Associate of Science in Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy


If you love sports, helping others, rehab, and making a difference, and want to become a sports and rehabilitation therapist. Enroll in the Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy degree program at Sochi today and become a sports rehabilitation therapist in 14 months.

Sports Rehabilitation Therapy

What is a Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy?

Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy is a growing field for students interested in helping clientele work through injuries, enhance athletic performance and move better through their activities of daily living.

SOCHi’s Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy Associate of Science Degree program provides training in the basic techniques used by sports therapists to provide services to for enhancing conditioning, improving performance, and rehabilitating injuries.

Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy Degree


A sports and rehabilitation therapist is one of the few professions that helps people to recover from injury, pain, and other physical problems. They use their skills to help patients regain their ability to move around and participate in everyday activities.

The job of a sports and rehabilitation therapist can be rewarding because you get to see people improve every day as they work with you. You also get to work with many different kinds of people from all over the world who have different needs and goals for their recovery.

Do you like sports? Helping others? Rehabilitation? Physical Therapy? If so, getting a Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy Degree may be the right path for you. SOCHi’s Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy Associate of Science Degree program provides training in the basic techniques used by sports therapists to provide services for enhancing conditioning, improving performance, and rehabilitating injuries.

If you are considering becoming a sports and rehabilitation therapist, there are many things that you need to know about what it takes to become one.

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How to Become a Sports & Rehabilitation Therapist?

A great way to become a sports & rehabilitation therapist is to enroll in an accredited school such as SOCHi and get your associate's degree. After meeting with an admissions advisor you can find out if the program is a right fit for you. You can get down to the details of curriculum, job outlook, skills needed and any other topics you need to discuss to get started in your program. Once you get started, you can get finished in about 14 months! After that you will be on your way to a fruitful career.

As for what you will learn, the program provides the student with training in rehabilitation methods, massage therapy, and personal fitness with an integrated approach to health and wellness.

What Will You Learn in Our Program?

The program enhances the therapist’s skill set by offering study in massage theory and application as well as program design and corrective movement for sports training and recovery.

Training in medical massage therapy, specialized populations massage, Russian sports massage, and additional massage therapy modalities including lymph drainage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy, as well as specific methods of rehabilitation exercise and use of modalities to assist in overcoming injury and enhancing performance, are covered.

The program also offers training in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, exercise physiology, pathology, CPR and first aid certification, professional ethics, hygiene, and business principles.

The courses are designed with prerequisites to provide an increasing difficulty level to enhance a student’s mastery of the required skills and concepts.

Students of this program must complete 28 hours of general education, including English I and II, Sociology, Economics and Anatomy, and Physiology, to meet the requirements of the associate’s degree.

The courses are offered in a Hybrid IDL format, with lecture hours taking place remotely and lab and practicum hours completed on site.

What do Sports and Rehabilitation Specialists Do?

Sports and Rehab Specialists help patients on their healing journey and guide them mentally and physically to get past any injuries and avoid any further hurdles through preventative and immediate care. Below is an extensive list of some daily duties of a Sports and Rehab Specialist:

  • Instructing patients on stretching and exercise routines that can help them avoid injuries or recover from them more rapidly.
  • Preparing patient medical records and insurance paperwork, including information of the treatments they received and their progress.
  • Assessing patients' physical fitness for sporting activity.
  • Bodywork or massage to help patients recover from injury.
  • Implementing programs and helping patients follow along and keeping them on the right track.
  • Offering support mentally and physically through taping techniques.
  • Leading and instructing patients to follow specific warm-ups and stretches.
  • First aid.
  • Advising on lifestyle and nutrition changes and even implementing programs.
  • Acting as a liaison with coaches, trainers, and other therapists to provide support for patients.
Where do Sports & Rehabilitation Specialists Work?

A Sports and Rehab Specialist can work in various places. Below is a list of some of the places you can get employed once you graduate.

  • Chiropractic Office
  • Physical Therapy Center
  • Universities
  • Private work with patients, athletes, or exercise enthusiasts.
  • Working for a sports team. (Basketball, Football, Baseball, etc.)
  • Gyms
  • Recreational Centers
  • Fitness Center
  • Doctors Office
  • Medical Center
  • Hospitals
  • Sports Injury Centers
  • Anywhere that offers physical therapy!
Training and Certification Requirements

To ensure that applicants meet the entry-level requirements for training that will lead toward a degree, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our CNA course. Students must be 18 years old or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

For assistance or questions with any of these requirements, please contact our admissions office at (818) 980-8990.

Job Outlook and Salary

After receiving your associate's degree in sports and rehabilitation therapy you will have many different career avenues you can head down. Here is a list of jobs you can have as you progress in your career:

  • Certified Massage Therapist - Certified Massage Therapists will experience 32% (much faster than average) growth in the field.
  • Physical Therapist - Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Physical Therapists had a median pay of about $46 an hour in 2021!
  • Physical Therapy Aides and Assistants - Overall employment of physical therapist assistants and aides is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Rehabilitation Therapist - Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Start Your New Career in Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy Today!


Looking to start your career as soon as possible and get a steady income? Call (818) 980-8990 to speak to an admission advisor today!

14 Month Associate Degree in Sports & Rehabilitation Therapy Program


Rehabilitation Therapist

Students in this program have the opportunity to apply the skills and concepts that they have learned in a clinical setting by completing hours of externship in an appropriate clinical setting.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the MBLEX exam and apply for certification from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) to practice as certified massage therapists in the rehabilitation setting, as well as qualify to sit for exams with NASM to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC).

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At Southern California Health Institute, We have professionally trained trainers who can guide you through the process, including assessments, financial aid qualifications, and lifestyle fit.

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SOCHi will also assist students in applying for student financial assistance in order to defray the cost of their education.