Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training & Fitness Instruction / Edition 2

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Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training, Second Edition introduces students to potential careers in the Sports Medicine field, from Fitness Instructor to Athletic Trainer. This comprehensive text surveys a broad scope of knowledge related to the Sports Medicine field, encompassing fitness assessment, conditioning, emergency preparedness, injury management, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, ethical and legal considerations and much more. To help introduce students to an array of exciting careers, it features enrichment activities that include researching the cost of sports medicine supplies, demonstrate taping techniques, and the forming of a safety committee to devise a plan to minimize risk to a team, athletes or clients. This complete resource is a fantastic introduction for any program.
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Reviewer: Scott Morrison, B.S., M.Ed.(Pennsylvania State Univ Coll of Health & Human Development)
Description: This is an update of an introductory text for high school or college students interested in athletic training with 25 comprehensive and easy to follow chapters. The first edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The author's stated purpose is to "provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to establish a career path in sports medicine, in roles such as athletic trainer, physical therapist, personal trainer or medical salesperson." The author is very effective at addressing these objectives, by discussing each of the various components of athletic training in the 25 chapters. Other books have focused on similar objectives, yet the author of this book acknowledges in greater detail crossover areas to personal training and sales.
Audience: The author intends this book for high school students interested in developing a foundation to pursue a career in athletic training as well as college students as a text for introductory coursework. However, it is more appropriate for high school students because it may be too basic in scope to address the needs of collegiate athletic training programs. The author has valuable experience meeting the needs of both student groups with his 20 years of experience in educating and mentoring athletic training students.
Features: The book follows a logical progression that allows the reader to become familiar with the field of athletic training by introducing more difficult topics as the student progresses through the chapters. Nine chapters cover injury prevention, assessment, and evaluation, five chapters relate to management in athletic training, five chapters cover strength and conditioning, three chapters detail emergency situations, and finally three chapters cover therapeutic exercise. At the end of each chapter are a summary and student enrichment activities to reinforce the key points of each chapter. Ample illustrations and color pictures help students who are visual learners. One omission that stood out was the lack of discussion on the inflammatory response to tissue injury. The book provides a rudimentary explanation of the various tissues found in the body, a perfect introduction to explain the basics of the process of inflammation.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for high school students interested in exploring athletic training as a career. Compared to other books such as Fundamentals of Athletic Training, 2nd edition, Cartwright and Pitney (Human Kinetics, 2005), this book covers the field in greater breadth and depth. The second edition was necessary to reflect changes and developments in education and to update the chapters to reflect the latest techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401861858
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,423,587
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Clover is an Adjunct Professor at California State University, San Bernardino and Retired teacher at Riverside County of Education Career Technical Program for 20 years. Coordinator Riverside Medical Clinic's Sports Clinic and SPORT Foundation, Mr. Clover coordinates sports medicine services for 40 schools in Southern California. He invented the Trainer's Angel (a cutting tool to remove football helmets in emergencies) and received the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2004. In addition to a holding a Master's Degree in Education, he is an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapy Assistant, and NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Athletic Training Chapter 3: Fitness Instruction Chapter 4: Basic Nutrition and Weight Management Chapter 5: Infection Control Chapter 6: Vital Signs Assessment Chapter 7: First Aid Kits Chapter 8: Emergency Preparedness and Assessment Chapter 9: Basic Life Support Chapter 10: Injuries to the Tissues Chapter 11: Injuries to the Head and Spine Chapter 12: Injuries to the Shoulder and Upper Extremities Chapter 13: Injuries to the Chest and Abdomen Chapter 14: Injuries to the Pelvis and Lower Extremities Chapter 15: Environmental and Medical Conditions Chapter 16: Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing Chapter 17: Return to Play Chapter 18: Physical Fitness Assessment Chapter 19: Strengthening and Conditioning Chapter 20: Developing an Individual Training Program Chapter 21: Therapeutic Modalities Chapter 22: Rehabilitation Chapter 23: Ethical and Legal Considerations Chapter 24: The Selling Point: Promoting Fitness Products Chapter 25: Professional Planning
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