Sports Medicine Assistant


Sports Medicine Assistant (221-197-01)


Course # Course Title Credits Prerequisite
SDV 101-2

Orientation to Careers in Health Sciences

Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. This course is specifically for students who wish to pursue a career in Health Sciences. 


SAF 130

Safety – OSHA 10 (Healthcare Track)

Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).

HLT 145

Ethics for Health Care Personnel

Focuses on ethical concepts of health care. Emphasizes confidentiality, maintaining patient records, personal appearance, professionalism with patients/clients, associates, and an awareness of health care facilities.

2 EDE 10
HLT 130

Nutrition & Diet Therapy

Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy. This course applies to career/technical education (CTE) programs. HLT 230 serves both transfer and CTE programs. 

2 EDE 10
HLT 100

First Aid & CPR

Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Students earn AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, AHA Heartsaver OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Certification, OSHA 10 Safety Certification, and AHA Heartsaver First Aid Certification

HLT 141

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions. This course applies to career/technical education (CTE) programs. HLT 143 serves both transfer and CTE programs.

1 EDE 10
HLT 125

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Science

Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology including the body structure, systems and functions. The course provides a foundation to build and apply concepts in the study of Exercise Science, Group Fitness, Personal Training, and related fitness studies. 

3 Readiness for ENG 111
HLT 156

Health Care for Athletic Injuries

Teaches prevention and care of athletic injuries, recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fractures, strains, sprains, as well as cardiac emergencies. Discusses taping, protective equipment, and medical referral.

3 EDE 10
    Approved Elective 3  
Total Program Credits   19  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

For Further Information, Contact:

Wes Mullins, Dean of Health Sciences 276-523-9017
Amanda Robbins, RN, Sports Medicine Assistant Program Coordinator 276-523-9020
Sarah Clarkston, Health Sciences Advisor 276-523-9010