Sports Medicine

West Chester University

Carolyn Jimenez, Ph.D., ATC
216 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Program Benefits

The program provides an advanced curriculum that enhances athletic training skills beyond the entry level and enriches academic preparation for advanced work in the field of exercise science. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with a well-rounded educational experience.  The thesis requirement allows students to acquire skills to perform experimental research and to create a specialized area of interest.  Students have the option of working with a diverse faculty with varied research interests.   This includes working with novel technologies in the HEAT (Heat Illness Evaluation, Avoidance and Treatment) Institute and the possibility of studying a professional athlete population.  Additionally, the Department of Sports Medicine offers several athletic training graduate assistantships, allowing students to remain clinically active while completing graduate studies.  Graduates of the program are competitive and typically gain employment at the college/university level.  Additionally, graduates have continued their education in other allied health programs, such as physician's assistant school. 

Job placements of our recent graduates include:

  • University of Florida
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Bryn Athyn College
  • North Shore High School
  • Mifflin County High School
  • Holy Family University
  • College of St. Elizabeth
  • Lehigh University
  • Gallaudet University
  • The Hill School
  • Gwynedd Mercy College
  • The Steadman Clinic
  • Catholic University

Cadaver Lab


Students in biophys lab