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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  May 28, 2024
 
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


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In Pitt’s Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition (SMN), there’s a vision for the future. It’s a place where scientists, using contemporary, state-of-the-art practices have the potential to extend the careers of elite athletes and weekend warriors, where human performance optimization translates to injury prevention and military operational success, where exercise and diet help to prevent and manage disease and nutrition information impacts the well-being of the community and informs public policy.

It’s a place where innovative and multidisciplinary research makes an immediate connection to real-world practices. Proof lies in the Department’s growing number of regional, national and international partners as well as the quantity and quality of funding from prestigious organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and others.

Through the use of technology and collaborative science, the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition is improving the quality of life and resiliency of people from all walks of life and abilities today, and championing health and wellness for life.

The department aims to meet these objectives by:

  • developing cognitive skills, psychomotor mastery and affective values in students through the delivery of a proven formula of sound classroom education, combined with invaluable clinical education experiences, for the promotion of competent entry-level clinicians and enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and diverse populations
  • becoming thoughtful leaders by advancing the state of the science through evidenced-based practice, rigorous curricula, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative technology
  • mitigating injury and disease and optimize human performance by conducting innovative, multidisciplinary basic and applied research and contributing to the scientific community in order to enhance clinical decisions and education

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