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Introduction to Sports Medicine

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Introduction to Sports Medicine

General Description

In this course, students will learn the basics of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, general nutrition, and basic athletic training procedures. Instructional materials and activities support attainment of National Safety Council, American Sports Medicine Association, and The National Athletic Trainers’ Association industry standards. Potential for job shadow and internship opportunities.  Key topics include:

  • Injury prevention
  • training room operations, taping and wrapping 
  • athletic injury assessment 
  • advanced first aid, use of heat and cold modalities 
  • record keeping
  • rehabilitation
  • time management skills
     

Theory of Action

Students are introduced to exciting and engaging ways they can gain knowledge and skills that help prepare them to be career and college ready in the 21st century. Hands on, project based assignments are designed to spark interest, ignite imagination and foster creativity. Students see how core subjects are connected through authentic learning projects that challenge students to create, communicate, collaborate and solve problems.