Sports Medicine (ERESA)

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College.

Students who complete the 66 credit hour requirements through year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Please note this program of study is meant for students who wish to transfer to a four year university to obtain a bachelor degree.

Program Location

LCC Downtown Campus

Program Description

This program is for students wishing to pursue a profession in the field of Sports Medicine. It includes components of Kinesiology (the study of human movement), Exercise Science, Physical Activity, Injury Prevention and Treatment, Rehabilitation and Nutrition. A variety of field trips will be scheduled throughout the year to expose students to various professional settings including Athletic Training, Group Fitness Instruction and Exercise Physiology. Students will have the opportunity to do a professional job shadow. Approximately 50% of class time is spent using hands on instruction, interaction and participation.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Perform a physical fitness assessment and compare the results to standardized norms
  • Develop and implement an exercise routine
  • Understand and demonstrate proper use of fitness room equipment
  • Develop and lead a group fitness aerobics class
  • Explain basic exercise physiology concepts
  • Complete a nutritional analysis and analyze personal nutritional habits
  • Explain the importance of body composition and its effect on health and fitness
  • Define the components of a healthy lifestyle. Including stress management, addictive behaviors.
  • Define addictive behaviors
  • Develop and implement a personalized healthy lifestyle plan to prevent disease
  • Recall historical facts that contributed to the birth of physical education as a profession
  • Distinguish between the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology and their theories
  • Identify and explain anatomical and physiological fundamentals of systems in the human body
  • Evaluate various methods of sports-related risk management and injury prevention
  • Demonstrate the skills of taping anatomical locations: basic to specific sport related injuries
  • Describe the methods used to evaluate and assess sports injuries

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External LinkPersonal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor

External LinkAthletic Trainer

External LinkExercise Physiologist

External LinkPhysical Therapy Assistant

External LinkPhysical Therapist