Sports Medicine Summer Programs
High school students heading to college to study pre-med or other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields can build their knowledge and prepare for life within higher education by participating in Sports Medicine Summer Programs. Hands-on and classroom-based education gives pre-college students enhanced understanding of physiology, biology, psychology, nutrition and other topics. Hosted by colleges and universities as day or residential options, sports medicine programs teach students how nutrition, improper biomechanics, and poor training can impact sports performance. They also practice skills like athletic taping and bracing that are essential for injury management. Learning how to respond to serious sports-related health events such as cardiovascular problems, exertion heat illnesses, concussions and traumatic injuries is also a significant part of sports medicine education.