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IS THE SPORTS MEDICINE MINOR FOR ME?

The sports medicine minor at CWRU is a comprehensive program that includes didactic and clinical coursework designed to expose students to a broad base of fundamentals in sports medicine. While open to any student at CWRU, this minor is ideal for those pursuing majors in the health care, education or coaching realms. It will provide them with indispensable knowledge in the areas of general medical conditions, sports nutrition, pharmacology, injury evaluation, emergency care and more! Students will also grasp the foundations of musculoskeletal injuries, the care and prevention of athletic injuries, therapeutic rehabilitation techniques and modalities application.

 

ADVANTAGES OF THE SPORTS MEDICINE MINOR

Are you looking for a way to gain experience for physical therapy or medical school applications? Maybe you want to enter a master’s program for athletic training after your time at CWRU? Perhaps the greatest aspect of the sports medicine minor is the clinical and field experiences you will complete throughout the program. All clinical and field experiences are built into the academic classes and provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge they attain in the classroom to real-life situations. Students will work closely with CWRU Athletic Trainers, team physicians, and other health care professionals in courses and clinical/field experiences. Students will also be afforded the opportunity to work in the exciting setting of varsity athletics here at CWRU and be provided the opportunity for travel with varsity athletic teams!

 

SPORTS MEDICINE MINOR COURSES

In order to maintain enrollment in the sports medicine minor, students must maintain a “C” average in the courses below. Students will benefit from the small class sizes which leads to more individual attention, especially during laboratory experiences.

PHED 332 Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 credits
PHED 334 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity 3 credits
PHED 339 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity 3 credits
PHED 341 Physiology of Exercise 3 credits
DANC 345 Kinesiology for Dance & Sports Performance 3 credits
PHED 350 Therapeutic Rehabilitation & Modalities 3 credits
  TOTAL CREDITS: 18 credits

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PHED 332. Introduction to Sports Medicine (offered in Fall or Spring)

This class provides a detailed introduction to the foundation of Sports Medicine. Students will understand the complexities of sports medicine and athletic training through classroom lecture, structured laboratory and clinical hours. Topics covered in this class include roles and responsibilities of the sports medicine team, injury pathology, injury prevention, evaluation and management of injury.

PHED 334. Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity (offered in Spring)

This class provides students with hands on experience that prepares them to perform orthopedic assessments within the field of athletic training. Students learn to take medical histories, palpate bony and soft structures, perform range of motion, neurological and circulatory tests. Students will learn to perform orthopedic tests of the upper extremities, head, cervical spine and abdomen. This class involves lectures, laboratory and clinical hours. Prereq: PHED 332.

PHED 339. Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity (offered in Fall)

This class provides students with hands on experience that prepares them to perform orthopedic assessments within the field of athletic training. Students learn to take medical histories, palpate bony and soft structures, perform range of motion, neurological and circulatory tests; and perform orthopedic special test of the lower extremities, pelvis, and lumbar spine. This class involves lectures, labs, and clinical hours. Prereq: PHED 332.

PHED 341. Physiology of Exercise (offered in Fall)

The classroom and laboratory experiences in this class are intended to provide an understanding of physiological adaptations of the human body to acute and chronic exercise. The classroom portion will focus mainly on the response and adaptation of bodily systems to exercise and the relationship of physiology to sport, health and exercise programs. The laboratory portion will focus on evaluation of the physiological response to exercise. Prereq: PHED 332.

DANC 345. Kinesiology for Dance and Sport Performance (offered in Fall)

This course is an introduction to the general principles of the science of human movement focusing on musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology, and mechanics specifically pertaining to dance and sport performance. Prereq: Dance Major or PHED 332.

PHED 350. Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities (offered in Spring)

Topics covered in this class include concepts and practices associated with the conditioning and reconditioning (rehabilitation) of athletic injuries. Principles and practical skills associated with therapeutic modalities used in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries are also covered. This class involves lectures, labs and clinical hours. Prereq: PHED 332.

 

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS

The clinical experience portion of the sports medicine minor serves as an extension of the classroom and laboratory experience. Throughout the semester students will complete clinical hours during which they will translate classroom and laboratory learning into hands on application.

Clinical experience involves working with certified athletic trainers and team physicians in providing medical coverage for athletic practices, competitions, and on-campus physician clinics. Students are expected to assist with the prevention, evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses.

Students will be required to either be First Aid and CPR certified upon entering the minor or obtain certification within their first semester of the minor. Bloodborne pathogen training will be provided for all students at the start of each academic year.

 

HOW DO I DECLARE FOR THE SPORTS MEDICINE MINOR?

It is strongly recommended that students declare the sports medicine minor by no later than the start of the Fall of their sophomore year and have enrolled in the Introduction to Sports Medicine course by that time. This will allow for the completion of all coursework and clinical requirements on time for graduation. The minor declaration form can be downloaded by clicking here. Please print it off, fill out the required information, and then send it to either Tom Monagan or Tianna Cobb for approval and signature (contact information below). You will then receive the form back and have to turn it in to the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are interested in the Sports Medicine Minor, or would like more information on the program, please feel free to contact either individual listed below:

Tom Monagan, M.S., ATC
Sports Medicine Minor Advisor
Head Athletic Trainer
tmm147@case.edu

Tianna Cobb, M.S, ATC
Sports Medicine Minor Advisor
Assistant Athletic Trainer
tac113@case.edu