With the expanding popularity of sports and with more of the population becoming physically active; students today need a basic understanding of basic injuries associated with athletics. Sports Medicine is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, physiology of exercise, kinesiology, nutrition, and other sports medicine related fields.
The primary focus will include, but not be limited to, the following topics: The Sports Medicine Team, organization and administration, injury prevention, physical training and conditioning techniques, nutritional considerations, psychology of sports injury/illness, mechanisms and characteristics of sports trauma, injury assessment and evaluation, environmental concerns, basic taping and bandaging, explanations of therapeutic modalities.
This course is intended to help students gain an understanding of sports medicine, various associated disciplines and the role they play in the physically active community.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe a well-designed athletic training facility, budget, supplies, and records
- Describe legal concerns and considerations in athletic training
- Identify the principals of conditioning, rehabilitation, and modality use.
- Discuss the role of nutrition in athletics
- Identify the methods to prevent injury through equipment and environmental concerns
- Define the role of psychology in athletics
- Describe common illnesses and health conditions within athletics
Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Second edition. Robert C. France.
The textbook can be rented or purchased. I use the second edition, but the first edition has a majority of the same information.