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Sports Medicine: Applied Physiology in Sports and Health - a CPA Program course


In California, this course has program status for Laboratory Science (d) as a California Partnership Academies (CPA) a-g course. CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE. Sports Medicine and Applied Physiology centers around human anatomy and physiology and the interaction of body systems in the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of sports and exercise related injuries. The course begins by considering the biological levels pertinent to physiology and a study of the major body systems important for the maintenance of homeostasis. Multiple laboratory activities are offered to gain skills in observation, data collection, and data analysis. Students will complete approximately 30 hours of internship hours outside the classroom acting as trainers, nutrition counselors and interns in Sports and Medical settings. Author: Please contact Patricia Clark, Director of Teaching and Learning at CCASN, for more information:

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

Students Will:
- Understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems and their role in sports medicine
- Understand cellular structure and the chemical reactions involved in response to injury, stress, and exercise
- Understand the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of disease and orthopedic injury
- Research and present anatomy and its relevance to a specific sports injury
- Demonstrate skills in oral and written communication by using professional terminology, developing active listening skills, and writing effectively in a variety of formats
- Demonstrate the ability to be critical, thinkers and problem solvers by completing challenging individual and group projects.

- Master California State Science Standards, especially those related to Anatomy and Physiology
- Master Career preparation standards
- Gain knowledge of career pathways

Description of Activities

Various student activities are detailed in the course outline. In general, course topics include: Anatomy and Physiology; Basic Terminology; Structural Overview of Levels of Organization (Clinical, cellular, tissue, organ, System); Homeostasis: The Balance of Life; Health and Disease; The chemical Basis of the Body (composition of matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, chemical components of cell); overview of cells, tissues, organs and systems: overview of the human body.

Culminating Activity and/or Assessment

Develop a course portfolio that will reflect their learning experience throughout the course by constructing a resume and exhibiting standards-based examples of work and certificates.

Instructional Materials Needed

Textbooks, selected articles from academic journals, CDROMs

Instructional Materials Provided

Detailed course outline and lesson plan, instructional methods, and student assessments and evaluations

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Additional criteria

Curriculum type: Course

Academic subject areas: Laboratory Science; Interdisciplinary; Career-Technical Education; Career Exploration

States' Career Clusters: Health Science

California Industry sector(s): Health Science and Medical Technology

Duration: 1 year

Grade Targets: 10, 11, 12

Levels of Expertise for CTE: Capstone/Advanced, Concentration/Skill building

Targeted Support Materials: Community Involvement, Industry Involvement

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE.

Keywords: sports medicine, health, wellness, exercise, fitness

Source: Colleague

Organization/Publisher: California Partnership Academy (CPA)

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