Sports Medicine

This course is designed for students interested in learning prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Topics include anatomy, physiology, first aid, CPR, physical conditioning, nutrition, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise. CPR for healthcare provider’s certification will be obtained. Students will have the opportunity to participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America).

Student Experiences

  • Analyze the joints and their articular structures (i.e., joint types, synovial joint characteristics, etc.)
  • Demonstrate common taping, wrapping, and bracing techniques that prevent, support, or treat injuries and conditions
  • Calculate and analyze caloric intake in relation to dietary guidelines (e.g., RDA for protein, carbohydrates, and fat)
  • Identify and describe common special tests used to evaluate joints (e.g., ligament, valgus and varus, anterior and posterior drawer, and apprehension)
  • Explain indications, contraindications, precautions, and proper fitting of devices for mobility, transfers and ambulation (e.g., weight-bearing assistive devices, prosthetics, orthotic devices, and protective equipment)

Career Opportunities

  • Physician
  • Nutritionist
  • Physical therapist
  • Athletic trainer

Student Organization and Industry Certification

  • Queen Creek HOSA
  • Arizona CTSO - HOSA
  • National CTSO - HOSA

College Program Partner
Maricopa Community Colleges

Average Annual Wage: $49,860