Instructor: Bridget Avery
This course introduces students to professions in Sports Medicine and Sports Management, 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 15 years experience in the field.
Sports Medicine/Management I
Primarily focuses on the anatomy of the skeletal and muscular systems, injuries to those structures, rehabilitation protocols, concussion recognition and management, as well as taping techniques. Sport Management topics are explored through several different projects. Students enrolling in this class should have a genuine interest in science and should have earned a minimum grade of “C” in a general biology or BioMed class at their home school. First year students are required to perform 15 hours of professional job shadowing outside of regular IVVC class time. Guest speakers and field trips are utilized to expose students further to “real world” professions and job settings.
Sports Medicine/Management II
Students who meet all prerequisites may have an opportunity to participate in IVVC’s internship program. Second year students should have a strong desire to continue their education in this field after high school. Students with poor attendance records should not enroll. Second year students are required to assist with first year students, as well as manage class work with their internship schedule. Several projects will be completed throughout the year, with many of them being presented to their intern supervisor as well as administrators and first year students. (14062A001)
Ms. Avery can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 227 or via e-mail at BAvery@kidsroe.org.