Medical Terminology

Sports Medicine

Are you interested in a career in the health care field? Do you like to help people while challenging yourself in academic courses? This program will teach you about anatomy and physiology while introducing you to the potential careers that will use this information. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the human body, practice work-related skills and get a jump-start on a future career.

This Pathway teaches you ...

  • The basics of medical terminology in relation to each system of the body
  • Anatomy and physiology basics
  • Proper terminology to describe the human body and its systems
  • Understanding of body system integration

Real-world opportunities through this Pathway include ...

  • Opportunities for students to earn their first aid and CPR certifications
  • Recognition of injuries
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries
  • Hearing from guest speakers from industry

This Pathway will prepare me for …

This Pathway prepares you for a career in the health care industry. The hands-on learning provides a jump-start on your schooling and experiences that will lead to success in future career endeavors.

This pathway will acknowledge student interest in the medical field and offer a head start in all aspects involved in pursuing careers in the medical field, including but not limited to physician, physician assistant, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dietician, emergency medical technician, paramedic and pharmacist.

Additionally, completing this two-course study will provide a head start in all aspects involved in the sports medicine field, including but not limited to injury prevention, recognition and care; injury evaluation; career opportunities; anatomy and physiology; sports psychology; sports nutrition; fitness instruction; and strength and conditioning.

What our students are saying ...

“Sports Medicine helps me to learn how to be healthy and stay safe while exercising. The prevention of sports-related injuries is really important. Everything I learn in this class applies to real life.”
- Devyn O.

“Sports Medicine is one of the classes that I am most glad to have taken during my high school career. The information that I was able to take from the class is by far some of the most important knowledge I will have going forward in life! I am an active person, and all things from good dieting, to correct stretching procedures, to knowing when it is safe to get out there and play regarding weather conditions are all wonderful bits I have learned. Perhaps most importantly though, we learned how to diagnose and treat all different kinds of injuries. I know there will be a time in my life in the great outdoors when the ability to recall these things will be greatly important to helping someone in an emergency situation. But the best part was the way it was taught through diagrams, pictures and models because it allowed me to truly understand what was being described in the text. Add that with the coolest documentaries and explanatory videos, and there you have arguably the most impactful fragment of my high school schedule.”
- Jaden G.

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Derek Grimes Class Teacher

About the Pathway teacher

Scott Veres has taught at TOHS for over 20 years. He teaches 9th grade Health Education and has recently started the CTE Patient Care Pathway at TOHS. Mr. Veres enjoys teaching Medical Terminology and Sports Medicine because these courses provide an overview of the human body as it relates to careers in the medical field. For him, being able to prepare students for future jobs is one of the highlights of teaching the Patient Care Pathway. In his spare time, Mr. Veres spends time with his family and enjoys coaching football.