Sports Medicine is an intense and comprehensive course of study that covers human anatomy and physiology byexamining how systems of the body interact through physical activity and inactivity. Sports Medicine willintroduce students to the profession of sports medicine and different careers that fall under the sports medicinecategory. A large portion of this class will be focused on advanced first aid, CPR, and AED skills. Students willunderstand the anatomical and physiological changes as they relate to First Aid, CPR, and AED. Students will learnbasic skills related to injury prevention, treatment, and recognition of athletic injuries. Students will engage in theapplication of practical skills including injury assessment, treatment, taping, bracing, splinting, and wound carewhich are explored and taught through a performance based approach. Students will be introduced to labexercises dealing with Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. Labs (CPR, wound care management, mechanismof injury, taping) will be incorporated to show mastery of content. The course also focuses on lab methods, criticalthinking, and communication skills needed to advance as a science major in a university. This course is forstudents interested in Biology, Medicine and its related professions such as Nursing, Physical Therapy,Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training. Educational requirements and job responsibilities of medicalprofessional will be investigated. This course prepares students who are interested in a Health Science relatedcareer in which advanced training and a college degree is necessary. Students will also participate in an internshipwith a health care provider throughout the year to get real world experience.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.