Learning Recommendations: Introduction to Sports Medicine

General Description: This course builds on Introduction to Sports Medicine as students gain a greater understanding of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to injury and illness. Students integrate science, physical skill, clinical experience, and job readiness skills. The skills learned can be applied to everyday life scenarios that will follow students throughout their lives.  The standards for this course are based on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s six domains of responsibility/education, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Career and Technical Education Therapeutic and Sports Medicine competencies strands.


  • Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology for each region of the body covered (i.e. ankle, knee, shoulder, abdomen, etc)
  • Injuries that can occur in a given region
  • Signs and symptoms that may be present at the time of injury
  • Injury treatment
  • Preventative techniques such as taping, wrapping and safety precautions


  • Students learn through a combination of:
  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Multimedia offerings (Computer simulations, video features)
  • Demonstrations (teacher or student directed)
  • Student project and research
  • Athletic Training Room experience

Equipment to be provided by student:

Notes: Completion of this course with a “B” or better qualifies students for college credit at various community/technical college programs in our area.

*This course is offered every-other year; alternating with INT505: Advanced Sports Medicine - Evaluation.

Course Fee: Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.