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Choosing A Pathway

Sports Medicine or Emergency Medicine

At the beginning of junior year, juniors will choose which pathway they want to go into: Sports Medicine or Emergency Medicine. Both pathways cover many aspects of healthcare, but each has their own emphasis. Sports Medicine focuses on athletic injuries similar to an Athletic Trainer, whereas Emergency Medicine focuses on emergency procedures similar to an Emergency Medical Technician. 

Learn more about MSA pathways

What Do Juniors Do In MSA?

Junior Responsibilities

Juniors are expected to thoroughly understand all aspects of the sports games they are working. They have been expanding their knowledge injury treatment, rehabilitation, and emergency procedures for the past two years and will be able to apply their skills to real situations. Juniors are in charge of working blood at sports games and treat any injuries that occur. As part of the upperclassmen, they must set an example for the freshmen and sophomores and help lead the Academy.


Junior Hour Requirements

Work Base Learning: 30 hrs./ semester  HONORS: 60 hrs. / semester

Community Service: 10 hrs./semester

Team Bonding: 5 hrs/ semester


Junior Certifications

  • Basic Life Support

  • First Aid

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification

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