9: Curry School of Education

General Information | Teacher Education Degree Programs | Course Descriptions | Faculty

General Education | Professional Education Courses | Teaching Fields | Elementary Education Programs
Secondary Education Programs | Special Education Programs | Health and Physical Education Program
Sports Studies: Sports Medicine Program | Communication Disorders Program | Sample Programs
Elementary | Secondary | Physical Education with Health or Athletic Training Option
B.A.-M.T. in Special Education | B.S.Ed. in Communication Disorders | B.S.Ed. in Sports Medicine | General Electives

Sports Studies: Sports Medicine Program

The Sports Studies: Sports Medicine Program is a four-year, pre-professional curriculum leading to a B.S.Ed. in Physical Education. Most students electing this option will pursue a master's degree following the receipt of the B.S.Ed. degree.

Eligibility for admission to the program is based on the admission requirements of the University of Virginia, the Curry School of Education, and the Health and Physical Education Program Area. Generally, applicants require at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and 1000 combined score on the SAT. Since the program is geared toward graduate study, a strong background in the general sciences is recommended. Students should be career oriented in sports medicine or allied health areas. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per year.

General education requirements are 12 credits in humanities, including English composition and English literature; 12 credits in social sciences, including one course each in introductory psychology and introductory sociology; 12 credits in math and science, including 3 credits in math (MATH 111 or above) and BIOL 201 and 202 with a lab; and EDHS 450 (Contemporary Health Issues).

Sports Medicine is a specialization which leads to career opportunities in athletic training or physical therapy. Students must complete 120 credits of course work emphasizing the human movement sciences and basic natural sciences (chemistry, physics, physiology) and sports medicine.

Additional requirements include attendance at a professional conference. (Note: 1500 Practicum Hours of Athletic Training are required to qualify for the NATA certification exam.)


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