SMAT 101 Foundations of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides an introduction to sports medicine and rehabilitation sciences. Students will be introduced to the roles of various disciplines within sports medicine and rehabilitation sciences as well as other allied health professions. The course examines the competencies and proficiencies, education requirements, certification requirements, continuing education requirements, and interpersonal skills important to uphold the standards of practice of the various health professions. Coreq.- ENGL101. Offered fall semester only.
SMAT 202 Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is an introduction to the analysis of human movement based on anatomical and mechanical principles. Emphasis is placed on the anatomy and physiology of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and their interaction in human movement and athletic performance. Restricted to Sports Medicine and Massage Therapy majors.
SMAT 230 Prevention and Management of Injury and Illness (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides an introduction to the prevention, evaluation, and treatments of injury and illness. Emphasis is placed on learning musculoskeletal anatomy and recognizing common signs and symptoms of injuries, illnesses, and disorders commonly seen in the physically active population. Restricted to Sports Medicine majors. Prereq.- SMAT 101; Pre- or Coreq. - BIOS 204; Coreq.- SMAT 235. Offered spring semester only.
SMAT 235 Basic Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences Techniques (Cr1) (0:2)
This course focuses on the application of psychomotor competencies and clinical proficiencies essential to becoming a sports medicine or rehabilitation sciences professional. As an introductory course, content emphasizes developing skills in injury prevention, injury and illness assessment, and using appropriate terminology and medical documentation to record injury and illness. Restricted to Sports Medicine majors. Prereq.- SMAT 101; Pre- or Coreq. - BIOS 204; Coreq.- SMAT 230. Offered spring semester only.
SMAT 245G Acute Care of Illness and Injury (Cr3)(3:1)
Students will focus on acute management skills of common injuries and illnesses that active individuals commonly incur. This comprehensive course prepares students to evaluate and stabilize an athlete in a variety of emergency situations. Students will acquire the skills necessary to respond to the following emergencies: catastrophic injury to the head and neck, cessation of breathing and circulation, shock, concussion, general medical emergencies, heat and cold illnesses, internal injuries, and other life threatening or serious injury. Course includes certification on first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer and AED use. Restricted to Sport Medicine/Athletic Training students. Prereq. - ENGL101 and SMAT230. Core: WI. Offered spring semester only.
SMAT 260 Exercise Physiology and Exercise Prescription (Cr3) (3:0)
This course will provide an introduction into concepts of exercise physiology. Students will develop an understanding of the acute physiological and chronic adaptations of the body to exercise. Neuromuscular, metabolic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and respiratory system will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on exercise testing and exercise prescription to prepare students to sit for nationally recognized personal training and health fitness instructor exams. Restricted to Sports Medicine majors. Prereqs.- BIOS 254. Offered spring semester only.
SMAT 280 Measurement and Evaluation of the Lower Extremity (Cr3) (2:2)
This course provides an in-depth examination of the evaluation of common injuries sustained by active individuals in the lower extremity. Students will gain practical knowledge and skills in orthopedic evaluation of the foot, ankle, shin, knee, thigh and hip areas. All components of a complete and thorough evaluation will be covered including but not limited to: injury history, observation, range of motion, muscle testing and special tests. Emphasis will be placed on the critical thinking and problem solving skills associated with the evaluation process. Restricted to Sports Medicine/Athletic Training students. Prereq. - SMAT230. Offered summer only.
SMAT 285 Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical Experience Laboratory (Cr2) (2:0)
This course will enhance the clinical skills of students through hands on laboratory instruction and an observational field experience. Students will develop knowledge and skills associated with therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, taping and bracing, wound management, injury/illness evaluation, and protective equipment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of psychomotor proficiencies required by Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Science professionals learned in previous coursework. Restricted to Sport Medicine Majors. Prereq. - SMAT230. Offered fall semester only.