Academic Catalog

Sports Medicine

Program Description

Sports Medicine is a multi-disciplinary educational experience. Instruction emphasizes injury prevention, emergency care and rehabilitation through the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, bio-mechanics and psychology. Hands-on experience is available to the student intern through the Athletic Treatment Center from an array of Sports Medicine professionals. Students interested in medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, chiropractic, nutrition or other allied health fields are candidates for this program.

Learn more about the program on the Kinesiology website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Kinesiology AA-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge and skill in a variety of sports medicine disciplines, including athletic training, physical therapy, strength and conditioning and emergency medical care.
  • Students will observe and assist in the medical care for Foothill College intercollegiate athletic teams in order to gain experience to prepare them for careers in sports medicine.

Award Type(s)

AS = Associate in Science Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 49

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (49 units)


Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
BIOL 40AHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I5
BIOL 40BHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II5
BIOL 40CHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III5
CHEM 25FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 30A SURVEY OF INORGANIC & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
KINS 1INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY5
KINS 16APREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINS 16BEMERGENCY ATHLETIC INJURY CARE3
KINS 16CTREATMENT & REHABILITATION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINS 62ACLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN SPORTS MEDICINE I3
KINS 62BCLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN SPORTS MEDICINE II3
KINS 62CCLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN SPORTS MEDICINE III3
KINS 62DCLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN SPORTS MEDICINE IV3
KINS 62ECLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN SPORTS MEDICINE V3
Total Units49

Elective Courses

These courses are recommended to fulfill the additional elective requirements to reach 90 units for the degree as they augment the major:

BIOL 45INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION4
CHEM 1AGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1AH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1BGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1BH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1CGENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS5
HLTH 21CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS4
KINS 4CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS4
KINS 9BASIC NUTRITION FOR SPORTS & FITNESS5
KINS 15FIRST AID & CPR/AED1
KINS 48FITNESS ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR THE PERSONAL TRAINER4
KINS 53CURRENT TOPICS IN PERSONAL TRAINING2
KINS 65APNF: INTRODUCTION TO THE UPPER EXTREMITY3
KINS 65BPNF: INTRODUCTION TO THE LOWER EXTREMITY3
KINS 81INTRODUCTION TO ADAPTIVE FITNESS4
MATH 10ELEMENTARY STATISTICS5
PHYS 2AGENERAL PHYSICS5
PHYS 2BGENERAL PHYSICS5
PHYS 2CGENERAL PHYSICS5
PSYC 1GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY5
or PSYC 1H HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY