Sports Medicine

sports medicine studentThe sports medicine/athletic training associate degree program combines academic, laboratory and clinical experiences that prepare you to transfer to a four-year college, including CAATE accredited programs, or obtain employment as an entry level rehabilitation or allied health paraprofessional.

As a Sports Medicine student, you'll get hands-on experience working with 17 intercollegiate sports. Classroom instruction includes lectures by practicing physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists from throughout the bay area. 


Possible career opportunities 

Those who work in the field of sports medicine enjoy an exciting and dynamic career working with athletes and other physically active individuals who depend upon the help and support of a highly trained health care professional to achieve their athletic goals. The Sports Medicine Program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • athletic training,
  • physical therapy,
  • physician assisting,
  • medicine.

Students who have earned an associate degree at DVC are highly qualified for transfer and have a strong competitive advantage in the admissions process at accredited four-year programs.

Degrees offered

Course instruction

Our program offers a low student/teacher ratio, especially in the clinical settings where students can apply what they’ve learned in class later the same day! Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy,
  • Overview of Sports Medicine and Fitness Professions,
  • Introduction to Sports Massage,
  • Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training,
  • Advanced Sports Medicine and Athletic Training,
  • Clinical Experiences in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training I, and much more.

For more information, please contact us.

Contact us

Program Lead: Mike Chisar
Telephone: 925-969-2763
Email: MChisar@dvc.edu
Directory: Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance faculty and staff