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Mission Statement:
The San Jacinto Valley Academy Sports Medicine Program and Athletic Training Program is committed to providing high-quality medical care to its student-athlete population in the form of prevention, emergency care, treatment, rehabilitative services, and stakeholder education. We commit to providing a scholarly and practical environment for students to learn and develop essential medical skills, as well as a continuous assessment of knowledge and practices to ensure the highest quality of care available for all active participants.

Vision Statement:
It is the vision of the San Jacinto Valley Academy Sports Medicine Program and Athletic Training Program to provide continuing education to allow for better self-care for student-athletes as well as provide a comprehensive, didactic, and clinical education with field experience to prepare high school students for higher education programs and careers in the medical field.

Professional philosophy includes providing high-quality, ethical patient care and creating a collaborative learning environment for student proficiency of knowledge and skills; and developing high-quality, skilled, and educated future practitioners and community citizens.

“Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize
the activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the
prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions
involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic Training is recognized
by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.” (CAATE, 2012)
Sports Medicine Pathway Goals and Purpose:
The course goals and objectives are for students to gain a fundamental understanding of Sports Medicine and other related career fields, gain basic knowledge and hands-on skills in emergency response and injury management, and gain skills and understanding in career readiness and gaining employment after graduation. Students will learn a variety of skills sets including but not limited to: CPR for Adults, children, and infants, splinting a fractured limb, signs, and symptoms of a spinal injury and spine board techniques, taping and wrapping techniques, current administrative procedures and policies in sports medicine, and basic modalities and rehabilitative techniques.
Abilities Required:
  1. Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagrammatic form
  2.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations
  3.  Able to perform the four basic arithmetic operations
  4.  Knowledge of standard units of measure
  5.  Reasonable manual dexterity; ability to lift 25 pounds           
  6. Proper clothes and shoes, depending upon the work situation and skill set being demonstrated.

Introduction to Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue further education and jobs in the sports medicine field. This includes skills and knowledge in but not limited to Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, and Fitness Instruction. Students will train at a community location to practice and develop skills learned in the classroom. Subject matter will also include such items such as personal attitude, appropriate work habits, and professional appearance. Students will be eligible for CPR, AED and First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Blood Borne Pathogen, and Basics of Concussion training.

Sports Medicine 1

This rigorous competency-based course will provide students with foundational concepts in anatomy and physiology and integrate hands-on training in the specialized fields of sports medicine, physical therapy, and fitness instruction. Anatomy and physiology are utilized as the basic building blocks in understanding how the circle of care occurs within sports medicine.  The human body has many intricate parts with coordinated functions that are maintained by a complex system of checks and balances.  Understanding the structure and function of the human body allows individuals in sports medicine to utilize concepts that are mastered within the course to solve routine and non-routine problems.  Students will be required to think critically, draw conclusions, investigate, and formulate a plan of action to determine a proper course of care and return the athlete safely to his or her activity.


Sports Medicine 2

In this course, students will receive an overview of health careers and foundational preparation for careers in physical therapy, athletic training, sports medicine, exercise science, and other careers relating to the medical or paramedical fields. Students will learn everything from medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, basic life support for healthcare providers, and the causes, symptoms, and management of common athletic injuries. Students will acquire practical hands-on experience in the recognition and assessment, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries to the head and spine, upper extremities, chest and abdomen, pelvis, and lower extremities. Students will be able to evaluate their patients and design a treatment and rehabilitation plan including various therapeutic exercises and modalities. There is a high level of rigor in the reading and decoding of the textbooks. Students will be examining and formulating their own conclusion in real-world medical research. The curriculum for this course includes very important 21st-century skills, such as elective communication, critical thinking, research, and collaboration that have been identified as foundational to success in this field.