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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6625
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-03
  2. Department: Physical Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200000
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Ellery
  6. Phone: 9743443
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6625
  10. Full Title: Topics in Sports Medicine
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Topics. Spts. MedicineDepartme
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course covers selected topics regarding the science and medicine of sports participation. Areas covered include the medical supervision of the athlete, special populations, general medical conditions, environmental concerns, and sports nutrition.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of a new Plan III Program of Study in Exercise Science that has just been approved by the College of Education Graduate Program Committee and the College Council.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course would be open to students from other Colleges interested in sport medicine, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. This is a new course that has not been offered in the past, but enrollment is anticipated to be approximately 15 to 20 students per class.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
  29. Objectives: 6.1. List basic components of a comprehensive pre-participation physical examination

    6.2. List the members of the sports medicine team and responsibilities of each in a comprehensive athletic injury/illness prevention program.

    6.3. Identify risk factors associated with biomechanical stress, extrinsic forces and physical demand s inherent in the performance of motor skills common to various sports

    6.4. List intrinsic risk factors associated with normal physical and psychological growth and development patterns of pre-adolescent, adolescent, adult male and female athletes and the older athlete.

    6.5. Identify legal concepts and considerations associated with the purchase, fitting, and maintenance of protective sports equipment including those pertaining to product liability, personal liability, shared responsibility, etc.

    6.6. Understand typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with various athletic injuries/illnesses

    6.7. Identify the effects of commonly used and abused drugs and other substances on the athleteís physical and psychological health and athletic performance.

    6.8. Understand the dietary needs of the athlete and prevailing misconceptions regarding nutrition and the competitive athlete

    6.9. Identify common general medical conditions and disabilities that may be present in the physically active.

    6.10. Identify common conditions, injuries and conditioning differences among various athletic populations.

    6.11. Identifying specific indications and contraindications for exercise following injury and illness

    6.12. Identify the psychological aspects of injury and rehabilitation of the athlete

  30. Learning Outcomes: 8.1 Written Examinations- The course will be divided into 3 sections with an exam at the end of each section. Examinations will be a combination of multiple choice, short answer and essay.

    8.2 The research paper gives the student an in-depth exposure to a selected topic in sports medicine. This topic must be approved in advance. A one- page outline of the topic will be submitted to the instructor for approval prior to beginning the project. The central focus of the project is to review the scientific literature on the topic and prepare a well-organized critical review of the subject in question. The student will become familiar with the scientific literature in this area and with technical report writing. At least 8 references from data-based research articles will be used in this review. Additional references may be from textbooks, the internet, personal conversations, etc.

    8.3 Quizzes- weekly reading accountability quizzes will be given to reinforce information obtained from the reading assignments prior to the lecture on the material.

    8.4 Presentation- Students will sign up for a presentation date and topic area. These presentations will occur the class period prior to each examination. The student will prepare a 5-10 minute presentation to review selected material that was covered in that particular section. Review presentations may include activities, games, review questions or any other creative activity that encourages class participation in the review process. Students will also complete 5 review questions to be given to the rest of the students in class.

  31. Major Topics: 7.1. Introduction

    7.1.1. Scope and definition of sports medicine

    7.1.2. History of sports medicine

    7.1.3. Sports medicine team

    7.1.4. Epidemiology of injury

    7.2. Injury Prevention

    7.2.1. Role of sport skills

    7.2.2. Role of rules and officials

    7.2.3. Pre-participation exam

    7.2.4. Disqualifying factors

    7.2.5. Environmental considerations Heat and thermoregulation Hypothermia and frostbite

    7.2.6. Exercise in special populations Children How the young athlete is different Exercise in children Injuries in the prepubertal child Women Menarhe Menses Exercise in pregnancy Dysmennorrhea Anorexia/Bulimia ACL injuries in the female athlete The mature athlete Exercise and aging The response of the aging cardiovascular system The response of the aging musculoskeletal system The wheelchair athlete Performance Special injury concerns Athletes with chronic diseases Cardiovascular Pulmonary Asthma Exercise induced asthma Chronic obstructive lung disease Diabetes Hypertension

    7.2.7. Injury to the athlete Bones and joints Overuse syndromes Biomechanical factors Bracing and appliances

    7.2.8. Pharmacological aspects of sport Common over the counter medications Common prescription medications Drug testing Ergogenic aids

    7.2.9. General medical problems in the athlete System approach Sudden cardiac death in sports Hematology: Anemia and iron deficiency The athleteís heart The sick athlete and participation

    7.2.10. Rehabilitation The changing role of the health care system Musculoskeletal rehabilitation ACL reconstruction Rotator cuff rehabilitation Low back- core exercises

    7.2.11. Psychology of sport Evaluating the performance athlete Behavioral therapy Cognitive therapy Special issues Exercise addiction Runner's high Endorphins

  32. Textbooks: Required Text:

    Mellion, M.B. (2002) Sports medicine secrets (4th Ed), St. Louis: Hanley & Belfus.

    Required Readings:

    Cameron, K.L., Yunker, C.A., Austin, M.C. (1999). A standardized protocol for the initial evaluation and documentation of mild brain injury. Journal of Athletic Training,34, 34-42.

    Reimers, K. Ruud, J. (2000). Nutritional factors in health and performance. In T. Bachlae & R. Earle (Eds.), Essentials of strength & conditioning (pp. 229-258). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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