COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: January 22, 2021

Department of Public Health and Sports Medicine

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Train, guide and serve in health care

Grow professionally and personally for a career in public health and athletic training. Build the skills you need to help others. Provide vital health services and expertise.

COVID-19 Updates

The department of public health and sports medicine is operating within normal business hours in virtual formats. Due to COVID-19, we are required to work from home. All in-person contact has been suspended. All faculty and staff can be reached by email. In addition, one-on-one appointments can be scheduled and handled via Zoom. If you have questions, please contact our office at 417-836-8553 or by email at

Undergraduate programs

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Sports medicine

Lay the groundwork to become an athletic trainer or similar health care professional.

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Health services

Thrive in any health care role. Provide hands-on service, work in management or prepare for graduate school.

Graduate programs

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Athletic training

For aspiring or current athletic trainers who want to grow their skills. Earn certification. Advance your abilities.

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Health promotion and wellness management

Lead others in making healthy lifestyle choices.

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Public health

Limit the spread of disease and improve community health.

Athletic training news