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LA&S Mathematics & Science: Sports Medicine AS


MVCC offers an emphasis in Sports Medicine. The Certifi ed Athletic Trainer is an educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic healthcare. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs and other athletic healthcare settings. This program provides students with a solid start in becoming certifi ed athletic trainers or related professionals. Through a comprehensive study of sciences, psychology, and sports medicine, students are fully prepared to transfer to a four-year school and are ready to complete a degree in athletic training, or related fi eld of study, such as sports medicine, sports psychology, or personal training. Students are also afforded the unique opportunity to learn anatomy and physiology through the study of cadavers. In addition, through our program, students experience the day-to-day happenings of a college athletic training room through the completion of two practicums. These classes permit students to attend to the needs of student-athletes on a particular sports team and learn how the process works from initial injury to determining return-toplay status.The hours spent in these practicums provide students with an early start toward completing hands-on hours required for licensure and completion of the four-year degree.
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