Sports medicine 1 #5555 Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus

Credit: 1 Unit

Wando High School

Fall 2013, Blocks 3 & 4



INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Angela McLendon, MS, ATC, SCAT

Phone: 881-8200 ext. 23868


Sports Medicine I emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital signs. Subject matter will also include legal issues, sports medicine team, nutrition, protective equipment, environmental issues, taping and wrapping, mechanism of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, exercise physiology, nursing, medicine, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course. Students interested in perusing a career in sports medicine and further their knowledge of the field are encouraged to take Sports Medicine II and Sports Medicine III (work-based) after successful completion of this course.


Students will be engaged in structured practice and individualized instruction will be provided to the students. There will be various classroom activities to reinforce topics of interest for this course including: reading, lecture, group work, laboratory practices, and projects. Students will be held to high expectations regarding their quality of work, personal behavior, and accountability/responsibility. Students may be given alternative opportunities to demonstrate mastery of standards.


France, Robert C. Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training: Student Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2004.


3-ring binder

1 composition notebook

Notebook paper, pen, pencil

Students need to have a 3 ring binder to hold class notes, assignments, handouts, graded work, etc. These will be taken for a grade every 9 weeks.
EXTRA HELP: ______

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM or by appointment in T-4 or Athletic Training Room (G-114).

Grades are determined from chapter quizzes, tests, projects, in-class activities, homework assignments, bell work, and individual participation. Assignments and grading are in accordance with the CCSD policy.

Tests = 45%

Quizzes = 15%

Homework/Class work/Bell work = 25%

Projects = 15%


Q1 = 40%

Q2= 40%

Final Exam = 20% of the final grade per CCSD policy

A = 93-100: Exceeds expectations

B = 85-92: Meets standards & expectations

C = 77-84: Passing grade, but does not meet some standards

D = 70-76: Passing, but only meets minimum standards

F = 69 and below: Failing, does not meet minimum standards

  1. Current health event paper (every 3 weeks)  DUE DATES: 9/2, 9/23, 10/7, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 1/6

    1. The current event will include a 100 word or greater report that includes a summary (in the students own words), the students opinion, and documentation of the source utilized. Work will be submitted to on the student’s class page. The health/medical article must come from a newspaper, current magazine (less than 3 months old), or from a credited web source from the following:

      1. USA Today

      2. CNN Health

      3. CBS News Healthwatch

      4. Kaiser Permanente News Releases and Spotlight stories

  2. Careers in Sports Medicine

    1. Students will be assigned a career in the field of sports medicine to explore. They will explore educational requirements, continuing education requirements, salary range and structures, professional organizations, and typical daily activities. The display allows the students to express ideas through an artistic medium to highlight the benefits of a particular career focus. The students will also be graded on their ability to present themselves and communicate career information to others.

  3. Facility Design
    1. Students will be assigned a career in the field of sports medicine to explore. They will explore educational requirements, continuing education requirements, salary range and structures, professional organizations, and typical daily activities. The display allows the students to express ideas through an artistic medium to highlight the benefits of a particular career focus. The students will also be graded on their ability to present themselves and communicate career information to others.

  4. Emergency Action Plan

    1. Students will develop an emergency action plan for various athletic facilities on Wando’s campus. They will explore the key and critical components of the emergency action plan. Students will also understand how to activate EMS as well as identify emergencies vs non-emergency situations.


  1. BELL WORK- After the bell rings for class, students will retrieve their composition notebook from the bellwork bin and respond to the question(s) and/or scenario on the board or complete a provided worksheet. Students are to write down the question(s)/scenario(s) and appropriate responses. All bellwork is to be kept in the student’s composition notebook and filed in their class section daily. Bellwork will checked weekly or monthly for a grade (completion & correctness). Handwriting needs to be legible.

  2. CLASS WORK- This includes class work, group work, quizzes, and other assignments done in class. All work must be neat, legible, and complete.

  3. PROJECTS- There will be projects assigned throughout the semester. Projects will be worked on outside of school or during class-time. The computer lab will be used to work on projects as necessary.

  4. WRITTEN TESTS- Tests will be given at the conclusion of each unit. Generally, each unit lasts 2-3 weeks. The instructor will review the material before the test. It is beneficial to be present on the review day.

5. Plagiarism is using another person’s words, ideas, or work without giving credit to that person. Plagiarism can be both intentional and unintentional and applies to all forms of working including papers, projects, speeches, and presentations. Includes: paraphrasing (putting in your own words, information from a source without referencing the force), copying & pasting internet information, graphics or media, into your work without citing the source, and using someone else’s homework or buying papers the student did not do and turning materials in as if the student completed it themselves. IF YOU ARE FOUND TO HAVE PLAGIARIZED YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND THERE WILL BE NO OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THAT GRADE. DISCIPLIN REFERAL WILL BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO THE APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATOR. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE BE ADIVSED THAT BECAUSE PLAGIARISM IS UNETHICAL AND CRIMINAL AND IT MAY BECOME PART OF THE STUDENT’S PERMANENT RECORD.


  1. Classroom Rules

    1. BE ON TIME!

    2. Come into class meeting all dress code requirements—including your student ID

      1. 5 ID violations will result in a referral

    3. ALWAYS come to class prepared with all required materials (Binder, textbook, pens, pencils, paper, homework, etc.)

    4. Have a good attitude. The world belongs to positive and energetic people!

    5. Come to class ready to participate in all class projects, discussions, lectures, and assignments. You are responsible for participating in your education! Be a part of it!

    6. Be respectful of three things:

      1. Yourself

      2. Your classmates

      3. Your instructor/teacher

    7. Do not bring food or drink into the classroom. ALL food is to be kept outside. You may bring bottled water.

    8. Follow ALL school and CCSD Rules (please see Wando Student Handbook)

    9. Always leave the room the way you found it—keep your area clean and neat.

  1. Consequences for violating rules ______

    1. First offense: verbal warning from teacher

    2. Second offense: 15 minute detention/parent contact

    3. Third offense: referral to Assistant Principal/parent contact

    4. Severe Clause: referral to Assistant Principal/parent contact

  1. Classroom Procedures ______
    1. ID’s: Student ID’s must be worn AT ALL TIMES and will not be permitted in class without one. If students do not have a valid ID they must go to attendance and get a temporary ID for that day. Five or more violations of not wearing the ID to class will result in disciplinary referral.

    2. TARDIES: Students are to be in the classroom, seated in their desk, by the tardy bell. Any student entering after the tardy bell will be sent to a school administrator to receive a late pass. Students MUST have a slip for re-entry into the class or when arriving late to class with an approved excuse.

    3. PREPARATION: “D-A-S-H” (Date, Agenda, Standard, Homework) will be written on the board each day before the students enter the classroom. Daily objectives will also be posted for view. These will describe all activities to be completed that day. Students should begin the first assignment, “Bell-Work”, upon entering the classroom.

    4. BEGINNING CLASS: Students are to enter class quickly and quietly. Students will retrieve their bellwork and work on the questions/scenario displayed. Students should write the date, question & answer in their bell-work each day. Bell-work will be checked monthly for a completion/corrective grade within the class-work/homework category. Class will begin once Bell-Work is completed.
    5. ABSENCES: There will be an assigned make-up folder in the bottom class work bin. All missed work will go into the make-up folder each day with the student’s name and the date of the absence at the top. Please seek out the make-up folder for missed work. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to seek out & complete missed work. Upon returning from the absence, students need a note by the THIRD day and no later, to proceed with graded make-up work. ALL absences are automatically coded “unlawful” in PowerSchool until a note (medical, court, parent, etc.) is received stating the cause of the absence. Students that cut class will be given a disciplinary referral and will be required to complete all make-up work, but will not receive full credit and will earn a maximum of 61% for the graded work missed. Refusal to complete make up work will result in a “0” for the grade for any test, quiz, homework, class work, and/or projects. Students have 5 days to make up any missed work from an absence. Extended time may be considered after evaluating the length of the absence and number of classes the student is taking.

    6. CLASS WORK: This includes class work, group work, quizzes, and other assignments done in class. All work must be neat, legible, and complete.

    7. PROJECTS: There will be projects assigned throughout the semester. The majority of projects will be worked on in the classroom or class time will be conducted in the computer lab to work on projects. Some projects will require to be worked on at home.

    8. WRITTEN TESTS: Tests will be given at the conclusion of each unit. Generally, each unit lasts 2-4 weeks. The instructor will review material before each test. It is beneficial to be present on review day. Please note that tests for excused absences may be rescheduled during office hours, before school, or another mutually accommodating time for the instructor and student.

    9. CELL PHONES: Per Wando’s cell phone policy, CELL PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN CLASS! You are permitted to use them before/after school, lunch, & between classes, only. A cell phone that rings, vibrates, or is being used for texting or phone calls or other reasons will be confiscated. Cell phones may be used by the students at the teacher’s discretion for class activities. Any student using of a cell phone during quizzes and/or tests will be considered cheating, which results in confiscation of the phone, disciplinary referral, and a “0” grade for that work.

    10. SEATING: Students will have assigned seating, and will sit in the same seat each day. Seating arrangements may be changed and adjusted at the discretion of the instructor at any time for any reason.
    11. BATHROOM: All students should take care of bathroom needs before coming to class. If a student has an emergency, a bathroom pass will be provided by the teacher. Students must have their agenda to use the restroom and will sign in/out on the clip board. Using the restroom does not give students the permission to visit other places such as the vending machines, other classrooms, cafeteria, etc. or use their cell phones.


Note: this is a TENTATIVE outline. This outline will be modified and adjusted, as needed!

Unit 1: Orientation & Intro to Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

Week 1&2: Class Orientation & Chapter 1Sports Medicine: The Multidisciplinary Approach to Athletic Health Care (Standard 1.1, 1.2, 4.1—4.8, 8.1—8.4)

  • Student / Teacher expectations

  • Classroom rules & procedures

  • School Safety Instructions

  • Teamwork

Week 3: Chapter 2 — Athletic Training & Ethics/Legal Responsibilities & Foot/Ankle

(Standard 1.2, 3.1—3.4, 4.1—4.5, 5.1—5.7, 6.1—6.6, 7.4, 11.3)

  • History of athletic training

  • Employment settings

  • Required skills

  • Liability & risk management in athletic training/legal concerns

Week 4: Chapter 3—The Central Athletic Training Room& Foot/Ankle (Standard 3.1—3.4, 7.1—5, 10.1—10.3, 11.1, 11.2)

  • ATR design & specifications

  • Inventory, tracking, ordering

  • Equipment & supplies needed

  • Modalities used

  • OSHA standards

Unit 2: Roles & Responsibilities in Athletic Training

Week 5: Chapter 5—Emergency Preparedness & Injury game Plan & Hip/Pelvis (Standard 1.2, 2.1-2.2, 7.6, 8.2)

  • Emergency Action Plans

  • Role delineation

  • EMS activation

  • Medical & nonmedical emergencies

  • Athletic emergency cards

Week 6: Chapter 6—The Pre-Participation Examination & The Hip/Pelvis

(Standard 1.2, 1.8, 1.9, 5.7, 7.1, 9.5, 10.3-10.5)

  • Needs & goals of PPE exam

  • Components & clearance process of PPE exam

  • Confidentially concerns

  • Vital signs, height & weight, Snellen Eye Chart

  • Athletic Equipment

Week 7: Chapter 7—Prehabilitation and Preseason Conditioning & The Skull (Standard 1.2, 1.5, 7.1, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6)

  • Prehabiltation & preseason conditioning in injury prevention & physical adaptation

  • Principles of Conditioning

  • Warm-up/Cool-down

  • Cardiorespiratory endurance

  • Vital signs & PPE screening

Week 8: Chapter 8—Nutrition and the Athlete & The Skull (Standard 1.2, 1.5, 9.1—9.6)

  • Food pyramid & food components & their importance

  • Energy & food relationship

  • Weight control & eating disorders

Week 9: Performance Enhancers/Ergogenic Aids

  • Purpose/reasoning

  • Methods of use

  • Legal ramifications

Week 10: Chapter 25—Environmental Considerations (Standard 1.6 & 7.2)

  • Climate/ environmental factors & conditions

  • Hyperthermia & its causes/prevention

Unit 3: Anatomical Terms & Directions

Week 11: Anatomical terminology (Standard 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 2.4, 2.5)

  • Directions

  • Motions

  • Planes/positions

  • Quadrants/cavities

Unit 4: Injury Pathomechanics, Treatment & Prevention

Week 12: Chapter 16—The Bones and Soft Tissue & Spine (Standard 1.2-1.4, 1.6, 7.1, 9.6)

  • Functions and characteristics of the skeletal and muscular systems

  • Fractures & soft tissue injuries and their treatment

  • Tissue healing

Week 13: Chapter 12—Therapeutic Physical Modalities & Spine

  • Physiological response to injury

  • Various thermal modalities and application

Week 14: Chapter 13—Taping & Wrapping & The Arm/Hand (Standard 10.6)

  • Importance of taping and wrapping in athletics

  • Common supplies

  • Tapping & wrapping of for prevention and treatment of athletic injuries

Unit 5: Risk Management & Special Topics

Week 15: Psychosocial Intervention of Sports Injuries & The Arm/Hand(Standard 1.3, 2.1-2.3)

  • Athlete’s psychological response to injury

  • Importance of social support

  • Relationship of stress & overtraining to injury risk

  • Role of ATC as counselor

  • Mental training techniques

  • Mental disorders & appropriate referral & treatments

Week 16: Chapter 15—Bleeding and Shock (Standard 7.3—7.5, 10.1-2)

  • Cardiorespiratory system & blood circulation

  • Standard Precautions

  • Safety practices (OSHA, CDC, personal safety practices

  • Types of Bleeding

  • Shock (types, signs & symptoms, care & treatment)

Week 17: Head, Neck & Spine Injuries (Standard 1.3, 2.1-2.5, 7.2, 7.5,

  • Common injuries to head, face, teeth, eyes, nose, ears & scalp

  • Concussions & on-field management/assessment

  • Management & protocols for athletic-related spine injuries


Wando High School

Mrs. McLendon, MS, ATC, SCAT
Dear Parent/Guardian:
Welcome to Sports Medicine 1! I hope that you and your child are ready for an exciting and successful year!


My name is Ms. Angela McLendon, MS, ATC, SCAT and this is my third year serving as an Athletic Trainer and Health Science Teacher at Wando High School. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I attended Ohio University to earn my Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training followed by a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training degree from University of Kentucky. While working on my Master’s degree at UK, I worked at a Sports Medicine clinic as the Head Athletic Trainer at two public middle schools, head Athletic Trainer for collegiate ice hockey, and a physician extender for several orthopedic surgeons.


If you should ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school (881-8200 Ext. 23868) before/after school hours only, please or anytime by email at: **PLEASE NOTE, MY EMAIL AND CONTACT INFO THROUGH THE DISTRICT ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CHANGED DUE TO BEING MARRIED THIS SUMMER. PLEASE USE THE EMAIL PROVIDED ABOVE FOR CONTACT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ONCE IT IS CHANGED, I WILL SEND OUT A MASS EMAIL WITH THE UPDATE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, THE CHANGE WILL BE MADE TO ANGELA_MCLENDON@CHARLESTON.K12.SC.US** I can be most easily contacted Monday-Friday between the times of 7:45 AM-8:15 AM. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with and teach your child and look forward to a great semester!

Please review the class/school information (handbook, class rules, consequences, procedures, course outline, etc.) sent home with your student and sign and return the attached form to me on or before Friday, August 23rd (first grade for students ) Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Mrs. Angela McLendon, MS, ATC, SCAT

Wando High School CTE-HS teacher & Certified Athletic Trainer
Please sign below verifying that you have received and read the class information (syllabus, management plan, rules, consequences, procedures, course outline, etc.) for Sports Medicine 1. Return this form to me on or before FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013** (student’s first grade  )

Student’s Name:______________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (printed): __________________________________________________

Contact Number: (_________)_____________________________________________________

I have read and reviewed the listed items below that my child received for Sports Medicine 1 and understand the criteria, grading policies, and procedures.

  1. Class Syllabus X________________ (Initial)

  2. Class Management Plan X________________ (Initial)

Parent/Guardian Signature: X _______________________________________________________

Student’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Comments: ______________________________________________________________________________


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