Sports Medicine Course Information
Sports Medicine 15 - 5 credits
This is a course for students who are interested in working as trainers with one of the school’s athletic teams. The curriculum offers a logical beginning for students who are interested in such fields as: sports medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine, anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, physical education or basic first aid. In addition to class time, students are also required to work as trainers for a minimum of 20 hours with school teams.
Sports Medicine 25 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 15
This is a continuation of the Sports Medicine 15 course, concentrating on injuries of the upper body. Students will have to perfect a wide variety of taping skills, train in first aid and CPR, and increase their knowledge of stress tests and assessment of athletic injuries. For the practicum, students will work as a trainer for a school team for a minimum of 60 hours throughout the school year.
Sports Medicine 35 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 25
This course includes a concentrated study in the areas of rehabilitation of athletic injuries and an understanding of a variety of treatment modalities. Students will use the computer to work on scenarios focusing on detailed assessment and immediate care. Advanced CPR, taping skills, massage, and a study of career options through guest speakers and tours are also studied. As a trainer of a team, students will also work with mentoring Sports Medicine 15 and 25 trainers. For the practicum, students will work as a trainer for a school team for a minimum of 60 hours throughout the school year.Some of the curriculum content will be available on-line in order that students may work more independently.