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Patient Care

Pathway Description

The Patient Care pathway combines academic and hands-on learning to inspire students to pursue a full range of career opportunities in the Health Science and Medical Technology industry sector with an emphasis on sports medicine and athletic training. Students learn medical terms and abbreviations, disease processes and common disorders, body systems, standard precautions, and ethical and legal responsibilities of a healthcare worker with an emphasis on sports and exercise-related injuries.  Students will have the opportunity to earn an American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers Card (CPR) and practice skills using industry-standard equipment in the lab on the sports field.


  • The Sports Medicine Industry
  • Workplace Safety
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Mechanics
  • Emergency Procedures and Immediate Care
  • Body Systems
  • Taping and Bracing
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Injury Evaluation, Prevention Techniques and Rehabilitation
  • Scientific Methods of Observation, Investigation, Experimentation, Data Collection and Data Analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Clinic Management and Finances
  • Employment Portfolio


  • Medical Careers and Health Systems
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Advanced

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