About this Course
This course is designed to educate the students on the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. The course will also focus on prevention, recognition, assessment, treatment, and emergency management of athletic injuries. This course will teach the students the importance of proper communication, critical thinking, and practical application in the field of athletic training. This course will also prepare students interested in a Health Science related career. The students that take this class will be responsible for afterschool Sports Medicine internship hours in the Athletic Training Room and/or athletic games. The internship hours will reinforce the ideas and skills taught in class along with evaluation of injuries, first aid applications, and treatment of injuries
What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement.   

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports Medicine is a section of health care that apply medical and scientific knowledge to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sports, exercise, and recreational activities. 

What is an Athletic Trainer?

An athletic trainer specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, and is educated in emergency care for catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions. Working under the direction of a licensed physician (Dr. Sally Harris, MD at PAMF), and in cooperation with other healthcare providers, athletic trainers are recognized as allied health professionals by the American Medical Association (AMA) and must meet the qualifications set by a state regulatory board and/or the National Board of Certification, Inc. 
The 2010-2011 Sports Medicine Club at the Annual 
St. Francis Sports Medicine Competition 
Pasadena, CA