This program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level graduate program in athletic training that will lead to eligibility to sit for the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification examination. The coursework will establish a knowledge base in sports medicine and develop techniques in sports injury evaluation, management, and rehabilitation.
This option meets Montana's health certification requirements. In addition, students must complete the professional education program for K-12 education majors as described in the "Education" section of the course catalog. Students seeking an endorsement in K-12 physical education must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all required PEH courses, including prerequisites.
This option is designed to prepare individuals for work with fitness and health promotion programs in corporate, community, hospital, and health club settings. Certification either as a health/fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine or as a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association is strongly recommended.
Physical Education and Health Studies
This track prepares students for a variety of careers in general health and wellness careers, as well as post-graduate work. This option requires a core of foundational courses with electives to be chosen dependent upon the student's career goals.
The sports management option prepares students to run sports programs, facilities, sporting goods stores, etc. The major is interdisciplinary, including several courses in business and physical education, with other courses in communications, psychology, and sociology. This option also requires a three-credit internship through either the business department or the physical education department.
Students graduating from Rocky Mountain College with the sports management major are ready to enter the workforce in many areas, as well as graduate school in sports administration/management. Career opportunities are available in colleges and universities, sports stadiums and arenas, city recreation/sports programs, semi-professional and professional sports programs, golf courses/country clubs, ski resorts, and many other areas.