Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
2 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course will provide a knowledge and understanding of the prevention and care and athletic injuries and medical safety problems relating to physical activity. In addition, students will be required to complete a taping assessment that involves taping areas of the body that are susceptible to injury. The taping portion must be completed in front of a certified athletic trainer.  This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course Outcomes

  • Understanding of the professionals involved with Sports Medicine and the role of each profession
  • Proper athletic conditioning techniques and nutritional needs of athletes
  • How to react to an emergency situation in an athletic environment
  • Types of protective sports equipment
  • How to recognize and assess/evaluate various injuries
  • Understanding the various mechanisms of injury and the type of injury each mechanism will cause
  • How to provide immediate care for injury
  • Proper taping techniques for injured athletes
  • When to refer an injury to a health professional
  • Proper documentation of injuries
  • Recognizing environmental factors that may predispose one to injury
  • How to handle the psychological needs of an injured athlete
  • How to handle situations where blood is present
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy as it relates to specific athletic injury


  • 15 Assignments
  • 15 Assessments

Instructor: Samantha Schuknecht