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Academic Certificate in Foundations of Sports Medicine

Start Your AC in Foundations of Sports Medicine

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Foundations of Sports Medicine program will constitute as a first step in a pathway required for a career as an Athletic Trainer. In addition, this program is designed to develop foundational knowledge for a career in sports medicine and (and/or specifically athletic training). The foundational skills include basic assessment of fitness levels; first aid; and CPR. The foundational knowledge includes an ability to articulate methods of preventing sports injuries; to dramatize assessment and initial management of sports injuries in a classroom simulation; and to explain treatment modalities and the process of rehabilitation from a sports injury. The courses required fulfill several admissions requirements for a program in Athletic Training and initiate the development of competencies outlined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

CIPS Code: 51.0913

Required Courses 12
Course # Course Title Credits
HES100 Healthful Living 3
HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3
HES271 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3
HES275* Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Interventions in Sports Medicine 3


  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 12.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
  • This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
  • * indicates course has a prerequisite and/or corequisites.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00