The Master of Science in Sports Medicine degree program at University of Western States (UWS) is designed for those seeking specialization in the conditioning and treatment of athletes. This degree opens up opportunities in the sports industry and enhances a provider’s marketability to athletic populations.
Ideal for current chiropractic students, chiropractic physicians or other practicing health care professionals who want to add value to their practice, this clinically- focused masters in sports medicine builds upon prior health care education and emphasizes evaluation, management, treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes. The program is delivered in a hybrid format, with the majority of the classes online and labs in-person, on-campus in Portland, Oregon.
UWS chiropractic students can concurrently enroll in the Sports Medicine program, saving time and money. If a student enrolls in the sports medicine program in 6th quarter, he or she can finish the DC and sports medicine programs together.
Practicing clinicians can also enroll in the program. Although not on campus, these students follow the same schedule of courses but have the option of taking the hands-on lab sessions over one weekend. Off-campus students can arrange their practicum hours with a supervisor in their area.