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BA in Kinesiology - Sports Medicine Concentration

BA in Kinesiology - Sports Medicine Concentration

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
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  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors

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Program Learning Outcomes for the BA in Kinesiology Sports Medicine Concentration Learning Outcomes: Students graduating from this program will: Prepare and deliver presentations effectively and be able to use information technology. Work and collaborate in groups toward a common goal. Read, select and interpret important information from sports sciences literature. They will be able to design and conduct research studies using appropriate methodologies. Identify and apply ethical standards to the design and execution of research studies. Understand principles of human nutrition and its application to exercise and sport. Understand the principles of sports psychology. Be knowledgeable of anatomy relevant to sport, exercise and sport injury. They will develop an understanding of principles of biomechanics applied to exercise and sporting activities. Student will be knowledgeable of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and diseases related to exercise and sports. Collect and analyze data in a motor learning, exercise physiology, or other sports medicine lab settings. Sports Medicine Major Concentration Advisors: Bruce Etnyre, Augusto X. Rodriguez Students must complete a total of 44 semester hours in addition to the general university requirements (see Graduation Requirements). Eleven courses constitute a total of 29 required hours including detailed exposure to human anatomy and human physiology. In addition, students receive coursework in research methods, motor learning, statistics, exercise physiology, and sports psychology. The remaining 15 semester hours are drawn from elective courses that are both within the Department of Kinesiology and from other academic departments. Our elective courses include epidemiology, case studies in human performance, motor control, advanced exercise physiology and preventive medicine, sports nutrition, medical terminology and muscle physiology and plasticity. Other electives include courses in chemistry, physics, biology and biochemistry, which may also be utilized as medical school prerequisites. Qualified students of the sports medicine program will be encouraged to participate in an independent study. This independent study allows integral involvement in basic or applied research directed by a faculty advisor. The application (proposal) process for independent studies is outlined on the KINE website. Qualified students also are encouraged to apply for any highly competitive internship. The internships generally provide students with an opportunity to experience the application of preventive and rehabilitative sports medicine concepts and practice in a healthcare or corporate setting. Independent studies and internships must be preapproved by the appropriate faculty advisor and are only for Kinesiology majors.