FCPS to Offer Physical Therapy Studies

FCPS to Offer Physical Therapy Studies

Frederick County Public Schools will offer a new Academy of Health Professions Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Program for students entering grades 10-12 next school year. Culminating in an Allied Health internship, the program will expose students to varied careers related to the physical and occupational therapy field, as it integrates concepts of kinesiology and athletic training. Students will learn about musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and integumentary-related injuries, diseases and disorders. They will also focus on preventive activities, therapeutic practices and rehabilitation.

This Maryland State Department of Education approved program is part of the Academy of Health Professions and includes courses designed to expose students to the world of physical therapy such as Foundations of Medicine and Health Science, Structure and Functions of the Human Body, and Physical Rehabilitation. FCPS will offer the program at the Career and Technology Center (CTC), adjacent to Frederick Community College with transportation provided from each high school.

The internship is designed to give students supervised practical application of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in a professional healthcare setting.

CTC staff will facilitate the application process for the new program during the current 2018-2019 school year. The usual requirement that students applying to the CTC shadow a program is waived for the new program this year. Interested students only need to submit an application, available in each high school counseling center and online at www.careertech.net. For more information, please contact Kristen Daly, 240-236-8494 or kristen.daly@fcps.org.