Sports Medicine Pathway
The Sports Medicine Pathways intent is to build upon student interests by expanding their knowledge and their skill set to excel in the post high school course work necessary for their career goals in a health care profession. The Sports Medicine Pathway will introduce you to science courses and hands on skills that will help prepare you to become a future health care professional.
Is this program for you?
Do you like helping people? Are you interested in learning about how different cells in the body function? Do you like learning about how the human body works? Are you interested in learning about how the bones and muscles that help move the body? Do you like sports and being around athletes? Do you enjoy learning hands-on skills like taping and first aid? This might be the program for you!
Possible Academic Paths:
Our pathway aims at preparing a variety of students for a broad range of careers. Not every student will take the same classes the same year of school. It is best to evaluate your own strengths, motivations, and goals to decide your own path. Below are some potential paths that may speak to your interests. The path you choose can be adjusted throughout your high school career. Below are two potential paths to consider:
Medical Chemistry: A great introduction to basic chemical properties and processes as related to the human body, health, and medical careers. This course is perfect for students interested in a health career but not yet ready for Honors Chemistry. Medical Chemistry will serve as a foundation for future biology classes as well as A.P. Biology. If you are confident in pursuing a strictly pre-med program upon entering college and you are strong in math you should enroll in Honors Chemistry.
Medical Biology: Starts with an overview of the human body and then connects the high school life science standards to five body systems. This class replaces CP Biology in your science sequence. If you are interested in a health career, or think that learning biology in the context of the human body sounds interesting, this is the class for you.
Kinesiology: Learn all about the human body systems: the Skeletal System, the Muscular System, the Nervous System, the Cardiovascular System and the Respiratory System! You will learn almost all the muscles and bones in the body and explore healthcare related careers!
Sports Medicine: This course is focused on learning how to respond to medical emergencies and how to recognize and treat common sports injuries. Learn how to tape different joints and various physical therapy exercises for rehabilitation of sports injuries. You will learn how your body responds to soft tissue and bone injuries and properly use therapeutic modalities to help with injury healing.
Sports Medicine Community Classroom: This internship class allows you to get school credit for shadowing a healthcare professional! You can apply your knowledge to a practical setting by working alongside physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, personal trainers, nutritionists etc.
Partners in the Community
One of the advantages to joining the pathway is having an advisor available to you during each step of your academic career. We are here to help guide you and answer any questions you may have.
Greg Zuffelato - Sports Medicine Pathway Health Instructor
Lauren Galvin - Medical & Honors Chemistry Instructor
Ashley Cornelious - Medical Biology Instructor
Maria Rivera - Kinesiology and Sports Medicine Instructor