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2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PT 639 - Sports PT

Cr Hrs: 3 or 4 (Varies)

Lecture and Lab instruction in patient/client management of the injured athlete, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and outcomes. Topics include emergency medical care of the athlete; taping; pre-season screening; common orthopedic, medical, dermatologic and infectious diseases of the athlete; and the roles of the physical therapist and athletic trainer on the sports medicine team. This course is designed as a graduate level course providing students the opportunity to explore current trends in clinical sports medicine practice. Mastery of psychomotor skills as well as didactic learning is expected. Course content will define the role of the Physical Therapist on the sports medicine team and review research as it applies to evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries with an emphasis on orthopedic rehabilitation. Components of the course will include video demonstrations of current orthopedic surgical techniques; case study presentations with discussions of continuum of care from triage to return to sport; exploration of research supporting current trends in non-operative and post-operative sports medicine rehabilitation; and discussion of the realistic financial/practice building potential of providing sports medicine community outreach services. Students enrolled for 4 credits will also complete American Red Cross Sport Safety Certification Training and instruction in athletic taping/strapping; and a field experience (externship) with a licensed Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer covering a minimum of 5 community sporting events.  

Grade Mode: Standard Max per section: 5
Instructional Method: Lecture, Lab
Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Penny L Head
Spring - Instructor of Record: Penny L Head

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