Sports Medicine is a branch of Health Science that promotes fitness, increasing athletic performance, as well as prevention and recovery from injury. Students enrolled in the Sports Medicine program at EC3 get a jump start on careers such as physical training, athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, and many others. Students learn the mechanics of the human body and how to keep it in motion.
The Sports Medicine lab features the same equipment found in training rooms around the country.
Essentials Sports Medicine (170301 A/B)
Grade Level: 11th
Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science A/B, Emergency Procedures, Medical Terminology; Anatomy is highly recommended.
An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform routine sports medicine related services for the
physically active, under the training and supervision of an approved licensed athletic trainer. The purpose of this program is to give individuals knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness.
Applied Sports Medicine (170302 A/B)
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science A/B, Emergency Procedures, Medical Terminology, Essentials Sports Medicine
An instructional program that emphasizes the prevention, assessment and care for injuries and illness to the physically active including the components of exercise science, anatomy, and principles of safety under the supervision of an approved licensed athletic trainer. Subject matter also includes legal issues, acute care skills, nutrition, human performance, taping and wrapping, therapeutic modalities, and application of sports medicine concepts.
Internship Sports Medicine I (170303 A/B)
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science A/B, Emergency Procedures, Medical Terminology, Essentials of Sports Medicine, Applied Sports Medicine
The internship provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students’ education objectives. Students participating in the internship do not receive compensation.