sports medicine

The Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program offers a great foundation for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, Personal Training and more.

This two-year program is designed for students who are interested in the previously mentioned careers, which would be accessible after further course work at the collegiate level. The skills students learn in this class will be immediately utilized in their work on the field during athletic events. Other topics covered include: basic human anatomy, concepts of human movement, mechanism of sports injury and application of protective taping.


Students in this program work closely with Certified Athletic Trainers and with the Alliance and Marlington athletic teams. Students are required to put their classroom knowledge into practice by working 10 athletic events per year under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer at either school.


During their Senior year students are eligible to take the Physical Therapy Aide credential through the American Medical Certification Association.

Students will gain a core body of knowledge from the Athletic Training and Exercise and Athletic Injuries and Prevention courses of study as well as become certified in First Aid, CPR and AED use through the American Heart Association.

What does the certification do?

  • Employers can hire confidently

  • Consumers can trust the Medical workforce

  • Students can feel prepared to take action in an emergency situation

Stephanie McKnight