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PET 110 - Intro to Athletic Training

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Entry-level course designed to introduce the potential coach or athletic trainer to the field of athletic training. Basic care and prevention of athletic injuries will be dealt with in order to equip the coach or trainer with the knowledge to make intelligent decisions regarding common athletic injuries.
Competencies
  1. Explain the role of N.A.T.A. and other professional organizations
    1. Understand the scope of NATA
    2. Differentiate between the areas of sports medicine personnel
    3. Recognize organizations representing the numerous facets of sports medicine
  2. Explain the role of a coach, athletic trainer, and team physician in regard to their functions within an athletic program
    1. Identify the duties and responsibilities of each of the three persons
    2. Identify the 6 functions of the athletic trainer
    3. Discuss the qualifications of the Certified Athletic Trainer in regard to education and certification, as well as continuing education
    4. Explain the role delineation of the following personnel: personal fitness trainer, strength and conditioning coach, recreation specialist and athletic administrator
  3. Understand the role of administration in the field of athletic training
    1. Discuss proper athletic training room design and function
    2. Understand importance of record keeping, policy/procedure development, HIPAA, FERPA and OSHA
    3. Discuss budging and ordering concerns for the athletic trainer
    4. Discuss the components and importance of the pre-participation exam
  4. Describe the major legal concerns of the coach and the athletic trainer in terms of sports injuries and how negligence can be avoided
    1. Define the following: liability, negligence, standard of reasonable care, tort, act of omission, act of commission, Good Samaritan Law, assumption of risk
    2. Discuss the different types of professional insurance with which a coach or athletic trainer should invest
    3. Understand reimbursement plans for athletic trainers in the clinical setting
    4. Understand reasonable health care issues for athletes, such as accident insurance, catastrophic and personal liability insurance
  5. Explain injury prevention by means of proper fitness training
    1. Discuss the concept of periodization
    2. Explain the SAID principle
    3. Understand the 10 basic principles of conditioning
    4. Explain the importance of developing proper flexibility, strength and endurance.
    5. Discuss overtraining, staleness, and burnout
    6. Explain concentric and eccentric contractions; isometric and isotonic contractions
    7. Explain differences of strength training versus cardio vascular training
  6. Nutritional considerations
    1. Understand the six basic building blocks of nutrition
    2. Understand FDA regulations of supplements
    3. Explain the new food guide pyramid www.mypyrmid.gov.
    4. Discuss dietary supplements from creatine to multivitamins
    5. Understand the safe and best methods for weight loss and weight gain
  7. Selecting and using protective sports equipment
    1. Discuss legal concerns related to use of protective equipment
    2. Identify different types of protective equipment for various body parts.
    3. Describe proper technique for fitting a football helmet and shoulder pads
    4. Discuss considerations for proper shoe selection for foot type and activity
    5. Discuss the efficacy of knee and ankle braces in decreasing the risk and severity of injury
  8. Emergency situations and injury assessment
    1. Understand the importance of emergency plan
    2. Explain CPR and management of obstructed airway
    3. Describe internal and external forms of bleeding and hemorrhaging
    4. Know the signs and symptoms of shock as well as it’s management
    5. Understand importance and methods of injury assessment
    6. Explain PRICE principle and it’s role in swelling control
    7. Discuss and practice emergency splinting
  9. Bloodborne pathogen, universal precautions and wound care
    1. Explain what bloodborne pathogens are
    2. Describe the transmission, signs and symptoms, and treatment of Hepatitis B
    3. Describe the transmission, signs and symptoms, and treatment of HIV
    4. Describe the transmission, signs and symptoms, and treatment of MRSA
    5. Discuss the pros and cons of sports participation of athletes infected with HBV, HIV or MRSA
    6. Understand the universal precautions set up by OSHA
    7. Discuss treatment and recognition of different types of wounds
  10. Psychology of the injured athlete
    1. Discuss the different types of psychological responses to injury
    2. Understand how injury severity, rehabilitation and psychology are all connected
    3. Identify different predictors for injury
    4. Understand appropriate goal setting guidelines and techniques
    5. Explain the coach’s role in psychological support to an injury athlete and the remaining team
    6. Explain prudent and appropriate return to play guidelines
  11. Understanding of potential dangers of adverse environmental conditions
    1. Describe physiology of hyperthermia and the conical signs of heat stress and prevention; NATA position statement
    2. Describe physiology of hypothermia and the clinical signs of heat stress and prevention
    3. Explain the importance of proper fluid replacement and hydration in adverse environmental conditions; NATA position statement
    4. Explain proper sun exposure protection for athletes
    5. Review NATA position statement on lightning
  12. Bandaging and taping techniques
    1. Explain the need for and demonstrate the proper application of elastic bandages for: ankle/low leg and hip/shoulder spicas
    2. Demonstrate site preparation for taping
    3. Demonstrate preventative ankle type job
    4. Understand the different types of tape that can be used for taping and their individual purposes
    5. Demonstrate basic taping skills for various body parts
  13. Understanding the basics of injury rehabilitation
    1. Explain the philosophy of the rehabilitation process in a sports medicine environment
    2. Explain the numerous component of a rehab program
    3. Understand the components of both short and long term goals and be able to formulate their proper development
    4. Explain the importance of neuromuscular training, proprioception and kinesthia
    5. Discuss the proper methods of functional progression, testing and return to play protocols
    6. Understand proper use of therapeutic modalities (ice, heat and massage)
  14. Recognizing different sports injuries
    1. Differentiate between acute, subacute and chronic injuries as well as overuse and congenital
    2. Describe acute traumatic injuries, including fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, muscle soreness and nerve injuries
    3. Describe chronic overuse injuries including tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis and stress fractures
    4. Explain the healing process
  15. The foot, ankle and low leg
    1. Briefly explain the bony anatomy of the foot, ankle and low leg
    2. Understand the soft tissue structures of the foot, ankle and low leg
    3. Explain the process of injury assessment for the foot, ankle and low leg including orthopedic testing
    4. Identify common congenital, overu8se and acute injuries/conditions
    5. Explain basic prevention (orthosis) and treatment (strengthening) concepts of common injuries and conditions of the foot, ankle and low leg
  16. The knee and related structures
    1. Describe the anatomical relationship of the bones, ligaments and muscles that surround the knee joint
    2. Briefly describe how to assess an injury of the knee joint including orthopedic testing
    3. Identify common congenital, overuse and acute injuries/conditions to the knee
    4. Explain basic prevention and treatment concepts of the knee
    5. Discuss adequate rehab techniques for various knee injuries
  17. Hip, thigh, groin and pelvis
    1. Briefly explain the bones of the hip and pelvis
    2. Understand the soft tissues of the hip and pelvis.
    3. Explain how to assess an injury to the hip and pelvis
    4. Understand congenital, overuse and acute injuries to the hip and pelvis as well as their treatment strategies
  18. The shoulder complex
    1. Identify the bones, articulations, stabilizing ligaments and musculature of the shoulder complex
    2. Explain methods to prevent shoulder injuries
    3. Describe the process for assessing shoulder injuries
    4. Recognize specific injuries that occur around the shoulder joint and describe plans for management
  19. Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand
    1. Understand the basic anatomy of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand
    2. List considerations for preventing injuries to the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand
    3. Describe assessment for common injuries to the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand and their appropriate treatments
  20. Spine.
    1. Understand the different sections of the spine including the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacrum
    2. Explain techniques to prevent spinal injuries such as abdominal stabilization
    3. Explain rehab techniques and treatment concerns for spinal injuries.
  21. Thorax and abdomen
    1. Understand emergency signs and symptoms of the following: heart attack, appendicitis, spleen compromise, kidney compromise, hernia
  22. Face, eyes, ears, nose and throat
    1. Recognize common sports injuries to the face, eyes, ears, nose and throat
    2. Discuss the basic anatomy of the face, eyes, ears, nose and throat
  23. Head injury
    1. Understand concussions including the varying degrees and grading scales for concussion assessment
    2. Explain proper protocol for conservative treatment of head injuries
    3. Understand basic assessment and treatment for concussions.
    4. Explain appropriate return to play guidelines for concussions
  24. Additional health concerns and general medical conditions
    1. Identify various skin infections and their treatment
    2. Explain asthma and it’s treatment
    3. Understand diabetes and it’s treatment, prevention and complications
    4. Describe the female athlete triad
    5. Understand medical and non-medical drug use among athletes
    6. Understand some of the differences when working with adolescent aged athletes; limitations, equipment concerns, and injury recognition



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