Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on qualities of a good athletic trainer, avoiding accidents and injuries, recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions, immediate and long-term care of injuries, and administration procedures in athletic training.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Organize and administer a sports medicine program including a sports medical coverage team, designing a facility, developing conditioning programs, and pre-participation physical exams. Organize and administer pre-participation sports physicals.
  • Distinguish signs and symptoms of environmental injuries and conditions that occur in sports such as heat illness, hypothermia, lightning safety and participation at altitude.
  • Perform the steps of a primary and secondary survey of an injured athlete
  • Learn the basic anatomy, signs and symptoms, and evaluation techniques of sports injuries to the ankle, leg, knee, thigh, high, should elbow, hand, and head.
  • Perform basic wrapping and taping techniques for sports injuries.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0