This course provides entry-level, upgrade, and/or preparation for the Sports Medicine profession. Instruction includes the following areas: career opportunities, communication skills, ethical and legal responsibilities, medical terminology, injury recognition and prevention, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology, research, nutrition, tissue response to injury, physical therapy exercises and modalities, professional practice, and sports medicine procedures. Students participate in lab activities involving basic life support training, evaluation of injuries, prophylactic modalities and taping, and case study problem solving.

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