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Sports Medicine Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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Sports Medicine Degree

The sports medicine program at Illinois State University prepares students for a career as a fitness worker, physical therapist, or athletic trainer. The program focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish research and service goals. Program courses include: human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness, principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer sports medicine degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Sports Medicine Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. ISU offers a master's degree program in sports medicine.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male28
Female19

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
White42
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Medicine program at ISU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Athletes and Sports Competitors

  • Description:

    Compete in athletic events.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, athletes and sports competitors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 21.6% from 2010 to 2020

Coaches and Scouts

  • Description:

    Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, coaches and scouts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 29.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Bloomington-Normal, IL
      • Total Employment: 300
      • Average Annual Salary: $33,850

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

  • Description:

    Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, fitness trainers and aerobics instructors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Bloomington-Normal, IL
      • Total Employment: 180
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.18
      • Average Annual Salary: $29,500

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Sports Medicine Programs in Illinois

Sports Medicine programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Parkland College

Champaign, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (C)
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Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (A)
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Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

52 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
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Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (C)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (C)
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Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (A)
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North Park University

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
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McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, IL
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (C,A)
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (M)