“Students learn to go 'Above and Beyond' in their research methods and academics in the quest for true wellness.”
- Mr. Money
- Learn emergency procedures, sports specific training, injury recognition/evaluation/ prevention, exercise physiology, fitness training, and nutrition/weight management
- Earn American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification
- Complete a science fair project, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) project, as well as participate in HOSA competitive events
- Potential to earn college credits and a Tech Prep Scholarship from Sinclair Community College
The Sports Medicine Tech Prep program requires its students to master a rigorous academic schedule, along with career-specific courses in emergency procedures, sports specific training, injury recognition/evaluation/ prevention, exercise physiology, fitness training, and nutrition/weight management. The students learn techniques from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Employability skills are stressed so students will be able to articulate the principles of wellness to the public.
With the exercise science curriculum, students are immediately immersed in the program and they become First Aid/CPR Certified in the first quarter of their junior year. In addition, they design and implement exercise prescriptions in our carefully designed, state-of-the-art exercise lab. Research project examples include sodium ingestion and blood pressure response, body composition measurement, effects of athletic training modalities and performance, chart progress and wellness of workout programs. Students also have 21 test-outs to fulfill certain competencies. Much writing and use of math are required in this program.
Students in the Sports Medicine Tech Prep program are prepared to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) personal trainer exams. Second semester of the senior year students will go on internships to see and experience firsthand what goes on in the vast field of Sports Medicine.
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