What would you do as a student in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition? Perhaps you would work alongside researchers to analyze how a baseball player's throwing motion may lead to chronic shoulder injuries, or find ways to help a soccer player prevent an acute anterior cruciate ligament injury. Maybe you would work one on one with athletes to examine how diet affects performance, counsel individuals on nutrition and lifestyle changes for health improvement or help create an appropriate exercise or nutrition regimen for someone with a chronic disease or disability.
What will you do as a graduate of one of our programs? Set the pace for sports medicine and nutrition.
Our students choose from two distinct areas of study: sports medicine/athletic training or clinical dietetics and nutrition. By combining these fields, we maximize research capabilities across the University and prepare quality clinicians in the fields of dietetics and athletic training.