May 15, 2023
Heather Johnson teaches Sports Medicine 1 and 2 teacher at Westwood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida where she worked with the women's soccer team, baseball and of course football Johnson was one of six graduate students in the country chosen to take part in a new program placing Certified Athletic Trainers in the military. She left Tampa for Columbia and the University of South Carolina. After two years at Ft. Jackson, under USC, the program was considered a success and Johnson was hired full time, where she remained for three more years. She moved on to Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery where she functioned as both an Athletic Trainer and cast technician, working with all walks of life.
Since taking over the Sports Medicine program in 2018 at Westwood High School, Johnson has been adding more completers and more certificates to each student's resume. Even through COVID , Westwood Sports Medicine continued to grow, becoming one of the few schools in the state to offer the industry-recognized American College of Sports Medicine Personal Training exam to advanced students.
In addition, on April 5, 2022 Westwood Sports Medicine made history, becoming the first and, to date, only school in both Richland 2 and the state to induct members into the National Honor Society of Sports Medicine.
On the podcast, Heather is joined by two juniors, Rachel Brown and Ella Boston.
Intro and Outro music "Vicious Pen" courtesy of Moby Gratis