Lexington High School Course Syllabus Intro to Athletic Training
Period: 8 Instructor: Mr. Bretschneider Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook The Practical Guide to Athletic Training, Ted Eaves, 2010
Course Description This class will introduce students to the role of the athletic trainer and prepare students with the basic knowledge needed to participate in the Student Athletic Training Program, which is also an extra curricular commitment. Students will learn first aid and CPR, taping techniques, medical terminology, and common injuries in relation to human anatomy. Students will also have the opportunity to meet local medical professionals and discover other medical professions available to them when they enter their collegiate career. This class is only available to students planning to participate in the Student Athletic Training Program.
Goals/Objectives This class seeks to educate students to:
Develop an understanding of the profession/practice of Athletic Training.
Develop an understanding of the daily Athletic Training Room duties as well as game preparation duties.
Become aware of various environmental conditions, nutrition & hydration and how it can affect athletes ability to perform at their best.
Learn basic injury anatomy & movements.
Develop and use an Athletic Training terminology/vocabulary.
Learn types/common injuries that occur in athletics.
Develop an understanding of modality use and demonstrate proper use of each modality.
Learn/demonstrate proper use of protective taping.
Grading Policy Grading will consist of daily work/homework, quizzes/exams, projects/paragraph writing, participation & lab work. Required Task Percentage of Grade
Daily Work/Homework 10%
Lab Work 15%
Grading Explanations Participation Points
Training Room Hours – Students will be required to work 1 morning every other week during the semester during 2nd period. You are expected to act professionally during your time in the athletic training room as well as be attentive and active during your scheduled work time.
Event Coverage – Each student will be required to work 3 events during the semester. Games will be selected at the beginning of the semester. Professional attire and professional conduct is mandatory at all events (SAT T-shirt, Khaki’s).
Assignments – All assignments will be finished and must meet the standard set. Assignments that do not meet the standard will be returned and students will be asked to continue to complete the assignment until it meets the standard.
Extra Credit – Students who chose to work more than the 3 mandatory events per semester will receive 1 point each time they work an additional event.
Class Room Rules/Expectations *Bring your computer, paper, writing materials (pencil/pen), and homework assignments to class each day. *Treat everyone (classmates, yourself & teacher) in the classroom with respect. No profanity will be tolerated. *Cheating will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating, you will receive a zero for that assignment.
Athletic Training Room/Event Coverage Rules *Perform the tasks you are asked to complete to the best of your ability. Be attentive and be on time to your events. *Treat all athletes with respect. *Act professional - No horseplay with other students/athletes. Remember, this is for a grade!