Earn a Sports Medicine Degree
Make an impact on the HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF sportS PROFESSIONALS
Our sports medicine minor is designed to meet growing interest in a program of study that integrates exercise and health sciences with the practice aspects of human performance. By completing this program, you will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge as you learn about anatomy, human movement, nutrition and sports injuries.
The program at our private university is intended for students who are interested in academic disciplines including physical education, pre-physical therapy, coaching, pre-chiropractic, nutrition, nursing, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy or pre-athletic training, and graduate school. This will provide you with the academic background and the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in sports medicine.
About Our Sports Medicine Program
Minor in Sports Medicine
This degree focuses on preparing students with a career combining sports and health.
- Equip students on the path toward a graduate degree in medicine
- Teach physical or sports education
- Be an athletic trainer in a variety of sports
While earning your minor, you can expect to take courses including Medical Terminology, Human Physiology, and Nutrition. A complete plan of study can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Sports Medicine Department
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in sports medicine. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in sports medicine, you can expect a promising future. The sports medicine field is projected to grow 18% between 2015 and 2022. Our students are prepared to meet the expected future demand.
A minor in sports medicine will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialities related to medicine (with postgraduate degrees and credentials). Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:
- Athletic Trainer ($42,600 a year)
- Chiropractor ($66,160 a year)
- Sports Medicine Physician ($205,000 a year)
- Sports Education Teacher ($55,050 a year)
Our sports medicine students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community through companies such as Newman University Athletics, various community high schools and in a variety of medical clinics . This allows you to gain experience in the realm of medicine and sports.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our Sports Medicine program, students can join the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or the Newman University Running and Fitness (NURF). These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"I wouldn’t change it for the world. I had fun. It was a great time and I’ll remember it for the rest of my life."
EASTON JULIAN, CLASS OF 2016
"It’s worth the money. I’ll tell you it’s worth the money, the sacrifice to get an education, because in the long run it represents who you are. When you get that degree it adds value to you as a person."