• Required Textbook:
    Flegel, M. (2008). Sport first aid (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    Sports First-Aid is a coach’s guide to preventing, responding and managing sports injuries. Being a successful coach requires knowing more than just the X’s and O’s of the sport – but also fulfilling the role of a “first responder” for their athletes.

  • Required Textbook:
    Clover, J. (2007). Sports medicine essentials: Core concepts in athletic training & fitness instruction. (2nd. ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson/Delmar Learning. Purchase Online

    An overview of the sports medicine profession designed to educate athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and sport coaches on how to assess and manage sports injuries.

  • Required Textbook:
    Starkey, C. & Ryan, J. L. (2002). Evaluation of orthopedic and athletic injuries. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to enhance the student's assessment techniques in the evaluation of athletic injuries and illnesses. This course considers the connection between structure and function, with anatomy being the structure upon which biomechanical and physiological function is based. Particular emphasis is placed upon the development of a sound systematic and methodical evaluation technique to assess abnormal biomechanics (pathomechanics) and abnormal physiology (pathology). Such a technique is critical for making decisions on how to best manage and rehabilitate the injured or ill athlete.

  • Required Textbook:
    Ray, R. (2005). Management strategies in athletic training. (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    The study of the basic concepts, theories, and organization of management as applied to the field of sports medicine. Topics emphasized include organizational structure and function, program development and administration, human resource management, financial management, inventory control, information management, insurance issues, and legal considerations in sports medicine.

  • Required Textbook:
    Carr, G. (2010). Sport mechanics for coaches (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Ohttp://www.moodle.org/0.1940945158712566nline

    The course is designed for sport coaches to study human movement as it relates to sport activities. Coaching techniques and methodology are addresses to learn how to analyze skills and improve sport performance.

  • Required Textbook:
    Williams, M.H. (2012). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online
    This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as it relates to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. In addition, the course covers the physiological aspects of how nutrition affects the body in terms of overall optimal health.