COURSE CODE: 8316

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training I Condensed

SCED Code: 14062
Virginia Extended Description: I-A
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA

In this course, students earn a certification in First Aid/CPR/AED. The course introduces students to topics such as human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, medical terminology, injuries and illnesses, and legal and ethical issues in sports medicine. Students also examine prospective careers in the sports medicine field. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take Sports Medicine II and pursue certification as a personal trainer. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8303

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Diagnostics Services
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Aide
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

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