Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 4.5 per year (1.5 per trimester)
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