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Kinesiology Major with a Sports Medicine Concentration (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in kinesiology and a concentration sports medicine prepares students for Master’s level studies in the field of Athletic Training. In addition to the academic curriculum, students take part in an immersive semester long internship in their chosen Athletic Training setting. Upon graduation, students will be well prepared to enter graduate studies in Athletic Training and will have an edge over students who did not complete an undergraduate program with concentration in Sports Medicine.

Important

Before admission into the BS in Kinesiology with Sports Medicine Concentration, students must declare the “General Studies (Sports Medicine)” concentration/major.  Once admitted, student’s concentration/major will change to “Kinesiology/Sports Medicine”. 

Campus Availability

Dahlonega Campus

Admissions Information

The Sports Medicine concentration at UNG is a competitive area, assuring that we are delivering high quality education to the students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training. Be sure to begin acquiring observation hours under a certified athletic trainer (50 minimum required for the application) early so you are prepared when application time rolls around (October each year). Maintain a 2.75 GPA, as this is the minimum for the major. All other requirements for the degree can be found in the Sports Medicine Application Packet.

In response to recommendations set forth by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance (ATSA), the University of North Georgia has made the decision to transition our undergraduate baccalaureate Athletic Training degree (BSAT) to a graduate master’s level degree (MSAT). As a result, UNG has accepted and graduated its last undergraduate cohort in 2019. Students that are interested in pursuing a degree in Athletic Training from UNG should review the homepage for the Master of Science with a Major in Athletic Training (MSAT).

Internship Rotations

In addition to the academic curriculum, students accepted into the SPMD program will take part in an immersive semester long internship during SPMD 4900 in their chosen allied health interest. Internship rotations/sites are contingent upon program approval if a current memorandum of understanding is not on file.

What can you do with a career in Sports Medicine?

The University of North Georgia (UNG) is proud to offer the creation of a new and exciting degree for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in Allied Health; a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine (SPMD). The SPMD concentration is a unique interdisciplinary major which prepares and provides students with the foundational knowledge for an immediate career or to serve as a preparatory degree to graduate programs such as the Master’s in Athletic Training offered at UNG. Students that are interested in pursuing the SPMD concentration should be well versed and have the ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and aptitude in the domains of math and science. Students will also be charged with developing their skills in effective communication, leadership, team dynamics, evidence based practice, and have a desire to become lifelong learners and scholars of the health sciences. Students should review the admission criteria and prerequisites for all graduate program and meet with their faculty advisors to determine if any additional courses may need to be taken in addition to the courses highlighted within the traditional plan of study for the SPMD Program.
Dr. Sabrina Maginnis teaching ATP and SPMD students in the Athletic Training lab
Dr. Sabrina Maginnis teaching ATP and SPMD students in the Athletic Training lab

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