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Program Overview

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.

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.
Instructional Format: Seated, face-to-face instruction with laboratory practice.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions in the fitness industry.

Program Contacts:

Debbie Cave

Director - Allied Health

Workforce Certificate Courses

Sports Medicine Technology

PSF 3100 Sports Medicine Technology I & II

Certification Testing:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • (NASM), American Council on Exercise
  • (ACE), American College of Sport
  • Medicine (ACSM), and National Exercise
  • Trainers Association(NETA)

Additional testing information:

Learning Outcomes

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.

Sports Medicine Technology students will:

  • State understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities of sports medicine technology.
  • Identify injuries and preventive methods.
  • State principles of strength training and cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.
  • Identify steps for a fitness and wellness program design.
  • State understanding of the role of a sports medicine team.

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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