NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane School of Professional Advancement now offers a graduate certificate in Sports Medicine in partnership with the Tulane School of Medicine and the Center for Sport. The certificate will be offered starting in Summer 2021 and enrollment is now open.
“We are very excited to add this stackable certificate to the Master’s program. This is a first-of-its-kind program to help non-medical sports professionals understand the breadth of athletes’ health and well-being,” said Dr. Greg Stewart, Medical Director for the Tulane Center for Sport.
The Sports Medicine Certificate provides students with an introduction to the foundational knowledge and skills important to the recognition, care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injury; the assessment and response to emergency situations involving athletes; and research into sports performance methods.
The certificate includes 12 credits across a diverse base of knowledge and skills in medicine, conditioning and nutrition necessary to work successfully with current and former athletes. As one of the fastest-growing job markets in the country, students with a Sports Medicine Certificate can pursue jobs including exercise physiologist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach or athletic administrator.
The Sports Medicine Certificate is offered as a standalone certificate in sports medicine or it can be “stacked” with other sports-focused, graduate-level certificates toward an online Masters in Professional Studies in Sports Studies. The program follows a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes a broad set of skills. This allows students to pursue a variety of roles where sports are the central focus.
Both the Sports Medicine Certificate and the MPS in Sports Studies are available completely online allowing students to learn at their own pace, whenever and wherever it’s convenient.