Sports Medicine MSSM

Master of Science in Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is a broad field that involves assisting individuals, both athletes and the general population, in reaching their optimal health and performance. Approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Education Recognition Program (ERP), our graduate degree provides opportunities to present research at national meetings, with many submitted for publication in professional journals. A Master of Science program will assist you in gaining the necessary preparation in becoming a practitioner that helps individuals to not only improve fitness and physical performance, but also address injury prevention and recovery.

Industry Highlights

Occupations of sports medicine physician, athletic trainer and physical therapist are projected to have a 20% rate of growth or higher between 2008 and 2018.

- US Department of Labor

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Training
  • Professional Strength & Conditioning
  • Coaching
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Worksite Safety and Fitness
  • Sports Psychology

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of the Biodynamics Center for coursework and completion of their projects. Our faculty are suited to your instructional needs and will guide you through your degree program and career in sports medicine.


Read More College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

Read More Start Strong, Start Now Registration Event

(February 11, 2016) - Armstrong will host a one-day Start Strong, Start Now registration event for the Spring 2016 mini-mester on Friday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Victor Hall, located on Armstrong's main campus at 11935 Abercorn St. This event helps new students apply, get admitted and sign up for classes.

Read More Georgia Game Changers Injury Screens

(December 18, 2015) - First year students in our DPT program conducted screenings at Georgia Game Changers. The students performed Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Y-Balance tests on approximately (50) participants. Participants included recreational runners, high school track runners, and the general public. These screenings provided the students with an opportunity to provide a community service and practice new skills.

Read More New Armstrong Liberty Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held in Hinesville, Ga.

(December 11, 2015) - Armstrong State University and the City of Hinesville hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Armstrong Liberty Center, located in Hinesville, Ga., on Dec. 10. The 21,000-square-foot facility, which will open to students in January, is more than double the size of the previous Liberty Center.

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