Jesuit Sports Medicine Program
Coursework, internship and leadership
The Jesuit Sports Medicine Program offers a unique experience, merging a classroom educational setting with hands-on experience.
We are proud to announce the formation of our Jesuit Sports Medicine program. The Jesuit Sports Medicine program will consist of a UC-approved year-long course and internship program where students will have a chance to shadow our Athletic Trainers. The development of this program will be overseen by Athletic Director Hank Weinberger, Sports Performance Coordinator Jay Nacionales, and a Head Athletic Trainer (to be hired).
The program will cater to students who may be interested in a career in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, orthopedics, occupational therapy etc.
Students will learn competencies in the field of sports medicine, particularly in the field of Medical terminology:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Acute first-aid and emergency care
- Recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries
- Prevention of athletic injuries and illness
- Treatment and rehabilitation
- Organization and administration
The current situation with COVID-19 has added the need for an additional layer of training and experience that will be critical as Jesuit Sacramento responds to this epidemic. Skills in the areas of virus mitigation and personal hygiene will be added to the program. Student-participants in this program will become leaders in the post-COVID-19 world at Jesuit High School and beyond.
How would a student show his interest?
If you are interested in taking the course, please notify your counselor. If you are interested in participating in an internship capacity, email Jay Nacionales or Hank Weinberger.
Does a student need to take the class before starting the internship?
No, we encourage all students to engage in this program whether they are in the class or not. Participating in the program could potentially benefit the student when they end up taking the course.