Sports Medicine Degree at San Jose State University

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Sports Medicine Degree

The sports medicine program at San Jose State University 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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Students Enrolled in the Sports Medicine Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree115
Master's Degree40

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male73
Female82

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian50
Black3
Hispanic24
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White54
Multiple Races10
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown12

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Medicine program at San Jose State University, 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

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Annual Salary: $40410

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

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.04
    • Average Annual Salary: $45850

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,...)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

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

Chabot College

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B,M)

Cabrillo College

Aptos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 80 students completed this program

Programs

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

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

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

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (C,A)

Gavilan College

Gilroy, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B,M)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B,M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B,M)
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness (B,M)

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