A Sports Medicine Assistant (SMA) is a Cornell College student who is interested in gaining experience in various areas of Sports Medicine. These students are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in areas of athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical therapy and sports nutrition. This knowledge is then applied in a variety of areas - but not limited to -Cornell's new athletic training room, with Cornell's team physicians, and with local physical therapists. The sports medicine assistants work with the college's 17 intercollegiate athletic teams.