Sports Medicine Technology
This course is designed for students who are looking to work in the field of Sports Medicine such as athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, performance enhancement, occupational therapy, and orthopedics just to name a few. Students will gain necessary skills and knowledge in the basic fundamentals and concepts in health science, medical terminology, emergency preparedness, anatomy and biomechanics, kinesiology and injury, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation, and fitness programing and design.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for a national certification with a number of different nationally accredited organizations such as the NASM, ACE, ACSM, and NETA. In addition to acquiring the skills needed to obtain a national certification, the student will also be positioned to transition into other advanced level programs and degrees in the sports medicine field.
The course is divided into two parts – Sports Medicine Technology I and II. Students will be eligible to sit for certification(s) at the end of each part.
Students may receive 5 points towards Surry Community College, PTA admission upon successful completion of both parts.
This program places an emphasis on the learning objectives of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the professional domains of competency set by the board of certification for the athletic trainer.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma may be required for certification and employment.
Program Specialist - Allied Health/IA Engineering Technologies
Director of Allied Health
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