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Master of Science in Sports Medicine

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The Sports Medicine (SM) program focuses on enhancing the knowledge base in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. Athletic Trainers, other health care professionals and individuals interested in sports medicine will find the curriculum well-suited to meet their post-professional goals and objectives. Several graduate assistantships are offered through our program. Graduate assistant information for Fall 2020 is here.

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Find out about our educational opportunities and learn more about the structure of the Sports Medicine program and our graduate assistantships.

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To apply to the Sports Medicine program, students must meet certain admission requirements and follow application instructions. All applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited school, and students are only admitted into the program after completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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Students can choose to pursue either a thesis or non-thesis track in the Sports Medicine curriculum, both of which prepare students for a career in Sports Medicine or further studies in another health-related field.

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The research experience of the Sports Medicine program is unparalleled, offering students opportunities to work in the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and Warrior Human Performance Research Center. 

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Both MS and PhD students may be eligible for scholarships through the University of Pittsburgh and various other local and national organizations and foundations. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Check here for a list of our most frequently asked questions about the Sports Medicine program.