Students learn to assess, outline and review management procedures for specific sports injuries with the Certificate in Emergency and Sports Injury Management. This 12-credit undergraduate certificate, offered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, teaches students to describe and implement musculoskeletal assessment techniques. Students will gain valuable experience and knowledge for potential careers in healthcare and be eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification exam.

The Emergency and Sports Injury Management certificate program also provides in-depth training in assessment and extra- and pre-hospital management of sports injuries in an interprofessional manner. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills extracting and immobilizing mock patients from challenging scenarios, including gymnastics foam pits and an ice hockey rink. Additionally, students will gain further insight into the pathophysiology of many of the common illnesses likely encountered as a health professional.

The Certificate in Emergency Sports Injury Management presents an opportunity for students in pre-health majors to gain experience in emergency medicine and foundational knowledge for future graduate programs. Potential future career paths include emergency responder, physical therapist and sports injury specialist, among many others.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: HP-ESIM-CERT

Contact Information

Wendy Cheesman, DPT, MPH, ATC
Program Director, BS in Health Professions

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Emergency and Sports Injury Management.


The Certificate in Emergency and Sports Injury Management will be awarded to students who complete the following requirements:

HRPR 3001Emergency Medical Technician6
HRPR 2442Basic Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries3
HRPR 3443Assessment of Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries in Sport3
Total Credit Hours12