SPHE250 Sports First Aid and Safety (3 semester hours)

Sports First Aid is the recognition and emergency treatment of sports injuries sustained during participation in a sporting event. Students will learn basic first aid principles in order to provide emergency care to injured athletes. Students will develop a basic knowledge of common sports injuries to be able to administer appropriate sports first aid. This course introduces the role of the coach as well as other medical professionals who provide first aid to athletes. Focus will be placed on techniques and concepts used to treat these sports injuries. Students taking this course will become a competent first aid responder for basic athletic injuries.