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

Division: Physical Education

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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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 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. 

Program Requirements

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
BIOL 020Frontiers in Biology *4
BIOL 030Human Anatomy4
BIOL 031Human Physiology4
CHEM 020Introduction to General Chemistry *4
HW 003First Aid/CPR/AED3
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
NUTR 018Nutrition *3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
SMED 040Introduction to Sports Injuries3
SMED 181Athletic Training Clinical 11
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 001Personal and Community Health3
PHYS 020General Physics 15
SMED/HW 060Concepts in Health and Fitness3
SMED 151Lower Extremities Assessment2
SMED 152Lower Extremities Rehabilitation2
SMED 153Upper Extremities Assessment2
SMED 154Upper Extremities Rehabilitation2
WEXP 193YSport Medicine Work Experience – First Semester1-4
WEXP 194YSports Medicine Work Experience - Second Semester1-4
WEXP 195YWork Experience Sport Medicine - Third Semester1-4
WEXP 196 YSports Med Wrk Exp - 4th Sem1-4

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.

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).