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Sports Medicine Undergraduate Program

Athletic training student wrapping another student's foot.

Your foundation for a career in health care

If you want to become a health care provider, this major puts you on the right path. Have hands-on training and experience for your future. Fast-track toward an athletic training career. Be qualified and prepared for other professional programs.

Pathway options

The sports medicine major offers two degree options, or pathways. Select the pathway that matches your goals and needs.

  • Pre-athletic training (Pre-AT): Lay the groundwork to become a certified athletic trainer, someone who specializes in athletic health care.
  • Traditional: Provide direct patient care in a related sports medicine or health care field. 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.

Degree plan

Pre-athletic training

Review a sample degree plan for the pre-athletic training (Pre-AT) pathway.

Degree plan


Review a sample degree plan for the traditional pathway.

Why major in sports medicine at Missouri State?

Professor guiding student to assist a patient.

Get experience

Engage with sports medicine clinics, athletes, physicians, and other health care providers while in school.

Student using an instrument to measure a patient's knee.

Build your foundation

Gain the skills a health care provider needs. Have basic science knowledge and strong health care experience.

Student stretching another student's shoulder.
Professor demonstrating how to use exercise bands.

Have the flexibility to branch out

Don't want to do athletic training? The traditional pathway prepares you for other fields, too. Meet the admission requirements for a professional degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy and more.

Take your education to the next level

Do you already have a bachelor's degree, or are you working as a certified athletic trainer?

We have master's programs that can extend your skill set and prepare you for greater career roles.


Master of Athletic Training (MAT)

For aspiring athletic trainers who want to become certified.


Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)

For certified athletic trainers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge.


Master of Public Health (MPH)

Keep people healthy and disease-free.