Sports Medicine II is an elective course that builds upon the principles learned in Sports Medicine I. The course expands upon the students' knowledge of sports specific injuries and injury evaluation techniques with the main focus being injury rehabilitation and the application of rehabilitation principles. Emphasis will be placed on the combination of hands-on student-centered learning activities and academic readings and discussions. A rotation through a variety of community settings such as physical therapy, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and sports medicine clinics is recommended. Topics of study include: practice, reinforce, and become proficient in evaluation/treatment techniques learned in Sports Medicine I; study of human movement including muscles involved, and the simple machines and mechanics that move the body; foundations of rehabilitation techniques; awareness and exploration of medical/health occupation careers and exercise physiology through community internship; concepts of confidentiality, work habits, ethics, attitudes, and responsibility and application of organizational and administration skills in the athletic training room.
Note: This course does not satisfy the Health Education (.50 credits) graduation requirement.