Prerequisites: None Grade Level: 11 –12 1.0 Credit/Semester Description: This is a one-year two-hour block program offered at the Livonia Career Technical Center. Students will explore the career of athletic trainer in depth and obtain a look at many aspects of the field of Physical Therapy and its role in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Other careers that will be covered include Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist and Personal Trainer. They will learn techniques for injury prevention through the use of exercise, application of protective equipment, and the taping and wrapping of joints and body parts. Students will also learn how to evaluate and treat emergency and non-emergency injuries including the application of heat using a hydrocollator, ice to various areas and dressing wounds to help return an athlete to peak performance. Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology as they pertain to the athlete will be covered, as well as sections on exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacology and dental injuries. CPR and First Aid training is included with certification available upon completion. Second semester, students who qualify, will be give the opportunity to participate in a 15-hour, hands-on job shadow with a local Sports Medicine professional.

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