Change Lives, Save Lives
Are you someone who has always loved to help others? A career in medicine holds an array of possibilities to help people and make a lasting impact. Maybe you’ll want to work directly with patients at entry level and put them at ease, or perhaps you’ll continue on and become a doctor. You could conduct important research in a laboratory, or you might want to help an entire community with a job in healthcare administration. Find out where you fit and discover what drives you in FUTURES Allied Health.
The wonderful thing about this field is that you have an array of career options. Some require less schooling, such as a vet tech, fitness trainer, physical therapy assistant, or pharmacy tech. With more education, you could pursue careers such as registered nurse, radiologist, dentist, surgeon, psychologist, and many more.
You can start this program in 10th grade by enrolling in Sports Therapy 101. See your counselor for more details.
Medical assistant, nursing assistant, home health aide, physical therapy aide, physical therapy assistant, radiology tech/assistant, emergency medical technician, vet tech/assistant, pharmacy tech, massage therapist, clinical cab tech, dental assistant, health information tech, respiratory therapist, phlebotomist, surgery tech/assistant, fitness trainer
Registered nurse, nurse practitioner, general practice physician, surgeon, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, licensed athletic trainer, pharmacist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, veterinarian, radiologist, dentist, dental hygienist, speech language pathologist, dietician, psychiatrist, and many more specialties in medicine
|Sports Therapy 101||0.5|
|Sports Therapy 102||0.5|
|Sports Therapy 201||0.5|
|Sports Therapy 202||0.5|
|Anatomy and Physiology 301 & 302||1.0|
Sports Therapy 101 & 102 and 201 & 202 ‐ 1 Credit(s)
Duration ‐ 2 semesters
Prerequisite ‐ Advanced Sports Therapy requires a “C" or better in Introduction to Sports Therapy. Practicum requires current enrollment in Advanced Class or current enrollment in Intro Class with Instructor approval.
Fees and Costs ‐ First Aid/CPR/AED certification may be available for a fee, but is not required. Optional opportunity to be involved in the Sports Therapy Club-Washington Career & Technical Sports Medicine Association.
Sports Therapy 101 & 102 are each one semester and together make one year-long course.
Sports Therapy 201 & 202 are each one semester and together make one year-long course.
This course continues to build on learning from 101 & 102.
These career & technical/science courses introduce you to medical, science, and health concepts while combining academic coursework with hands-on practical application of skills. Learn Basic First Aid/CPR/AED and Sports Medicine techniques that will prepare you for post-secondary education in the medical, science, and health professions, or to work in health/fitness professions.
*The West Valley Sports Therapy Practicum involves 90 hours of a supervised, clinical lab in the area of Athletic Training working with WVHS athletes and/or clinical outreach in the area of Physical Therapy.
Optional: Anatomy and Physiology 301 & 302 ‐ 1 Credit(s)
Duration ‐ 2 semesters
Prerequisite ‐ Chemistry-preferred but not required; Biology (passing grade)
Fees and Costs ‐ Possible cost for field trips; will be determined on a class-by-class basis
A year-long course, this is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology for those students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare or medical field. Learn about the human body systems, diseases, and system processes. This class is key if you are looking into post-secondary education in the field of medicine including, but not limited to: physician, nursing, physical therapy, personal fitness, dental care, medical assisting, and paramedic/fire fighting/emergency medical technician. This introductory course helps you prepare for additional anatomy/physiology courses in college.