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Pitt's Sports Medicine program offers a wide range of topics and experiences including:

  • Injury epidemiology and pathokinesiology
  • Advanced musculoskeletal injury prevention, assessment and diagnosis
  • Evidence-based practice and patient-centered care
  • Research methods and study design
  • Laboratory techniques in human movement and joint stability
  • Human performance optimization


Students must complete at least 36 credits in order to earn this degree.

Sports Medicine Core (Required)

Electives (Highly Recommended - Others Available)

Thesis Track  

Nonthesis Track

The flexible curriculum & electives, small class sizes and faculty mentorship help Sports Medicine students tailor their studies to their specific research interests. Thesis and non-thesis tracks are available. Master's degree candidates must successfully defend a thesis research project or scholarly paper (non-thesis track) in the second year for completion of the program.