Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of INT500 - Introduction to Sports Medicine

General Description: This is an extension of Introduction to Sports Medicine. Specific course content includes advanced emergency medicine, athletic injuries of the body, basic treatment and care of athletic injuries, and numerous hands-on competencies such as taping/wrapping techniques, emergency procedures, and athletic equipment fitting/removal. Students enrolling in Advanced Sports Medicine - Evaluation are required to enroll in Advanced Sports Medicine - Evaluation Internship during which students will act as student aides, putting their sports medicine skills learned in the classroom to work for Skyline athletes under the supervision of our Certified Athletic Trainer.  Please see the INT511 - Advanced Sports Medicine - Evaluation Internship course description for further details.

Content:

  • Athletic injuries occurring in each region of the body (i.e., ankle, knee, shoulder, abdomen, etc.)
  • Mechanisms of athletic injuries
  • Signs and symptoms that may be present at the time of injury
  • Immediate care and treatment of athletic injuries
  • Evaluation of athletic injuries
  • Preventative techniques such as taping, wrapping and safety precautions

Strategies:

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Multimedia offerings (computer simulations, video features)
  • Demonstrations (teacher or student directed)

Equipment to be provided by Student:  None

Note: Students who complete this course with a "B" or better may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs.