- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Sports Medicine
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17
- Credit Awarded: No
The Summer Scholars Program (SSP) at the University of Miami provides a unique opportunity for high school students to study for three weeks and earn college credits. Learn principles of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
Coursework will cover:
Introduction to Athletic Training (3 Credit Hours): In this practical, hands-on course, the students will learn to identify basic sport injuries that afflict the major joints of the body, and review basic methods to treat these injuries. The student will also learn how nutrition, improper biomechanics, and poor training can all impact sport performance. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to learn and practice techniques or procedures (such as athletic taping or bracing) that may be useful in minimizing the incidence of injury.
Foundations in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science (3 Credit Hours): This class will consist of an introduction to the field of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Basic information relevant to appropriate exercise prescription, proper nutritional habits, implications on health, longevity and performance will be addressed. Hands-on practical experiences will supplement theoretical concepts learned in the classroom setting.
Maximum enrollment: 25
Prerequisites(s): 9th and 10th grade English