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Health Sciences

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine at Merrimack involves the study and implementation of those medical skills used in the treatment of athletic injuries, and include learning the means of injury prevention; recognition and evaluation of sports-related injuries; acute and immediate care; treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning; organization and administration of and for the injured athlete.

This Major is capable of providing students with the prerequisites necessary to apply to a graduate program in Physical Therapy. Students who maintain a high level GPA can apply to a doctoral level program for three years of study in order to become a physical therapist. We currently maintain 100% acceptance rate for students who have applied to the following graduate schools across the region: University of Vermont, UMass Lowell, University of Rhode Island and Franklin Pierce College. We also have an articulation for physical therapy and nursing with Simmons College.

Students looking to enter the field of  Human Performance and Wellness will also benefit from the Sport’s Medicine Major by choosing appropriate electives that will provide the prerequisites necessary for Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise specialist, exercise program director, exercise test technologist and/or fitness instructor. Upon graduation, students in this field are able to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Examination to become certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. Certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine is also available as a certified personal fitness instructor.