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 as 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 should have a “C” or better in Biology/Life Science and solid reading comprehension skills.
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 is a dual enrollment class with the following CSU Bakersfield Department of Kinesiology courses:
Students may simultaneously enroll with CSUB while taking this class at ROC in order to earn 4 units of CSUB credit in addition to the above high school credit.
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:
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