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CES: Sports Medicine
Course Length: 9 Weeks
Has Textbook: No
CES: Sports Medicine is a two-unit introductory course that will provide students with basic knowledge about the field of sports medicine, the anatomy of the body, and the common injuries that occur in sports. The first half of the course deals with the anatomy of the body and techniques used in sports medicine to train and strengthen the body. The second half helps students better understand how injuries occur and what treatment options are available.

It is recommended that students considering registering for CES: Sports Medicine successfully complete at least one year of high school biology before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Investigate the definition of health and how it applies to both physical and mental health.
  • Analyze the different kinds of mental health issues.
  • Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
  • Explore all the parts of the major body systems, including skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory.
  • Distinguish between acute and chronic pain, as well as including examples of and treatment for each.
  • Describe the products and benefits of each of the food groups.
  • Be able to describe some career choices in sports medicine.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Determine how a traumatic brain injury is caused and how it can be prevented.
  • Label the spinal cord and the different regions of the spinal cord, and describe how a spinal cord injury can affect muscle function.
  • Define the cause and explore the treatment for common shoulder injuries.
  • Identify common elbow injuries and how they should be treated.
  • Identify common injuries to the wrist and hand, as well as how to treat and prevent hand and wrist injuries.
  • Discuss several injuries of the hip and how they are treated, as well as examining how to prevent hip injuries.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose the most common injuries associated with the ankle, foot, and knee, as well as dictating prevention and treatment for each.

Course Materials

  • This course is textbook free.