Sports Medicine

Certificate of Completion

This short-term program is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career in Sports Medicine. This program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of an Athletic or Fitness Trainer. These positions also have the responsibilities for completing nontechnical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the trainer. Those working in the field of sports medicine may be employed on sports teams, in physical therapist offices, sports rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced athletic and health training programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Sports Medicine certificate.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment in the field of Sports Medicine in an athletic team, physical therapist office, medical office or a care facility.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further allied health career programs.  

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Sports Medicine
Medical Terminology

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC SPMD Sports Medicine 0
VOC HTH12 Medical Terminology 0
 Total Units0
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