College Credit Fees: AHA Certification fee $5.00, HOSA/WCTSMA dues of $15.00, HOSA/WCTSMA conference fee TBD (typically $35-$200 depending on conference location)

Learning Recommendations: It is recommended, though not required, that students complete Applied Anatomy & Physiology I and II prior to enrolling in this course.

General Description: This course covers information fundamental to all healthcare professions with an emphasis in sports medicine and athletic training. Specific course content includes emergency medicine (including American Heart Association certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider), athletic injuries of the body, basic treatment & care of athletic injuries and numerous hands on competencies such as taping/wrapping techniques, emergency procedures and athletic equipment fitting/removal. In addition to classroom instruction, students complete a 25-hour observation of Skyline’s athletic training room and certified athletic trainer each semester (50-hours for the course), during which they can apply what they have learned in class to helping Skyline’s athletes. Students may compete at a state competition sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) or the Washington Career & Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA). Scholarships are also available through these organizations for students interested in pursuing medical careers, The standards for this course are based on the National Athletic Trainer’ Association’s five domains of practice, the Washington State Science EALR’s and the Career & Technical Education Therapeutic and sports Medicine competencies standards.


  • 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


  • 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 outside of class
  • Work with Skyline’s athletic trainer

Equipment to be provided by student: None

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