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PTH401: Sports Medicine I (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Sports Medicine I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014

About the Program:
NOTE: Camp Lejeune Only

Major Concepts/Content: Sports Medicine I is an introductory level elective that will provide the student the opportunity to integrate science, physical activity, clinical experience, and job readiness skills. This course deals with the broad spectrum of sports health care and provides practical skills for students considering careers in athletic training, medicine, physical therapy, fitness, and other related careers. Emphasis will be placed on the combination of hands-on student-centered learning activities and academic readings and discussions.
Topics students will study include:

  • Prevention of injuries resulting from physical activity.
  • Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries and conditions resulting from physical activity.
  • Immediate care and treatment of injuries resulting from physical activity.
  • Rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries resulting from physical activity.
  • Organization and administration.
  • Professional development and responsibility.

Major Instructional Activities: Based on the philosophy that knowledge is best acquired through hands-on participation, the course uses a variety of techniques to introduce, explore, and reinforce major athletic training principles and skills. Instructional activities are staged in appropriate settings, which include classroom, training room, computer lab/use of technology, and athletic field. Teaching strategies include investigations, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on/minds-on experiences. The major emphasis of the class will be to apply the skills learned to real life situations.

Major Evaluative Techniques: All aspects of progress in sports medicine are measured using multiple methods such as individual and group performances, projects, interviews, reports, student generated works, skill competency check sheets, practical hours, and/or conventional testing.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Define general terms used in the field of sports medicine.
  • Identify basic anatomy such as bones, muscles, ligaments, and joints.
  • Demonstrate basic first aid and injury evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrate proper taping/bracing techniques.
  • Discuss the indications for the use of therapeutic modalities.
  • Explain basic rehabilitation techniques.