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PESS 304. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Introductory course to the field of athletic training, including scientific and clinical foundations of athletic training and sports medicine.
Prerequisites: PESS 249
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the professional, ethical and legal parameters of members of the sports medicine team.
2. Describe the role of the certified athletic trainer in the organization and administering an athletic training program.
3. Identify various sports organization whose development assisted in the evolution of athletic training as a discipline.
4. Analyze the legal issues in the treatment of an athlete be members of the sports medicine team.
5. Analyze the key elements of a athletic training program including the prevention, assessment, management and rehabilitation of an injured athlete.
6. Demonstrate the ability to select and administer appropriate pre-participation athletic screens for a specific group of athletes.
7. Discuss the role of nutrition in physical activity and the recognition of eating disorders.
8. Identify, select, fit, and apply protective devices commonly used by an athlete for the prevention of injury and the protection of an injured body part.
9. Design an emergency plan delineating responsibilities for each member of the sports medicine team, coaches and game officials in response to an athlete sustaining an injury.
10. Discuss the importance of universal precautions in the prevention of transmission of disease.

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