Academy of Health Professions: Physical Rehab's WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Academy of Health Professions: Physcial Rehabilitation Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Academy of Health Professions: Physcial Rehabilitation Program

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!

 

INSTRUCTOR

Meghan Cahill    (Physical Rehab)  (mscahil@carrollk12.org)

  • Certified Athletic Trainer since 2005: worked at collegiate, semi-pro, and high school levels
  • B.S. – Sports Medicine
  • M.S. – Exercise Physiology

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

 

Physical Rehabilitation This course is designed to provide students the information needed to provide basic rehabilitative care, their role as part of the healthcare team, disease processes, and infection control and safety issues.  In addition, students will be exposed to varied careers related to the physical rehabilitation field.  This course integrates concepts of physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, and growth and development over the human life span.  Students will focus on musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and integumentary physiology, related injuries, diseases and disorders.  Students will also focus on preventative activites, therapeutic practices and rehabilitation.  Course includes theor and a clinical component.  

   In the spring of the student's senior year, Physical Rehabilitation students will be placed in a healthcare/rehabilitation internship according to interests and qualifications.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

 

Physical Rehabilitation Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Physical Rehab

Videos about CCCTC and other programs 

 

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program places students in community healthcare facilities as interns before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home at any nursing college.  (more)

 CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with patients in real healthcare settings.  This experience shows employers you are trained and have the skills the healthcare industry is looking for!  (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- Our Academy of Health Professions Program has been highly successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

 

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

(1) Structure and Function of the Human Body

  • Explain the systems of the human body, their structure and function, and their interdependence on each other:
    • Planes/Cavities
    • Cells/Tissues/Organs/Systems
    • Circulatory
    • Digestive
    • Endocrine
    • Integumentary
    • Lymphatic
    • Muscular
    • Nervous
    • Reproductive
    • Respiratory
    • Skeletal
    • Urinary

(2) Foundations of Medicine and Health Science (ALL Academy of Health Professions students)

  • Communication
  • CPR (BLS certification)
  • Emergency Procedures and Protocols
  • First Aid certification
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Healthcare-related careers
  • Healthcare Payment/Insurance
  • History & Trends of Healthcare
  • Infection Control
  • Legal and Ethical Practices
  • Medical Abbreviations
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Terminology (roots, prefixes, & suffixes to interpret medical documentation)
  • Patient Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal & Professional Qualities of the Healthcare Provider
  • Safety Practices (Personal, Patient & Environmental)

(3) Physical Rehabilitation

  • Safety and body mechanics in the rehabilitation setting
  • Roles and responsibilities of the rehabilitation professional
  • Physical assessment
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Range of motion
  • Theory and application of therapeutic modalities
    • thermotherapy
    • cryotherapy
    • electrostimulation
    • manual therapy
  • Assistive devices and ambulation
  • Vital signs

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program:

<Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for PHYSICAL REHABILITATION> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Academy of Health Professions partners Carroll Community College- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with this colleges:

  • Carroll Community College-       3 credits (Transcripted Credits)  HES-100 after successfully completing the Phys Rehab program with a minimum of a B in each of the 4 courses plus First Aid, CPR and AED certification

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

 

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

 

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  • Note: Students in the Academy of Health Professions program are required to complete a Health Evaluation, including tuberculosis screening and immunity titers, as well as a drug screening to work in the healthcare facilities necessary for the completion of this program.  This program is physically demanding as students are caring for REAL patients which requires the ability to support and move those patients in a safe manner.
  • Students must have reliable transportation to and from CCCTC and clinical/internship sites.
  • Students must have medical insurance coverage while in the program.
  • Students of the CNA tract will need a form of government photo identification by December of the enrolled school year. (i.e. driver's license/permit, passport, ID card)
  1. Our programs are run like real businesses!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Academy of Health Professions? 
  2. Prerequisites: Chemistry II is a prerequisite and Human Anatomy is strongly recommended
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • AP/Transcripted level classwork
  • Able to memorize large amount of information to function in the lab or clinic area
  • Computer and technical skills to use charting, office, lab and medical equipment
  • Detail orientation to notice small changes in patients’ symptoms or data records
  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • People orientation to work with a variety of medical professionals and clients
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and lift equipment and/or patients
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Strong math and reading skills
  • Speaking and listening skills to make sure patients understand treatments and medical concepts
  • Taking and following orders in a detailed fashion
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Human Anatomy (class of 2021)
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes
  • Health Evaluation, vaccine immunity and drug screening completed by due date prior to starting clinical rotations.  Information is given regarding these items at the beginning of the school year.
  • STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORATION!

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM-

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SPRING

Mods 1-2 @ CCCTC

Mod 3 & 4: home H.S.

 

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

NOTE THE PREREQUISITE FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 WILL BE HUMAN ANATOMY

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

TRANSPORTATION- Due to  community based internship STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION.  NOTE:  Students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities.

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

 

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with other students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Phlebotomist (30-hour letter)

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree (and beyond) that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Health Educator
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Social Worker

 

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

(Don't just take our word for it)

 Program Advisory Committee  By federal and state regulations, each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the program's curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

 

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Program Accomplishments

 

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Student Testimonials

 

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