Physical Therapist Assistant
CASC offers the degree of Associate of Science, Allied Health with Sports Medicine option. The degree option is designed for those students who wish to pursue a degree in one of the many careers that have involvement in sports medicine.
In addition to taking regular coursework, the students in the sports medicine curriculum take specialized courses designed to instruct them in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injuries to CASC’s student-athletes. Courses include athletic taping instruction, injury assessment and treatment, anatomy, and kinesiology.
Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or certified athletic trainer, the sports medicine student will attend selected practices and games for CASC athletic programs and a local high school football team for the purpose of gaining direct hands-on experience with the care, prevention, and treatment of athletic injuries.
Some of what you'll learn...
HPER 2103 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
The recognition, cause, prevention and treatment of athletic injuries are
examined, including a concentrated component dealing with prescribed rehabilitation and therapy, taping methods, protective equipment, equip- ping the training room, conditioning the athlete, and the athlete’s diet. This course also addresses the psychological aspects of athletic injuries.
PHTA 2363 Kinesiology
A study of anatomical structures and movement as related to physical therapy procedures, this course covers the basic principles of the relationship between joint mo- tion and mechanical action and application of principles with em- phasis on the analysis and biomechanics of all human motion.
AHS 2113 Preventative Tech in Athletic Training
Preventative Tech in Athletic Training is to give instruction toward the principles and practices of athletic training. It is designed to give the student athletic trainer experience in athletic injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. The Student athletic trainer will attend team practices and games, home and away. The student will also be introduced the basic principles of Kinesiology and biomechanics of human motion, goniometric measurement and manual muscle testing skills.
HPER 2213 Standard First Aid
Topics and techniques taught include immediate and temporary treat- ment for accidental injuries and sudden illness, with special emphasis placed on personal safety and prevention of illness and accidents.