Athletic Training 323

ATTR 323: Athletic Injury Assessment I – The Extremities

Prerequisites: ESHE 201 and cumulative GPA of 3.0

Pre- or Corequisite: ESHE 390

Credit Hours: (3)

Laboratory and clinical experiences in the recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries occurring to the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, ankle, shin, knee, thigh and hip.

Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ESHE 323 and ATTR 323.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to provide students with experience in both the didactic and psychomotor aspects of injury evaluation.  Special emphasis is given to the decision-making processes involved with injury assessment.  For each joint studied in this class students will review the anatomy and kinematics of the body part, will learn the signs and symptoms of common injuries, and special tests to confirm or rule out those injuries.  In addition, students will learn how to measure joint motion using a goniometer, and assess neurological integrity.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will be taught in a variety of situations including lecture, problem solving sessions and hands on experiences.  Students work in groups to learn skills and will assess the skills of other class members.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Use appropriate terminology to communicate information about athletic injuries
2. Understand the accepted practice of the prevention of athletic injuries.  This involves physiological, anatomical and psychological implications
3. Competently assess injuries and suggest appropriate care for those injuries
4. Determine and execute the proper methods for transporting the injured athlete
5. Perform a complete physical examination on the foot, ankle, shin, knee, thigh, hip, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand, wrist and fingers.
6. Identify basic treatments for common injuries to the above body areas

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include one or more of the following:

1. Written examination
2. Oral/ Practical examination
3. Written assignments

Additional Course Information


Review and Approval

Revised 2012

Revised September, 2009

March, 2010