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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6236

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-06-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: in GC review 3/7/11. Needs punctuation added to topics. Instr. Qualifications. Updated - to GC 4/4/11, Appd. To USF system 5/3/11; ready for SCNS 5/11/11. SCNS approved effective 5/1/11. posted in Banner. Number changed from 6219 to 6236


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2416 2010-12-02
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Jeff Konin 8133969627 jkonin@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ATR 6236 Pediatric Sports Medicine

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Pediatric Sports Medicine
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Addresses the unique orthopaedic conditions commonly seen in adolescents. Musculoskeletal issues, such as disease process, genetic abnormalities, infectious disease, mechanism of injury, overuse, protective equipment, immature skeletal disruption,etc.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. 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?

    There are over 350 accredited undergraduate athletic training programs and only 14 recognized post-graduate athletic training programs in the U.S. Though approximately 70% of certified athletic trainers hold masters-level degrees, few pertain to athletic- training- specific education. USF will offer a degree of interest via a predominantly online format that would allow individuals to continue their employment at other institutions yet have those schools pay their tuition toward our degree. This degree has been specifically designed to prepare certified athletic trainers for career growth in the area of youth sports injury. Based on previous feasibility studies, it is evident that a hybrid learning (combination of online and resident learning) athletic training master’s program is viable at the University of South Florida.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent, and appropriate training and experience in the topic


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Translate the human anatomy of the adolescent to activity and movement.

    2. Recognize how anatomical anomalies can contribute to pediatric sports injuries.

    3. Identify commonly found physiological deficits and conditions, and the homeostatic mechanisms that can alter one’s ability as a child to participate in activity successfully.

    4. Familiarize oneself with common neuromuscular disorders and their make-up.

    5. Identify the musculoskeletal growth and development process of the youth sport athlete.

    6. Recognize injuries occurring as the result of immature skeletal development.

    7. Recognize special musculoskeletal, anatomical, physiological, and genetic considerations for the female adolescent athlete.

    8. Become familiar with equipment safety standards and proper fitting for youth sports.

    9. Identify common predisposing factors that lead to equipment related musculoskeletal injuries.

    10. Review protocols, such as Little League Pitch Counts, PEP Program, and others, designed to minimize or prevent musculoskeletal injuries in adolescents.

    11. Identify common faulty biomechanics that lead to both acute and chronic overuse injuries in the adolescent population.

    12. Review rules and regulations of youth sports and determine how they benefit the safety of the adolescent and reduce the risk of sustaining musculoskeletal injuries.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students will be able to translate the human anatomy of the adolescent to activity and movement as demonstrated through online activities.

    2. Students will demonstrate competence and ability to recognize how anatomical anomalies can contribute to pediatric sports injuries through a test.

    3. Through a test and written assignments, students will be able to identify commonly found physiological deficits and conditions, and the homeostatic mechanisms that can alter one’s ability as a child to participate in activity successfully.

    4. Students will become familiar with common neuromuscular disorders and their make-up through written activities and a final exam.

    5. Through online activities, students will learn to identify and describe the musculoskeletal growth and development process of the youth sport athlete.

    6. After completing online exercises, students will develop competence in recognizing injuries that occur as the result of immature skeletal development and special musculoskeletal, anatomical, physiological, and genetic considerations for the female adolescent athlete.

    7. Students will familiarize themselves with equipment safety standards and proper fitting for youth sports through the completion of online activities.

    8. Students will be adept at identifying common predisposing factors that lead to equipment related musculoskeletal injuries and the common faulty biomechanics that lead to both acute and chronic overuse injuries in the adolescent population after successful completion of assigned readings and online activities.

    9. Through specified reading selections, students will review: (1) protocols designed to minimize or prevent musculoskeletal injuries in adolescents, and (2) rules and regulations of youth sports to determine how they benefit the safety of the adolescent and reduce the risk of sustaining musculoskeletal injuries.

    C. Major Topics

    Epidemiology of youth sports injuries.

    Adolescent growth, development, and sport participation.

    Biomechanical predisposition of adolescents to injury.

    Recognition of injuries to the immature skeleton.

    Recognition of injuries to the immature skeleton.

    Recognition of injuries to the immature skeleton.

    Youth sport injuries specific to the female athlete.

    Protocols designed for adolescent sports.

    Safety Rules and Regulations Designed for Sports.

    Youth sports equipment design and fitting.

    D. Textbooks

    Magdalinski T (2008). Sport, Technology and the Body: The Nature of Performance. New York: Routledge.

    ISBN-13: 978-0415378772

    Patel DR, Greydanus DE, Baker RJ (2009). Pediatric Practice: Sports Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill.

    ISBN: 978-0-07-149677-3

    Williams C, Ratel S (Eds.) (2009). Human Muscle Fatigue. New York: Routledge.

    ISBN-13: 978-0415453288

    Williams M (1997). The Ergogenics Edge: Pushing the Limits of Sports Performance. Illinois: Human Kinetics.

    ISBN-13: 978-0880115452

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Discussions 30%

    Quizzes: 20%

    Written Paper: 20%

    Final Exam 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Reading Assignments: Specific chapters in the textbooks and peer-reviewed journal articles required for the course will be assigned for each module. The reading assignments are the primary means by which each student will acquire the core content of the course. It is essential that students complete the reading assignments for comprehension early in each unit. Class Discussions: Class discussion topics will be introduced throughout the course. All students are expected to participate in, and in some cases, lead the class discussions. Question and answer activities, as well as identification of valuable web resources will be the focus of the discussions. Discussions are asynchronous, meaning that participants post messages to discussion lists. The advantage of this is that participants do not have to find a time when everyone can log in simultaneously. However, because exchange of ideas is so important, participants will have to be working on the same topics at roughly the same time. It is not possible, therefore, for participants to work entirely at their own pace, for example by doing all coursework in the first few days of the course or by leaving all coursework until the end. Therefore, it is imperative that you be able to participate in the discussions on a regular basis during the course. If you have questions about whether the course will be flexible enough for your purposes, please contact the course instructor. Students are expected to be active members of the class, and therefore each student should be able to log into the class at least twice a week to check for announcements and to participate in the class discussions. At a minimum, students will be required to respond to each discussion prompt, adding meaningful reflection or information in each post (short comments such as “I agree” or “Good point” do not count towards your participation in the discussion). Quizzes: For each module, a quiz will be posted on Blackboard with which students can self-test their level of comprehension of the reading assignment. The quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish so that you can determine your level of understanding of the reading material. Grades will be recorded in the grade book for completing each quiz. Written Paper: The submission of a written paper will be required as part of the completion for class credit. This paper will be a reflection of your knowledge as it pertains to pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, and in particular will pertain to the development of a patient education sheet. A grading rubric will be provided in advance so the expectations are clearly outlined. Final Exam: This exam will be comprehensive of all material covered during the entire course. The specific days and time during which the Final exam will be available will be identified in the course schedule. You will be able to take the Final exam only once and a time limit to complete the exam will be in operation.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Online

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No work will be accepted late without prior approval from the instructor. If you anticipate missing a due date for an assignment, please contact the instructor to discuss your reason(s) and alternative options. The instructor maintains the discretion to accept or refuse late work based on individual student circumstances.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Science, Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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