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sport picAthletic Training / Sports Medicine

This half year comprehensive course will provide students with information on the prevention and management of athletic injuries, nutrition, training and conditioning techniques, emergency procedures, musculoskeletal conditions, and general sports medicine concerns. Students will also participate in observation hours in athletic training with a certified athletic trainer.  Topics include:

Introduction to Sports Medicine

  • What is Sports Medicine
  • History of Athletic Training
  • Role of the Athletic Trainer
  • Skills and Certifications
  • Terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Cause and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Primary vs Secondary Survey
  • Basics of Athletic Taping Techniques

Sports Nutrition

  • Nutrition Basics
  • Food Components
  • Daily Values
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Performance Enhancers
  • Universal Precautions
  • Virus/Bacteria/Fungus: How to prevent transmission
  • Rehabilitation Process
  • Sports Protective Equipment

Emergency Situations

  • Heat/Cold Related Illnesses
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise Induced Asthma
  • Concussions
  • Spinal Cord
  • Anatomy of Various Synovial Joints

Multidisciplinary Approach to Athletic Health Care

  • Professional Organizations in Sports Medicine
  • Athlete’s Bill of Rights
  • Liability and Risk Management

Emergency Preparedness: Injury Game Plan and Clearance

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Communication
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Prehabilitation
  • Preseason Conditioning
  • Strength Training
  • Cardiorespiratory Conditioning


*In every topic, we take the opportunity to incorporate Social, Emotional, Learning.  The staff encourages the acquisition of skills needed to develop positive attitudes, healthy relationships, empathy and tolerance, stress management, and goal setting!