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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Sports Medicine (Non-Credit)

Certificate of Completion
#38095

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

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      Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $71.25

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
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      • Some College
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      Median Salary Earnings
      $104,440.99
      Annual Job Openings
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      SOC Career Code: 29-1128.00

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      • Master's Degree
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      • Some College
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      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,089.93
      Annual Job Openings
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    • Sports Medicine Physicians

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      SOC Career Code: 29-1229.06

      Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $192.40

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      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $237,601.96
      Annual Job Openings
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      Evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.

      Typical Hourly Salary
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      Typical Hourly Salary
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      SOC Career Code: 31-2022.00

      Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $19.91

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $30,633.55
      Annual Job Openings
      1,124

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Sports Medicine (Non-Credit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #38095

    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
    VOC SPMD
    Sports Medicine
    VOC HTH12
    Medical Terminology

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220