The Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation hosted two high school sports medicine seminars (HSSMS) to train in injury prevention to Sweetwater Union High School students enrolled in the Career Technical Education (CTE) Sports Medicine Medical Pathways courses.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MEDICINE SEMINARS
The seminars focused on introducing the field of sports medicine to high school students through training by local physicians, nurses, certified athletic trainers, EMTs, and physical therapists. Students will also participate in lab scenarios designed by nationally recognized certified athletic trainers and medical staff.
The February seminar will include a tour of USD's athletic training room and facilities and concluded with a men’s USC basketball game against St. Mary's at the Jenny Craig Pavillion.
The April seminar included a goal shoot out on the field, photo op with Sunny, Socker's Mascot and concluded with a San Diego Sockers game against the Monterrey Flash at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Purpose: The HSSMS is dedicated to introducing the field of sports medicine to high school students by teaching the students in a fun environment, including lectures by sports medicine professionals, and participating in real life lab scenarios.
Education: The HSSMS will include presentations and training by local physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and medical experts who will discuss sports-related injuries, issues and treatment. Students will have the opportunity to participate in lab scenarios designed and overseen by nationally recognized Certified Athletic Trainers and medical staff.
Audience: All SUHSD CTE Medical Pathways Sports Medicine high school students, teachers, and athletic trainers are invited to participate.
Station 1 – Concussion Evaluation & Baseline Testing
Station 2 – Anatomy Lesson (Stickers)
Station 3 – Careers in Sports Medicine (Panel Discussion)
Station 4 – Emergency Response & Sideline Awareness (Spine Boarding)
Station 6 – AED & CPR Education
Station 7 – Bracing & Durable Medical Equipment
Station 8 – Ankle Tape Race