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Athletic Training
Careers in Sports Medicine

The term sports medicine refers to a broad field of medical practice related to physical activity and sport. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has defined sports medicine as multidisciplinary, including the physiological, biomechanical, psychological, and pathological phenomena associated with exercise and sports.

The field of sports medicine encompasses under its umbrella a number of more specialized aspects of dealing with the physically active or athletic populations that may be classified as relating either to performance enhancement (biomechanics, coaching, exercise physiology, physical education, strength & condition, sports nutrition, and sports psychology) or to injury care and management (athletic training, EMS, orthopedist, orthotists/proethetists, practice of medicine (physicians, physician assistants), osteopathic medicine, sports chiropractic, sports dentistry, sports physical therapy, and sports massage therapy).
Start your career at CSM

There are many classes offered at CSM which can help you with a career in athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, etc. The following is a list of classes offered at CSM which will apply toward either the prerequisites or degree requirements for a career in athletic training or physical therapy. You can complete all the prerequisites and general education requirements for four-year colleges and universities while at CSM.

NOTE: Some colleges may have other prerequisites or degree requirements that must be completed at their institution. ALWAYS CHECK with the specific institution academic advisors’ for requirement and transfer updates.

ESSENTIAL CLASSES:  Requirements/Prerequisites that almost all schools require.
Units
Class Title
4
BIOL 110 General Principles of Biology
3
BIOL 130 Human Biology
4
BIOL 250 Anatomy
5
BIOL 260 Introductory Physiology
5
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I
5
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II
3
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics
3
PSYC 100 General Psychology
4
PHYS 210 General Physics I
3
CA&S 310 Nutrition

RECOMMENDED CLASSES:  Requirements/Prerequisites that some schools require.
* = classes for a Physical Therapy curriculum.
** = Activity Courses include: Tennis, Golf, Aerobics, Weight Conditioning, etc.
Units
Class Title
4
BIOL 240 General Microbiology*
5
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I*
5
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II*
3
MATH 130 Analytic Trigonometry
4
PHYS 220 General Physics II*
3
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology*
3
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology*
1
P.E. 680 First Aid/CPR (Adult, Child and Infant)
3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer and Information Science
1
P.E ___ Activity Courses**