Programs & Courses

HES-110 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Practice basic skills used in the prevention, recognition, and evaluation of athletic injuries. Examine the roles of the sports medicine team. Hands-on participation will be required in the demonstration of techniques. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HES-105 and BIOL-210. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.
Academic Level:
Health and Exercise Science
Health & Exercise Science*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Course Objectives: updated 01 05 18- See AC proposal 17-35 for historical reference Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe sports medicine and athletic training as professions under the Exercise Science umbrella. (PG 4) 2. Discuss the basic components of a comprehensive athletic injury prevention program. (PG1) 3. Identify common risk factors and causes of athletic injuries in various sports. (PG1, GE2) 4. Recognize environmental risk factors associated with climatic conditions, facilities, equipment, and sanitation. (PG1, GE2) 5. Explain the role of the physical examinations and screening procedures in the identification of risk factors and disqualifying conditions. (PG1, GE2) 6. Discuss the principles of heat illness and its prevention. (PG1) 7. Use standard terminology for athletic injuries and communication with medical personnel. (PG1, PG4) 8. Apply basic principles of emergency first aid to the injured athlete. (PG1, PG4, GE2) 9. Employ proper procedures and techniques for basic taping, wrapping, splinting, and padding. (PG1, PG4, GE2) 10. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate an athletic injury, use protective equipment and select appropriate therapeutic modalities. (PG1, PG4, GE 2) Oral Presentation)
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Course: HES-110 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries