Mr. KEN MCCALL » Mr. Ken McCall - BOHS Athletic Trainer and ROP Instructor

Mr. Ken McCall - BOHS Athletic Trainer and ROP Instructor

Brea Olinda High School ROP

Health Sciences and Medical Technology

Patient Care Pathway

Medical Careers

This course trains students for entry-level occupations in the medical/health field and to standards required of workers in the field.  Students learn the ethical and legal responsibilities of the healthcare worker, safety, HIPAA, transmission based precautions and body mechanics. A special emphasis is placed on human anatomy and physiology, normal function of body systems, common diseases and abnormal conditions of the twelve body systems. Medical terminology and careers related to the body systems are learned throughout the course.  Skills such as CPR, AED, vital signs, vision screening and first aid are practiced throughout. A portfolio is created to showcase the skills and concepts that have been acquired. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

Sports Medicine and Therapy

This course is a UC approved college preparatory elective that will benefit any student who is considering higher education in the medical field.  Students learn the vocabulary, theories, principles, and skills involved with careers in sports medicine as athletic trainers.  A special emphasis is placed on common athletic injuries, the injury evaluation process, injury treatment protocols and therapeutic rehabilitation techniques. The responsibilities of certified athletic trainers are practiced including emergency management, taping, bracing and wrapping.  While this course trains students to become athletic trainers and prepares them for NATA-BOC certification, it is also pertinent to other therapeutic and medical related sub-disciplines. 

Body Systems and Disorders

This course trains students on human anatomy and physiology, normal function of body systems, and associated pathologies. Students learn advanced medical terminology as applied to diseases, disorders, and medical interventions. The course includes in depth instruction on the respiratory, genitourinary, cardiovascular/ circulatory, immune, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. Study includes cell physiology, diseases and disorders, as well as health maintenance.

Athletic Training Student Aide Internship

Gain real life experience while earning community service by volunteering as an Athletic Training Student Aide. Students can apply for the opportunity to gain a priceless experience learning under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  This is a clinical as well as an athletic practice and competition setting for students to observe the ATC at work during injury treatment, evaluation and rehabilitation. Students hone a number of skills including taping, wrapping and rehabilitation on fellow students in the program.

BOHS Medical Club

A student led organization discussing medical related topics and practicing hands on medical skills.  Guest speakers frequent our meetings to share their educational and professional experiences. The BOHS Medical Club is open to all students and is an excellent opportunity to become a club officer or member to boost a college application and resume.

I started working for Brea Olinda High School as the Athletic Trainer in 2003.  My primary job responsibilities include prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all student athletes. I received my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from CSULB in 2002 and passed the NATABOC exam later that year to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  In 2003 I became a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and in 2004 I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). In 2005 I started teaching ROP Sports Medicine and Therapy here at BOHS and started a new Medical Careers class in 2015. I have also created an athletic training student aide internship and have several students working closely with me as they use their knowledge and skills from the classroom to prepare for higher education and employment in health care.