Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine Academy

  • Who should attend the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Academy High School Athletic Training student practices taping the wrist of the teacher.
    Do you have an interest in working in the medical field? Are you specifically interested in sports medicine or working with athletes? 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 part of the regular school day. Students 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 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 PLCS 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 High School & Papillion-La Vista South High School
    Schedule: Usually offered at the end of the day
    Prerequisites: None
    Credit Options: High school elective credit
    Specialized Certifications: First aid and adult CPR/AED
    Cost: $50 uniform fee
    Grades: Juniors & Seniors only

    How to Apply
    To apply for a PLCS academy program, students must complete an online application.  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting in the afternoon on November 7 and will close at midnight on November 14.

    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