sports medicine-web versionCourse Title:
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

Course Numbers:
Beginner/1st Responder # 8578;    Advanced #8580;
3rd Semester Internship #8581

Course Curriculum:
First Responder, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED)/First Aid, Medical Terminology

Course Description:
The first semester of this course will introduce students to academic skills to include: medical terminology as well as prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  In addition, the student will study the human body (anatomy, physiology and nutritional and emergency medicine). Upon successful completion, the student will receive Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Advanced First Aid Certification, and 1st Responder card.

Instruction is designed to prepare and enhance students as candidates for university/college entry-level student athletic training positions to become Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Additional disciplines include physical therapy (PT), emergency medical technician (EMT), physician assistant (PA), certified nurse assistance (CNA).

What does Athletic Training/Sports Medicine offer?
The field of Sports Medicine is growing rapidly as more people are participating in both recreational and competitive athletics. Today’s certified athletic trainer plays a significant role on the Health Care Team in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of recreational and athletic injuries.

Your success in this class and beyond will require an equal effort in academics, knowledge, application, performance and citizenship, and behavior.

Approximately the first nine weeks of school will be dedicated to becoming first responders. The First Responder text contains the most current information. The remaining nine weeks will, in more depth, focus on the fundamentals of Athletic Training to include injury evaluation, prevention, rehabilitation, and anatomy.

As we learn together, we will form a close-knit community where we can support, appreciate and steer one another to success.

  • You will learn life skills and strategies, have focused conversations, and explore ideas that revolve around post-secondary preparation/education.
  • There will be outside class responsibilities. Routines and expectations will be discussed in class.
  • Preparedness is mandatory every day. You must have the basic materials indicated in class.
  • Strengthen reading, math, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Be ready to work hard, expect to be challenged, and have fun!

Benefits of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine class at C E C:

  • Earn your CPR/AED/First Aid certificate.
  • Earn your 1st Responder certificate
  • Be able to tape an ankle under 3 minutes.
  • Be able to write a clinical S.O.A.P. note.
  • Score 85% or above on the medical terminology final.
  • Be an effective team leader during a mock scenario.

Possible career choices in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine include:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
  • Physical Therapist (PT),
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),
  • Physician Assistant (PA),
  • Certified Nurse Assistance (CNA).
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Certified Strength Conditioning Expert (CSCS)

Darryl Miller

“I am the DPS District ATC (certified athletic trainer) and teacher at CEC Middle College. These two responsibilities provide endless satisfaction. Also, over the past twenty years I am grateful for the many opportunities I have that included working multiple World championships and three Olympic games. In this capacity I am excited to bring those skills and experiences to the classroom to help launch my students to new levels of success.”

Personal Mission Statement

  • To spark an attitude of inquiry, independent thought and enthusiasm for learning, and, become productive and responsible citizens.


 “Essentials for Success”

“I will prepare and someday my chance will come.” Abraham Lincoln


* Know the Profession.
* Know the Professional Terminology.
* Know how to comprehend what you read.
* Know how to communicate verbally and in writing.
* Know how to document what you see, hear, feel and do.
* Know that “If you didn’t document it, you didn’t do it.”
* Know your Hands-on skills forward, backward and upside down.
* Know the importance of “Soft Skills”- Workplace Standards:

  1. 1.      Be Here
  2. 2.      Be On Time
  3. 3.      Be Positive
  4. 4.      Be Prepared
  5. 5.      Be Respectful
  6. 6.      Be a Listener
  7. 7.      Be a Learner
  8. 8.      Be a Team Player
  9. 9.      Be Self-Motivated
  10. 10.  Be a Good Example

Quote/Class Motto:  “Be In It To Win It”
“A Diamond is a lump of coal that stuck it out.”
 “Carpe’ Diem”  Seize the day   

Course Credits:
Credits Per Semester: 15 Elective

Concurrent Enrollment:
(3) College Credits (CCD) Community College of Denver

  • (1) CPR/AED/1st Aid HPR 102
  • (2) Medical Terminology HPR 178

Course Certifications Available:

  • 1st Responder certificate (40) hrs.
  • CPR/AED/1st Aid certificate

For additional Information:
Contact Mr. Miller at: 720.423-6683 or

To Register:
Talk to your Counselor or call Dan DePinto, CEC counselor at 720-423-6681 to enroll.