The mission of the Orange Coast College Student Sports Medicine Program (SSMP) is to provide a distinctive comprehensive health care education that focuses on the care of physically active individuals. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the rigors of athletic training programs recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students will also gain fundamental skills applicable to alterative career options such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and orthopedics. The combination of didactic coursework from kinesiology studies, and clinical internship with health care professionals creates an optimal learning environment in which students gain hands on experiences with the OCC athletic teams.
Isabel Carpio (Archuleta)
Certified Athletic Trainer, Kinesiology & Athletics