Sports Medicine 2
In this course, students will receive an overview of health careers and foundational preparation for careers in physical therapy, athletic training, sports medicine, exercise science, and other careers relating to the medical or paramedical fields. Students will learn everything from medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, basic life support for healthcare providers, and the causes, symptoms, and management of common athletic injuries. Students will acquire practical hands-on experience in the recognition and assessment, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries to the head and spine, upper extremities, chest and abdomen, pelvis, and lower extremities. Students will be able to evaluate their patients and design a treatment and rehabilitation plan including various therapeutic exercises and modalities. There is a high level of rigor in the reading and decoding of the textbooks. Students will be examining and formulating their own conclusion in real-world medical research. The curriculum for this course includes very important 21st-century skills, such as elective communication, critical thinking, research, and collaboration that have been identified as foundational to success in this field.