Sports Medicine Degree at Orange Coast College

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Sports Medicine Degree

The sports medicine program at Orange Coast College prepares students for a career as a fitness worker, physical therapist, or athletic trainer. The program focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish research and service goals. Program courses include: human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness, principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer sports medicine degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Medicine program at Orange Coast College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Athletes and Sports Competitors

Description

Compete in athletic events.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, athletes and sports competitors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.6% from 2014 to 2024

Coaches and Scouts

Description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, coaches and scouts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2014 to 2024

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, fitness trainers and aerobics instructors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.4% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Sports Medicine Programs in California

Sports Medicine programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C,A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (C,A)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (C,A)

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (A)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (A)

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (A)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (A)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C,A)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (C,A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (C,A)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (C,A)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 330 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B,M)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 510 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B,M)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C,A)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (C,A)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (C,A)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (C,A)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
55%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,943