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PESS 315. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Theory, biophysical principles and the range of potential sports medicine applications for the various physical agent modalities are covered.
Prerequisites: HLTH 210, PESS 308, PESS 313, PESS 314, PESS 349
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss tissue response to injuries.
2. Perform a pain assessment.
3. Discuss the various receptors within the body influenced by the use of therapeutic modalities.
4. Discuss current theories on the modulation of pain sensation.
5. Discuss the decision-making process and goal development in using therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries.
6. Perform appropriate medical documentation of the use of therapeutic modalities considering continuity of care, legal considerations and third party reimbursement.
7. Discuss the use, contraindications, and application of therapeutic cold and superficial heating therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries.
8. Discuss the use, contraindications, and application of ultrasound in the treatment of athletic injuries.
9. Discuss the use, contraindications, and application of shortwave diathermy in the treatment of athletic injuries.
10. Discuss the principles of electrical stimulation.






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