PE 345 Medical Aspects of Coaching 3 cr.  (2-0-2)

This course is designed to help future coaches understand their role as a member of the athletic and sports medicine health care team. Students will learn how to develop and execute emergency action plans and apply basic first aid and mobilization techniques to a variety of common sport related injuries. This course will focus on the injuries related to the musculoskeletal system, the head & spine, as well as internal organs. Students will also learn current standard practice related to respiratory distress, and environmental conditions as they may affect safe athletic performance. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn basic common taping applications used with sport injury.