rop-department: sorts health care

Instructor: Chase Paulson, MS, ATC
Twitter: @DBHS_AthTr
Office: Athletic Training Facility
Phone: (909) 594-1405 ext.33811
Advanced Sports Medicine is a yearlong course that will meet Monday through Friday in the Athletic
Training Facility. This course is designed for students in the student athletic training program, and provides a
more in-depth study and application of the components of sports medicine. This course will involve outsideof-class time homework and time required working with athletes and athletic teams.
Advanced Sports Medicine is designed to broaden the students’ knowledge of the field of athletic training,
including the vocabulary, theories, principles and skills involved with the rapidly growing field of Sports
Medicine. This course will place a special emphasis on the clinical skills and proficiencies necessary to
function in the field of athletic training. The goal is to take the principles learned in the classroom and apply
them during the required field experience. Students will be required to spend time after school assisting the
certified athletic trainer and athletic teams at DBHS working hands-on with athletes. The course content is
designed to help build a sound foundation for the student seeking a career in the health care industry.
Student Athletic Trainers (SATs) will actively assist the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) as they perform
routine daily activities, such as: practice and game preparation—including modality use, taping, and wound
care; injury evaluation and diagnosis; injury treatment and rehabilitation; injury referrals; return to play
decisions; and documentation and record keeping. SATs will assist the ATC with the daily duties of the
athletic training room including, but not limited to: maintaining detailed treatment logs, preparing moist hot
packs, setting-up modalities for application, applying ice packs, making document copies, delivering
coaches’ reports, stocking treatment areas and laundry, maintaining a clean and healthy athletic training
environment. All actions performed by the Student Athletic Trainers will only be performed at the
discretion of the Certified Athletic Trainer.
Students who complete a minimum of two sport seasons* (i.e. fall and winter, etc.)—while remaining in
good standing—will earn a varsity sports letter. In good standing includes, but is not limited to, meeting all
of the eligibility and expectations required of the course.
*A sport season consists of 100 hours of exposure at practices and games, not including time spent in
This course has a hybrid hands-on component that the ESGV ROP has deemed necessary to fully absorb,
practice, and learn the techniques of the course. Therefore, students should expect to work ~5-10 hours/week
assisting the certified athletic trainer working with athletes and athletic programs. Students will not just
learn; they will do.
All SATs will be assigned to two athletic practices/competition every week, and one injury clinic (taking
place during lunch) every other week. Any SAT wishing to work a varsity football game must earn their spot
on the sideline. Only the top 6 SATs will work varsity football games. SAT schedules are determined by
experience, coverage need, and student exposure. Competitions may require late nights. As a Student
Athletic Trainer, you are required to be at all assigned injury clinics, practices and games as scheduled. SATs
requesting a change in schedule or coverage must receive approval 24 hours in advance. In an uncontrollable
situation where you cannot attend an injury clinic, practice, or game, the ATC must be informed via parental
note the day following your absence. It is the SATs responsibility to find a replacement for their coverage
when requesting time off. Any changes to the schedule must be pre-approved by the ATC.
Any student who wishes to work above and beyond their scheduled events can expect to count those hours
towards their Observation Hours Assignment.
Students will be exposed to private information regarding the patients they contact. At no time will any
student discuss private patient information. Information such as injury diagnosis, treatment, and
clearance are strictly prohibited from being discussed with anyone other than the instructor or the
supervising healthcare professional.
HIPPA, 1996
During the semester students will learn the skills necessary to become CPR and First-aid certified at the
community rescuer level through EMS Safety Services.
Upon completion of Advanced Sports Medicine each student will demonstrate an understanding related to
the responsibilities and daily tasks of a certified athletic trainer. Areas of focus include (but are not limited
to): the profession of athletic training; specialized areas of the athletic training room; basic life support;
infection control & wound care; basic taping techniques; and emergency preparedness.
Specifically, at the conclusion of this course, each student will:
 Understand the function of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and related
organizations within the field of sports medicine (CAATE, BOC, etc.).
 Understand the medical vocabulary and abbreviations associated with athletic training and health
 Recognize the steps of basic life support, including:
o The primary survey
o Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
o Automated external defibrillator use
o Acute on-field care
 Know and apply the proper basic techniques for:
o Wound care
o Hemorrhage control
o Wound closure techniques
o Correct procedures for handling biohazardous waste (BBP, etc.).
 Recognize and participate in the prevention of injury and/or illness.
Understand the theory and techniques of athletic injury prevention, including tissue healing and
Implement common prophylactic taping, wrapping, & bracing techniques.
Understand the delineation of responsibilities and actions in an emergency situation through the
development and use of an Emergency Action Plan
Understand the signs & symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) and the treatment and
management of such injuries
Develop correct technique for measuring vital signs, including:
o Pulse and respiration rates
o Temperature
o Blood pressure
Utilize the various methods of immobilization and ambulation for injured athletes in various settings
Comprehend the use of modalities and differentiate the situations that warrant their use, including:
o Cryotherapy and thermotherapy
o Electrical stimulation
o Ultrasound
Appreciate the various structural anatomical landmarks of the human body, including:
o The foot/ankle/lower leg musculoskeletal and ligamentous anatomy
o The knee musculoskeletal and ligamentous anatomy
o The shoulder musculoskeletal and ligamentous anatomy
Class Rules
1. Respect yourself. Respect others. Respect the environment (classroom, materials, etc.).
2. Be in the athletic training room dressed and ready to work.
3. Follow directions the first time they are given.
The majority of classroom instruction will emphasize preparing athletes for practice, and learning &
reviewing new clinical skills. SATs should be self-motivated to accomplish their assigned tasks/duties for the
day. Once completed, SATs are encouraged to seek out other tasks/duties to aid in maintaining a safe, clean,
and health athletic training room.
Class Procedures
1. Entering the athletic training room:
a. Place your belongings in your cubby/locker, not on the storage room floor.
b. Check the Daily Duties board for your daily task.
c. Begin working on your daily task.
2. Daily & weekly schedule:
a. The daily schedule will be posted on the whiteboard inside the purple box.
i. Items due, in-class activities, and homework will be located in this area.
b. The weekly schedule will be posted on the website under ATS Schedule.
3. Completing assignments & documentation
a. All assignments should be submitted via email to
i. Email Subject: First Initial Last Name, Assignment Title (Ex. C Paulson, Path 1)
ii. Each assignment should be saved as: First Initial Last Name, Assignment Title
b. Students should place their name, date, and P.6 in the upper left corner of the page
4. Clinical Skills Proficiencies
a. Proficiencies are in-class skills and assignments given on a daily/weekly basis.
b. Students will bring their proficiency notebook to class every day.
c. Students will practice proficiencies with a classmate prior to being signed-off by the
d. Students will use the provided sheet to track their proficiency sign-off dates for grading.
6. Communication & Emergency alerts:
a. Students are expected to have their cell phone on their person when working during class or
after school.
b. Personal calls, texts, games, etc. will not be tolerated. Students will earn a referral if caught.
c. Students should text the instructor in the event of a personal emergency (i.e. late to class/shift,
illness, question, etc.)
d. Students covering practices/events solo should text the instructor with updates periodically,
and in the event a major injury occurs (i.e. removal from play, EMS called, etc.).
e. Earthquake alerts: continuous bell 1 minute in length – drop, cover, and hold
f. Fire alerts: short bursts – leave your belongings and exit the room quickly and organized.
7. ATR attire & dress code:
a. Please be dressed professionally in proper attire (in addendum to the DBHS dress code):
i. DBHS AT gear or other DBHS sports gear. Sweats are ok if the weather is cold.
ii. Any item of school colors that does not have advertising or logos other than DBHS.
iii. Belts must accompany shorts/pants with belt loops.
iv. Closed-toe shoes are required for safety purposes. No sandals or slip-ons.
v. Students choosing to work varsity games must wear khaki or black pants; jeans are
b. Participation points will be deducted for improper attire.
8. Arriving late:
a. Enter quickly & quietly.
b. Check the Daily Duties board for your daily task.
c. Begin working on your daily task.
9. When you are absent:
a. Assignments will be posted on the class website online the day they are assigned in class.
b. Complete the assignment.
c. Absent assignments will be due on the day of your return.
10. Practical exams:
a. Students will be assigned a date and time for their practical exams.
b. Practical Exams must be made up at lunch, with prior approval and arrangement from the
c. Exams must be made up within one week of absence, unless other arrangements have been
These Materials are highly recommended to participate in this course. If you are unable to obtain these
materials, please let your instructor know beforehand, and they will be provided free of charge.
1” 3-ring binder to house Clinical Skills Proficiency sheets
3x5 flashcards
Blue or black ink pens
Prentice, W. (2011). Arnheim’s Principles of Athletic Training, McGraw-Hill.
Perrin, DH. (2005). Athletic Taping & Bracing. Human Kinetics
Hillman. (2004). Introduction to Athletic Training. Human Kinetics.
Starkey, C. (2009). Examination of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries. F.A. Davis Company.
Hansen, JT (209). Netter’s Anatomy Coloring Book, Saunders.
Anatomical models and charts
Daily Participation
Clinical Skills Proficiencies
Pathology Research Homework
Medical Terminology/Abbreviation Quizzes
Athletic Training Hours
Practical Exam
Extra Credit is available
5 pts./day
25 pts. each
20 pts. each
20 pts. each
500 pts.
100 pts. each
60% and Below
Points will be deducted for: arriving late, improper attire, not completing assigned duties/tasks, not
participating in group discussions, failure to have proficiency notebook, improper behavior.
Students will research an assigned pathology and submit a one-half page summary of their findings. Students
will include one of the following with their summary: picture, x-ray, MRI, chart, graph, etc. Students are
reminded to place the proper heading on each assignment. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and students are
expected to provide a citation of their sources in the following format:
Auth 1 Last name, Auth 1 Initials. (Year of publication). Title of article, website, or source. Journal title or
webpage title, section and page numbers or date accessed.
Paulson, C.M., Scalia, D.M., & Conger, T.J. (2011). Bone Growth Stimulators. Seminar for the California
Baptist University ATEP.
Assignments are abbreviated Path # in the calendar
1. Delayed onset muscle soreness
2. Heterotopic ossification
3. Subluxation of the shoulder joint
4. IT band friction syndrome
5. MCL sprain of the knee
6. Deltoid ligament sprain of the ankle
7. Compartment syndrome
8. Meralgia paresthetica
9. Pes planus
10. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
11. SLAP tear of the labrum
12. Jones fracture
13. Tinea Corporis
14. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
15. Orbital blowout fracture
16. Auricular hematoma
17. Spondylolisthesis
18. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive
Quiz #1
Quiz #2
1. Abduction
A movement of a body part away from the midline of the body
2. Acute Injury
3. Adduction
4. Ambulation
5. Amnesia
6. Analgesic
7. Anemia
8. Anomaly
9. Anorexia
10. Anoxia
11. Anterior
12. Antipyretic
13. Apophysis
14. Arthroscopic
15. Asymmetry
16. Atrophy
17. Avascular
18. Avulsion
19. Axilla
20. Bandage
21. Bilateral
22. Biomechanics
An injury with a sudden onset and short duration
A movement of a body part toward the midline of the body
Act of walking
Loss of memory
Agent that relieves pain without causing a complete loss of sensation
Iron deficiency
Deviation from the norm
Lack or loss of appetite; aversion to food
Lack of oxygen
Before or in front of
Agent that relieves or reduces fever
A boney outgrowth to which muscles attach
To view the inside of a joint via a small camera lens
Lack of symmetry
Wasting away of a tissue or an organ
Devoid of blood circulation
Forcible tearing away of a part or a structure
Strip of cloth or other material used to cover a wound
Pertaining to both sides
Application of mechanical forces to living organisms and investigation
of the interaction of force on the body
Binge-purge eating disorder
A fibrous sac between certain tendons and the bones beneath them that
acts as a cushion and allows the tendon to move over the bone
Relates to permanent and life threatening injury
Superficial inflammation that develops when skin is subject to friction
A degeneration of a joint’s articular surface, leading to softening
Injury with long duration, slow to heal
Act of moving a limb in a circular motion
Situated on opposite sides
A crackling sound heard on the movement of ends of a broken bone
Cold application combined with exercise
Removal of dirt and dead tissue from a wound
Deterioration of tissue
Identification of a specific condition
Farthest point away from a point of reference
The forepart of the foot is elevated relative to the ankle
The back or posterior surface of a body part. In the foot, it’s the top.
A material, such as gauze, applied to a wound
Black and blue skin discoloration caused by a hemorrhage
Swelling- collection of fluid in an either localized or general location
Salts in blood, tissue fluids and cells including sodium, potassium and
A bone-forming center separated from a parent bone in early life by
23. Bulimia
24. Bursa
Quiz #3
Quiz #4
25. Catastrophic
26. Chafing
27. Chondromalacia
28. Chronic Injury
29. Circumduct
30. Contralateral
31. Crepitus
32. Cryokinetics
33. Debride
34. Degeneration
35. Diagnosis
36. Distal
37. Dorsiflexion
38. Dorsum
39. Dressing
40. Ecchymosis
41. Edema
42. Electrolyte
43. Epiphysis
44. Etiology
45. Eversion
46. Fascia
47. Friction
48. Genu Recurvatum
49. Genu Valgum
50. Genu Varum
51. Hematoma
52. Hematuria
53. Hemoglobin
Quiz #5
Quiz #6
54. Hemorrhage
55. Homeostasis
56. Hypermobility
57. Hypertrophy
58. Hyperventilation
59. Hypoallergenic
60. Hypoxia
61. Injury
62. Innervation
63. Inversion
64. Ipsilateral
65. Ischemia
66. Joint
67. Kyphosis
68. Joint Capsule
69. Lateral
70. Lordosis
71. Medial
72. Microtrauma
73. Muscle
74. Musculoskeletal
75. Myositis
76. Necrosis
77. Neurositis
78. Neuroma
79. Orthosis
The cause of a condition
To elevate the lateral border of the foot
Fibrous membrane that covers, supports and separates muscles
Rubbing two surfaces together, causes heat
Hyperextension at the knee joint
Knock knees
Bow legged
Pooling of blood
Blood in the urine
Protein with an iron containing pigment of RBCs, carries oxygen from
lungs to tissues
Discharge of blood
Maintenance of a steady state in the body’s internal environment
Mobility of a joint that is extreme
Enlargement of a part caused by an increase in the size of its cells
Abnormally deep breathing that is prolonged, causing a depletion of
carbon dioxide, a fall in blood pressure and fainting
Low allergy producing
Lack of an adequate amount of oxygen
Trauma or damage to a body part
Nerve stimulation of a muscle
To elevate the inner border of the foot
Situated on the same side
Local anemia
Where two bones come together
Exaggeration of the normal curve of the thoracic spine
Saclike structure that encloses a joint
Pertaining to point of reference away from the midline of the body
Abnormal lumbar vertebral convexity
Pertaining to a point of reference closes to the midline of the body
Small, microscopic traumas that can accumulate
Tissue that, when stimulated, contracts and produces motion
Pertaining to muscles and the skeleton (bones)
Inflammation of a muscle
Death of a tissue
Inflammation of a nerve
Tumor consisting mostly of nerve cells and nerve fibers
Used in sports as an appliance or apparatus used to support, align,
prevent, or correct deformities, or to improve function of a moveable
body part.
Quiz #7
80. Osteochondral
81. Palpate
82. Pathology
83. Periosteum
84. Permeable
85. Phalanges
86. Plantarflexion
87. Plica
88. Plyometric
89. Posterior
90. Prophylactic
91. Proprioceptor
Quiz #8
92. Proximal
93. Referred Pain
94. Regeneration
95. Rotation
96. Scoliosis
97. Seizure
98. Spasm
99. Spica
100. Symptom
101. Tendinitis
102. Torsion
103. Valgus
104. Varus
105. Vasoconstriction
106. Vasodilation
Refers to the relationship of bone and cartilage
To examine by touch, feel
Science of the nature and cause of disease
The fibrous covering of bone
Capable of allowing the passage of fluids or substances through a vessel
Bones of the fingers and toes
The forepart of the foot is depressed relative to the ankle
A fold of tissue within the body
An exercise that utilizes the stretch reflex
Toward the rear or back
Pertaining to prevention, preservation, or protection
Organs within the joint that provide the athlete with an awareness of
where the body is in space
Nearest to the point of reference
Pain that is felt at a point of the body other than at its actual origin
Repair, re-growth, or restoration of a part, such as tissue
Turning around an axis in an angular motion
Lateral rotary curve of the spine
A sudden attack of pain, disease, or certain symptoms
A sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
A figure 8 bandage, with one of the loops larger than the other
Subjective evidence of an abnormal situation in the body
Inflammation of a tendon or synovial covering
Act or state of being twisted
Stress on a body part toward the midline of the body, on the lateral
Stress on a body part away from the midline of the body, on the medial
Decrease in diameter of a blood vessel
Increase in diameter of a blood vessel
MTQ #1 (1-13)
MTQ #2 (14-26)
MTQ #3 (27-40)
MTQ #4 (41-53)
MTQ #5 (54-66)
MTQ #6 (67-79)
MTQ#7 (80-92)
MTQ #8 (93-106)
OCT 15
OCT 29
NOV 11* Tuesday
NOV 25* Tuesday
DEC 10
During the course of the semester students will be required to complete active observation assisting the
DBHS athletic training program with athletic events.
During the semester, observation hours must be structured as follows:
 Attend all Varsity Football games
 Attend 2 Varsity Boys Water Polo games
 Attend 10 lower-level Football games
 Attend 1 wrestling hydration testing date
 Attend 20 football practices
 Attend G-Week
 Attend 2 Varsity Volleyball games
 Attend 10 off-season practices
Students will be graded on completion of hours/events, and the completion of an Observation Overview &
Report (OR). Each OR will consist of the events occurring during any given hours/event during that calendar
month, and will be due on the last class day of the month.
Due Dates:
Sept 30
Oct 31
Nov 25
Dec 16
Throughout the semester students will gain knowledge and skills in the form of clinical proficiencies.
Students will select (at random) five topics, and have a maximum of 15 minutes to be tested on their
knowledge of the proficiencies covered during each six week period. Dates and times for practical
examinations will be randomly assigned by the instructor at the beginning of exam week. Any proficiency
covered in class will be considered fair game for that practical exam. Each practical exam is noncomprehensive.
Content Knowledge
Student shows full
comprehension of the
content and/or theory. All
major areas of focus are
Student properly applies
the theory. All necessary
tools/supplies are utilized
as needed.
Student shows
comprehension of the
content and/or theory.
Some major areas of focus
are absent.
Student applies the theory
with some errors. Some
necessary tools/supplies
are not utilized.
Student shows little
comprehension of the
theory. Many of the major
areas of focus are absent.
Student demonstrates full
comprehension of the
technique and makes little
to no errors.
Student demonstrates
comprehension of the
technique, but errors are
Critical Thinking
Students are able to think
critically when applying the
theory and/or technique.
Links between scenarios
and real-life situations are
Students are able to think
critically when applying the
theory and/or technique.
Student fails to
comprehension of the
technique due to the
amount of errors.
Students are unable to
think critically when
applying the theory and/or
technique. No Links
between scenarios and
real-life situations are
Student does not apply the
theory properly. Little to
none of the necessary
tools/supplies are utilized.
Topic #1:
Topic #2:
Topic #3:
Topic #4:
Topic #5:
Exam Total:
At any time during this course the instructor reserves the
right to alter or change any item contained in this syllabus.
That includes: grading rubric, grading scale, and tentative
course outline.
This Official Statement of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association provides support and
guidance to school administrators and athletic trainers in the education and supervision of high
school students enrolled in sports medicine courses or participating in high school athletic training
programs. The goal of this statement is to continue to foster a positive, safe learning environment
where students benefit from the instruction of qualified health care professionals.
Official Statement
The NATA recognizes that allowing high school students the opportunity to observe the daily
professional duties and responsibilities of an athletic trainer can be a valuable educational
experience. This unique experience may expose students to the foundations of various health
related careers as well as provide them with important life skills. Regardless of practice setting, it is
understood that all athletic trainers must comply with their state practice act, BOC Standards of
Practice when certified, and Code of Ethics when a member of NATA. These legal and ethical
parameters apply when incorporating student aides outside of the classroom and within the
activities of athletic programs.
Student aides must be under the direct visual supervision of a licensed/certified athletic trainer
when assisting with any athletic training services. Coaches and school administrators must not
allow or expect student aides to act independently with regards to the evaluation, assessment,
treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Additionally, it is paramount that student aides not be
expected, asked or permitted to make “return to play” decisions. Specifically, student aides must
not engage in the following activities:
(1) Interpreting referrals from other healthcare providers
(2) Performing evaluations
(3) Making decisions about treatments, procedures or activities
(4) Planning patient care
(5) Independently providing athletic training services during team travel.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Student Athletic Trainer Contract
Being a Student Athletic Trainer is a privilege, not a right. If I am found to have broken this contract at any
time by the certified athletic trainer, disciplinary actions may be taken. The final say in this matter is at the
discretion of the certified athletic trainer.
I will conduct myself in an honorable fashion both while working and while in class.
I will not be late to class. I will not have any late or missing assignments.
I will check the Daily Duties board and begin to complete my task when class begins.
I will bring my proficiency notebook to each class.
I will check the schedule every week and be on time and ready to work when my shift begins.
I will submit my assignments in the proper manner
I will notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance when requesting a schedule change.
I will ensure my shift is covered by another athletic training student in the event I cannot work.
I will dress professionally and appropriately and follow the Diamond Bar dress code
My cell phone will remain on me at all times in case of an emergency. I will handle personal
conversations on my own time and not while working in the athletic training room.
I will not discuss what happens to an athlete outside of the athletic training room at any time.
Information such as injury diagnosis, treatment, and clearance are strictly prohibited from being
discussed with anyone other than the Certified Athletic Trainer or the athlete’s Head Coach.
I will not act independently when making treatment, rehabilitation, or taping decisions. All decisions
will be cleared by the Certified Athletic Trainer before being performed.
I understand that by being in the athletic training room or by being on the sidelines of an athletic event or practice,
I increase my risk of being injured through the natural course of play, or through an errant travel of a ball
associated with the sport I may be covering. I also understand that I increase my risk of coming into contact with
blood or bodily fluids that can carry diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis. I can expect to be provided with and
properly instructed in the use of barriers and procedures to minimize the risks of exposure; however, the risk still
Student Signature
Parent/Guardian Signature