Athletic Training Program

Sports Medicine Minor

ATTENTION:  The sports medicine minor will be discontinued at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.  All students who have declared the sports medicine minor are being encouraged to take courses during Summer 2013 and the 2013-2014 academic year to complete the minor requirements.  New students are not being allowed to declare the minor at this time.  If you have questions regarding the minor, please contact Dr. Dorice Hankemeier or 765-285-2637.


Coursework in the sports medicine minor will expose student to the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize, treat, and refer to physicians those injuries and conditions that commonly occur during exercise, physical activity or labor, and sport. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the proposed coursework in this minor will offer learning opportunities in functional anatomy; biomechanics; injury prevention, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation; psychology of injury; and exercise nutrition.

The sports medicine minor is not intended for students majoring in athletic training.

3 Credits from 1 of the following:

Please keep in mind that these courses are ordered in the way they should be taken. The majority of these courses are available in the summer also.

After obtaining this minor you will be well prepared for graduate studies in many disciplines related to sports medicine. Click on this link to see accredited entry-level master’s degree programs in athletic training. After completing one of these programs you will be able to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Check this site often as many programs are developing around the country and may become accredited soon. If you would like more information about the Sports Medicine Minor please contact Dorice Hankemeier or call 765-285-2637.

Athletic Training Program
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP) Room 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5178
Fax: 765-285-8762
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