Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 102
Course Title:
Injury Prevention & Management
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Course Description

Covers prevention and rehabilitation of athletics/sports/fitness injuries. Emphasizes preventing injuries by reducing risks for injury or illness, creating safe environments, ensuring proper fit, using sporting equipment properly, and implementing emergency action plans. Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements will be eligible for first responder certifications (i.e. CPR, first aid, etc.). Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to

  1. Distinguish between acute and chronic injuries in order to treat clients.
  2. Administer first aid and life support in sudden illness and emergency situations.
  3. Integrate injury prevention techniques and fitness principles to prevent and manage mild to moderate injuries and assist with returning athletes to play.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Written Exams • Practical Exams • American Red Cross Skill Check-Offs • Case Studies & Scenarios • Team Emergency Action Planning • Research Project: Sports/Fitness Injuries

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Risk Factors for Injury 2. Basic Prevention and Management Strategies 3. Acute, Overuse/Chronic Injuries 4. Common Sports/Fitness Injuries 5. Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation 6. Modify basic Fitness Programming to Prevent & Manage mild-moderate Injuries