Sneak Peak into Sports Med

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This week’s Cameo Blog Post is from Olivia G.! Olivia’s recap of our week includes a Sensory Touch lab, info about the brain and continued work the Semester Project on nutrition.  Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!


This week was awesome because we actually got to meet twice! We continued and actually tested our Sensory Touch Lab. This lab was extremely fun, and it definitely taught me something new. For example, I learned that sensory receptors actually existed! I can not believe how many times I did not feel a paper clip touch my hand!

IMG_2120Krystal being a great partner during our lab this week!

Learning about the brain was also another topic that we learned about! I believe that the brain is the most intriguing and fascinating part of the body to learn about. It is amazing that all of these regions of the brain can control every little movement, capture every memory, and control our feelings is crazy to think about!

We also did some research on concussions in youth sports. This was very interesting because concussions are very popular in this generation of athletes…

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Class Blog Cameo Semester 2

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This week’s Cameo Blog Post is from Krystal M.! Krystal fills you in on our new unit and a Sensory Lab we performed this week. Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!

Krystal's Sports Med Discoveries

This week in Sports Med, we covered many topics about the nervous system and some about our body senses. We also continued to work on our project this semester about nutrition.

We learned about the different parts that make up our nervous system. I found it very interesting to discover that the brain, the spinal cord, and peripheral nerve all belong to the nervous system. From there, we learned about all the different and complex part that make up those three main sections of the nervous system. We completed a homework assignment that tested us on labeling a diagram of the Neuron and later completed a quiz on this same subject.

Also this week, we began reading about a lab we would be completing the next week in sports med. We finished the pre-lab assignment about the different senses in our body. We had to make a prediction on what we think…

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Pie Ranch Field Trip 2016

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My Sports Medicine class had the pleasure of visiting Pie Ranch in Pescadero, Ca. While it was a bit of a harrowing trip down there (BIG storm, downed trees, overturned cars…), the rain didn’t put a damper on our experience. There is an amazing operation happening on this farm and I highly suggest visiting to hear about all the amazing programs offered! Pie Ranch is not only doing a lot of good in the community, but they are a picture of sustainability, community and education. Oh and the pie is delicious! Hear more about their mission here.

The purpose of our visit was to kick start our unit and semester project on nutrition.  Alex Villegas (Youth Programs Manager) guided us through the property and educated students on the inner-workings of the farm. Students got the whole farm-to-table experience and even did a little cooking of their own! Check out the video below of David Stockhausen (Culinary Arts Program Manager and Chef Educator) showing the students how to put together their empanadas (with 99% of the ingredients coming from the farm!):

The Sports Medicine students created 90 second videos to share their experiences at Pie Ranch. I invite you to view their videos (links below) and comment on their websites!

Student Videos
Juliana B.
  Olivia G.  Sofia B.  Kaitlyn O.  Mia C.  Krystal M.  Mavis L.  Meaghan U.  Tiffany E.


Class Cameo

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We are starting of this semester’s Cameo Blog Posts with one from Meaghan U.! Meaghan has a deep interest in nutrition and gives a recap of the beginning of our Nutrition Unit. Please check out her overview of our class last week and feel free to comment on her website!


We have officially finished the first 2 weeks back of school! Time really flies.

2nd semester of sports medicine is off to a great start and it looks to be even more interesting than the previous section. Our teacher, Mrs. Kahn, kickstarted the semester off with a unit about nutrition. I was so excited to learn about this topic! This is actually the topic that drove me to initially want to take this course. I really want to learn more about nutrition and what is healthy to put into my body. I have been getting into food and nutrition a lot more lately in my daily life. I even helped my grandpa cook thanksgiving dinner! (picture below)


This week we focused a lot on carbohydrates. We learned what they are, where they can be found, and if they are healthy for our body. We learned that anything that has any…

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