Sports Medicine - Eaton RESA

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College.

Students who complete the 67 credit hour requirements through year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science.

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


Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
Athletic Trainer
Exercise Physiologist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist

Median Wage

Fitness Trainer/Aerobics Instructor: $18.34 hourly, $38,160 annually Athletic Trainer: $45,630 annually
Exercise Physiologist: $22.76 hourly, $47,340 annually
Physical Therapy Assistant: $27.21 hourly, $56,610 annually
Physical Therapist: $41.06 hourly, $85,400 annually

Employment Outlook

Faster than average, 10-14% - Much faster than average, 15%+


CPR/First Aid
ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification (possible)

Success Indicators

Interested in physical activity and interaction with others, able to use critical thinking to apply exercise, movement, and psychology principles to create exercise goals and programming, manage health risk factors, prevent and treat injuries, and assess fitness and body composition, passionate for helping others achieve physical activity goals, and effective in a team setting.