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Sophomore MSA Class:
Body Systems & Disorders 

This course focuses on human anatomy and physiology, normal function of body systems, associated pathologies, and medical interventions. Emphasis is on providing students with a thorough understanding of body systems and their interrelationships. The course includes advanced medical terminology as applied to diseases, disorders, and medical interventions.


The Body Systems & Disorders Online Course is a year long course designed to facilitate learning and comprehension of the structure and function of each body system as well as the common diseases.  Also integrated in the course is medical terminology which will facilitate learning and comprehension of the basic terms and abbreviations used within the medical field.

What do Sophomores do in MSA? 

Sophomores have an understanding of basic first aid, treatment of injuries, and emergency procedures. They are expected to know these skills in case a situation arises. Sophomores are primarily in charge of giving water to athletes and assisting the upperclassmen with treating injuries.


Like other grades in the MSA, Sophomores are also able to take the MSA Practicum class. If they do so, they are required to earn a minimum of 30 hours per semester for a total of 60 hours for the school year. Honors hours are 60 hours per semester and a total of 120 for the school year. Sophomores are able to earn hours by working sports practices and games, or by spending time in the MSA room after school practicing the practical skills they learned in their Body Systems & Disorders class. Sophomores also have a required number of "skills" they need to "pass off" on, or master. This mastery is confirmed by a MSA teacher or leader in an individual practical skill test. 


Sophomores earn the following healthcare workplace certifications: 

  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

Choosing A Pathway

At the end of sophomore year, sophomore will choose which pathway they want to go into for their next two years: Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Behavioral Health. All pathways cover many aspects of healthcare, but each pathway has its 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, and Behavioral Health focuses on procedures and skills similar to those of a Psychologist, Social Worker, or Therapist.


Learn more about MSA pathways! 

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