• Philosophy

    I have high standards for every student who chooses to take my class, I will do my best to put you in a position to succeed but I cannot do the work for you. You must stay organized, be timely, respect others around you and come to class each day with an open mind ready to learn through your unique version of studentship.

    Course Description

    As the field of Sports Medicine/Personal Training continues to grow it creates job opportunities for those interested in working with athletic teams and different populations looking to achieve fitness or performance goals. In Sports Medicine 1 & 2/Personal Training we strive to build a solid foundation of physiology, biomechanics, and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the field. Each course will focus on hands-on demonstrations and opportunities for students to explore the human body and refine their skills. Students will be asked to actively participate in class and should be ready to be active, Sports Medicine/Personal Training is not a field where people find themselves regularly stuck behind a desk and this class aims to create the same environment one would find in the workplace.

    Grading Policy

    Student grades will be updated throughout the semester. Please check Parent Vue/Student Vue regularly to track student progress. Students will be graded on the quality of their work.                                         

    Daily Work/Assignments - 20%   

    Tests/Quizzes - 30%                       

    Projects - 50%                                                                                                             


    Assignments will either be done in class or submitted through Canvas. I will give clear instructions on whether assignments will be submitted in-person or electronically, along with the due date.

    Late Assignments

    Late assignments will be graded and the final percentage will be based on submission timeline.

    1 Day Late - 90%

    2 Days Late - 75%

    3+ Days Late - 50%

    Example - Assignment worth 100 points is due on 11/15 at 11:59PM, student submits assignments at 2:30pm on 11/16. Assignment is graded and student receives 90/100, based on the timeline the following equation will determine the final grade (90x.90=81). The final grade entered in Synergy for the student is 81/100 or 81%.

    Equipment & Code of Ethics

    As a student Higley High School and representation of the Sports Medicine/Personal Training program, you are held to a high standard. You are not at liberty to use school equipment for anything that is not school related. Students are to use class materials with care. Students will be held financially responsible for damaged or lost equipment. You are to follow all handbook policies and procedures 


    An absence is defined as a student’s non-attendance in the student’s assigned classroom during an assigned period. The difference between an excused absence and an unexcused absence is parents have followed procedures to excuse a student by calling the attendance line. However, the accumulation of excused and unexcused occurrences will result in potential consequences. All absences accrue towards the limit of 10 per semester.  Higley Unified School District has implemented a limit of ten absences per semester. If the student acquires ten or more absences during a semester, the student will lose credit in those classes. To earn credit while auditing a class, the student must submit an appeal to administration, attend all classes after the appeal is presented, and pass the semester final exam with a minimum of 75%.

    Attendance Policy

    A student will be considered absent from class if they enter the classroom more than ten minutes after the designated start time. If the student has a valid reason to be late to class, it will be an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the student is late without being excused by the school administration or the parent signing in the child late.  If you would like to receive attendance updates throughout the day, you have the option to sign up in ParentVUE.

    Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

    • Cell phones and other electronic devices will be turned off and put away before entering the classroom
    • Students will stay on task during class time to avoid becoming a distraction to their classmates
    • No other food or drinks will be allowed besides water with a lid
    • No hats allowed in classrooms
    • Students will sit in their assigned seat upon entering the classroom and remain in their seats until the bell rings
    • Earbuds/headphones/bluetooth speakers will not be allowed
    • DO NOT ask to use the restroom in the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of class
    • Be prepared to move and be active throughout class for hands-on demonstrations and activities


    • First Infraction: Student will be reminded and asked to stop his/her inappropriate behavior (Cell phone, etc. will be placed in designated basket at my desk until the end of the period)
    • Second Infraction: One-on-one conference with the student will be held to discuss his/her behavior and parent/guardian will be contacted
    • Third Infraction: Student will be assigned ASD (After School Detention with Teacher) and parent will be contacted
    • Fourth Infraction: Referral for Saturday School and parent will be contacted