Health Occupations (Sports Medicine)

The Health Occupations is ideal for students interested in varied careers in healthcare such as Nursing, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging and many others.  Through hands on applications in Sports Medicine, students learn skills in Therapeutic Medicine as well as skills that translate across all health occupations.   Through courses such as Medical Terminology, students gain valuable knowledge that gives them a leg up on the competition as they enter post secondary training in the medical field.    
Additionally courses with a  logo allow students to earn FREE college credits.

Please take a few minutes to explore our opportunities below.  

SPORTS MEDICINE I
Course Code: HOC300
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: None
Classroom time is spent on the study of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular systems as they relate to first aid/CPR, evaluation, recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of athletic injuries. Instruction time will also be spent on the elements of fitness, nutrition, exercise physiology, psychology of sports injuries, job-finding skills and health-related careers. Must also be enrolled in Practicum I.
 
SPORTS MEDICINE I -LAB/PRACTICUM
Course Code: HOC320
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: None
In the practicum experience, the student is given the opportunity to apply the sports medicine skills learned in the classroom setting. Credit is earned through training-room observation, live game experience or working directly with a team as a student athletic trainer. Additionally, students may intern with a physical therapist or health provider to augment this practicum experience.
 
SPORTS MEDICINE II
Course Code: HOC340
Grade Level: 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Sports Medicine I
This course allows the student to continue to explore sports medicine through the study of nutrition, fitness, psychology, tissue response to injury, therapeutic modalities, and injury rehabilitation. Special emphasis is given to research projects and use the Internet to study current trends in sports injuries. Must also be enrolled in Practicum II.
 
SPORTS MEDICINE II – LAB/PRACTICUM
Course Code: HOC425
Grade Level: 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: Sports Med I, Must be enrolled in Sports Medicine II
In the practicum experience, the student is given the opportunity to apply the sports medicine skills learned in the classroom setting. Credit is earned through training-room observation, live game experience or working directly with a team as a student athletic trainer. Additionally, students may intern with a physical therapist or health provider to augment this practicum experience.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY  
Transcript Designation T 
Course Code: HOC410
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Length of Class: Year-Long
Credit: 1 CTE
Prerequisite: None
This course will teach medical terminology of the major systems of the body, with emphasis on procedural and diagnostic suffixes and prefixes, basic word structure, and organization of the body. This course will be especially helpful to students interested in or entering medical careers such as nursing, medical assistants, physical therapy, EMT, paramedic, physicians, athletic training and imaging technicians.