The associate in science degree in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Athletic Training is designed to prepare students to successfully transfer to a four-year CAATE accredited athletic training program. Students will also be prepared to transfer to other four-year specialty programs within the realm of exercise science. In addition, students in the program develop a level of expertise in sports medicine that opens up additional employment opportunities as a personal trainer or health fitness instructor immediately upon graduation from NCC.
Students in the program learn basic skills in the prevention, emergency care, assessment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to prepare them to pursue certification as an athletic trainer. Sports Medicine courses include on-campus labs and observational hours in a variety of professional settings. The Sports Medicine program can be completed on a fulltime or part-time basis. Students pursuing the degree on a part-time basis are highly encouraged to complete the science-related courses prior to entering the program specific courses.The program requires students to have a good knowledge base in science and math to be successful. Students should discuss their entrance into the program with an academic advisor. There is a preferred application deadline of February 1st.