Whitney High School

Teacher: Mike Gimenez

 

Industry Sector: Sports Medicine

Career Pathway: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Location: Pool Classroom
Phone: 916-632-6500 ext.6429

Email: mgimenez@rocklinusd.org

 

Program Description

Program Descriptiontitle

This program is designed to help students develop a general awareness of health careers and specific preparation for physical therapy and sports medicine occupations. 
Program Sequence

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SPORTS MEDICINE I

Grade Level: 9-11

Prerequisite:  Biology

Requirements Met:

WHS Science Elective

This course is designed to help students develop a general awareness of health careers and specific preparation for physical therapy and sports medicine occupations.  Classroom instruction covers such topics as: medical terminology; human anatomy; emergency procedures; soft tissue and bone injuries; causes, symptoms and management of injuries; nutrition; physical fitness; and career opportunities.  In addition to this ongoing classroom instruction, students will rotate through on-the-job training experiences with the athletic trainer, physical education instructors and recreational facility managers. Throughout this course, the students’ core academic skills and ability to deal with people will be stressed.


SPORTS MEDICINE II

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite: Sports Medicine I

Requirements Met:

WHS Science Elective

This course will build on the concepts taught in Sport Medicine I and the student trainers will begin to interact with the athletic teams to carry out their sports medicine training. Furthermore, students will learn to understand kinesiology (how the body moves), understand exercise physiology (how exercise affects the body), understand principles of exercise training (aerobic fitness, muscle strength, flexibility), recommend safe, effective and well-rounded exercise programs, recognize a minor injury and recommend proper treatment, properly fit equipment, identify and properly apply training room management skills, understand and assist in application of treatment for heat and cold, and understand when to use and how to assist with manual treatments. Students will be expected to carry out tasks outside the traditional classroom environment and school day as they receive the opportunity to work with and be the student trainer for a specific sports team.


SPORTS MEDICINE III  

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Sports Medicine I and II

Requirements Met:

WHS Science Elective

Based on successful completion of Sports Medicine I and II, students can select this elective to pursue a top student trainer position with special emphasis on serving as a student trainer at all major athletic events. Students will develop a plan and work with the athletic training staff. The course also provides the opportunity to communicate with and shadow local professionals in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine to coordinate special projects. 

Program Outcomes and Certifications

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  • Understanding of kinesiology

  • Knowledge of Sports Medicine