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Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy

CIP Code 51.2604 

The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Program is designed for students interested in the healthcare fields responsible for the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation
of musculoskeletal injuries and other areas related to health. Students will develop valuable skills in recognizing injury and emergency situations, assessment and prevention, prognosis, and rehabilitation of bodily injuries and related to health conditions. Students will learn the therapy and application principles of a patient care plan, including assessment, evaluation, interventions of exercise, manual therapy, modalities, and neuro re-education. The program provides students with an understanding of basic nutrition as they learn how to develop proper diet plans for healthy individuals and differentiate these plans for special populations and unique considerations. Students will also develop personal fitness routines and sports performance plans based on individual needs as a continuation of rehabilitation and preventative measure to reduce injury. Courses also cover documentation, legal issues, medical terminology, mental health, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Students who complete the program can build upon their knowledge with a post-secondary degree or advanced certification.

Career Potential

33% Job Growth Increase
Median Salary of $61,730
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Kinesiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Orthopedic Aide
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Sports Nutritionist

Post-Secondary Partners

  • Penn West Universities (California, Clarion, and Edinboro)

Industry Certifications

  • ACSM Personal Trainer
  • AMCA PT Aide
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED
  • National Safety Council Blood Borne Pathogen
  • OSHA 10 Health Care
  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Sports Safety International

Matt Wilson