Sports Medicine – Syllabus
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The Sports Medicine course is designed to be a regular level, elective for students in grades 10-12. The purpose of this course is to prepare students in the science of injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as it relates to sports management.
The student will be provided opportunities to:
- Develop an appreciation for the skills and responsibilities of an athletic trainer as certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Texas Department of Health.
- Learn and improve the concepts, skills and techniques necessary to be a student athletic trainer.
- Learn recognition, evaluation and care of athletic injuries.
- Learn the mechanical, biological and physiological implications involved in athletic training.
- Learn physical conditioning for the prevention of athletic injuries.
- Learn basic nutritional requirements for participation in athletics.
- Learn various therapeutic modalities used in athletic training.
- Learn training methods and techniques used in athletic training.
- Learn rehabilitation as it relates to athletic injuries.
- Learn about and follow other professionals within the allied health profession and medical field.
- Learn responsibilities and time management skills relevant to everyday life.
- Observe various surgeries relating to athletic injuries occurred at sporting events.
Competitive sports provide a unique opportunity for high school students interested in athletic training or associated health professions to learn basic medical skills related to sport. Many colleges and universities today recognize that high school experience as a student trainer indicates a quality individual capable of handling important responsibilities and duties. This course also provides an appropriate prerequisite for college training programs which offer scholarships, grants and work study programs.
The Sports Medicine course will provide approximately two days of classroom and three days of “lab” classes per week. The student will also be REQUIRED to log five (5) hours of practicum work with the various athletic teams per week.STUDENTS MUST BE COMMITTED TO THESE EXTRA BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL OR SATURDAY HOURS. Students may accumulate these hours by attending practices and/or games.
I have read the above and understand that this course contains some advanced level work and will require a commitment of time and effort outside of regular school hours.
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