SPORTS MEDICINE & KINESIOLOGY
Students acquire skills related to anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness and exercise, taping procedures, vital signs, training room management, injury treatment and training, patient care, and biometrics of movement.
The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:
- Physically active class
- Collaboration with other classes on campus
- Team and group work
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Assessment of vital signs
- Sports Medicine Clinic/Family Management
- Fundamentals of fitness and exercies
- Taping procedures
- Research methods
- Exercise physiology
- Patient confidentiality and ethics
- Decision making skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Develop good communicatoin skills with a variety of people including, physicians, patients, athletes, coaches and parents
- 30 high school credits earned for the year
- UC "d" approved course
- May be eligible for articulated college credits at local community college with an A or B grade
Certifications Earned Within The Class
- Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED Certification
- Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Certification
Job Opportunities Upon Completion
- Physical Therapist Aide
- Occupational Therapist Aide
- Fitness Instructor (with prior instructing experience)
- Font Desk Gym or Sports Club
About the Instructor
With over ten years of experience competing as an athlete, Maggie Kasberger teaches Sports Medicine and Kinesiology and is passionate about Exercise Science. Before coming to SVCTE, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is working on a master’s in Sports Performance Movement. Kasberger is also the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) advisor for SVCTE, where she takes health science students to state competitions to participate in skill demonstration events. She began her health sciences journey as a lifeguard in 2014 and now works with Silver Creek High School as a head cross country and track coach as well as San Jose State University as an assistant coach for indoor track. When she is not in the classroom or coaching, she is outdoors hiking, camping, backpacking, swimming, visiting National Parks, playing tennis, or teaching swim/tennis lessons.
Why do you teach Career and Technical Education?
When I was in high school, I took Sports Medicine and was exposed to CTE for the first time. At the time, I did not know how much impact CTE programs had on students, but while completing my bachelor’s degree, I realized sports medicine was such a new discipline that not many knew what it even entailed. When I graduated, I knew that I wanted to show students what sports medicine was all about, and by teaching CTE, I have the tools necessary to demonstrate a small amount of what the field has to offer.