Associate of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer (AST)
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.
- 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 REQUIREMENTS||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 MAJOR COURSES||31.5-32.5|
|BIOL 030||Human Anatomy *||4|
|BIOL 031||Human Physiology *||4|
|CHEM 001||General Chemistry 1 *||4-5|
|or CHEM 020||Intro to General Chemistry|
|CHLD 039||Child Development-DS 1 *||3|
|HW 003||First Aid/CPR/AED||3|
|NUTR 018||Introduction to Nutrition *||3|
|SMED 040||Intro to Sports Injuries||3.5|
|SMED/HW 060||Concepts in Health & Fitness||3|
|SMED 151||Lower Extremities Assessment||2|
|SMED 153||Upper Extremities Assessment||2|
Select a minimum of 4 units from the following courses:
|HW 001||Personal & Community Health||3|
|PSY 001||General Psychology *||3|
|SMED 152||Lower Extremities Rehab.||2|
|SMED 154||Upper Extremities Rehab.||2|
|SMED 181||Athletic Training Clinical 1||2|
|SMED 182||Athletic Training Clinical 2||2|
|SMED 183||Athletic Training Clinical 3||2|
|SMED 184||Athletic Training Clinical 4||2|
|WEXP 193 Y||Sports Med Wrk Exp - 1st Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 194 Y||Sports Med Wrk Exp - 2nd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 195 Y||Sports Med Wrk Exp - 3rd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 196 Y||Sports Med Wrk Exp - 4th Sem||1-4|
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.