Sports Medicine 10
This is an introductory course designed for students who want to understand how the human body works and how to manage sports injuries. Students will study musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology of injuries, disease, healing, preventive taping, safety, wrapping, and first aid. Concepts related to the determinants of health and wellness and reporting protocols for providing care are reviewed. Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C shall be offered with students potentially earning certification for 3 years and potentially earning a 4th credit in this course.
Sports Medicine 20
This is an intermediate level course built on the competencies learned at the introductory level. Students will examine complementary therapies focusing on the application, knowledge, and techniques to enhance athletic performance and identify common athletic injuries. Students study the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of body systems. Students engage in the numerous aspect of modalities and complementary therapies including ethics and safety. Students will have the opportunity to attend the Telus Spark Centre to view and interact with an operating room staff at the new program: Virtual (knee replacement) Surgery performed live from a local Calgary hospital via a live video feed. This experience may provide an additional link to potential career connections in the field of Medicine
Sports Medicine 30
This is an advanced level course that builds on the competencies learned at the introductory and intermediate levels. Students will identify advanced perspectives on health and extend their competencies in career transitions and community health through advanced taping and strapping techniques. Students will learn assessment strategies for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Students engage in human movement and biomechanics. Students will have the opportunity to travel to Mount Royal University and participate in a lab which will introduce various therapies and modalities. Students will have the opportunity to tour the Sports Medicine facility at Mount Royal University as well as have an introduction to sports massage. First Aid Health Care Provider (HCP) will also be offered with 1 year certification.