Fee: $10, ASB Card

Learning Recommendations: None

General Description: This course covers information fundamental to all healthcare professions with an emphasis in sports medicine.  It is an ideal class for students interested in going into medicine or biology. In addition to classroom instruction, students complete a 25 hour job shadow each semester with a healthcare professional of their choosing.  The job shadow gives students the opportunity to explore healthcare careers they may be interested in pursuing and apply and be witness to what they are learning in class in a working healthcare facility.  The standards for this course are based on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s six domains of responsibility/education, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Career & Technical Education Therapeutic and Sports Medicine competencies strands. 

Content:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency Medicine (Students have the opportunity to get certified through the Red Cross in CPR/AED and 1st Aid)
  • Rehabilitation techniques & modalities
  • Various conditions that can occur in athletics and an assortment of other related topics

Strategies:

Students learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Multimedia offerings (Computer simulations, video features)
  • Demonstrations (teacher or student directed)
  • Student project and research
  • Job Shadow

Equipment to be provided by student:

Notes: Completion of this course with a “B” or better qualifies students for college credit at various community/technical college programs in our area.