Sports Medicine Model

by CTE Online Admin

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.

Program Information
Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Patient Care
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
CTE Certification Elements
Course Level
Concentration
Total Hours
360
Course Length
2 Semesters
State Certified
No
Local Course Number
107-04
Board Approval
No
Labor Market Demand
Medium
Is this course industry certified?
No
Course Type
Career-Technical Preparation
CSU/UC Approval
No

O*NET Occupations

Occupation Name Occupation Code
Physical Therapist Aides 31-2022.00
Athletic Trainers 29-9091.00
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 29-2099.00
Occupational Therapist Aides 31-2012.00
Recreational Therapists 29-1125.00
Physical Therapists 29-1123.00
Occupational Therapist Assistants 31-2011.00
Physical Therapist Assistants 31-2021.00

Related Occupations

Physical Therapists Bright Outlook Bright Outlook
Recreational Therapists
Respiratory Therapists Bright Outlook
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Bright Outlook
Orthotists and Prosthetists
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards: 65
California English Common Core Standards: 2
California Academic Content Standards: 33
Competencies / Outcomes

The student demonstrates the ability to:

  • Identify anatomy (muscular, joints, and skeletal location and how they work together)
  • Understand kinesiology (how the body moves)
  • Understand exercise physiology (how exercise affects the body)
  • Understand principles of exercise training (aerobic fitness, muscle strength, flexibility)
  • Explain different types of job fields within course
  • Explain the effects of different types of exercise on the body (cardiovascular, strength
  • training machines and free weights)
  • Recommend safe, effective and well-rounded exercise programs
  • Explain how fitness equipment works (cardiovascular and strength training machines
  • free weights)
  • Recognize a minor injury and recommend proper treatment
  • Perform basic First Aid/CPR
  • Contrast soft tissue injuries vs. bone injuries
  • Explain basic nutrition (how foods affect weight loss/gain, which foods deliver energy,
  • basic/good eating habits)
  • Perform simple business skills (time schedules, budgeting, financial records, injury,
  • equipment maintenance records)
  • Properly fit equipment
  • Identify and properly apply training room management skills
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the ankle, foot and lower leg
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the knee
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the thigh
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the hip
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the shoulder and upper arm
  • Recognize and describe basic elements of therapy for the wrist, hand, elbow and forearm
  • Understand and assist in application of treatment for heat and cold
  • Understand when to use and how to assist with manual treatments
  • Identify what muscle groups are being exercised by various activities

JOB SEEKING SKILLS/GENERAL WORKPLACE SKILLS -- The student:

  • Exhibits safety consciousness
  • Prepares a personal résumé and job application form
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate appearance and dress
  • Demonstrates ability to follow directions and ask questions
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrates dependability
  • Demonstrates punctuality and regular attendance
  • Demonstrates ability to cooperate with others
Materials

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.

Units

Course Orientation

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.

Classroom
4 Hours
Lesson Plans

Infection Control

In this unit, students will focus on proper wound care and become familiar with biohazard protocals, OSHA Laws, and bloodborne pathogens.

Classroom/Lab
5 Hours
Lesson Plans

Emergency Procedures

In this unit, students will explore the emergency medical services system, including EMT-B, EMT-P, First Aid, CPR, C-spine and vital signs.

Classroom
12 Hours
Lesson Plans

Health Professions & Related Careers

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Lesson Plans

Human Anatomy and Terminology

In this unit, students will explore the basic anatomy/physiology and the terminology associated with the muscular and skeletal systems.

Classroom
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

Mechanisms and Characteristics of Sport Trauma

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.

Classroom
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

Tissue Response to Injury

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.

Classroom/Lab
8 Hours
Lesson Plans

Environmental Considerations

In this unit, students will explore environmental causes of injury, such as heat and cold, air quality, and altitude.

Classroom/Lab
4 Hours
Lesson Plans

Psychological Intervention


Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation Techniques

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.

Classroom/Lab
14 Hours
Lesson Plans

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
CVE
0 Hours
Lesson Plans

The Knee

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
Lesson Plans

The Thigh

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
Lesson Plans

The Hip

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
Lesson Plans

Abdomen and Thorax

During this unit, students will learn anatomy, evaluation, and common injuries of the abdomen and thorax.

Classroom/Lab
8 Hours
Lesson Plans

Head and Face

During this unit, students will learn basic cranial, facial, common injuries, including causes, signs, symptoms, and management, and testing.

Classroom
4 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
CVE
0 Hours
Lesson Plans

Spine

During this unit, students will learn anatomy, evaluation, and common injuries of the spine.

Classroom/Lab
10 Hours
Lesson Plans

The Shoulder and Upper Arm

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
Lesson Plans

Elbow, Forearm, Wrist & Hand

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.

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
Lesson Plans

Nutrition and Digestion system

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.

Classroom
20 Hours
Community Classroom
5 Hours
Lesson Plans

Physical Conditioning

In this unit, students will be analyzing physical fitness using a variety of assessments

Classroom
8 Hours
Community Classroom
30 Hours
CVE
0 Hours
Lesson Plans

Drugs and Sports

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.

Classroom/Lab
4 Hours
Lesson Plans

Job Seeking/General Workplace Skills

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.

Classroom
10 Hours
Community Classroom
36 Hours
CVE
0 Hours
Lesson Plans

Documentation

In this unit, students will learn the documentation processes related to Sports Medicine.

Classroom/Lab
4 Hours
Lesson Plans