This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to learn transferable skills related to entry-level health occupations, explore career options, and become knowledgeable with post-secondary educational requirements as related to such career options. The course introduces the student to health care, placing an emphasis on a set of core skills and knowledge applicable to many health care disciplines; desirable employee attributes and job seeking skills are also addressed. Students will investigate career choices through classroom and worksite learning experiences, including, community classroom, job shadowing, tours, guest speakers, etc. Career exploration activities (as related to specific job titles) are dependent on the availability of such opportunities with the district and community. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards (e.g., personal and interpersonal skills, problem solving, communication skills, etc.)
Athletic Trainers work with athletes at all levels to help them both avoid and recover from athletic injuries. Students interested in a career in either therapeutic medicine or athletic training will benefit by taking this class. The course offers instruction and practice in the skills and techniques necessary for the prevention and care of athletic injuries and includes instruction in medical terminology, physical anatomy, and first aid/CPR. Students will learn to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate patients suffering from athletic injuries. Second semester, students will benefit from hands-on training experience working alongside certified athletic trainers.