Associate of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer for Transfer (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 requried.

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 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 (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Courses (31.5-32.5 Units)31.5-32.5
Human Anatomy *
Human Physiology *
General Chemistry 1 *
Intro to General Chemistry
Child Development-DS 1 *
First Aid/CPR/AED
Nutrition *
Intro to Sports Injuries
Concepts in Health & Fitness
Lower Extremities Assessment
Upper Extremities Assessment
Restricted Electives (4 Units)4
Select a minimum of 4 units from the following courses:
Personal & Community Health
General Psychology *
Lower Extremities Rehab.
Upper Extremities Rehab.
Athletic Training Clinical 1
Athletic Training Clinical 2
Athletic Training Clinical 3
Athletic Training Clinical 4
Sports Med Wrk Exp - 1st Sem
Sports Med Wrk Exp - 2nd Sem
Sports Med Wrk Exp - 3rd Sem
Sports Med Wrk Exp - 4th Sem
Electives (0-0.5 Units)0-0.5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 12-15 units may be double counted above in CSU GE.


10-13 units may double count above in IGETC.

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).