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.
Certifications offered to students completing the Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management program include:
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:
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
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
Ryan Beckwith, Owner
Athletes’ Advantage Academy (A3)
Eric Mahanke, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach