Sports Medicine

Course Description:

Students will learn the skills necessary to become a rehabilitation aid. They will gain knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and orthopedics. In a rehabilitation lab setting, students will learn how to work with patients in regards to physical therapy treatment plans, how to safely and correctly use equipment, and how to practice taping and wrapping techniques. Additionally, there is a focus on concussion management, emergency medicine, CPR and first aid. Documentation and communication skills are highlighted throughout the course.

Skills Learned:

Students enrolled in the Sports Therapy and Exercise Science program will learn Safety, Legal and Ethical Issues related to Patient Care; Effective Oral and Written Communication; Infection Control; Emergency Care and First Aide; Moving, Lifting, Positioning, and Body Mechanics; Nutrition and Hydration; Basic Clinical skills; Mental Health and Wellness; Rehabilitation and Restorative Care; Medical Terminology; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapist, PT Assistant, Occupational Therapist, OT Assistant, Physicians Assistant, Sports Psychologist, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Duquesne University
Robert Morris University


Mr. Erkel – Sports Medicine Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1327 & 1366
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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