This course is designed to help students develop a general awareness of health careers and specific preparation for physical therapy and sports medicine occupations. Classroom instruction covers such topics as: medical terminology; human anatomy; emergency procedures; soft tissue and bone injuries; causes, symptoms and management of injuries; nutrition; physical fitness; and career opportunities. In addition to this ongoing classroom instruction, students will rotate through on-the-job training experiences with local physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical education instructors and recreational facility managers. Throughout this course, the students' core academic skills and ability to deal with people will be stressed.
From CALPADS: Intermediate Patient Care (Concentrator)
This concentrator course is designed to provide students specific content knowledge with industry skills and leadership development within the Patient Care pathway. Courses are aligned to the basic knowledge levels necessary to learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language, understand the prevention, wellness, and disease process, and the associated skill application consistent with the Patient Care pathways scope and practice in either direct or indirect client/patient services including short term certifications such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and automated external defilation.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Physical Therapist Aides||31-2022.00|
|Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||29-2099.00|
|Occupational Therapist Aides||31-2012.00|
|Occupational Therapist Assistants||31-2011.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||31-2021.00|
|Physical Therapists Bright Outlook|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses|
|Orthotists and Prosthetists|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers|
The student demonstrates the ability to:
JOB SEEKING SKILLS/GENERAL WORKPLACE SKILLS -- The student:
Sports Medicine Essentials ; Clover, Jim; Delmar Publishers Inc.; Clifton Park, New York; 2001.
Other instructional resources include: guest speakers, current articles, videos, field trips and student developed research projects in the career and disease areas.
In this introductory unit, students will explore the expectations and requirements of this course and of the ROP program in general. Classroom safety and emergency and disaster procedures will also be reviewed. Students will also receive an overview of the kinds of sports medicine occupations they will be prepared to pursue, as well as additional education, training, and employment that may be applicable to advancement in this area.
In this unit, students will focus on proper wound care and become familiar with biohazard protocals, OSHA Laws, and bloodborne pathogens.
In this unit, students will explore the emergency medical services system, including EMT-B, EMT-P, First Aid, CPR, C-spine and vital signs.
During this unit, students will learn about general areas of employment within the field of sports medicine, understand the personal and interpersonal charicteristics required for a career in the field, and explore the benefits of appropriate attitude and professionalism within the field.
In this unit, students will explore the basic anatomy/physiology and the terminology associated with the muscular and skeletal systems.
During this unit, the student will be exposed to the function of celluar components, tissue groups, body systems, soft tissue injuries and symptoms of sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures.
In this unit, students will become familiar with the injury cycle including hemorrhage, inflammation, atrophy and pain. Students will also learn about soft tissue healing phases, including inflammatory phase, repair and regeneration phase and remodeling phase.
In this unit, students will explore environmental causes of injury, such as heat and cold, air quality, and altitude.
During this unit, the student will be exposed to therapeutic modalities including hyrocullators, ice treatments, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage treatments and photophoresis. Students will also learn legal implications and safety considerations involved with the use of therapeutic modalities.
Students will learn anatomy, common injuries, signs & symptoms, and management of injuries. Students will also be able to evaluate, tape and rehabilitate ankle, lower leg and foot injuries.
During this unit the student will learn basic knee anatomy, joint mechanics, common injuries, (including causes, signs, symptoms and management), and knee injury management evaluation techniques.
During this unit the student will learn anatomy of the thigh, common thigh injuries, (including causes, signs, symptoms and management), and thigh taping and wrapping.
During this unit the student will learn basic hip anatomy, joint mechanics, common injuries, (including causes, signs, symptoms, and management), and hip taping and wrapping.
During this unit, students will learn anatomy, evaluation, and common injuries of the abdomen and thorax.
During this unit, students will learn basic cranial, facial, common injuries, including causes, signs, symptoms, and management, and testing.
During this unit, students will learn anatomy, evaluation, and common injuries of the spine.
During this unit the student will learn basic shoulder anatomy, joint mechanics, common injuries, (including causes, signs, symptoms, and management), and shoulder girdle testing, taping and wrapping.
During this unit the student will learn basic elbow, forearm, wrist and hand anatomy, joint mechanics, common injuries, (including causes, signs, symptoms, and management), and distal arm testing, taping and wrapping.
During this unit the student will be exposed to the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, the essential nutrients, eating disorders, sports nutrition, nutrition for athletes, ergogenic aids and nutrition supplements.
In this unit, students will be analyzing physical fitness using a variety of assessments
In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the history of drug use in sports and the current trends in performance enhancing drugs students. Students will also learn about the mechanisims, desired effects and side effects of specific performance enhancing drugs.
In this unit, students will explore the employment opportunities in the field of sports medicine. Students will also identify the skills and requirements necessary for such occupations, and describe the "next steps" in the course sequence related to additional education, training, and employment.