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. (3 credits)
Fees for both taping materials and CPR
Certification will be charged.
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 shall potentially have the opportunity to attend the Telus Sparks Centre to view and interact with an operating room staff at the program: Virtual (Knee Replacement) Surgery performed live from a local Calgary hospital via a real-time video feed. Students may have the opportunity to tour the Sports Medicine facility at Mount Royal University as well as have an introduction to sports massage. This experience may provide an additional link to potential career connections in the field of Medicine. Pre-requisite: 50%+ in Sports Medicine 10. (3 credits) Fees for taping materials, transportation and Telus Spark will be charged.
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 may have the opportunity to travel to the University of Calgary Human Performance Lab and participate in a lab which will introduce & build on various therapies and modalities as well as focus on current management, research & development for concussions. First Aid Health Care Provider (HCP) will also be offered with 1 year certification.. Pre-requisite: 50%+ in Sports Medicine 20 (3 credits) Fees for both taping materials and CPR Certification will be charged.