Sports Medicine 1a: Introduction; 1b: Injury Prevention

Semester a:  What do you think of when you hear the phrase “sports medicine professional”? Believe it or not, the term encompasses a much larger range of career options than jobs typically

associated with this field. Explore some of the most popular career pathways, day-to-day

responsibilities, emergency care for athletes, and legal obligations. Discover what nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and fitness truly mean, and dive into anatomy, human biomechanics, and exercise

modalities. Learn how to get started in this exciting field.


You’ve warmed up those muscles and stretched your understanding of basic human

biomechanics, but now it’s time to power forward your learning even further!


In Sports Medicine 1b: Injury Prevention, you’ll expand your understanding of the human body

to provide a greater context for injury in a variety of scenarios. You’ll learn how to evaluate an

injury, onsite tests to perform, and when to refer a patient to a medical professional. You’ll also

explore the anatomy of specific body areas to better understand injuries that may occur as well

as ways to prevent injury. Are you ready to keep athletes functioning at peak levels? Grab your

sports tape and let’s hit the field of sports medicine!



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