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Sports Medicine

Program Description

This two-semester course provides instruction and career awareness in the field of Sports Medicine. This fast-growing health care field focuses on helping clients improve their athletic performance, recover from injury, and prevent future injuries.

Sports medicine specialists treat professional and recreational athletes, as well people with disabilities and those who wish to increase their mobility and physical capabilities.

With its rigorous academics, a high level of independent study will be expected of students enrolled in this program. Training is divided into academic coursework and, for qualified students, hands-on clinical experience.

Sports Medicine students learn:

  • Prevention, treatment, taping, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • First response to injuries
  • Anatomy and body systems
  • Cell and tissue structure
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Pharmacology and nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Client services

Professional certification opportunities

CPR Certification

Pre-Requisites

Sports Medicine students should have a “C” or better in Biology/Life Science and solid reading comprehension skills.

High School credit available

Students earn 15 general elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.

College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.

Career Pathways and Related Occupations

This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Sport Medicine students often pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Practice of Medicine
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Sports Massage Therapy
  • Sports Chiropractic