Are you passionate about health and fitness? If you want to learn how to use rehabilitation techniques to help people recover from injuries, the sports medicine program might be the perfect fit for you!
Allan Hancock College’s sports medicine program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, and other sports medicine related fields. The program emphasizes identification, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport and activity related injuries.
Hancock's sports medicine team is composed of certified athletic trainers, licensed physicians, physical therapists, nurses, administrators, counselors and student athletic trainers (SAT). The SATs’ goal is to earn a kinesiology or sports medicine associate degree and go on to attend an accredited four-year university to achieve an advanced sports medicine degree. Students’ classroom learning is enhanced through hands-on clinical education experiences and the opportunity to work in the athletic training room.
The sports medicine program also prepares students to obtain internships or entry-level positions in a physical therapy/sports medicine workplace.
This program will help you to:
- recognize, evaluate, and treat sport related injuries
- apply techniques to prevent sports injuries
- apply rehabilitation techniques to sports related injuries
- understand anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological systems to sport and activity
- communicate effectively and professionally
- understand the legal and ethical issues within a sports medicine setting
Suggested Course Sequence
The “Suggested Course Sequence” is an example of how to complete the requirements plus any additional general education that may be needed. If you would like to create a personalized Student Education Plan (SEP), schedule a meeting with a counselor.
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Spring Semester (Year 1)
15 to 17
Summer Semester (Year 2)
"Program Requirements" specify the courses required for this program. See suggested course sequence for additional information.
A major of 34-38 units is required for the associate in science degree.
Required core courses (34-38 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|ATH 104||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|ATH 106||Orthopedic Injury Assess/Rehab||4|
|BIOL 100||Introductory Biology||4|
|BIOL 124||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL 125||Human Physiology||4|
|FSN 110||Nutrition Science||3|
|PE 100||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|PE 129||First Aid-CPR: Educator/Coach||1|
|MATH 123||Elementary Statistics||4|
|PE 149||Cooperative Work Experience: Occupational||1 - 8|
|CWE 149||Cooperative Work Experience OCCUPATIONAL||1 - 8|
Fall Semester (Year 2)