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Instructor – Rebecca Graham

Take a look at what you will learn in the Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy program!

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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.

Click here to download the Sports Med Handbook.

Entrance Requirements

  • Enrollment for this career major is open to high school applicants only.
  • Applicants must complete an Application for Admissions.
  • High School Applicants must have the written consent of his/her parent or guardian.
  • High School Applicants must receive the approval of his/her local high school principal and/or counselor.
  • There is no fee for high school student enrollment.

College Credit

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

  • Tuition – $0
  • Tools – $0
  • Certification Testing – $0

Additional costs may include supplies and student organization dues.


  • Home Health Care Nurse Aide
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider
  • National Health Science Assessment (NCHSE)
  • Career Tech Testing – Medical Assistant: Clinical
  • Career Tech Testing – Medical Assistant: Administrative
  • Career Tech Testing – Medical Assistant: Phlebotomy

Total Hours of Instruction – 675

Estimated time to complete (high school student) – 2 years


  • Morning session – 8:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • Lunch – 10:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Afternoon session – 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m
Courses of Instruction
Health Careers Core Curriculum 225
Core Medical Terminology 45
Anatomy and Physiology 120
Core Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Intro to Athletic Training  Professional 15
Basic Care and Prevention of Athletic Training 90
Physiotherapy for Athletic Training 90
Exercise Physiology 45
Applied Concepts in Fitness 15
Clinical Practice in Fitness/Health or Physical Therapy Aide 60
 Intro to Physical Therapy Aide  15
 Clerical Skills & Duties for Physical Therapy Aide  15
 Ethics & Laws in Physical Therapy  15
 Preparation for Patient Care in Physical Therapy  15
 Ambulation & Gait Training  15
 Therapeutic Exercises, Agents & Modalities  60

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