Online Master of Sport Science Degree in Sports Medicine
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Sport Science - Master's
Enrollment: 1000 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and
Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded
Discussion Board, Voice Subject: Health and Physical Education/Fitness
METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
This course uses Moodle
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The Master of Sport Science - Sports Medicine is a 33 credit
hour program and consists of 4 core courses, 4 major courses, and a
mentorship (professional field based experience - usually in a
hospital or clinical setting).
Program objectives prepare students for a variety of demands
involved in the evaluation and prescription of preventative and
The exercise physiology emphasis is designed to prepare the student
for a career in such areas as cardiac rehabilitation, wellness,
preventative medicine, YMCA's and other civic organizations.
Required courses may help a student taken the American College of
Sports Medicine (Health/Fitness Instructor and the Exercise
Specialist) or National Strength and Conditioning (CSCS)
Generally, undergraduate majors with a strong background in exercise
physiology, pre-physical therapy, health science, physical
education, nursing, medical technology, biology, psychology and
recreation are most suitable.
- Sports Medicine majors require a background in certain science
courses. An undergraduate background in athletic training, biology,
exercise physiology, health, or physical education is preferable.
Students may be required to take prerequisite courses to qualify for
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is
Students can take graduate level courses as non-degree seeking
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- The student will be assigned an official USSA.EDU e-mail account
that will be required for all USSA correspondence. You are
encouraged to download the latest version of your browser, as well
as other popular software useful to online teaching and learning.
Download the latest version of your browser. Links are available on
Computer Technical Requirements.
PC requirements. 333MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 128MB
of RAM, 56Kbps modem, 16-bit sound card and speakers 65,000-color
video display card (video), Windows 98 operating system or newer,
Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.7
or later, SOME classes might require CD-ROM.
MAC requirements: Mac* OS 8.1 or later, 128 MB RAM ,65MB virtual
memory, 604 PowerPC* (200 MHz or better), Internet connection, Web
browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer* 5.5 or later or Netscape* 4.7
or later, SOME classes might require CD-ROM.
For additional computer requirements, visit the student technical
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- The "Sport Shop" of the United States Sports Academy offers many
items for sale including books & videos, textbooks, gift items,
clothing, posters, and pieces of sport art. View the online catalog
and shop online. You may contact the bookstore at (251) 626-3303
ext. 114. The U.S. Sports Academy library's resources are available
are available to distance learning students using the following
guidelines - Communications Modes: Telephone (251) 626-3303, fax
(251) 626-1149, e-mail: email@example.com. The mailing address is:
United States Sports Academy, One Academy Drive, Daphne, Alabama
36526. Library Internal Resources: These include monographs (over
3,500 cataloged titles), journals (over 220 active subscriptions),
theses, and dissertations. External Resources: searches. If this
proves to be inadequate and a sufficient amount of information
cannot be located at the Academy library, a final option is
interlibrary loans. As a full-fledged member of OCLC, the world's
largest bibliographic database, we have access to over 24.8 million
records. The USSA library can request books, articles, papers,
conference proceedings, dissertations, and theses from almost 5,000
member institutions. Due to our membership in the Network of Alabama
Academic Libraries (NAAL), we can borrow this material at no charge
within the state of Alabama. However, if it is borrowed from outside
the state, the student is responsible for all charges. These usually
range from $3.00-$5.00 for articles and $5.00-$10.00 for books.
Students must allow 2-3 weeks for these materials to be delivered,
so deadlines are very important. There are fees for searching the
library via CD-ROM, internet, and interlibrary. For more information
about the library, please visit the website.
- The Academy is Title IV Financial Aid approved. The student is
required to complete the FAFSA form, along with the forms provided
by the Academy. These forms are available on-line.
All students are selected for income verification and must provide a
copy of the previous year's FEDERAL income tax form. Additionally,
the student must supply a copy of his/her birth certificate and
his/her dependent's birth certificates.
Additional Financial Aid Programs include:
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Work Study - Campus based
Veterans Administration Programs
For additional Financial Aid information, please contact:
Director of Financial Aid
United States Sports Academy
One Academy Drive
Daphne, Alabama 36526