Sports Medicine

Our Associate of Arts in Sports Studies prepares students to pursue a major in athletic training, wellness, kinesiology, and other related sports medicine fields at a four-year institution. This degree meets the requirements for the first two years of a bachelor’s program at Arizona’s public, and many other, universities. You can transfer with junior status after building a strong academic foundation in small, stimulating classes taught by quality faculty and offered at an extremely affordable tuition cost. You are encouraged to work closely with an academic adviser and consult the official transfer guide to ensure you are on the correct course to maximize course transferability.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer as a High School Student

High school students with junior or senior status can earn the Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapies Certificate through the Gila Institute for Technology. Upon completion of the certificate, you can work toward an Associate of Applied Science in General Technical Studies or an Associate of Arts in Sports Studies. Students in the certificate program prepare to sit for the certification test to become a nationally accredited ACE personal fitness trainer.

Sports Medicine Career Paths
  • Kinesiologist
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Sport Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Physical Therapist
Athletic Trainer
Exercise Psychologist
Recreational Therapist

Program Details

Average Program Length
Sports Medicine Professions Associate of Arts (AA)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program.
4 full-time semesters
Thatcher, Online
Personal Trainer Certificate
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program.
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Thatcher, Online
Start Your Sports Medicine Journey at Eastern Arizona College
Senecca Stromberg
(928) 428-8913
Craig Hacket
(928) 428-4028