollegiate Athletic Programs, and the Secondary School Interscholastic Settings. The Strength & Conditioning Track provides advanced coursework and practical experience necessary to enhance undergraduate concepts through the application of practical skills. Sports performance concepts are applied to diverse athlete groups with additional considerations for exercise modifications with special populations. The degree offers content specific coursework for the strength and conditioning professional and opportunities for hands-on experiences at many premier sites in the community such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Fort Carson - 10th SFG.

Program Prerequisites


For prerequisites to each track within the Sports Medicine program, please visit our website.

Athletic Training Track


Health Science Requirements (6 credits total)


Health Science Research Requirements (6 credits total)


Project Track

Comprehensive Exam Track

    Completion of Comprehensive Examination and 6 credits of graduate level electives

Strength and Conditioning Track


Health Science Requirements (6 credits total)


Health Science Research Requirements (6 credits total)


Project Track

Comprehensive Exam Track

 Completion of Comprehensive Exam  and two graduate electives

MSc Sports Nutrition


The Master of Science degree in Sport Nutrition is designed to prepare registered dietitians (RDs or RD eligible) and/or internationally recognized nutritionists to become sport dietitians with an emphasis in sustainability. Non-RD students who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetic (DPD) exercise physiology and biochemistry course are also eligible to apply to this program. Graduates are prepared to take leadership roles in providing nutrition services to high school, collegiate, recreational, elite, and professional athletes and active individual of all sports and genders. This degree prepares students for the Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) Examination offered to RDs through the Commission for Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). This program also aims to provide international experiences and collaborations through a newly created network of Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). The degree offers students three capstone options: thesis, project, and comprehensive exam.

Health Science Requirements (6 credits total)


Health Science Research Requirements (6 credits total)


Project Track


Comprehensive Exam Track


Completion of Comprehensive Examination and 6 credits of graduate electives.

Total Credits: 35


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