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Sports Medicine

Testimonials and Where Our Students Transfer

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"I really enjoyed being a part of the Foothill College Sports Medicine Program. I got great hands on experience with a variety of sports including football, soccer, and basketball. I learned about different taping techniques for injury prevention and  orthopedic evaluations that prepared me well for my entry-level graduate athletic training program. This program is a great introduction for those that want to pursue a career in sports medicine or other healthcare field. I made great friends and really felt part of a family while at Foothill. I'd do it again in a heart beat. I really encourage anyone who is interested in a healthcare career to check it out." ~ Ann Sbardellati

student"Being in the program at Foothill helped me gain a number of important skills to being successful and going onto the athletic training program at San Diego State. Leaving Foothill I felt knowledgeable, confident, and most importantly prepared to be working at the division 1 level. Foothill has allowed me to work hands on for practices, games, prevention, and rehabilitation ensuring I have the proper skill set to advance. I learned how to use various modalities and different therapeutic exercises that have helped me be able to run rehabilitation for injured and post-operative athletes. I am so thankful that Foothill gave me the foundation and skill set I need to be successful at the next level of athletic training." ~Luiza Arutjunian, ATC

"Experiences I had while in the sports medicine program helped me gain skills and knowledge to prepare for the next stage and later for a career in athletic training. The program combines classroom and clinical experience and we, as sports medicine students were in high demand for exciting clinical internships. The hands-on experience definitely prepared me for an accredited athletic training program at a 4-year college. All the faculties in the department treated me with the same respect that they would expect for themselves and I developed close relationship with them as mentors. Experiences I had through the program fueled my growing passion for athletic training and it will put you on the path of the wide range of career options." ~Haruka Sakauchi, ATC


"Being a student in the Athletic Training Program at Foothill College has allowed me to gain the hands on skills and knowledge that I needed to excel in the program at Fresno State University.  I left here with the confidence of knowing that I wouldn't have to question my skill set because I know both Warren and Michelle taught me what it means to be a yound professional .  It is because of what Warren, Michelle and the Foothill College Atheltic Training Program have taught me, I have the confidence and attitude that has made me the Athletic Trainer I am today.  I hope to carry these atributes that I have learned at Foothill College into mhy carreer as well."

~Sean Fitzsimmons, ATC

Four-Year Universities

  • San Jose State University
  • Fresno State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Utah State University
  • Sacramento State University 
  • Huntington University (Indiana)
  • California State University, East Bay
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of Oregon
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Arkansas       

Masters' Programs

  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • University of North Carolina, Greensborough
  • Cal Baptist
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • A.T. Still University
  • Manchester University (Indiana)

Advanced Education

  • Palmer Chiropractic College
  • Life Chiropractic College-West