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HPER 275
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course will cover basic knowledge for the prevention and recognition of athletic injuries and illnesses. Students will develop skills necessary to treat minor injuries and tape/brace prophylactically or after an injury. Class will be in lecture format with a lab component. Counts as an ELECTIVE toward an AA degree, NOT as an ACTIVITY COURSE.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • List and describe the different injury classifications.
  • Identify high risk activities and likely injuries.
  • List and explain the working relationships of the individuals who comprise the Sports Medicine Team.
  • Summarize the law and apply it correctly, as it relates to Athletic Training personnel.
  • Identify and apply proper preventative measures associated with athletic participation.
  • List psychological factors that may affect motivation of the injured athlete's recovery.
  • Identify nutritional considerations for the prevention and care of the injured athlete.
  • Create an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Describe the injury process.
  • Recognize common athletic injuries and conditions and select proper protocol in an effort to return athletes back to action quickly and safely.
  • Demonstrate skill associated with taping injured areas of the body.

  • Course Topics
  • The athletic trainer and the Sports Medicine Team
  • Organizational and administrative considerations
  • Training and conditioning techniques
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Protective sports equipment
  • Mechanisms and characteristics of sports trauma
  • Emergency procedures, Chapter 9 - Blood Pathogens
  • Tissue response to injury
  • Injury assessment and evaluation
  • Psychology of sport injury and illness
  • Environmental considerations
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Drugs and sports
  • Foot, ankle, lower leg, knee and related structures, thigh, hip, groin, pelvis, shoulder complex, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, spine, thorax and abdomen
  • Head and face
  • Skin disorders
  • Taping - ankle, arches, knee, elbow, wrist, hand, thumb, fingers

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HPER 275
    Fall 2014
    1568
    Anna Taylor
    HPER 275
    Fall 2010
    1923
    Michael Staudenmaier
    HPER 275
    Winter 2010
    1923
    Michael Staudenmaier
    HPER 275
    Winter 2009
    1923
    Michael Staudenmaier
    HPER 275
    Fall 2008
    1923
    Michael Staudenmaier


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.