Athletic Health Care and Fitness

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Program Description
In this two-year program, students gain knowledge through real-life experiences in the prevention, recognition, treatment, rehabilitation and administration of athletic, as well as non-athletic, common injuries and conditions.  Under the direction of a nationally certified and state-licensed Athletic Trainer, students develop both basic and advanced skills in a lab setting during the first year.  Instruction in the second year focuses on individual career exploration outside of the classroom with local professionals in medical, clinical and fitness facilities.

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3D Lab Room and Course

Instruction Video


Skills Necessary for Success
  • Relates well with people
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong verbal communicator
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Ability to respond in emergency situations
  • Interested in exercise and athletics
Foundation Skills
  • Prevention and recognition of injuries/conditions
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of injuries
  • Strength and conditioning principles
  • Exercise Science
  • Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology
Professional Pathways
  • Athletic trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Physician or nurse
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Recreational/Occupational therapist
  • E./Health teacher or coach
  • Exercise/Sports psychologist
  • Aquatics/Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Post Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.


GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Roosevelt
  • Level I:  IA Honors Anatomy & Physiology, 1 cr (4.5); IB Exer. & Athl. Training 1 cr (5.0) ; IC Medical Terminology 1cr (5.0)
  • Level II: IIA Honors Anatomy & Physiology, 1 cr. (4.5); IIB Fitness Eval. & Assess, 1cr (5.0); IIC Athl. Injuries & Prevention, 1cr (5.0); IID Capstone, 1cr. (4.0)

4.5 and 5.0=credit weighted on a 4.0 scale

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