ATHLETIC TRAINING COURSES
OFFERED AT LAVC

Course Title

Physical Education 718

Instructor Dennis Mestas
Section Number 8158
Semester Offered Fall Semester Only
Prerequisites None
Transer Units? UC:CSU
Course Description This course is designed for future athletic trainers, physical educators, coaches, physical therapists, pre med majors and any one else who plans on working with active individuals who are prone to injury. This course introduces the concepts and practical skills of athletic training, including the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and management of athletic injuries.
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Topics Covered (Lecture Portion)

Introduction to Athletic Training and the sports medicine team

Legal liability and other administrative and organizational issues in athletics

Prevention of athletic injuries utilizing proper conditioning of the athlete and environmental risk factors

Nutritional considerations of the athlete

Psychological aspects of athletic injuries

Protective equipment used in athletics/ blood borne pathogens

Taping and wrapping techniques used in the prevention and treatment of injuries

Mechanisms of athletic injuries and the body's response to injury

Emergency situations and injury assessment

Treatment and management of athletic injuries

Basic concepts of the rehabilitation of athletic injuries

Topics Covered
(Lab Portion)
Orientation of laboratory (athletic training room) including a description of all equipment and supplies used by an athletic trainer.

Discuss, observe, and practice training and conditioning techniques that prevent injury.

Learn and practice taping, padding, and wrapping techniques for specific body parts and injuries.

Learn and practice evaluation techniques for specific body parts and injuries.

Learn and practice treatment techniques for specific injuries and conditions

Learn and practice rehabilitation techniques for various injuries and conditions.

Observing and/or practicing all the above learned skills in the laboratory prior to and/or during intercollegiate athletics practice and competition.

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Course Title

Physical Education 719

Instructor

Dennis Mestas

Section Number 8159
Semester Offered Fall Semester Only
Prerequisites Athletic Training 1
Transer Units CSU
Course Description This course will build on the knowledge and skills introduced in Athletic Training 1. The student will acquire more hands on experience and learn advanced techniques in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and management of athletic injuries.
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Topics Covered (Lecture Portion) Prevention of injuries through conditioning and periodization

Mechanisms of injury and advanced concepts of the injury process

Modalities and how they effect body's response to injury

Evaluation of the foot and ankle

Taping and rehabilitation of the foot and ankle

Evaluation of the knee

Taping and rehabilitation of the knee

Evaluation/wrapping/rehabilitation of the thigh, hip, groin, and pelvis

Evaluation of the shoulder

Rehabilitation of the shoulder

Evaluation, rehabilitation, and taping of the elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers

Evaluation and rehabilitation of the spine

Evaluation and rehabilitation of the thorax and abdomen

Evaluation of the head, face, eyes, nose, throat

Skin and medical disorders of the athlete

Topics Covered
(Lab Portion)

Orientation and review of laboratory (athletic training room) including a description of all equipment and supplies used by an athletic trainer.

Discuss, observe, and practice advanced training and conditioning techniques that prevent injury

Learn and practice advanced taping, padding, and wrapping techniques for specific body parts and injuries

Learn and practice advanced evaluation techniques for specific body parts and injuries

Learn and practice advanced treatment techniques for specific injuries and conditions

Learn and practice advanced rehabilitation techniques for various injuries and conditions.

Observing and/or practicing all the above learned skills in the laboratory prior to and/or during intercollegiate athletics practice and competition.

 

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