Nicole Sweer

  • WELCOME!

    The Verrado High School Sports medicine program is a department of viper athletics which focuses on the Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Led by Nicole Sweer M. S. ATC/L

     

    Sports Medicine I

    Sports Medicine I is open to all incoming freshman and others. First year students learn basic taping techniques including those of the ankle, wrist, thumb, knee, and groin. They also learn essentials of wound care, splinting, and emergency patient management. Throughout the year, injury evaluation techniques are added as students learn to administer a series of special orthopaedic tests.

     

    Sports Medicine II

     Second year Sports Medicine students continue with more in-depth anatomical study and more in-depth acute management of injuries and illness. Second year sports medicine students concentrate on more thorough patient assessment (trauma and medical assessment). More in-depth evaluation of orthopaedic injury is also stressed.

     

     OTHER INFORMATION

    The Sports Medicine program prides itself on superior services to its athletes and outstanding performance in critical situations. Because of these facts, first year students are required to attend at least three sporting events as athletic training personnel, and to assist with the tasks of the athletic trainers on campus. This allows each student to gain valuable experience they can use throughout their time as a sports medicine student and also throughout their lives. Raising the bar, Second Year sports medicine students are also held to the same expectation, however they must also shadow doctors or other physicians to gain added experience in their field. Also, a major portion of the curriculum design for second year sports medicine students involves the participation in the High School’s H.O.S.A., or Healthcare Occupation Students of America chapter. The club focuses on strengthening the abilities of the High School’s Student Trainers, as well as giving back to the community by organizing community service and fundraising operations. This club is open for all students to join. The sports medicine program is an exciting career oriented curriculum with many group based projects and equally as much hands-on learning. Any student who wishes to gain priceless experience in the medical field or wishes to pursue a medical career is not only welcome, but encouraged to sign up for the course.

    SPORTS MEDICINE/SYLLABUS RULES

    1). RESPECT fellow students and teacher (no talking when myself, or another student, is speaking).

    2). No cell phones, MP3 players, or any other sort of electronics are to be used during class.

    3). Be to class on time. If you’re not in the room when the bell rings, you are tardy. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    4). Passes are not to be used during the first or last 10 minutes of class. You are allowed 2 passes a semester. No going to the vending machines or the parking lot.

    5). No FOOD or soda/pop. Water or Gatorade is acceptable.

    6). Bring all materials to class and be ready to work.

     

    SUPPLIES NECESSARY FOR YOUR SUCCESS

    1). 3 ring binder You will need a 3 ring binder to keep all of the materials given to you throughout the semester. This will keep you organized and will help you when studying for examinations.

    2). A writing utensil A blue or black pen, or a #2 pencil are acceptable.

    3). A good attitude It is essential to have a good attitude and an open straight lines with.mind to be successful.

    4). Paper: ruled and copy.

    5). A Ruler or anything with a straight edge (i.e. a book edge) to draw

     

    ATTENDANCE

    Your success will ultimately be determined by your attendance. Tardiness: You will be on time and in the classroom when the final bell rings. Anyone arriving after the final bell rings will be considered late. We will operate according to school policy

     

    EXPECTATIONS

    By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:

    1). Demonstrate safety compliance in the athletic training room.

    2). Describe the human body systems.

    3). Describe basic principles of nutrition.

    4). Examine health and wellness issues.

    5). Analyze the influence of technology on health.

    6). Develop an employment plan.

    7). Demonstrate job searching skills.

     

    WHAT YOU’LL BE TAUGHT

    By the end of this course I will teach you how to:

    1). Demonstrate safety compliance in the athletic training room.

    2). Describe the human body systems.

    3). Describe basic principles of nutrition.

    4). Examine health and wellness issues.

    5). Analyze the influence of technology on health.

    6). Develop an employment plan.

    7). Demonstrate job searching skills.

     

    GRADING

    • All assignments, quizzes/exams, and competencies will be graded on a point system, and you will be notified in advance how many points it is worth.

    • Participation is worth 20% of your final grade.

     

    GETTING HELP

    Please feel free to contact me if you have concerns or questions. Tutoring is available to assist you by appointment. I consistently check my email and voicemail, so feel free to contact me for additional help. I want ALL of my students to be successful.

    Nicole Sweer M.S.L/A.T.C Email:nsweer@aguafria.org

     

  • nsweer@aguafria.org

    623-932-7400  X4055