hey I am a junior business major and have become very interested in the sports medicine graduate programs. Is it possible to go to a grad school without a bachelors in the science? Should I fill in the empty classes with as many science classes ie. biology, chemistry, anatomy etc. or minor in a single science? Is med school required for careers in sports medicine?...lots of questions...please help
Post by rockinfire on Apr 14, 2009 12:56:51 GMT -6
As far as I know, you just need a bachelor's degree, any kind, to apply for grad school. What you need to do is contact the school to find out what the prerequisite requirements are for the major you are interested in. You are on the right track though in your thoughts on science courses. With your business background thus far you are going to have to add a year or more to your degree pursuits. A couple chemistry courses, biology, anatomy and physiology, exersice physiology, etc will almost always be required prior to consideration to grad programs. It will depend on what path you choose you take. Contact the school and you will get a specific list of requirements. Best of luck. Lots of hard work but well worth the time, $$, and effort.
Post by Susan S. McWhorter, MLS on Apr 16, 2009 7:07:24 GMT -6
You need to determine WHAT exactly you want to do in sports medicine - there are so many different areas you can go into. Athletic training, physical therapy, biomechanics, sports nutrition, and of course - you could also become a physician and approach sports medicine that way - these are just some of the options. Once you determine which direction, look at the graduate programs you are applying to and see what their prerequisites are. As ROCKINFIRE stated - a couple chem, bio, anat, exercise phys will probably be required in a sports medicine related grad program. The exercise phys and anatomy classes are also good sounding boards to make sure this is really what you want. Also, once you find your focus, you might try finding a job (volunteering or paid) in that particular area just to gain more experience, demonstrate you interest to the grad programs, and again help you determine if this is the direction you really want to pursue. You are at a great point in your life - there is so much in front of you. Good luck!