Sports medicine is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on healthcare issues for athletes and physically active individuals.
The Master of Science in sports medicine is a two-year intensive program focused on enhancing the knowledge base in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. Although the program is particularly suited for athletic trainers, other healthcare professionals and individuals interested in sports medicine will find the curriculum well-suited to meet their post-professional goals and objectives. Individuals who have successfully completed our program include physical therapists, bioengineers, and exercise physiologists.
Graduates of the program seek appointments in both clinical and educational settings at colleges and universities, high schools, and private sports medicine clinics. Graduate assistantships are available to athletic trainers and include appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, local colleges and high schools, and sports medicine clinics. The yearly assistantships include tuition remission and stipend.