2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog

HHK 355 - Medical Aspects of Sport Activities


This course is designed as a case-based class intended to allow students to explore the breadth of concepts presented in class with greater depth. The course is focused on future health professionals, coaches, physical and athletic trainers, and fitness specialists. The goal of the course is to increase student understanding of the complexity of issues impacting effective and healthy fitness or performance training. In addition to learning and applying concepts of sports medicine, students will investigate a specific population of interest and research likely injury or movement limitation risks and their causes or mechanisms. Students will then research evidence-based strategies to prevent and care for these injuries or movement limitations. They will also consider the role of movement in preventing, rehabilitating, or pre-habilitating injury or illness risk by learning to critically evaluate training programs and movement prescriptions appropriate to this population. In addition, students will investigate and consider the impact of psychosocial and neurokinetic limiters to movement. Finally, environmental concerns and illness will be explored (i.e., heat, cold, humidity, elevation, air quality) and considered relative to population pursuit of healthful training, performing, and living behaviors. The main objective of this course is to gain knowledge of sports medicine and apply relevant knowledge to a population of people who share specific exercise, fitness, or movement needs. Prerequisite: C- or better in HHK 260  and BIOL 251  or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Fall