Calgary Board of Education

Sports Medicine

Pathway Overview

"I am very glad that I took Sports Medicine as an option in high school because it allowed me to begin exploring the human body in a fun and creative way while allowing me hands on experience in taping. It also introduced me to sideline injury assessment and management while working closely with the different sports teams at Beaverbrook. Sports Medicine ignited my passion for healthcare and pursuing a career in this area. I value everything I have learned in the program and still use what we were taught by Ms. Rogne. I would highly recommend this option if you are interested in learning about the human body and enjoy helping others." - Rebecca, Registered Massage Therapist, Alumni 2014


"The extracurricular component is a ton of fun. It really returns what you put into it. You can watch the teams as they play or practice, but you can also participate by helping with drills and getting to know the players. You make the extracurricular time you put in what you want.


In addition to the engaging classes and the fun extracurricular opportunity, you also get first aid training and the certification that comes with it. This certification has personally been very useful. I learned so many useful things in sports medicine that have affected many areas of my life. I am able to explain what is going on in my body when I injureit, I can help myself and others recover from injuriesand conditions, and I have a useful certification." - Pascal, Alumni 2015

Sports Medicine 10

Athletic Trainers in Action

Athletic Trainers in Action

Sports Medicine is an option that gives students a hands on approach to the introduction of the bones, muscles, and joints of the body. Students participate and earn certification in first aid and CPR training while learning the practical skills of taping and strapping for injuries and injury prevention and management. Students are encouraged to work closely with athletes and teams to build on the knowledge they gain in class. They are introduced to alternative therapies, like massage, and learn how athletes and others can use them to prevent or recover from injuries. We continue this alternative education in all grade levels of the program.

Sports Medicine 20

Athletic Trainers in Action

Brian Benson and student experiencing new concussion treatment at Winsport

This 20 level course specializes in human exercise physiology and its application to athlete’s health and performance. Students are certified in Standard First Aid (SFA) and CPR and continue their education of injuries and injury prevention with a focus on concussions. They work as trainers within the school assisting teams and coaches. They mentor junior trainers and help give them a positive experience of putting their newfound knowledge to use. We continue our studies of alternative therapies for injury management with massage and a tour of a physiotherapy clinic.

Sports Medicine 30

Athletic Trainers in Action

Students taping and strapping in our new Sports Medicine space

Students expand on their knowledge gained in the 10 and 20 programs by studying the areas that may result in conditions considered more critical. They continue to learn skills in practical assessment, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. They gain certification as Health Care Provider (HCP) the level often necessary for post secondary entry. They play an important role as mentors to the 10’s and 20’s in the practical component of working with teams. Students attend a live knee surgery and a tour of the Brian Benson Concussion Institute (BCI) at Winsport. Both experiences help with career exploration in the areas related to Sports Medicine.

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