Instructor – Rebecca Graham
Take a look at what you will learn in the Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy program!
Students in the Sports Medicine program can choose between the Sports Medicine or Physical Therapy Aide majors. Studies in either major will provide a pathway to a fulfilling career in the Sports Medicine industry.
Physical Therapy Aide – students must complete the Health Careers Core Curriculum, Core Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, Core First Aid, and Healthcare Provider CPR. A physical therapy aide has many duties such as keeping the treatment area clean and prepped, and assisting patients in preparation for treatment. Many physical therapy aides also have clerical duties such as paperwork, maintaining patient records, and making sure that supplies are in stock. For more information, visit Physical Therapy Aide.
Student Athletic Training Aide – students must complete the Health Careers Core Curriculum, Core Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, Core First Aid, and Healthcare Provider CPR. Students will also be provided a h istory and introduction to the athletic training profession and an introduction to pharmacology and nutrition. They will learn to recognize, evaluate, and provide care to athletic injuries including how to wrap, tape, and fit equipment according to safety regulations. In addition, patient care and exercises and their functions will also be covered. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. For more information, visit Student Athletic Training Aide. Students are encouraged to join and participate in the HOSA student organization.
Through Cooperative Alliance agreements, many GCTC majors are eligible to earn college credit from Oklahoma State University- Institute of Technology.
Program Cost *
* There is no fee for high school students enrolled in this program.
High School Student
Additional costs may include supplies and student organization dues.
Total Hours of Instruction – 675
Estimated time to complete (high school student) – 2 years