FUNDAMENTALS OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Focusing on helping improve athletic performance, recovery from injury and prevention of future injuries.

GRADE: 11 & 12

Sign up for Fundamentals of Sports Medicine if you’d like a hands-on class that will teach you techniques to help others prevent and treat sports injuries. You might find yourself going on to be an athletic trainer, physical therapist or other health care professional by earning the appropriate college degree(s). Students in the class learn about anatomy, first aid, CPR, vital signs, and the prevention and treatment of sprains, strains and other ailments. They get an opportunity to work side-by-side with a certified athletic trainer and get a chance to decide if this is the field for them. Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase as people become more aware of the effects of sports-related injuries, and as the middle-aged and older population remains active.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Anderson University
  • Franklin College
  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
  • Ball State University
  • Manchester College

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

INSTRUCTOR

MARK LETO

HOBART HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Leto studied at Ball State and has credentials in MAE, LAT, and ATC. He has been teaching for 24 years. He brings experience to the classroom as a trainer with the Indianapolis Colts, USA Olympics, Division 1 Football as a Medical Observer and is a Preceptor for Master’s Degree Athletic Training Students. In his spare-time he enjoys reading, flying with his son and hunting.

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