Part of Unit: Course Orientation
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson the student will be introduced to the field of sports medicine, some of the subcategories of the field, and basic terminology.
- 2 periods
- 90 Minutes
- 0 Minutes
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Objectives and Goals
- Be able to define the field of sports medicine / athletic training
- be able to list and understand related fields in sports medicine
- Be able to understand and use basic medical terminology
Activities in this Lesson
As the student enters, there is an image being shown on the overhead projector of an athlete motionless on the field.
Now show video.
After video, state: "The wide receiver is weaving through the defensive backs over the middle of the football field. He catches the ball, he cuts left alluding one tackler, he cuts right to avoid another tackler…….but doesn’t see the player waiting to strike him. The wide receiver is blindsided by the other tackler. The wide receiver was struck with such force and hits the ground so hard that the crowd groans “OH”! The tackler lifts himself up, but the wide receiver lays motionless. There is a silence in the crowd as everyone wonders what’s wrong? Why isn’t he getting up? Why isn’t he moving? Isn’t someone going to help him? Where’s the coach or the athletic director? Wait, they are not healthcare professionals! That athlete is in need of a Sports Medicine Specialist…an Athletic Trainer!"
Ask the questions: What is Sports Medicine and who/what falls inside the field of sports medicine?
Write responses of Students on the White Board and explain what each profession does.
SPORTS MEDICINE- The term Sports Medicine describes a vast medical and paramedical management network. It is the extension of the medical field that brings together many professionals: Athletic Trainers, EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Medical Doctors (MDs). These healthcare professional are concerned with providing healthcare and enhancing the performance of athletes or those participating in athletic activities.
A Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is a health care professional, certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.
Specializing in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating athletic-related illnesses, injuries that result from physical activity.
As part of a complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals (such as physical therapists), athletics administrators, coaches and parents.
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers (ATs). Areas of knowledge encompassed in athletic training include, but are not limited to:
- Knowledge of Risk Management and Injury Prevention
- Evaluation and Assessment of Injury and Athletic-related Illness
- Acute Care of Injury
- Therapeutic Exercise/Rehabilitation of athletic-related Orthopedic Injuries
- General Medical Conditions and Disabilities
- Health and Wellness Issues
- Recommendation of appropriate OTC medication use
- Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness
- Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
To become certified, athletic training students must graduate with either a bachelors degree from an accredited professional athletic training program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).
Once certified, athletic trainers must meet ongoing continuing education standards in order to remain certified. Every three years, athletic trainers must complete 75 hours of continuing education credits.
While practice act oversight varies by state, athletic trainers practice under state statutes recognizing them as health care professionals. Athletic training licensure/regulation exists in 47 states. www.nata.org.
Brief History of Athletic Training:
Ironically there has been an overall increase in athletic injuries due to an increase in athletes participating in athletic competition. There are larger amount of athletic competitions available at many levels Elementary Schools, Junior Highs, High School, Junior Colleges, Universities, Professional Levels (from lower levels to the Premier leagues), and Recreational Leagues. Along with the introduction and flourishing of sports the Physically Impaired (i.e. Special Olympics).
You will now be asked to go onto the internet and discover the History of AThletic Training utilizing the following information:
Dr. S.E. Bilk
The Cramer Family
1950 & the NATA
- Basic Medical Terminology - Group Work
Students will pair up in groups of two minimum to three maximum for this section.
Teacher using a student as a demonstration model explain the following terms, and then will hand out the worksheet and allow students to demonstrate the understanding of the terms on their partners. These are terms they will need to be familiar with as an athletic trainer.
Coronal Plane (Aka- Frontal )
Transverse Plane (Aka- Horizontal)
- Bilateral Symmetry – As a result of this organizational feature the right and left sides of the body are mirror images.
- Contralateral Side – means “opposite” and is used to designate an anatomic part on the uninjured or opposite side of the body.
- Anatomical Position- the body is standing, facing forward, hands palm forward (urinated).
- Mid-Sagittal – Exact Midline of the body
- Superior – Towards the head end of the body; above.
- Inferior – Away from the head end of the body; lower.
- Anterior (Ventral) – Front
- Posterior (Dorsal) – Back
- Medial- Toward the midline of the body
- Lateral – Away from the midline of the body
- Proximal – Nearer the point of attachment of an extremity to the trunk or the point of origin of a part.
- Distal – Farther from the point of attachment of an extremity to the trunk or the point of origin of a part
- Assessment Types:
- Projects, Portfolios, Teacher-Made Test,
1. Portfolio turned in as a term project will include a sheet that shows a short explanation of 3 sports medicine related careers that they would be intereted in, what the professional assocaition(s) associated with that profession, and some associated materials
2. Groups will receive points through turning in their lab worksheet section.
3. Asks students to briefly explain in detail 3 career choices in the sports medicine field and why they interets the student.
- Basic Medical Terminology [ Download ] Lab Worksheet on Medical Terminology