Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy

Location: East Campus (Oley)                      Instructor: Scott Cote | Jennifer Maryniak                              CIP Code: 51.2604

The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMaRT) program is designed to prepare students for a number of technical fields in kinesiology.

Instruction will include theory and applications related to: strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, and medical terminology.

Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing.  Students will be prepared to assist in rehabilitative services under the supervision of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other therapeutic professionals, and to perform routine functions in support of rehabilitation.

Students may seek employment in a wide variety of settings that include fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs.  In addition, the program will serve as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as a physical or occupational therapy.

Graduates of the program are well prepared for entry level employment in rehabilitative services or continued higher education.  Students therefore will be required to schedule and maintain strong academic coursework along with the CTE curriculum. Internship opportunities and dual program college coursework will be developed to support the program.

Industry Certifications:

NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine -Certified Personal Trainer
AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) – Physical Therapy Aide CPR/AED
OSHA CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Stop The Bleed
First Aid

AMCABerks Career and Technology Center is approvde by the American Medical Certification Association to provide exams for Physical Therapy Aide Certification.


Required/Optional Items
Purchased through

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

· Two Light Blue Short Sleeve Polo Shirts with BCTC Logo
· One Charcoal grey crewneck sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
Khaki pants – proper fitting and no holes Athletic shoes/ sneakers N/A



The link provided for each book title will take you to Please note that you are NOT required to purchase the books from Amazon. You may purchase the books from any vendor.

First Year Students:

Sports Medicine Essentials:  Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rd Edition) – by Jim Clover (Textbook)

ISBN #:  978-1-13328-124-5


Sports Medicine Essentials:  Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rd Edition) – by Jim Clover (Workbook)

ISBN #:  978-1-13328-125-2
*Workbook must be purchased NEW


Anatomy Student Self-Test Coloring Book – by Ken Ashwell Ph.D.

ISBN #:  978-1-43801-051-9
*Book must be purchased NEW



First & Second Year Students

Simmers DHO: Health Science  (8th Edition) – by Louise Simmers and Karen Simmers-Nartker and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak  (Textbook)

ISBN #:  978-1-13369-361-1


Simmers DHO: Health Science (8th Edition) – by Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker (Workbook)

ISBN #:  978-1-13370-320-4
*Workbook must be purchased NEW

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Clean athletic shoes or sneakers 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 $50.00 Any store
Ever Ready First Aid Plastic 12″ Goniometer 360 Degree 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $6.95 Amazon
Medline NON171330H Tape Measure, Cloth 72″ 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.36 Amazon
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • Reading at grade level
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical aptitude

Career Pathways:

  • Rehabilitation Aide
  • Fitness Instructor / Coordinator
  • Fitness / Personal Trainer