Sports Medicine

Course Description

The first semester of this pathway will introduce students to academic skills to include: medical terminology as well as prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries of the upper extremities.  In addition, the student will study the human body (anatomy & physiology, nutrition, and emergency medicine). Upon successful completion, the student will receive Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Advanced First Aid Certification, and First Responder card.

The second semester of this pathway exposes students to the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries of the lower extremities. Students will also act as practitioners in class to prepare them for an internship with an athletic trainer in the district.

Instruction is designed to prepare and enhance students as candidates for university/college entry-level student athletic training positions to become Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Additional disciplines include physical therapy (PT), emergency medical technician (EMT), physician assistant (PA), certified nurse assistant (CNA).

Course Curriculum

  • First Responder
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED)/First Aid
  • Medical Terminology
  • Evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injury

What does Sports Medicine offer?

The field of Sports Medicine is growing rapidly as more people are participating in both recreational and competitive athletics. Today’s certified athletic trainer plays a significant role on the Health Care Team in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.

As we learn together, we will form a close-knit community where we can support, appreciate and steer one another to success.

  • You will learn life skills and strategies, have focused conversations, and explore ideas that revolve around post-secondary preparation/education.
  • There will be outside class responsibilities. Routines and expectations will be discussed in class.
  • Preparedness is mandatory every day. You must have the basic materials indicated in class.
  • Strengthen reading, math, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Be ready to work hard, expect to be challenged, and have fun!

Benefits of the Sports Medicine class at CEC

  • Earn your CPR/AED/First Aid certificate.
  • Be able to tape an ankle under 2 minutes.
  • Be able to write a clinical S.O.A.P. note.
  • Score 85% or above on the medical terminology final.
  • Be an effective team leader during a mock scenario.

Possible career choices in Sports Medicine

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Certified Nurse Assistance (CNA)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Certified Strength Conditioning Expert (CSCS)

Course Credits

Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units

Course Certifications Available

  • First Responder certificate (40) hrs
  • CPR/AED/1st Aid certificate

Currently attending a different school?

Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.

Sports Medicine Faculty
Name Title Department Email
Emilee Morgan Teacher Sports Medicine emilee_morgan@dpsk12.org