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B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Medicine

The Health and Exercise Science – Sports Medicine major at Colorado State University provides a strong science background and a solid grounding in the foundations of human movement.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

This Health and Exercise Science – Sports Medicine major at Colorado State University is dedicated to preparing students both professionally and academically for their future careers.

The Sports Medicine concentration provides excellent preparation for those students seeking pre-professional preparation in medical fields, physical therapy or other allied health fields or students planning on pursuing an advanced degree (master’s and/or Ph.D.) in exercise science or a related field.

Some of the courses required for this concentration include chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanical principles and neuromuscular aspects of human movement, and human nutrition. This concentration provides a comprehensive understanding of health and exercise science while preparing students for post-graduate programs.

Potential Occupations

The United States and other developed countries are struggling with an aging and increasingly unhealthy population. Understanding the role of physical activity in preventing and treating disease and maintaining optimal health at any age is critical. Graduates trained in the foundations of human movement such as anatomy, physiology, exercise prescription and health behavior change AND the ability to apply this knowledge to enhance the health, well-being and functional performance of the public, will be in high demand.

In the Sports Medicine concentration, graduates acquire additional course work in areas such as biomechanics, neurophysiology and human nutrition. This training provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in allied health areas and a variety of medical professions.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences
  • Human Nutrition
  • Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Theory of Health Behavior
  • Physiology of Exercise