Career Major - Student Athletic Training Aide

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Northwest Tech offers the following career majors within the Health Science Cluster.

Therapeutic Services Pathway Career Majors

Student Athletic Training Aide- Alva Campus only
In this Career Major, students complete the Health Careers Core Curriculum (Technology Center), Core Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, Core First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR. Students will also be provided a history and introduction to the athletic training profession and an introduction to pharmacology and nutrition. They will learn to recognize, evaluate, and provide care to athletic injuries including how to wrap, tape, and fit equipment according to safety regulations. In addition, patient care and exercises and their functions will also be covered. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor.

Career Major Length: 585 hours

CIP Code: 51.0913
SOC Code:
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Health Careers Core Curriculum 225
Core Medical Terminology 45
Anatomy and Physiology 120
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Essentials of Athletic Training Profession 60
Therapeutic Rehabilitation for the Student Athletic Training Aide 30
Therapeutic Modalities for the Student Athletic Training Aide 30
Student Athletic Training Aide Mentorship 60


Campus Location: Alva

Financial Aid Eligible: No

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Testing and certification fees may apply.

Salary Range: $8.62/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Cluster: Health Science

Pathway: Therapeutic Services

Alva Instructor: Mrs. Brooke Meyer

Last updated on 7/7/14