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Master of Science in Sports Medicine

Format: In person at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 36
Entry Terms: Fall and Spring

At Georgia Southern University, our Master of Science in Sports Medicine degree will prepare you for a career in the field of sports medicine.

Choose from Two Sports Medicine Concentrations

This 36-credit hour graduate program offers concentrations in human movement science or strength and conditioning.

The Master of Science in Sports Medicine curriculum meets the curricular and experiential competencies for the National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) Education Recognition Program.

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Regular Admission

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum 2.8 cumulative undergrad grade point average
  • GRE no less than 146 Verbal and 142 Quantitative
    • Applicants holding a graduate degree do not need to submit GRE scores.
  • Formal Statement of Graduate Education Goals (Statement of Purpose)

Application Process

All applicants must apply through Georgia Southern University’s Office of Graduate Admissions. Completed application packets received by deadline will be fully considered for admission to the program and financial assistance. Applications received after the priority deadline but before the University deadline will be considered as they are received until the program reaches full capacity.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Application Deadlines

July 1

December 1

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Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (MSSM-ABM)

If you are a bachelor’s degree student interested in the Master of Science in Sports Medicine program, you may be eligible for an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s (ABM) program. ABM programs allow you to begin graduate studies in the senior year of your bachelor’s degree so you can accelerate completion of a graduate degree. You’ll earn both a bachelor’s and a graduate degree faster. And since any graduate courses taken as an undergraduate are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate, you’ll save money too.

The MSSM-ABM is designed to allow undergraduate students currently enrolled in the human performance/fitness management concentration in the Health Sciences program the opportunity to enter the Master of Science in Sports Medicine program after completing 90 credit hours. ABM students complete the 2-year MSSM program in only 1.5 years, reducing time-demand and tuition expenses.

Research Opportunities

While studying, you’ll have the opportunity to perform coursework and research in our Biodynamics and Human Performance Center, which houses state-of-the art laboratories for biomechanics, exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.

Having the experience of not only conducting a research project but also the opportunity and encouragement of taking the research completely through the dissemination (presentation and publication) process provides you an enhanced ability to evaluate research as it relates to future developments in sports medicine.

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Training
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning
  • Coaching
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Worksite Fitness and Safety
  • Sports Psychology

After graduation, you’ll be ready to launch your career or pursue terminal degree programs to obtain your M.D., DPT or Ph.D.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Andrew Flatt, Ph.D., CSCS*D
Office: Armstrong Campus-University Hall 154M

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Last updated: 12/19/2023