Mr. Richard Kates
HE 91 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries



Unit 1:  Professional Development and Responsibilities: The Athletic Trainer as a Health Care Provider

  • Students will understand the processes, responsibilities, regulations, and roles of an Athletic Trainer.

Unit 2:  Health Care Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

  • Students will be able to understand the operations and construction of an Athletic Training Room, identify policies and procedures, and to describe health records and pre-participation exams.

Unit 3:  Legal Concerns and Insurance Issues

  • Student will be able to understand, analyze, and define legal concerns, insurance considerations, and concepts related to health care providers.

Unit 4:  Risk Management:  Conditioning Techniques

  • Identify the principles, importance, and specific techniques for evaluating and analyzing conditioning, strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance for performance and prevention of injuries.

Unit 5:  Nutrition and Supplements

  • Discuss and distinguish the importance of nutrients, supplements, disordered eating, and weight loss /gain on healthy body composition.

Unit 6:  Environmental Considerations

  • Identify and recognize signs and symptoms of heat and cold disorders, and environmental considerations such as altitude, sun exposure, lightning, and air pollution.

 Unit 7:  Protective Equipment

  • Differentiate, fit, and select protective equipment depending upon materials and demands of the sport.

Unit 8:  Bandaging and Taping

  • Demonstrate and explain the proper taping and bandaging techniques and advantages for appropriate location and function.





Unit 9:  Management Skills:  Psychosocial Intervention for Sports Injuries and Illnesses

  • Analyze and recognize the psycho-social response to injury and explain the relationship between stress and injury, and facilitating mental training techniques to manage psychological aspects.

Unit 10:  On-the-Field Acute Care and Emergency Procedures

  • Establish and describe a plan for management and handling of emergency situations including: CPR/AED, first aid, assessing shock and techniques for moving and transporting injured athletes.

Unit 11:  Off-the-Field Injury Evaluations

  • Review and discuss medical terminology for making accurate clinical diagnoses, recognize the different diagnostic techniques used by health care providers, and to report responses to treatment.

Unit 12:  Infectious Diseases, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Universal Precautions

  • Describe the transmission, signs, symptoms, and treatment of infectious diseases and prevention of blood exposure.

Unit 13:  Using Therapeutic Modalities

  • Describe and demonstrate the appropriate use of modalities and their effects on pain control.

Unit 14:  Using Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation

  • Identify the techniques and principles of therapeutic exercise to incorporate return to function. 

Unit 15:  Pharmacology, Drugs and Sports

  • Define and identify the various pharmacological drugs, ergonomic aides, and recreational drugs used to manage pain and general health disorders.