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Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Therapy

Students with bandages
Student HOSA group photo
Sports Medicine students at football game

With skills that apply to five of the top 20 fastest growing jobs, students in the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Program (SMaRT) graduate far ahead of students who elect traditional high school classes.  SMaRT students are on a fast track to success in high paying medical careers.  During their first year in the program, students study anatomy and physiology, become certified in CPR, learn medical terminology, and measure vitals in realistic contexts. Those who continue their studies learn how to assess on-field injuries and determine possible medical conditions. Upperclassmen are taught the basics of athletic nutrition and hydration, and to rehabilitate an injury. Those who become OSHA-10 certified are well equipped to continue their studies or begin earring income upon graduating from high school. Students who complete the fourth year of the program are eligible to receive college credit through articulation agreements with Duquesne University and Waynesburg University. And, by earning a personal training certification, students are able to work in the field while attending a post-secondary institution.

Course of Study

  • Intro to Medicine & Medical terminology
  • Sports & Body Movement
  • Sports Medicine Career Exploration
  • Sports Medicine I (w/everyday yearlong lab)
  • Sports Medicine Career Exploration II
  • Sports Medicine II (w/everyday yearlong lab)
  • Sports Medicine Career Exploration III
  • Sports Medicine III (w/everyday yearlong lab)
  • Sports Medicine Internship
  • Sports Medicine Career Exploration IV

Career Potential

  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Dietician
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Nursing

Articulation Agreements

  • Duquesne University
  • Penn West University

Industry Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Certification  
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI Exam
  • OSHA Certification - Healthcare 10 hour
  • ConcussionWise Sports Safety International

Mr. Porterfield

Jason Porterfield MS, LAT, ATC

Dr. Killen

Ian Killen, DPT