Back in March, Canyon Ridge High School was one of 15 high schools to receive $50,000 to add an athletic trainer to its staff.
With the new addition to the school, they are able to offer educational classes for the students.
Jessica Murdoch, a recently contracted athletic trainer for the school, says she has five students that meet several times a week and earn dual credit through CSI.
The students are able to get hands-on sideline experience at athletic events and follow in the footsteps of an actual trainer.
“I had two students come by to the football game, we’re out there in some nice Canyon Ridge polos and giving teams water and just trying to get exposed to the career. It was really fun. I think it kind of scared them a little bit, just first time they’ve never done the sideline kind of stuff, but I think it gave them a good hands-on feel for sports medicine,” said athletic trainer Jessica Murdoch.
This class includes an introduction to anatomy structure and function as it relates to injuries, the history of the profession, ethics, proper recording of injuries, and principles of athletic training.