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Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine Academy

Who should attend the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine?
Do you have an interest in working in the medical field?  Are you specifically interested in sports medicine?  Then this academy is for you. 
 
What is the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Academy?
The Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Academy is located at each of the high schools and is an extension of the school day.  Students will learn many aspects of athletic training including how to recognize, evaluate and care for sports related injuries.  Speakers from different medical fields will present to students.  Students will also become certified in first aid and adult CPR/AED.
 
What is a typical day?
During Year I, students participate in an Athletic Training/Health related course.  Students also have an opportunity for some hands-on experiences working with PLSD sports teams.  Those experiences include caring for injuries, taping, assisting in rehabilitation, and working at sporting events and practices. During Year II, students who have an understanding of the fundamentals receive extended internship opportunities by working with other sports trainers and high school
athletes.
 
Logistics:
Location: Papillion-La Vista HS & Papillion-La Vista South HS
Schedule: Usually offered at the end of the day.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Options: High school elective credit.
Specialized Certifications: First aid, adult CPR/AED
Cost: $30 uniform fee.
 
How do I apply?
To apply for a PLSD Academy program, students must complete an online application which can be found at www.paplv.org. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available from November 4-11. Beginning on the evening of November 4, students will need to log in to the District website and then navigate to the academy application. It will be a flyout under the maroon bar "academy programs." The application form will time out after 30 minutes. The academy questions have been provided under Academy Programs - How to Apply so students can write their essay questions ahead of time and then copy and paste into the application.

How can you learn more?
For more information please contact:
  • Guidance counselor at your high school
  • Contact the Academy Programs Office at 402-537-6217

                                                             


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