Master of Science in Integrative Sports Medicine

Exercise and sports are increasingly popular and the healthcare field of sports medicine is growing fast. Our Master of Science in Integrative Sports Medicine (MSiSM) program is designed for students who want to apply integrative medicine principles to the care and support of athletes and active individuals. Our students are trained to make holistic recommendations that address injury prevention and rehabilitation, and also encourage appropriate nutritional support, accommodate personal health challenges, and promote the client’s goals and values. Students also receive practical experience in athletic training, athletic rehabilitation, and clinical sports medicine to reinforce skills learned in didactic courses.

The MSiSM program trains students in master’s level, evidence-based sports medicine by offering courses that cater to multiple career paths. Our graduates are prepared for careers in sports medicine consulting or research, fitness instruction, and community exercise program development. Medical professionals (ND, MD, DO, DC, LAc, etc.) will be able to develop a specialty in sports medicine for their practice.

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The program may be taken concurrently with one of the following programs:
Fall 2017: ND, DSOM, or MSOM.

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Program Options

The Master of Science in Integrative Sports Medicine program may be taken concurrently with the following programs.

  • ND/MSiSM

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for ND
    Credits 82.75
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $34,258.50
    Fees $1,500.00
    Total $35,758.50

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

    Total ND Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      286

    • Elective credits

      16

    • Total required credits

      302

    Total MSiSM Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      48

    • Elective credits

      16

    • Total required credits

      64

    Admissions Requirements for ND/MSiSM

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology * 2 Science-major level. Must include cellular biology. Competencies may be met through other courses, such as: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Lab work required.
    General Chemistry * 4 Science-major level. Two sequential courses in organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required.
    General Physics * 1 Must include mechanics.
    Mathematics 1 Must be in algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition 1
    Psychology 1 Human psychology covering the life span.
    Social Sciences 1
    Humanities 1

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MSiSM Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Personal Statement

      Please write a 2—3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM. (double spaced)

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • ND/MSOM #1

      How do you see yourself using the ND or CCM degree five years beyond graduation from NUNM? (maximum 1000 words, double spaced)

    • ND #2

      In addition to academic standards, NUNM requires students to meet a variety of technical standards, which includes communication skills, among others. The process of becoming a physician requires giving difficult feedback to your patients, and possibly, receiving difficult feedback as a way to challenge your performance in being a better physician. Describe a time in which you communicated difficult information or received feedback that challenged you to grow. How did you respond and what was the outcome? (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

    • Sports Medicine #1

      If you have had a sports-related injury, how did the recovery process affect your view of sports medicine? Or, if you have not had a sport-related injury, describe how you have approached injury prevention in your exercise plan.

    • Sports Medicine #2

      Describe how sports or fitness plays a role in your life. How has your athletic practice/personal experience of sports or fitness influenced how you view sports medicine?

  • DSOM/MSiSM

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for DSOM
    Credits 60.75
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $25,150.50
    Fees $1,880.00
    Total $27,030.50

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

    Total DSOM Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      257

    • Elective credits

      10

    • Total required credits

      267

    Total MSiSM Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      48

    • Elective credits

      16

    • Total required credits

      64

    Admissions Requirements for DSOM/MSiSM

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee. For programs within the College of Classical Chinese Medicine, the committee may allow a student to take physics as a corequisite with first-year coursework.

    General Biology * 1
    General Chemistry * 1
    Physics * 1 Must include mechanics.
    Social Sciences 1
    Humanities 1

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the DSOM/MSiSM Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Personal Statement

      Please write a 2—3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM. (double spaced)

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • DSOM #1

      Please discuss the specific factors that drew you to apply to the DSOM Classical Chinese Medicine program at NUNM.

    • DSOM #2

      How do you see yourself using the DSOM degree five years beyond graduation NUNM?

    • Sports Medicine #1

      If you have had a sports-related injury, how did the recovery process affect your view of sports medicine? Or, if you have not had a sport-related injury, describe how you have approached injury prevention in your exercise plan.

    • Sports Medicine #2

      Describe how sports or fitness plays a role in your life. How has your athletic practice/personal experience of sports or fitness influenced how you view sports medicine?

  • MSOM/MSiSM

    Estimated Program Cost

    First Year Tuition & Fees for MSOM
    Credits 46.25
    Cost/Credit $414.00
    Tuition $19,147.50
    Fees $1,500.00
    Total $20,647.50

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on NUNM's 2016-2017 academic year of fall/winter/spring (9-months). Tuition is subject to change.

    The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

    Total MSOM Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      213

    • Elective credits

      6

    • Total required credits

      219

    Total MSiSM Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      48

    • Elective credits

      16

    • Total required credits

      64

    Admissions Requirements for MSOM/MSiSM

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee. For programs within the College of Classical Chinese Medicine, the committee may allow a student to take physics as a corequisite with first-year coursework.

    General Biology * 1
    General Chemistry * 1
    Physics * 1 Must include mechanics.
    Social Sciences 1
    Humanities 1

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.
    * Catalog course descriptions for these prerequisites will need to be provided with your application.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MSOM/MSiSM Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • Personal Statement

      Please write a 2—3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM. (double spaced)

    • Course Descriptions

      College course catalog descriptions for all of your science prerequisites in a single document.

    • ND/MSOM #1

      How do you see yourself using the ND or CCM degree five years beyond graduation from NUNM? (maximum 1000 words, double spaced)

    • MSOM #2

      Please discuss the specific factors that drew you to apply to the Classical Chinese Medicine program at NUNM.

    • Sports Medicine #1

      If you have had a sports-related injury, how did the recovery process affect your view of sports medicine? Or, if you have not had a sport-related injury, describe how you have approached injury prevention in your exercise plan.

    • Sports Medicine #2

      Describe how sports or fitness plays a role in your life. How has your athletic practice/personal experience of sports or fitness influenced how you view sports medicine?