2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 258 Care and Prevention of Injuries (3 credits)



Course Description
A course designed to familiarize the health and fitness professional with guidelines and recommendations for preventing injuries, recognizing injuries, and learning how to safely manage specific injuries and emergency situations.  

Student Outcomes
1. Explain the various roles and responsibilities as they relate to specific areas of specialization in sports medicine.
2. Describe the efficacy of proper programming for injury prevention, to include conditioning, strengthening, flexibility and core conditioning.
3. Protect oneself legally and physically, to include an exposure plan, documentation, liability insurance, scope of practice, operating procedures, and confidentiality.
4. Describe the process of healing, inflammation and tissue repair, drawing upon the basic anatomy and kinesiology for common sports and fitness related injuries.
5. Describe the emergency action plan, principles of on-site injury assessment, primary assessment and a secondary assessment.
6. Define and describe the potential dangers of hyperthermia and hypothermia, high altitude, and specific safety issues related to weather conditions.
7. Demonstrate basic skills of injury rehabilitation management of injuries and conditions to include development of goals and selection of exercise modalities for therapeutic exercise and taping.
8. Demonstrate the standardized assessment of concussions and head injuries and discuss the key provisions of the Zachary Lystedt Law.



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