Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine Academy

  • Who should attend the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Academy?
    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.

    Location: Papillion La Vista High School and 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 and Seniors only

    How to Apply
    To apply for a PLCS academy program, students must complete an online application.  For more information, click here.

    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