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Senior MSA Classes

Sports Medicine: Honors Athletic Training 

Our Sports Medicine and Athletic Training course will provide a foundation in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for students interested in careers such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Athletic Training. All of the careers mentioned above require at least an undergraduate degree in competitive majors so early preparation is optimal. This course also focuses on lab methods, critical thinking, problem-solving with both an individual and team approach, evaluation of data, presentation skills, and language skills commensurate with and expected from college prep students pursuing post-secondary education. 

EMR Class: Honors Health Science Emergency Medicine 

This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions into the healthcare industry and the vocabulary to enter any advanced Health Science Pathway course. The course takes students on a fascinating journey beginning with the history, future, and components of the emergency system, the well-being of the first responders, legal issues, medical terminology, and abbreviations. The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the human body. These concepts are solidifying the foundational knowledge for specific medical emergencies. The course also gives students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge used to help patients in the field. The course begins with basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, first aid, CPR, and safety practices and ends with a thorough understanding of medical emergencies. The course presents the tools for students to understand the importance of pre-hospital care and delivers a thorough understanding of the proper use of medical equipment necessary to provide appropriate care. The competencies in this course are aligned with the National Standard Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

Behavioral Health Class: Social Work & Health Advocacy in Action 

Students will build a solid understanding of types of health and analyze the root causes that lead to various health outcomes while experiencing a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. This course will also prepare them for college and careers in these fields of Mental and Behavioral Health, Public and Community Health, and Health Advocacy. Students will receive an introduction to the various careers in Mental and Behavioral Health. Students will delve into analyzing and exploring mental and behavioral health issues in their community and will be prepared to use the skills and tools used in Mental and Behavioral Health to support families facing existing barriers to health. In addition, the Social Work and Health Advocacy in Action course will align with the new Mental and Behavioral Health Standards and Public and Community Health Standards. The standards represent the academic and technical skills and knowledge students need to pursue a full range of career opportunities in related fields.

What do Seniors do in MSA? 

Seniors hold the most responsibility. They must thoroughly understand the inner workings of the Academy from working the sports games to treating athletes in the Sports Medicine room. They are expected to know all of the skills beginning in freshman year. Seniors must lead by example, be able to think on their feet, and be diligent. They are mentors for the underclassmen and should strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for all students. 

Senior Internship 

Seniors have the option to do an internship on campus for one semester and off campus for the other semester. Internships are an amazing opportunity for students to experience various healthcare settings from pharmacies to hospitals. Seniors are able to choose their off campus internship at the beginning of senior year. For their on campus internship, seniors will be expected to lead sports games and assist the athletic trainer with any injuries and rehabilitation.


Like the other grade levels, seniors have the ability to participate in the MSA Practicum class. If they participate in the class they need to earn 30 hours of "work based learning" per semester for a total of 60 hours per semester. If students earn 60 hours per semester, for a total of 120 for the year, for honors hours. Seniors can earn these hours by staying after school in the MSA room to practice skills learned in their MSA Senior Class. They can also hearn these "work based learning" hours through working sports games and practices, and through doing an Internship (as described above). 


  1. Basic Life Support

  2. First Aid

  3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification

  4. Bloodborne Pathogens

  5. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification

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