Dr. Martin's notes

Thursday August 25, 2016

ASSIGNMENT 1 - check Dr. Martin's Bio at www.drkennethmartin.com

Class structure
An outline of the class is available by clicking on "Class structure" in the Main menu (upper left of this page).

All students must adhere to the rules in the Class Contract. Failure to adhere to these rules is grounds for dismissal from the class. All students are expected to act and perform "as if" they are pursuing a career in Sports medicine or other healthcare, even if that is not their goal

Although there are many different modules to this class, each builds knowledge based upon what you previously have learned. The final project for this class will consist of using all of this knowledge in a presentation paper.

Class Conduct
This class is taught as if it were in a college setting. Therefore, each student is responsible for his/her own work, and is responsible for all missed work. IT IS NOT DR. MARTIN'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REMIND YOU OF MISSED WORK. YOU MUST TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO MAKE UP TESTS, GET ALL ASSIGNMENTS IN AND ACQUIRE NOTES FROM YOUR CLASSMATES.

Since much of this class consists of practical application work, it is essential that attendance be maintained. If you miss a day when a practical action is being demonstrated, it is up to you to learn the technique from either the books, training manuals, or other classmates. Dr. Martin may not be available to go back over your missed practical application work.

Class Modules

The Sports Medicine class consists of a number of different modules. Each module is an essential part of any health care and in general, each module does not necessarily need the other modules to be successfully applied. However, this class is designed for each module to build upon the other. For example, the anatomy module is necessary to understand the athletic training module, but not for the CPR module. All students are expected to be knowledgeable about the aspects of each module at the end of the module, and at mid-term and final tests.

These are the modules that will be taught in this class:

The Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Basic Anatomy
Basics of Athletic Training
Athletic Taping Techniques
Physical Therapy and PT modalities
Documentation and Reporting of Injuries
Emergency care (CPR, AED and First Aid, with Red Cross certification)
Job Acquisition
Sexual Harassment
Relaxation and Sports Massage and Trigger Point Therapy
Nutrition
Weight training and Exercise
Strength and Conditioning

ROP Structure, Organization and Purpose

ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program (precursor to CTE)

It is a program designed for 11th and 12th grade students and high school graduates to give them an entry level introduction to job market skills. 10th grade students are permitted if they are 16 by Jan. 1, 2008.

LA County ROP in this area is made up of twenty two different school districts within Los Angeles County, but not including Los Angeles Unified School District, which has their own ROP.

The ROP is managed by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) which is headquartered on Imperial Highway in the city of Downey.

What is the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program?
It consists of programs to assist you in learning a job skill, advancing your career goals, creating a personal portfolio, obtaining work experience, receiving high school credits, on-the-job training and preparing for advanced career training.

Mission Statement:
The Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program is a collaborative of the Los Angeles County Office of Education and member Districts to deliver quality career preparation. LACOROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is governed by the Los Angeles County Board of Education. In cooperation with twenty-two school districts, LACOROP determines and meets both the career objectives of students and the labor market needs in Los Angeles County by studying major job clusters. District steering committee representatives provide direction for LACOROP programs operated within their schools. LACOROP partners with business managers who participate on advisory committees to assure that occupational courses are based upon needs of the business or industry (job market demand) that will eventually hire the trained students, and to provide students with on-the-job training and assistance with job placement. Students are to be trained on "industry standard equipment". In the case of sports therapy training, this means, first aid, taping, splints, blood pressure cuff, etc.