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    HES 271: Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

    Fall 2017 / Spring 2018



    Instructor:          Stacey Fentress

    Phone:               480-279-7425

    Office hours:       By Appointment

    Email:                stacey.fentress@husd.org  (best way to contact me)


    Course Information:

    Credit hours:              3



    Room:               240


    Midterm & Final Exam (Date & Time by Section):

     Section     Days & Time               Exam Day & Time





    Section      Days & Time               Exam Day & Time


    (Seniors)        (Undergrad) 35311      M-F 10:41 – 11:39       Wednesday May 23rd  8:50-10:20



    In Case of Emergency:

    Exit the classroom and proceed to the designated location for our classroom and wait for further instructions.  Please convene in the parking lot and wait to be counted. 



    Course Description:

    Prevention and care of athletic injuries, emphasizing use of modern training techniques and support materials.  Utilization of preventive taping, strapping, bandaging, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, massage, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, and practical application of muscle reconditioning.




    Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation For Success, Winterstein, 2nd ed. 

    Other course materials, such as Journal articles, current media, books, and websites will also be used in class.  Access to this information will be through Canvas or handed out in class.




      1. Written Examinations (14-30 pts. Each) ---------------------450 pts.
      2. Notebook / Portfolio (50 pts.) --------------------------------100 pts.
      3. Observation Hours (10-50 pts.)--------------------------------50 pts.
      4. Bi-Weekly Quizzes (10-10 pts.) ------------------------------100 pts.
      5. Practical Examinations (4-50 pts. Each) ---------------------200 pts.

                                                            Total:                 900  pts.

    Grading Scale:

    90-100%  =   A           70-79%   =   C           

    80-89%    =   B           60-69%   =   D


    Attendance & Participation:

    • You are expected to be in class daily

    • Exceeding four absences will result in a Withdraw from the class

    • Three late arrivals equals one absence


      Course Policies:


    ATTENDANCE: You are expected to come to each class prepared to participate.  Please inform me prior to your absence.  Attendance will be assessed by collecting assignments, taking roll, and/or sign-in lists.  Falsifying the presence of another student is academic dishonesty and is subject to dismissal from the course with a failing grade and referral to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for disciplinary action.


    CHANGES TO THE COURSE SCHEDULE: The course schedule is provisional and subject to change.  All changes will be announced in class and posted on my webpage.  You are responsible for keeping informed of changes, dates, and locations, etc.



    Weekly Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class.  Quizzes missed due to unexcused absences are not able to be made up.


    Classroom expectations:

    • Have a positive, supportive attitude in class

    • Arrive on time

    • Stay awake

    • Use Canvas

    • No Eating or Drinking in Class (water only)

    • Do not use your phone in the classroom

    • If you need to use your phone let me know ahead of time & leave the classroom to use your phone or you will be asked to leave.

    • If you are going to be absent let me know so we can arrange for you to make up the work.

    • No headphones or earbuds

    • If you struggle with the material or have an issue that impacts your performance in this class please talk to me ASAP.

    • Be respectful of classmates and their views

    • Try to learn something meaningful

    • Participate every day


      Official MCCCD Course Competencies:


    1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the joints of the body most likely to be injured in sports activities. (I)


    1. Describe signs and symptoms of common athletic injuries. (I)


    1. Wrap or tape the joints correctly for preventative purposes. (II)


    1. Stabilize an injured part and perform simple reconditioning techniques, using massage, cryo-therapy, and hydro-therapy. (II)


    1. Perform simple analysis of an injury, identify it nature, and determine appropriate treatment. (III)


    1. Describe the historical and philosophical background of the athletic trainer’s role and purpose within the sports medicine team.(IV)
    2. Describe the contemporary issues in sports medicine, such as environmental illnesses, nutrition, strength and conditioning, protective equipment, and special populations. (V)


    1. Describe legal complications to an athletic train’s work. (VI)



    Official MCCCD Course Outline:

    1. Body Joint Structure

      1. Anatomy

      2. Physiology

      3. Specific related injuries

    2. Treatment of Injuries

      1. Taping

      2. Stabilization

      3. Reconditioning

    3. Analysis of Injuries

      1. Evaluation

      2. Treatment

    4. Athletic Trainer’s Profession

      1. Historical background

      2. Philosophical background

      3. Current job opportunities

    5. Contemporary Issues in Sports Medicine

      1. Environmental illnesses

        1. Heat illness

        2. Cold illness

        3. Altitude illness

        4. Lightening

      2. Nutrition

        1. Nutrition and athletic performance

        2. Pre-competition nutrition

      3. Basic strength and conditioning principles for injury prevention

      4. Protective equipment

      5. Special populations

        1. Women in athletics

        2. Diabetic athletes

      6. Legal Implications for the Athletic Trainer

        1. Emergency action plans

        2. Pre-participation physical examinations

        3. Insurance

        4. Documentation



    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: All assignments are to be your own original work.  Anything used from other sources are to be appropriately cited.  Copying the work of another student during or outside of class time from the current semester or from previous semesters is considered academic dishonesty and will be treated as such with dismissal from the course and referral to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


    STUDENT CONDUCT: All students are expected to be courteous and respectful of each and every member of the classroom environment.  All students are expected to come to class prepared to participate.  Cell phone use is prohibited during class time.  Please turn your phone OFF before entering class.  If you are in a situation that requires you to be contacted during class time please inform the professor prior to the beginning of class and use the vibrate mode for your phone and discreetly leave the class to take your call.  Any unauthorized use of your cell phone during class time will result in you being dismissed for the day and forfeiture of any and all points awarded for that class period.


    CGCC Regulations

    Statement Regarding Outcomes and Assessment

    The faculty and programs at CGCC are dedicated to effective teaching and successful learning with emphasis in the following areas: communication, critical thinking, literacy, and personal development.


    Periodically, students will participate in formal and informal assessment activities that will help faculty improve programs and teaching strategies. These activities are designed to facilitate student growth in whatever combination of the above outcomes applies to a course.


    Statement Regarding Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities are required to register for services in the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) office in the Student Center at the beginning of the semester. Do not wait to visit the DRS office if you want support with any CGCC classes. The DRS office will meet with you to determine accommodations based on appropriate documentation. Therefore, faculty members are not authorized to provide or approve any accommodations for students in this class without

    written instructions from the DRS office. This must be on file before any accommodation will be provided. You can contact the DRS office at (480) 857-5188.


    Information on Learning Center

    Pecos Campus:

    The CGCC Learning Center's mission is to support students' academic learning by providing free tutoring and resources to reinforce and supplement classroom instruction and to assist CGCC students to achieve academic success. Free tutoring services are available for many CGCC courses. The Learning Center is located on the second floor of the Library, rooms L227, L228, and L229. The Learning Center also provides instructional support resources in the form of videotapes, software, and print materials. For a schedule of tutoring hours, additional information or assistance contact the Learning Center at (480) 732-7231, or visit our website at http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/lc .


    Williams Campus:

    The Learning Center's mission is to support students' academic learning by providing free tutoring and resources to reinforce and supplement classroom instruction and to assist CGCC students to achieve academic success.  At the Williams Campus, tutoring takes place at the ASU Polytechnic Student Success Center located on the lower level of the Academic Center Building.  Limited tutoring is also available in the General Studies Building (GSB) and the Science Lab Building (SLB).  We will be expanding to a new location in Engel Hall during the spring 2009 semester.  All Learning Center services are free to students currently enrolled at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Services include writing assistance, math and science tutoring, some subject area tutoring, study space for individuals and groups, computers for research and writing, and more.  Students needing additional information or assistance should contact the CGCC Learning Center at 480-732-7231 or ASUP/Williams Campus Student Success Center at 480-727-1452 or visit their website at  http://studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic.


    Statement Concerning Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is defined as presenting the work of another as one’s own. More than four consecutive words from a source other than the writer constitute plagiarism when the source is not clearly identified in appropriate documentation format.


    From the CGCC Student Handbook:

    “Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.”