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).
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.
Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units
Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.