Smackover High School students will be able to enroll in an exciting new program of study beginning in 2012-2013. SHS received approval from the Arkansas Department of Career Education to offer the Sports Medicine program of study.
To be a completer in this program, high school students would need to successfully complete each of the following courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology (one year)
- Foundations of Sports Medicine I (one semester)
- Foundations of Sports Medicine II (one semester)
- Foundations of Sports Medicine III (one year)
The Anatomy and Physiology course will be taught by Coach Mike Poff. Morgan McDaniel will teach the Foundations of Sports Medicine courses. Ms. McDaniel is a licensed teacher as well as a certified athletic trainer.
About the Program
Students enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology will spend an extensive amount of time engaged in laboratory experiences, including, but not limited to, the dissection of a cat.
Students enrolled in Foundations of Sports Medicine I will receive a general overview of sports medicine to include injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial, and administration concerns.
Throughout Foundations of Sports Medicine II, students will receive further training in injury prevention, emergency management, tissue response to injury and treatment, as well as psychosocial and pharmacological issues.
As students progress through the coursework, more involvement in clinical type settings will occur especially during the Foundations of Sports Medicine III course in which students will engage in instruction and practical experiences related to advanced injury assessment and the understanding of common injuries affecting physically active populations.
This program of student will be of great benefit to students interested in careers such as:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Other health and medical careers
For more information about enrolling a high school student in the Sports Medicine program of study, please contact Cheryl Corley.