Course Abstract Details

HES-110, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3

Course Description

HES-110, Care And Prevention Of Athletic Injuries, will cover prevention of sports injuries, rehabilitation and taping techniques, and proper nutrition. Basic principles in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, taping, and treatment of athletic injuries/illness are presented. Students will also learn the duties of an athletic trainer and the sports medicine team. This course will encompass a variety of classroom activities such as lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: HES-105 and BIOL-210, or permission of the instructor. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, each student should be able to: 

1. Describe ?sports medicine? in terms of the professions included beneath this umbrella term. (PG1, GE2, Exam 1) 

2. Discuss the basic components of a comprehensive athletic injury/illness prevention program. (PG1, GE2, Exam 1, Final Exam) 

3. Identify common risk factors and causes of athletic injuries in various sports. (PG1, GE2, Exam 1, Final Exam) 

4. Recognize environmental risk factors associated with climatic conditions, facilities, equipment, and sanitation. (PG1, GE2, Exam 1) 

5. Explain the role of the physical examinations and screening procedures in the identification of risk factors and disqualifying conditions. (PG1, GE2, Exam 2, Final Exam) 

6. Discuss the principles of heat illness and its prevention. (PG1. GE2, Exam 2) 

8. Describe the physiology of soft tissue injury and healing. (PG1, GE2, Exam 2) 

9. Apply the use of standard terminology of athletic injuries and communication with medical personnel. (PG1, GE2, Exam 2, Final Exam) 

10. Demonstrate basic principles of emergency first-aid as it applies to the injured athlete. (PG1, 5, GE2, Practical) 

11. Discuss the history and development of athletic training and its professional organizations. (PG1 GE2, Exam 3) 

12. Identify employment opportunities available to an NATA certified athletic trainer. (PG1, GE2, Exam 3) 

13. Articulate the basic anatomical landmarks (bones, ligament, and muscles) relevant to athletic injuries. (PG1, GE2, Practical) 

14. Demonstrate proper procedures and techniques for basic taping, wrapping, splinting, and padding. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical) 

15. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate an athletic injury. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical, Final Exam) 

16. Demonstrate a competency in the purpose and use of protective equipment. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical, Final Exam) 

17. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of therapeutic modalities. (PG1, GE 2, Practical, Final Exam) 

18. Describe the basic concepts of injury psychology and rehabilitation. (PG1, GE2, Final Exam) 

19. Formulate and apply in writing, a basic treatment plan for common athletic injuries, including functional progression for return to full activity. (PG1,3,4,5, GE1,2,4, Written/Oral Presentation)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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