Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy

  • Instructors Scott Cote | Jennifer Maryniak | CIP Code 51.2604 | East Campus

    Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMaRT) is designed to prepare students for a number of technical fields in kinesiology.

    Instruction will include theory and applications related to: strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, and medical terminology.

    Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing. Students will be prepared to assist in rehabilitative services under the supervision of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, athletic trainers and other therapeutic professionals, and to perform routine functions in support of rehabilitation.

    Students may seek employment in a wide variety of settings that include fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs. In addition, the program will serve as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue degrees in the fields of exercise science, athletic training, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

    Graduates of this program are well prepared for entry level employment in rehabilitative services or continued higher education. Students therefore will be required to schedule and maintain strong academic coursework along with the CTE curriculum. Internship opportunities and dual program college coursework will be developed to support the program.

    Career Pathways:

    Rehabilitation Aide
    Physical Therapy Assistant & Therapist
    Occupational Therapy Assistant & Therapist
    Fitness Instructor
    Athletic Trainer
    Fitness/Personal Trainer


    Physical Education Teacher

    *Requires post-secondary training.

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy
  • Industry Certifications:

    NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) - Certified Personal Trainer
    AMCA (American Medical Certification Association ) - Physical Therapy Aide Certification
    CPR/First Aid/AED
    OSHA CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    College Advanced Credits:



    Program Requirements/Costs

    There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    ο Reading at grade level
    o Algebra I or Geometry
    o Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    o Ability to work independently and in a team
    o Hand-eye coordination
    o Mechanical aptitude