Health & Physical Education
Health, Personal Fitness, Physical Education, Sports Medicine
- The Health and Physical Education curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students of all ability levels will be given the opportunity to discover fun and enjoyable physical activities that they will be able to incorporate into a lifetime of healthy living. Our goal is to motivate students to want to improve the five components of fitness, to recognize the benefits of developing and participating in a personal fitness program, and to assist them in attaining the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy decisions.
Sports Medicine Courses
Sports Medicine is a Physical Education elective and is offered as a classroom and laboratory course to provide students with an avenue through which to explore athletic training and sports medicine related fields. Students learn and practice, injury evaluation and prevention procedures, taping and bracing techniques, emergency medical care, proper use of treatment modalities, and rehabilitation program implementation for athletes and physically active individuals.
The course is designed to allow students to gain knowledge in various topics relevant to sports medicine, and then apply what they have learned through lab work and field experiences.
- Injury evaluation
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Therapeutic massage
- Manual therapy techniques
- Tissue response to injury
- Strength & Conditioning
- Psychological considerations
- Organization, administration, sports medicine team
- Career options, educational opportunities
- Current issues in sports medicine
Edison Sports Medicine Club
- The Edison Sports Medicine Association (ESMA) is a club, founded in the Fall of 1999, that brings together a group of students interested in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, rehabilitation, and treatment of athletic injuries. Many members serve as student-athletic trainers as well, and may find it to be an excellent way to explore career opportunities in sports medicine and related allied health care and medical professions.
- In addition to educational goals, the primary mission of ESMA is to improve the Athletic Training Program at Edison High School to better serve student-athletes, their parents, coaches, and the school community.
- To find out more about this club speak to a member, or stop by the Training Room (703) 924-8082 to pick up an information packet and application.