The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition offers outstanding undergraduate programming in Athletic Training as well as Nutrition and Dietetics with the mission to provide superior academic, clinical and research opportunities for students interested in a career in the areas of Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dietetics and Human Performance. SMN is committed to promoting intellectual curiosity, ethical practice, critical thinking and professional responsibility in students as well as the faculty and staff who contribute to all facets of the department’s infrastructure.
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 thought 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