The Heights

Updated: September 12, 2016

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Earn college and high school credits at the same time

Foothill College is offering a series of classes in sports medicine at Mountain View High School (MVHS). Sports medicine refers to health care related to physical activities and sports, and careers in the field focus on the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries from sports and exercise. Two courses will be offered this fall:

KINS 16A: Prevention of Athletic Injuries  (3.0 college credits, CSU/UC transferable)

Athletic injury prevention is emphasized through pre-participation physical exams, exercise programs, preventative taping, proper fitting of equipment and protective bracing.

KINS 16B: Emergency Athletic Injury Care (3.0 college credits, CSU/UC transferable)

Basic injury recognition and emergency response of acute trauma. Practical hands-on skills are emphasized in laboratories. American Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED certificates are available upon completion of the course.

Students who enroll in any of the courses offered will earn both high school and college credits at the same time through a unique program called dual enrollment. Dual enrollment allows local high school students to:

  • Prepare for college life and ensure a smooth transition to college
  • Explore career options
  • Address skills gaps and improve both study skills and academic knowledge
  • Experience courses not currently offered at the high school level

The courses are conveniently offered on the MVHS campus and during regular schools hours. Perhaps best of all, they are free to high school students.

If you or your student is interested in the program, please meet with a high school counselor or contact MVHS Assistant Principal Carla Gomez at

Per Foothill-De Anza Board Policy 5001: All courses, course sections, and classes of the district that are reported for state aid shall be open for enrollment to any person who has been admitted to the college, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation. Enrollment may be subject to the priority system that has been established by the district. Enrollment may also be limited to students meeting properly validated prerequisites and co-requisites, or due to other practical considerations such as exemptions set out in statute or regulation.

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