Welcome to Mr. Nielsen's Class
Educational Philosophy- "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan
Welcome to Sports Medicine! I am very happy that you decided to take the necessary steps to further your medical career.
Sports medicine students learn how to prevent, recognize, manage and provide rehab as a result of injuries related from physical activity. First year students will use learned skills in a laboratory environment where they will practice first aid for athletic injuries, knowledge of the human body and its functions, procedures used in common athletic injuries, and information on diets for athletes.
Second year students will expound on this knowledge and explore medicine, physical therapy, exercise science and implementation of sports medicine.
Third year students will be getting experience outside of the classroom. In this class each student will be required to get after school of healthcare work experience.
The student organization for this class is HOSA. Students gain leadership skills and learn more about options in the medical field.
All grades will be posted on Synergy.
I was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. I went to Marsh Valley High School. After High School I attended the Brigham Young University- Idaho. While at BYU-Idaho I received a bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology. After I received my bachelors degree, I went to Weber State University and got my Masters degree in Athletic Training. The first 2 years of my professional life was spent at San Luis High School in the Yuma area where I taught sports medicine, I was the HOSA advisor, and the Athletic Trainer. Now at Combs I teach Sports Medicine, I am the HOSA advisor and the Athletic Trainer. This is my 4th year at Combs and I am excited for this school year. Go Coyotes!
I am married to my beautiful wife Tami. We both are from the same area in Idaho. We have 3 kids who love to run around and be outdoors. I enjoy watching and playing sports. I enjoy hiking, biking, and eating out. Family is the most important thing to me and I am excited to be part of the Combs family.