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Sports Medicine

Instructor: Bridget Kreiter

This course introduces students to professions in Sports Medicine, including Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Coaching, Massage Therapy and the Fitness/Wellness industries. The instructor is an Illinois licensed Certified Athletic Trainer with over 20 years experience in the field. Students in this program are expected to participate in routine activities on a daily basis that involve physical movement and enhance health-related fitness. They will work cooperatively in groups demonstrating decision making, leadership skills and responsible behaviors. Students will learn how physical fitness and healthy living affect workplace performance and success. A "C" or higher in Biology I at the home school and a genuine interest in Science is recommended.

Sports Medicine I:  Focuses on the anatomy of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, injuries to those structures, basic treatment and rehabilitation protocols, concussion recognition and management and taping techniques. Students also follow the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer Curriculum. Students wishing to sit for the exam may do so after completion of this course (additional cost). First year students are required to perform 15 hours of professional job shadowing outside of regular class time.

Sports Medicine II:  Students who have expressed a desire to continue their education in the Sports Medicine field after high school, and who have met all prerequisites have the opportunity to participate in IVVC’s Sports Medicine internship program. Intern students spend two or three days/week at a professional site performing observation, and to some extent, participating in various tasks. Second year students assist the instructor with first year students, as well as manage class work with their internship schedule. Second year students wishing to intern should have excellent attendance and an A or B in Sports Medicine I. Intern students are required to furnish their own transportation to their job site. (14062A001)

Please click on the link below to view Mrs. Kreiter's Bio, Dual Credit, Articulated Credit and Other Certifications:

Mrs. Kreiter's Bio, Dual Credit, Articulated Credit and Other Certifications

Mrs. Kreiter can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 227 or via e-mail at BKreiter@ivvc.net.

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