Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMaRT)
Fitness Instructor / Coordinator
Fitness / Personal Trainer
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
BCTC is an approved testing location, certified by the American Medical Certification Association to administer Physical Therapy Aide Certifications.
The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMaRT) program 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, 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 advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as a physical or occupational therapy.
Graduates of the 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.
ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) - Certified Personal Trainer
AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) - Physical Therapy Aide Certification
CPR / First Aid
OSHA / CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
College Advanced Credits: Under Development
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. Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
SPORTS MEDICINE AND REHABILITATIVE THERAPY (SMaRT) First Level Students Only
by National Academy of Sports Medicine Year Published:
(6thEdition) by National Academy of Sports Medicine
ISBN #: 978-1-28416-008-6
PLEASE NOTE: The Textbook is available for purchase through BCTC. Please see your Instructor for more information.
BCTC Price for Textbook: $50.00
Workbook: Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rby Jim Clover Year Published:
(3rd Edition) by Jim Clover (Workbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13328-125-2
Must Purchase Workbook New: $60.00 (Approximate Cost)
Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rd Edition)by Jim Clover Year Published:
(3rd Edition) by Jim Clover (Textbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13328-124-5
Approximate Cost - New: $192.00 to Gently Used: $125.00
SPORTS MEDICINE AND REHABILITATIVE THERAPY (SMaRT) First & Second Level Students
by Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker Year Published:
ISBN #: 978-1-13370-320-4
Must Purchase Workbook New: $67.00 (Approximate Cost)
by Louise Simmers and Karen Simmers-Nartker and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak Year Published:
ISBN #: 978-1-13369-361-1
Approximate Cost - New: $150.00 to Gently Used: $70.00
SPORTS MEDICINE AND REHABILITATIVE THERAPY (SMaRT) Third Level Students
by Roberta C. Weiss Year Published:
ISBN #: 978-1-41801-317-2
Approximate Cost - New: $250.00 to Gently Used: $80.00