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Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management

Location: CTEC (PM session only)

Program Description

The Injury Care and Management program provides entry-level knowledge in preventing and treatment of athletic injuries. Injury Care Specialists treat professional and recreational athletes, as well as people with disabilities and those who wish to increase their mobility and physical capabilities. This course provides instruction in topics related to the field of Sports Medicine. These topics include: prevention, treatment, taping, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, anatomy, cell and tissue structure and response to injury, body systems, exercise physiology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, pharmacology, nutrition, and kinesiology.

Sports Medicine: Injury care & management 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

Certifications offered to students completing the Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management program include:

  • Sport Medicine: Injury Care and Management Certificate of Completion
  • CPR (BLS) Certification

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.


Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management is a dual enrollment class with the following CSU Bakersfield Department of Kinesiology courses:

  • Sports Medicine 1: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries KINE 2100 - 3 units
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED KINE 1020 - 1 unit

Advisory Board/Industry Partners

The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Sports Medicine program at ROC. These industry partners have generously donated their time and expertise to share industry trends, offer assistance, and ensure the curriculum is providing the highest levels of training and career development opportunities for our students. 


Zach Luce, Owner

Engage Physical Therapy


Steven Jelmini, Clinic Director

Glinn & Giordano Physical Therapy


Paul Caudillo, Clinic Director

Pair and Moratta


Jared Eskew, Clinic Director

Central Valley Physical Therapy


Chris Persel, Director of Rehabilitation

Centre for Neuro Skills


Mike Medeiros, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Bakersfield College


Kris Grappendorf, Chair

CSU, Bakersfield Department of Kinesiology


Mike Wilkins, Senior Athletic Trainer

California State University, Bakersfield


Rashel Campos, Director of Nursing

Southern California Orthopedic Institute


Chad Drown, Head Athletic Trainer

Bakersfield Condors


Ryan Beckwith, Owner

Athletes’ Advantage Academy (A3)


Eric Mahanke, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Carr Elite


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