Advanced degrees in sports medicine are in demand because athletes at the professional, college, and high school level continue to advance, and also as the popularity of personal trainers and sport nutritionists continues to rise. Over the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that job opportunities for fitness and recreation professionals, and athletes and coaches will continue to grow.
A Master of Science in Sports Medicine can lead to careers in athletic training, professional strength and conditioning, coaching, sports nutrition, worksite fitness and safety, and sports psychology. Sports Medicine graduates will be able to expand their abilities in the area of practice in which they are already working. These graduates may also be able to expand their abilities into new areas of practice. In addition, this program will provide the foundations for advanced certification in sports medicine and related fields and will provide the education to consider further study at the doctoral level.