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Kinesiology - Athletic Trainer's Aide

The Athletic Trainer’s Aide Certificate is designed to develop, practice and implement basic skills in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. These courses will set a foundation that will aid in the pursuit of a career in the sports medicine and health care industries. This program will better prepare students for transfer into an accredited athletic training education program at the four- year university level or increase the breadth of education for those seeking a career in other allied healthcare fields. The student must attain a grade of “C” or higher in each course for completion.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
KIN 194 - Introduction to KinesiologyM3.0
KIN 194 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of kinesiology. The philosophy, history, ethical and scientific foundations of kinesiology will be covered.The concepts of basic movement and performance movement in relationship to kinesiology will be examined. Students will explore the sub-disciplines of motor learning, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport sociology, sport psychology, and sport nutrition. Professional career opportunities in health/fitness, therapeutic exercise, teaching, coaching and sport management will be examined. The challenges for kinesiology, future of kinesiology, sport and health/wellness are also addressed.

KIN 197 - Prevention and Treatment of Athletic InjuriesM3.0
KIN 197 - Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:KIN 290
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU (*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses)

This course introduces the most salient concepts of athletic training, including the instruction for prevention, recognition, management and treatment of common injuries in a physically active population. The skills of basic strapping, bracing, padding and taping for the prevention and management of injuries will be presented and practiced. This class is recommended for those interested in becoming a certified athletic trainer, physical therapist or occupational therapist.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
KIN 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Athletic Training Related FieldsM1.0
KIN 290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship for Athletic Training Related Fields (1.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 197
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course supports and reinforces on-the-job training in the field of athletic training under supervision of a college instructor and is facilitated by the use of learning objectives. The student will be working in a skilled or professional level assignment in their area of vocational interest and will meet performance objectives related to instruction that are above and beyond the conditions of regular employment. This course is intended for students whose job is related to the field of athletic training and have completed or enrolled in the appropriate coursework. "Contact the CWE office regarding re-enrollment procedures".

Student Unpaid Internship:
1 Unit/60 hours; 2 Units/120 hours
Student Paid Internship:
1 Unit/75 hours; 2 Units/150 hours

KIN 297 - Advanced Athletic TrainingM3.0
KIN 297 - Advanced Athletic Training (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: KIN 197
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the advanced concepts of athletic training, including instruction for evaluation and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. Advanced taping and bracing techniques will also be presented and practiced. This class is designed for students interested in becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer or those who are preparing for a career in any allied health care profession.

KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPRM3.0
KIN 193 - Standard First Aid and CPR (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*The UC will grant a maximum of 8 units credit for PE Theory courses.

This course is designed for students pursuing a career working with the public and for those who want to further their understanding of handling emergency situations. The student will learn how to give immediate care to the suddenly injured or ill person. In addition, students will learn techniques for control of bleeding, splinting, transporting victims, emergency procedures, one person C.P.R. and the use of an AED. Students will have the opportunity to apply these technical procedures in class. This course fulfills the requirements for American Red Cross certifications in both Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) and Automatic Defibrillation (AED).

Total Semester Units:7.0 
Total Units for Kinesiology - Athletic Trainer's Aide CC program 13.0 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will conduct a primary and secondary survey following an injury and make emergency treatment decisions based on results.


2

Students will treat a variety of open wounds as a first responder, recognizing the use of personal protective equipment.


3

Students will apply appropriate splinting and taping techniques for a variety of injuries using a variety of medical supplies.


4

Students will identify the indications, contraindications, and application techniques for the use of several therapeutic modalities.


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