The patient care pathway combines academic and hands-on learning to inspire students to pursue a full range of career opportunities in the Health Science and Medical Technology industry sector. Students learn medical terms and abbreviations, disease processes and common disorders, body systems, standard precautions, and the ethical and legal responsibilities of a healthcare worker. Students will have the opportunity to earn an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card (CPR) and practice skills using industry-standard equipment.
C-VUSD Sub-Pathway at Northview HS: Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
Sports Physical Therapy teaches human anatomy and physiology within the context of sports injuries and medical needs. Students learn how the many systems of the body interact with one another and adapt to the demands placed on the body by sports. Our students also learn how to analyze, recognize and correct muscle compensations/strength and conditioning techniques. In addition, students in this pathway class spend time outside the classroom learning the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries.
Advanced Sports PT focuses on the clinical skills and proficiencies necessary to function in the field of athletic training.
These include but are not limited to:
- Creative rehabilitative techniques
- Therapeutic modalities
- Prevention, recognition, and care of injuries to the upper extremity, trunk, head, and face; injuries to the young athlete
- Drugs in sports and modern issues in sports medicine.
Students in this pathway can move on to explore careers in nursing or physical therapy.