First Aid/CPR/EMT-B Training Information
American Heart Association - Local CPR & first aid courses being offered.
American Red Cross - Local first aid, CPR courses being offered & how to become involved in the Red Cross Youth Council
New Jersey Office of Medical Services - Training sites, upcoming EMT-B courses, CEUs, and other information
Interested in a career in Nursing?
Are you thinking of becoming an athletic trainer?
To find out about athletic trainers in a specific setting, check the following:
Interested in a career in Physical Therapy?
To find information on accredited Physical Therapy schools, go to www.capteonline.org
For those interested in a career in fitness:
American College of Sports Medicine - For those interested in obtaining Personal Training Certification - no college degree required. Certification to be a health/fitness instructor, exercise specialist, & registered clinical exercise physiologists require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America - For those interested in becoming an aerobics, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, or step instructor. No college degree required, but must be CPR certified.
National Academy of Sports Medicine - For those interested in becoming a certified personal trainer. Must be 18 & CPR certified. A college degree is required for the Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification
The National Strength & Conditioning Association - For those interested in becoming a strength & conditioning specialist. A college degree is required for certification. For those interested in becoming a certified personal trainer, must be CPR certified & no college degree required.
For information on other allied health careers see below:
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) - For information on becoming a Sports Medicine Physician.
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine - For further info on certified sports medicine physicians.
Association of Schools of Allied Health Profession - To explore different health professions
Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) - Explains the importance of accreditation & helps you to find an accredited program in the area you are seeking.
Auscultation Assistant - This site was designed for second-year medical students at UCLA to help them distinguish the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds.
Human Kinetics - This site offers a variety of sports-med-related texts & videos.
Loyola University Medical Education Network Learn 'Em - to help you understand the anatomy of muscles, bones, nerves, & arteries; & to assist you with knowing dermatomes, & cutaneous innervation.
Southern California Orthopedic Institute - This site has some good anatomical pictures & a description of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle, & spine.