Fitness and Sports Training Academy (FAST)
Intro to Sports Medicine: Focus is to introduce pathway students to various allied health careers, including EMT and Paramedic. The student's will obtain the knowledge of college degrees and the path that best suites them for their potential career choice. They will learn basic concepts of Organization and Administration as well as concepts of legal liability in the health field and insurance. Lastly they will get an introduction of the basic concepts of rehabilitation. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved.
Physical Therapist Aide 1/2: Prepares pathway students in the necessary skills for assisting patients with their physical therapy program. Students will learn about anatomy and physiology, body positioning, body mechanics, vital signs, reporting, charting, communication skills, patient interaction skills, and how to apply minor physical therapy exercise in order to assist in rehabilitation of the patient. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals, clinics, chiropractic offices, and convalescent care agencies. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine)
Sports Medicine 1/2: Provides pathway students with skills, knowledge, and experience in the areas of physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, and fitness. Will focus on anatomy and physiology of various muscle groups, the skeletal system, theory of exercise, care and prevention of athletic injuries, rehabilitation, training room organization and skills.This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. Certifications offered for qualified students: First Aid, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA. (Prerequisite: Physical Therapist Aide 1/2)
For more information contact the Career Counseling office. Click here for the link to the Career Counseling webpage.
Links to more information:
Click here for the CTE course manual.
Click here for the link to SHS FAST Academy