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At a Glance

Carroll’s Sports Medicine Aide Certificate provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to aid a health professional in patient injury care, treatment and rehabilitation.

Total Credits:


Certificate Length:

1.5 years

About the Certificate

Students in our Sports Medicine Aide Certificate program gain the preferred knowledge and skills to qualify for employment as a physical therapy technician or aide. 

Courses are part of the Exercise Science Concentration and are transferrable to a baccalaureate degree program in such areas as: 

  • Kinesiology 
  • Exercise Science 
  • Pre-Athletic Training 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy 

Advisory Board 

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Exercise Science Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs. 



Transfers & Careers

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Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools throughout the state and across the country.  

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study. 


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job outlook for sports medicine aides, including physical therapist aides and assistants, is expected to increase by 32% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Careers in sports medicine, such as athletic training, are projected to grow 23% within the decade.  

This data demonstrates a high demand for educated and trained sports medicine-related professionals now and in the years to come. 


Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of the Sports Medicine Aide Certificate.