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BROCHURE

Sports Medicine

ABOUT SPORTS MEDICINE AND PATIENT CARE

The Sports Medicine Career Pathway is designed for students who are interested in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Medicine, Fitness, Nursing, EMT, Kinesiology, Nutrition, and other Sports Medicine related fields. Learn the basic skills and fundamentals of sports medicine, including how to prevent athletic injury and increase athletic performance. Students will study body mechanics, nutritional guidelines for maximizing performance, protective sports equipment, taping and bracing, psychological aspects of competition, and training and conditioning techniques. Field work within the healthcare community and with our athletic teams will be possible during the 3rd and 4th year of being in the program. 

Is the industry growing?

The U.S. Department of Labor, projects a rate of growth of 20% or higher between 2008 and 2018 for the occupations of sports medicine physician, athletic trainer and physical therapist (http://online.onetcenter.org). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted job growth between 2012 and 2022 would be 18% for all physicians and surgeons, which includes sports medicine doctors, 19% for athletic trainers, and 36% for physical therapists.

Careers

The Sports Medicine and Patient Care Sector requires academic and technical skills, as well as the related knowledge necessary for the field. These careers range from entry level to management, including technical and professional specialties. Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. It is a fast-growing health care field, because health workers who specialize in sports medicine help many “regular” people as well as athletes. Sports medicine is a subspecialty of emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics.

Athletic Training, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Fitness, Nursing, EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians), Kinesiotherapist, Nutrition, Exercise Physiologist, Doctor of Osteopathy, Health Services Administrators, Health Educators, Environmental Health Specialists, Medical Assistants, Biomedical Engineering

Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  Athletic training has recently been recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession.

 

 

COURSEWORK

All courses are A-G approved

IB Sports Medicine

Teaches students components of sports medicine, including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, first aid, injury prevention, the healing process, biomechanics, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, sports nutrition, sports psychology, and performance enhancement philosophies.

Anatomy/Physiology
This course is designed to provide a broad-based, general study of the human body. The focus of the course is for people who have interests in science and healthcare professions. The course may lead people to careers in the medical and health professions.

Athletic Injury
This course introduces the student to the organization and administration of high school sports training programs. As a student trainer, students enrolled in the program will learn how to prevent and care for common athletic injuries.

Health Careers Exploration

This course is designed for students who are interested in preparing for careers in the allied health field.

Medical Terminology