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HPER 207 Prevention & Care Of Injuries

A course designed to introduce students to the profession of athletic training and provide them with essential tools to be able to prevent, recognize and manage injuries received as a result of participation in various activities. The course will address mechanisms and classifications of injury, the physiologic response to injury and the healing process. Specific injuries will be discussed such as: concussions, injuries to the head, neck, and spine; injuries to the upper extremity and injuries to the lower extremity. The course is lecture based with a lab included. Students will also be required to become certified by the National Federation of High Schools--Concussion in Sport. There is an additional course fee of $15. Prerequisite: BIOL 111 or BIOL 150, BIOL 220. Fall, Spring, Summer.