Honors Athletic Training & Honors Emergency Medicine
Senior MSA Class
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 a post-secondary education.
Honors 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. This is a preparatory course for the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program. The course takes students on a fascinating journey beginning with history, future, and components of the emergency system, the well being of the first responders, legal issues, medical terminology, and abbreviations. 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 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.
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 Hour Requirements
Work Based Learning: 30 hrs./ semester. HONORS: 60 hrs. / semester
Community Service: 30 hrs./ semester
Basic Life Support
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certification
Seniors are required 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.