Sports Medicine Program for High School Students


Granville Health System is partnering with Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina to offer a new Sports Medicine program for all Granville County high school students. The program costs will be covered by the sponsoring organizations and provided FREE of charge to those Granville County high school students who are successfully enrolled.

Purpose: To provide training, education, and hands-on experience to Granville County high school students with an interest in athletic training or sports medicine. 

Expectations of students:

  • Attend monthly in-service, i.e. class (typically the first Thursday of every month) at varying locations (GMC, OSNC, GCHS, SGHS, JFWHS, etc.). They will not be held at the school every month. Most classes will be held at Granville Medical Center. 
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours per semester after school as assigned to work with an athletic trainer (AT) to observe and assist in prevention, recognition and emergency care, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and administration of services to high school athletes.
  • Assist in one Saturday morning injury clinic during football season as assigned
  • Complete one job shadowing experience per semester with a different sports medicine professional (Physical Therapist, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist, Physician, etc.)
  • Commit to helping and caring for athletes within the scope of training, including acting as a first responder when needed
Outcomes for students:
  • Certification in CPR/AED
  • Clinical skill development in basic first aid and injury care
  • Development of basic knowledge of injury prevention, immediate care, evaluation, treatment and administrative responsibilities for injuries and conditions relating to a physically active population
  • Multiple clinical observation and job shadowing opportunities in a wide variety of healthcare and sports medicine settings
  • Exposure to and networking with a variety of healthcare professionals
  • Free t-shirts and other various giveaways
Important Dates:
  • Registration for the 2016/2017 school year is due by June 7, 2016 (last day of classes)
  • In-services will be the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Granville Medical Center (*unless otherwise noted)
    -2016: *June 2, *July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1
    -2017: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4

For more information on the program students can contact the appropriate OSNC student trainer listed below: