Sports Medicine Degree at Illinois State University

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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. Illinois State University offers a master's degree program in sports medicine.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male21
Female23

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
Hispanic1
White38

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Medicine program at Illinois State University, 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: 290
    • Average Annual Salary: $39,080

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: 150
    • Average Hourly Rate: $12.58
    • Average Annual Salary: $26,160

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Parkland College

Champaign, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C)

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (A)

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (C)

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)

Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C,A)

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 57 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)

North Park University

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C)
  • Sports Management (C)

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