2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, MSc

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The Department of Health Sciences offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Sciences 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.

Sports Nutrition Option - MSc in Health Sciences

The Master of Sciences 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 Promotion Option - MSc in Health Sciences

The Master of Sciences 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.

Sports Medicine Option - MSc in Health Sciences

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

Strength and Conditioning Track

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