Associate of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer (AS)
The Associate of Science degree for Sports Medicine/Athletic Training/Exercise Science provides students with a foundation in the biological, physical, performance, prevention, care and rehabilitation sciences, which prepares the student to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs involving wellness or related health discipline(s). Employment opportunities in the wellness fields include multiple allied health care professions, fitness specialists, personal fitness, coaching, recreation, as well as positions in athletics and recreation centers. Students should consult with an academic counselor for appropriate course requirements related to their education plan and admissions/transfer to the four-year university.
- Explain, interpret, and relate anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical systems to sport and physical activities.
- Plan, implement, and assess appropriate wellness 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, medicine, osteopathic medicine, sports chiropractic, nursing and recreation positions.
|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||33|
|BIOL 020||Frontiers in Biology *||4|
|BIOL 030||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL 031||Human Physiology||4|
|CHEM 020||Introduction to General Chemistry *||4|
|HW 003||First Aid/CPR/AED||3|
|MATH 021||Introduction to Statistics *||4|
|NUTR 018||Nutrition *||3|
|PSY 001||General Psychology *||3|
|SMED 040||Introduction to Sports Injuries||3|
|SMED 181||Athletic Training Clinical 1||1|
|or SMED 182||Athletic Training Clinical 2|
|or SMED 183||Athletic Training Clinical 3|
|or SMED 184||Athletic Training Clinical 4|
Select a minimum of 4 units from the following courses:
|HW 001||Personal and Community Health||3|
|PHYS 020||General Physics 1||5|
|SMED/HW 060||Concepts in Health and Fitness||3|
|SMED 151||Lower Extremities Assessment||2|
|SMED 152||Lower Extremities Rehabilitation||2|
|SMED 153||Upper Extremities Assessment||2|
|SMED 154||Upper Extremities Rehabilitation||2|
|WEXP 193Y||Sport Medicine Work Experience – First Semester||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|
Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 15 units may be double counted above in CSU GE.
13 units may double count above in IGETC.