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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.


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 at the link here.

Addendum to the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin for the Athletic Training Program

Application materials for the undergraduate degree are no longer being accepted. 

In response to recommendations set forth by the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance (ATSAnew window), 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 its last undergraduate cohort, which will graduate in 2019. Once we receive approval from the Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATEnew window), we will begin the application process for the MSAT.

Clinical Rotations

Students in the Athletic Training Program are required to gain experience through various clinical rotations. These rotations are assigned during all semesters in the ATP. Twenty hours per week are required for successful completion of these rotations. Rotations include, but are not limited to, a rehabilitation clinic, orthopedic clinic, general medicine practice, UNG athletic teams, high-school football and additional high-school teams. A Preceptor will evaluate student performance twice per semester. A student must achieve a 70% average or better on these evaluations to remain in the ATP.

What can you do with a career in Sports Medicine?

A degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine prepares students to enter a graduate level program in Athletic Training. Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students will sit for their national Board Exam in order to practice as a certified athletic trainer. Athletic trainers work in a variety of different areas, including but not limited to high schools, clinics, colleges/Universities, the corporate world (eg Delta, Google, Amazon, etc), the military, fine arts…the options are limitless!
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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