Sep 19, 2017
Sports Science and Rehabilitation Program Overview
The Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation (MSR) degree is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate program designed to provide a unique preparation for sports injury and performance management. Students are prepared by didactic learning opportunities to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate acute and chronic pain, as well as musculoskeletal pathology. The recipient of the MSR degree will possess the skills essential for the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and management of sports related injuries.
Logan offers an excellent broad opportunity to work with athletes in the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding region or in the student’s community. The internship capstone process provides experience in a variety of settings, blending all facets of the educational process with multi-disciplinary clinical settings. In addition, students are able to develop their own internship program within provided parameters.
The program provides the academic background necessary to complete several outside certification processes. Emphasis is placed on practical knowledge and the development of an integrated approach.
Educational Goals and Objectives:
Students will demonstrate content and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field by:
- Evaluating neuro-muscular skeletal anatomy and biomechanical principles that influence human performance
- Applying exercise physiology principles, to include muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology and respiratory physiology to enhance human performance
- Demonstrating knowledge of sound nutritional concepts and basic emergency procedures within their scope of practice
- Demonstrating positive communication skills and techniques
Students will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society by:
- Applying evidence based information to exercise, rehabilitation and training programs
- Integrating evidenced-based research information from professional education and experiences into practice
- Developing safe and effective exercise and rehabilitation programs for athletic, normal, and special populations
- Evaluating social responsibilities associated with sport, exercise and society
Students will demonstrate life-long learning through the continuous enhancement of their professional knowledge and skills by:
- Functioning as a productive team member in an allied health professional setting
- Continuing to seek professional educational opportunities
- Seeking to enhance their abilities by the addition of pertinent certification
Core total 23 credit hours, Electives total 10 credit hours, Internship total credit hours 6. Degree program total 39 credit hours.
A minimum of 10 credit hours of practica are required for graduation.
Coursework Restrictions for the Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Program
DC students concurrently enrolled in the Master’s degree program are not allowed to take Master’s coursework for courses required in the DC degree program.
Master of Science Time to Completion Policy
- Students may start coursework at three different times per year (January, May, or September).
- Students may be able to complete the necessary requirements in less than five semesters, but should be aware that some classes may not be offered each trimester.
- Students must finish coursework within five calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the five-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Dean of the College of Health Sciences.