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Sports Medicine Degree at University of Kansas

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Sports Medicine Degree

The sports medicine program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas 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. University of Kansas offers a bachelor's degree program in sports medicine.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male81
Female71

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian5
Black3
Hispanic6
White134

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Sports Medicine program at University of Kansas, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 300
      • Average Annual Salary: $23,400

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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.08
      • Average Annual Salary: $25,130

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 Kansas

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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Haskell Indian Nations University

Lawrence, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (A)
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Baker University

Baldwin City, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Washburn University

Topeka, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
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MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Allen Community College

Iola, KS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (A)
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Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
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Independence Community College

Independence, KS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (A)
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Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
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Bethel College - North Newton

North Newton, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
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Bethany College

Lindsborg, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)