Course Offerings

Kinesiology: Sports Medicine Preparation Major (AA)

The Santa Rosa Junior College Kinesiology: Sports Medicine Preparation Associate of Arts degree provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to various allied health and kinesiology majors. The major is intended for students who are pursuing academic programs and/or careers in fields of kinesiology or medicine such as:

  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Chiropractic

**Students are advised to meet with a counselor for appropriate campus specific course requirements before selecting courses.

What does this program offer you?

  • Hands-on supervised experience working with all types of athletes at SRJC.
  • Being in this program offers you the chance to become part of a cohort of students to build teamwork skills, communication, and fun times!
  • Observation hours that count towards a CAATE accredited Bachelor's or Master's Program in Athletic Training or Physical Therapy Programs.
  • Interpersonal experience in the medical field, getting exposed to various avenues of medicine.
  • Lower division courses that broaden knowledge for any student interested in the medical field, specifically athletic training.

 

STUDENT SUCCESS FLOW CHART


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TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED

  • 33 Units
Kines Courses

Course Name

Course Description

Unit Amount

KINES 62 

Sports Medicine Experience (1st semester)

Requirements/information:

  • Required 6 hours per week arranged with you and the instructor. 
  • Internship in the Athletic Training Clinic working with student-athletes (facility is open 12-6pm school days).
  • Pre/corequisite is KINES 4
    • If you think you have the preparation and skills necessary to take this class without KINES 4, speak with the instructor. 

2.0 Units

KINES 62 B

Sports Medicine Experience (2nd semester)

Requirements/information:

  • Required 6 hours per week arranged with you and the instructor.
  • Internship in the Athletic Training facility working with student-athletes (facility is open 12-6pm school days).
  • Pre/corequisite is KINES 62 A

2.0 Units

KINES 4

Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Requirements/information:

  • Introduction to athletic training and the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
  • Usually taught on the Santa Rosa campus in the Fall, T/TH mornings.
  • Usually taught on the Petaluma campus in the Spring, T/TH mornings.

3.0 Units

KINES 63

Sports Medicine: Lower Body Injuries

Requirements/information:

  • Learn all about lower body injuries from basic anatomy, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation exercises!  
  • Usually Monday nights 4-6pm lecture with 6-9pm lab in the Athletic Training Clinic.
  • ​Very interactive class.
  • ​Fall semester only.

Class time is great for interested high school students!

3.0 Units

KINES 64

Sports Medicine: Upper Body Injuries

Requirements/information:

  • Learn all about upper body injuries from basic anatomy, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation exercises!  
  • Usually Monday nights 4-6pm lecture and 6-9pm lab in the Athletic Training Clinic.
  • ​Very interactive class.
  • Spring semester only.

Class time is great for interested high school students!

3.0 Units

  

Other Core Classes

BIO 10

Introduction to Principles of Biology

Requirements/information:

  • Introductory course in biology including: scientific method, ecology, biodiversity, physiology and anatomy, chemistry of life, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution.
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesCompletion of MATH 150A or MATH 150 or higher (MATH) or qualifying placement

3.0 Units

ANAT 1     

General Human Anatomy 

Requirements/information:

  • Study of gross and microscopic structure of human tissues, organs and organ systems; includes dissection of human cadavers. 
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesCompletion of BIO 10 or higher (V7) and Course Completion of ENGL 1A (OR ESL 10) or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

5.0 Units

PHYSIO 1         

Human Physiology

Requirements/information:

  • Study of the function of the human body with a focus on mechanisms of homeostasis at the biochemical, cellular, and systemic levels. Laboratory experiments are conducted to illustrate major principles associated with these systems
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesCourse completion of ENGL 1A (OR ESL 10) or appropriate placement based on AB705; AND Completion of BIO 10 or higher (V7); AND Completion of CHEM 60, CHEM 3A, or CHEM 1A, or higher (V6)

5.0 Units

CHEM 60

 

 

or

 

 

CHEM 1A 

General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (CHEM 60)

Requirements/information:

  • Basic concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesOnly recommendedEligibility for MATH 150B or equivalent AND eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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General Chemistry (CHEM 1A)

Requirements/information:

  • General principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic molecular theory of gases, properties of mixtures, the periodic table, and thermochemistry. First semester of a one year program of general chemistry.
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesCourse Completion of CHEM 42 AND Course Completion of MATH 154 or Course Completion of MATH 155 or higher (MATH); OR Course Completion of CHEM 42 AND two years of high school algebra or equivalent Students who think they may be ready for CHEM 1A or CHEM 4A without completing CHEM 42 should take the Chemistry Diagnostic Test AND complete and return the Chemistry Diagnostic Review form to the Student Success and Assessment Services Office. After Chemistry Department’s review and approval, the Admission and Records Office will lift prerequisite block and notify student through the portal

5.0 Units                                                                     

LIR 10

Introduction to Information Literacy

  • An introductory course to learn and apply the skills needed to conduct research efficiently and effectively.
  • Prerequisites/CorequisitesOnly recommended - Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Course Completion of CS 101A

1.0 Units

 

 


 

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College Sports Medicine Program: Gateway to Many Careers and Educational Paths

Allows for students to explore careers and educational paths early.

Pathway contains multiple on/off ramps based on individual student needs.

Provides direction for students along educational journey.

Student Program Entry from Multiple On-Ramps at Various Time Points:

 

Co-Enrollment or Progress into Related SRJC Programs.

Nursing or pre-nursing.

EMT/paramedic.

Dietetic tech program.

Yoga 200 hour teaching certificate.

Fitness, nutrition, and health major/certificate.

Co-enrolled high school students, First year college students, Current SRJC students, Re-Entry Students, Four year university students, and 4-2-4 transfer students all lead into

SRJC Sports Medicine.

 

 

Benefits:

Cohort

Mentorship

Advising

Networking

Internship hours

 

 

Kinesiology: Sports Medicine Preparation Major Courses:

KINES4: intro to sports med

KINES 62 ABCD: sports med lab

KINES 63: lower body injuries

KINES64: upper body injuries

You can complete all classes as part of the major or take classes individually!

 

Acquired skills:

Early career exposure

Professionalism

First aid/CPR training

Medical documentation

Liability in healthcare

Applied anatomy

Basic taping/bracing

Professional communication

Professional socialization

And more

 

 

Workforce opportunities available  upon completing the Sports Medicine Courses:

Physical therapy aid

Chiropractic aid

Occupational therapy aid

Personal trainer

Group exercise instructor

 

 

Transfer to university:

Bachelor's degree

Kinesiology

Pre-athletic training

Pre-physical therapy

Pre-medicine

Pre-occupational therapy

Pre-physician assistant

Physical education

Adapted physical education

Therapeutic recreation

Recreation studies

 

 

Workforce Opportunities after Transferring to University:

Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Coach

Kinesiology/PE, APE Instructor

Biomechanist

Exercise Physiologist

Ergonomic Evaluator

Health and Wellness Promotion

Wellness Coaching

Health promotion

Sports Management

Fitness Careers

 

 

Advanced education programs:

Masters/doctoral degree

Professional masters degree in athletic training

Physical therapy school

Occupational therapy school

Physician assistant school

Chiropractic college

Medical school

Sports psychology

 

 

Workforce Opportunities after Advanced Education Programs:

Certified athletic trainer

Physical therapist

Occupational therapist

Physician assistant

physician

Chiropractor

Prosthetics

Sports psychologist

Other advanced kinesiology and sports medicine careers

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College

Website: sportsmedicine.santarosa.edu

Program Director: Monica Ohkubo, DSC, ATC, EMT-B

Assistant Program Director: Joshua Lafontaine, MS, ATC

Email: jlafontaine@santarosa.edu