The sports medicine major offers two degree options, or pathways. Select the pathway that matches your goals and needs.
- Pre-athletic training (Pre-AT): Take your first step toward becoming a certified athletic trainer, someone who specializes in athletic health care.
- Traditional: Branch out from athletic training. Explore other sports medicine and health care fields. Enter the workforce after you graduate or progress into a professional program.
Both pathways give you a bachelor's degree in sports medicine as well.
Review a sample degree plan for the pre-athletic training (Pre-AT) pathway.
Why major in sports medicine at Missouri State?
Work with sports medicine clinics, athletes, physicians, and other health care providers while in school.
Build your foundation
Gain the credentials a health care provider needs. Have basic science knowledge and a strong health care background.
Start early on your master's degree
Pave the way for early admission into the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program. Become a certified athletic trainer, sooner.
Have the flexibility to branch out
Don't want to do athletic training? Take the traditional pathway and explore other fields. Meet the admission requirements for a professional degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy and more.
By the numbers
Join a career field where your services are in demand.
Take your education to the next level
Our master's degree programs will enhance your abilities and prepare you for greater career roles.
Do you already have a bachelor's degree and want to become an athletic trainer? You need this program. Earn your master's degree and be eligible for certification.
Choose this program if you're already a certified athletic trainer or have a master's degree. Advance your skills and knowledge.
Keep people healthy and disease-free.
Lead healthy lifestyles. Improve the wellness of groups and communities.