Sports Medicine Assistant

Purpose

Provide students with theory and laboratory experience desired for coaching, athletic, and personal training activities.  Provide students with a credential to supplement applications to competitive physician assistant, athletic trainer, and sports medicine programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate workplace readiness skills. 
  • Obtain first aid and CPR certification. 
  • Describe components needed to perform and interpret a nutritional analysis.
  • Explain the integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. 
  • Use appropriate medical terminology.
  • Describe the principles associated with the planes and axes of human movement. 
  • Differentiate between many common injuries and illnesses.
  • Explain the legal and ethical significance of documentation and record-keeping in sports medicine. 
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior within the sports medicine profession.
  • Describe components needed to perform a fitness assessment. 
  • Explain the basic principles and importance of strength training.
  • Describe components needed to develop a safe strengthening program for healthy individuals. 
  • Identify factors related to equipment safety.
  • Manage an injury within the scope of first aid. 
  • Describe components needed to utilize various methods to perform and analyze body composition.

Program Requirements

An academic advisor will review your preparation in Mathematics and English with you. You’ll be guided to appropriate preliminary coursework to give you the greatest chance of success in this program.

Employment Opportunities

Job opportunities may include coaching assistance, fitness and wellness centers.  Volunteer opportunities may include coaching, athletic, and personal training activities. 

 

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