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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6250N
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 12
CIP Code: 51.0913

Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education, Recreation & Wellness(32)

GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-9091

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Foundations of Sports Medicine program will constitute as a first step in a pathway required for a career as an Athletic Trainer. In addition, this program is designed to develop foundational knowledge for a career in sports medicine and (and/or specifically athletic training). The foundational skills include basic assessment of fitness levels; first aid; and CPR. The foundational knowledge includes an ability to articulate methods of preventing sports injuries; to dramatize assessment and initial management of sports injuries in a classroom simulation; and to explain treatment modalities and the process of rehabilitation from a sports injury. The courses required fulfill several admissions requirements for a program in Athletic Training and initiate the development of competencies outlined by the National Athletic Trainers` Association.

Required Courses
HES100 Healthful Living 3
HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3
HES271 Sports Medicine Foundations 3
+ HES275 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Interventions in Sports Medicine 3
Credits: 12

Program Competencies
1. Identify basic components of wellness, fitness measurements, and the hereditary, psychological, biological and social factors that impact them. (HES100)
2. Describe general nutritional requirements; analyze food labels; identify micro- and macro-nutrients. (HES100)
3. Apply CPR on adult and child victim; use AED on adult victim in a classroom simulation exercise. (HES154)
4. Demonstrate techniques for treating various wounds, injuries, shock, poisoning, burns, sudden illness, environmental (heat/cold) emergencies) and emergency rescue in a classroom simulation exercise. (HES154, HES271)
5. Describe contemporary issues in sports medicine, such as environmental illnesses, nutrition, strength and conditioning, protective equipment, and special populations. (HES271)
6. Identify signs, symptoms, and interventions for selected injuries and illnesses. (HES271)
7. Perform simple rehabilitation techniques, using massage, cryo-therapy, and hydro-therapy in a classroom simulation exercise. (HES271)
8. Select and apply appropriate management techniques for immobilization, transportation and rehabilitation in a classroom simulation exercise. (HES271, HES275)
9. Wrap or tape joints correctly for preventive purposes in a classroom simulation exercise. (HES271, HES275)
10. Integrate knowledge of wellness principles with prevention and treatment of sports related illnesses. (HES275)
11. Distinguish between professions that incorporate rehabilitation or therapeutic interventions and their roles in the recovery process. (HES275)
12. Demonstrate techniques of flexibility and strength training appropriate for rehabilitation from injuries in laboratory setting. (HES275)
13. Define evidence-based practice, scope of practice, and their importance in sports medicine. (HES275)
14. Evaluate emergency action plans and procedures in classroom simulations. (HES275)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 20, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.