• Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 4.5 per year (1.5 per trimester)                                                                                                                                                                           

    Location: On-Site                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Dates: Year-Long Program

    Pre-Requisite: Biology; STEM-related classes recommended

    Program Description: The Pre-Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine class is designed to provide students with a hand-on experience in evaluation, acute care and rehabilitation skills. This program will also teach students about Kinesiology (the study of human movement), human anatomy and physiology, ethics, and taping procedures. This course is a first stop for students interested in becoming a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, physical therapy assistant or physical therapist.

    Year 2 Options: Medical Careers or Pre-Pharmacy or Year 2 program available with instructor permission.

    High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.5 - Anatomy & Physiology; 1.5 - Fitness & Conditioning Activities; 1.5 - CTE

    Course equivalencies may require sending district administrator or counselor approval. Please check with your school counselor for more information.
    For specific school district equivalencies, see the Program Credit Equivalencies document located in the Enroll Now section.

    College Credits (Subject to Change): Students who successfully complete course competencies and have earned a grade of B or better may be eligible to earn college credits from one of the following institutions:

    Pierce College: up to 15 credits

    Bates Technical College: up to 4 credits

    Clover Park Technical College: up to 2.5 credits

    Certifications: First Aid/CPR with Bloodborne Pathogens

    Program Fees: Program T-Shirt - $7-11 (2018-19 rates, subject to change)

    Careers in this field:
    Physical Therapy Assistant - Physical Therapist - Occupational Therapist - Certified Athletic Trainer - Personal Trainer

    2018-19 Pre-PT Syllabus