Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association

Sports Medicine

INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Medicine is a full year program that is designed for students interested in health care fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, kinesiology, nutrition, and other sports medicine related fields. The course includes class work and practical hands-on application in the following areas: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, taping and wrapping of injuries, first aid/CPR, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, and sports medicine careers. The course also offers practical experiences with local health care/sports medicine practitioners. Sports Medicine 1 will also meet Career and Technical Education requirements for leadership and employability standards. Students in Sports Medicine 1 must also concurrently take a required Sports Medicine Practicum course (working in the WHS Athletic Treatment Center and covering Panther athletic practices and games under instructor supervision).

SPORTS MEDICINE I

Sports Medicine is a full year program that is designed for students interested in health care fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, kinesiology, nutrition, and other sports medicine related fields. The course includes class work and practical hands-on application in the following areas: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, taping and wrapping of injuries, first aid/CPR, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, and sports medicine careers. The course also offers practical experiences with local health care/sports medicine practitioners. The Sports Medicine course is designed to be taken in conjunction with the Sports Medicine Practicum (8th period).

SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM

Specialized practical experience in sports medicine in the operation of the Athletic Treatment Center and work with Panther athletic teams. The Practicum (8th period) utilizes a flexible schedule where the students must average a minimum of 5 hours per week. Sports medicine students who go beyond the requirements of the class can also earn varsity sports letters.

SPORTS MEDICINE II/III/IV

Sports Medicine II/III/IV is designed for those students who have successfully completed the previous level of Sports Medicine. The course will include a review of the material from previous levels as well as new, more in-depth knowledge and skills. There will be an emphasis on practical, hands-on skills of injury evaluation, sport taping/wrapping, injury treatment, and rehabilitation. Sports Medicine II/III/IV will also meet Career and Technical Education requirements for leadership and employability standards. Sports Medicine II/III/IV is recommended for those students interested in careers in healthcare and medicine. Students enrolled in Sports Medicine III/IV will continue with deeper study into health care delivery. Additionally, Sports Medicine III/IV may also include special research projects, case studies, and a personalized course of study mutually agreed upon by students and instructor. The Sports Medicine Practicum II/III/IV (practical clinical experience working in the WHS Athletic Treatment Center and working with Panther athletic teams) is taken concurrently with these advanced sports medicine courses.