Sports Medicine and Kinesiology (UC "d")

Students acquire skills related to anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness and exercise, taping procedures, vital signs, training room management, injury treatment and training, patient care, and biometrics of movement. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

  • Physically active class
  • Collaboration with other classes on campus
  • Team and group work
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment of vital signs
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Medicine Clinic/Facility Management
  • Fundamentals of fitness and exercise
  • Taping procedures
  • Biomechanics
  • Research methods
  • Exercise physiology
  • Patient confidentiality & ethics
  • Decision making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Develop good communication skills with a variety of people including, physicians, patients, athletes, coaches and parents

Class Benefits

  • 20-30 high school credits earned for the year
  • UC “d” course approval
  • May be eligible for articulated college credits at local community college with an A or B grade

Certifications Earned Within the Class

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED Certification
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Certification

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Occupational Therapist Aide
  • Fitness Instructor (with prior instructing experience)
  • Front Desk Gym or Sports Club

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Jennifer Rockett is a certified Athletic Trainer.  She has taught undergraduate students for 6 years and graduate students for 4 years.  She has worked as an athletic trainer at both high schools and universities.  She currently has a Master’s degree in Athletic Training and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science.  She currently holds a Certified Athletic Trainer (BOC) and Professional Rescuer CPR & AED Certificates.




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