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PESS 313. Athletic Injury Assessment-Lower Extremity

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Scientific and clinical foundations of specific concepts relative to injury evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic injuries to the lower extremities.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use proper medical terminology in the description of athletic injuries and patient documentation.
2. Discuss a systematic assessment and evaluation of an on-field lower extremity injury and a lower extremity injury seen in a clinical setting.
3. Demonstrate the ability to document results of an on-field and clinical evaluations of the lower extremity injury.
4. Use proper nomenclature for soft tissue injuries, bony injuries, and neuropathologies.
5. Assess posture and discuss common postural deviations and their implication in the assessment and treatment of athletic injuries.
6. Discuss the clinical anatomy of the foot and toes.
7. Perform a systematic clinical and on-field evaluation of the foot and toes.
8. Analyze the finding of a clinical or on-field evaluation of the foot and toes and design a plan of care based upon the injury assessment.
9. Discuss the clinical anatomy of the ankle and lower leg.
10. Perform a systematic clinical and on-field evaluation of the ankle and lower leg.






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