Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology


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Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

Associate in Science

Program Outline

General Requirements
ENC 101College Composition I3
HSC 100Anatomy & Physiology I (+lab)3
HSC 103Intro to Psychology3
MAT 100College Algebra3
SPC 100ABasics of Speech Communication3
ENC 102College Composition II3
HSC 102Anatomy & Physiology II (+lab)3
SMD 100Intro to Exercise Science3
SMD 205Kinesiology4
SMD 105Health Promotion3
SMD 203Exercise Leadership I3
SMD 200Exercise Physiology (+lab)4
SMD 201Fitness Assessment/td>3
SMD 202Exercise Prescription3
SMD 208Exercise for Special Populations3
SMD 106Nutrition in Health and Exercise3
SMD 204Exercise Leadership II3
SMD 107First Aid, CPRI3
SMD 108Weight Management3
SMD 109Sport Management & Organization3
SMD 206Speed, Agility, Quickness3
SMD 207Advanced Strength & Conditioning3


Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

It discusses the structure and functions of the systems of the human body, emphasizing those aspects most pertinent to students in the nursing and allied health technology programs. A study of chemistry, cells, tissue, the integument, the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system. Structure and function taught concurrently.

Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

The structure and functions of the systems of the human body, emphasizing those aspects most pertinent to students in the PTA program. A study of the circulatory system, lymphatic system, fluid balance, the gastrointestinal system, the genitor-urinary system, the endocrine system, the respiratory system and the reproductive system. Structure and function taught concurrently. A general review of the integration of system, structure and function is also covered in this course

College Algebra

College algebra course designed to provide a basis for understanding of mathematics concepts and its applications. Topics include: functions and relations and their graphs; algebraic operations on functions; linear and quadratic functions, theory of polynomial equations; analysis of rational functions; exponential and logarithmic relationships; trigonometric functions and its applications, analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, and conics.

College Composition I

This is the first required general core course in college level writing. Students will compose essays and other works using various methods of development such as narration, description, illustration and example; process, cause and effect; and comparison and contrast. Introduction to the use of library resources will also be covered in this course.

College Composition II

This is a required general education course in college level-writing. Observing the conventions of standard edited American English, Students will compose informative and persuasive essays, write responses to a variety of literary genres and/or non-fiction, and produce a documented paper based on research. Library skills will also be reviewed during this course.

Introduction to Psychology

This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. Topics will include the historical foundations of psychology, cognition, emotions, learning, human development, biological bases of behavior, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy and behavior change, and social behavior. Emphasis also will be placed on the development over the life span. Psychological disorders and the therapeutic approaches will also be covered. This course is a study of the general field of psychology and is designed to provide an understanding of human behavior by studying the adaptation of the individual to his physical and social environment.

Basics of Speech Communication

Introduces students to Human Communication and provides them with the oral communications skills necessary for success in personal, professional and educational settings; through the study and experiential practice of interpersonal and intercultural communication, workplace communication, presentational speaking (topic selection and target audience) and group dynamics of communication.

Introduction to Exercise Science

An introductory course designed to examine the philosophical, historical, psycho-social origin of the fields of exercise science and health promotion. Current issues, professions, and future directions will also be explored.


This course examines the relationship between anatomical structures and function in the production of movement. It also investigates the relationships between fundamental principles of mechanics and musculoskeletal system function.

Health Promotion

This course covers topics concerning wellness, holistic health, mind-body connection, health and wellness models, mental wellness, positive self-concept, preventing heart disease and cancer, licit and illicit lifestyle drugs, stress management, diet, nutrition, weight control, aerobic and strength building exercise, healthy lifestyle behaviors and applications to life.

Exercise Leadership I

Principles and methods of exercise leadership. This includes exercise programming and participation, teaching methods, technique evaluation, supervision, and leadership for various types of group aerobic exercise programs including aquatic exercise.

Exercise Physiology

A combined lecture and laboratory course dealing with the acute physiological responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. Areas of emphasis include: energy metabolism, cardiovascular, physiology, pulmonary function, muscular system, body composition, and aging.

Fitness Assessment

A practical course in exercise test administration including health status assessment, evaluation of cardiovascular functions, aerobic capacity, muscular fitness, pulmonary function, and body composition, basic electrocardiography, interpretation of test results, and handling emergency situations.

Exercise Prescription

This course will address the scientific basis of designing effective and safe exercise programs. Principles of exercise prescription will focus on improving health-related fitness, rather than elite athletic performance. Since health-related fitness includes cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition and flexibility, these fitness parameters will be emphasized.

Exercise for Special Populations

This course presents an overview of the benefits of fitness and exercise programs for special populations. The goal is to introduce a variety of special populations and discuss the ways in which exercise may benefit these individuals. Emphasis will be placed upon the physiological benefits of regular physical activity.

Nutrition in Health and Exercise

Study of the nutritional needs of the athlete and active person. Emphasis includes: fat, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin, mineral and water needs of the active person; energy metabolism, food and fluid intake prior to, during, and after exercise; nutritional management of anemia and diabetes; nutrient needs of the young and old athlete.

Exercise Leadership II

Methods and techniques in the use of various weight training equipment and machines. Scientific principles of strength training, program development, exercise leadership and supervision of weight training and other group exercise activities are included.

First Aid and CPR

Study of the techniques of emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and accident prevention. Emphasis will be placed on examining the interrelationships among human behavior of the environment and accidents. Opportunities exist for each student to earn CPR and First Aid certification.

Weight Management

This course will examine the various influences affecting weight gain and obesity including biology, psychology, and culture. Different approaches and settings of prevention and intervention in weight loss/weight maintenance will be covered including physical activity, dietary habits, and pharmacological.

Sport Management and Organization

This course provides a study of management principles as they relate to budget, facility design, purchasing, scheduling, supervision, and personnel issues in the field of exercise science and wellness.

Speed, Agility, Quickness

This course provides both theoretical background and practical experiences in the development of muscular speed, agility and power. Emphasis is placed on the general and athletic populations. Students will also learn how to properly perform assessments in this area and to coordinate training programs.


Name of Program: Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

Names of occupations for which training in this program is provided:
Occupation: Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology
SOC code number: 31-2021
This is a new program; the start date is 08-01-2011, at this time we don’t have a data to provide.
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