Associate of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer (AST)

Division: Physical Education

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer through the study of prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students will acquire an understanding of the mechanism of injury and illness, assessment of injuries and illness, and appropriate care as required.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain, interpret, and relate anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical systems to sport and physical activities.
  • Plan, implement, and assess appropriate injury care and management procedures.
  • Evaluate and plan performance enhancement methods to improve physical function and condition.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The College maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: athletic training, sports psychology, personal fitness trainer, coaching, sports physical therapy, sports nutrition, massage therapy, osteopathic medicine, and sports chiropractic.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES31.5-32.5
BIOL 030Human Anatomy *4
BIOL 031Human Physiology *4
CHEM 001General Chemistry 1 *4-5
or CHEM 020 Intro to General Chemistry
CHLD 039Child Development-DS 1 *3
HW 003First Aid/CPR/AED3
NUTR 018Introduction to Nutrition *3
SMED 040Intro to Sports Injuries3.5
SMED/HW 060Concepts in Health & Fitness3
SMED 151Lower Extremities Assessment2
SMED 153Upper Extremities Assessment2
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES4
Select a minimum of 4 units from the following courses:
HW 001Personal & Community Health3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
SMED 152Lower Extremities Rehab.2
SMED 154Upper Extremities Rehab.2
SMED 181Athletic Training Clinical 12
SMED 182Athletic Training Clinical 22
SMED 183Athletic Training Clinical 32
SMED 184Athletic Training Clinical 42
WEXP 193 YSports Med Wrk Exp - 1st Sem1-4
WEXP 194 YSports Med Wrk Exp - 2nd Sem1-4
WEXP 195 YSports Med Wrk Exp - 3rd Sem1-4
WEXP 196 YSports Med Wrk Exp - 4th Sem1-4
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ELECTIVES0-0.5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units
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TOTAL60-63.5
The Associate of Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).