• State College High School



    INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer L. Reed, DPT, ATC, Cert. MDT, ACSM CPT

    E-MAIL ADDRESS:  jlr42@scasd.org

    PHONE: 814-272-8744



    Prentice, William E.  (2010). Essentials of Athletic Injury Management.  (8th Edition). McGraw Hill. New York, NY.


    Perrin, David H. (2005).  Athletic Taping and Bracing. (2nd /3rd Edition). Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL. 

    You will need to purchase a sketchbook for this class


    Scoodle and Google docs will be used to post powerpoint notes, homework, assignments, fact sheets, and other miscellaneous course items. 

    Additionally, videos and teaching material from YouTube and other sources may be used.   Please understand that healthcare footage/images may be considered graphic by some individuals-this is the nature of medicine and part of this course.

    WEBSITE FOR NATA: http://www.nata.org/  (student section available)


    1.  Understand the roles of the members of a sports medicine team.

    2.  Gain knowledge of basic emergency procedures in sports.

    3. Understand and apply rationale for basic principles of taping and wrapping procedures.

    4.  Understand and apply static and dynamic anatomy (kinesiology) to healthy and injured anatomy.

    5.  Appreciate a basic understanding of legal concepts, liability and as applied to Sports Medicine

    6.  Understand general medical issues that are common in Sports Medicine.

    7.  Explain the role of nutrition in Sports Medicine.

    8.  Understand the basic components of injury rehabilitation and postoperative care

    9.  Understand and apply the concept of tissue response to injury and tissue healing time frames for a variety of body tissues

    10.  Appreciate the biomechanics of common mechanisms of injuries

    11.  Appreciate common signs and symptoms of injury and illness as they relate to the athletic population

    12.  Appreciate the concept of Evidence-Based Health Care

    13.  Successful formal HIPAA training and test completion

    14.  Participate in authentic learning experience/environments through lab and observational opportunities.

    COURSE EVALUATION: Exams/Quizzes 25%

    Completion of Taping /Proficiency Log 20%

    Homework/Projects/Presentations 25%

    Internship/ATR Hours 20%

    Meaningful Participation/Notetaking 10%

    Midterm/Final (discretion of instructor, 10% of grade if have one)


    A+ = 98-100%

    A = 92-97%

    A- = 90-91%

    B+ = 88-89%

    B = 82-87

    B- = 80-81%

    C+ = 78-79%

    C = 72-77%

    C- = 70-71%

    D+ = 68-69%

    D = 62-67%

    D- = 60-61%

    COURSE TOPICS (order may vary)


    Assigned Chapter Readings

    Sports Medicine Team

    Legal & Liability Issues (HIPAA/FERPA)

    Concussion Training Course

    Principle of Taping & Wrapping

    Prentice Ch. 1, 2 , 3, 10

    Perrin Ch. 1

    A & P

    General Medical Conditions

    Ch 23

    Injury Recognition & Prevention

    Protective Equipment

    Wound Care /PPE

    Prentice Ch. 4, 6, 8, 13

    Foot & Ankle

    Prentice Ch.  14, 15

    Perrin Ch. 2


    Prentice Ch. 16

    Perrin Ch. 3


    Prentice Ch.  17

    Perrin Ch. 4


    Prentice Ch. 18

    Perrin Ch. 5

    Elbow, Wrist & Hand

    Prentice Ch. 19

    Perrin Ch. 6, 7


    Prentice Ch. 22, 20, 21


    Basics of Rehabilitation

    Prentice Ch. 11

    Substance Abuse

    Prentice Ch 24

    Special Concerns for the Youth Athlete

    Prentice Ch. 25

    Environmental Conditions

    Prentice Ch. 9

    The Psychology of Injury

    Prentice Ch 12


    1.   MISSED ASSIGNMENTS/EXAMS etc.   Prior permission must be granted by the instructor if an exam/quiz/assignment cannot be taken/turned in on the designated date.  Any exam or quiz missed without prior permission (not the same as notification) or excused absence cannot be made up and will count as a "0".  Late assignments without an excused absence or prior arrangements will be assessed a 50% penalty and must be turned in at the next attended class meeting.  After 2-missed turn in opportunities, the assignment receives an automatic “0”.  **It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to make arrangements with the instructor within 2 days of return to school for all makeup work.  Assignments/exams, etc must be made up in the time frame of the instructor’s discretion.**

    2. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest, and responsible manner and is a basic guiding principle for all academic work.  Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarizing, fabrication of information or citations, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the academic work of other students.

    **Instances of academic dishonesty will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may result in disciplinary actions, ranging from a failed grade for that instance to failure of the course.

    3.  BEHAVIOR:  Failure to respect the following may result in item confiscation or disciplinary action.   Any material for missed class time as a result of an infraction that day will be the student’s responsibility to obtain.

    • Cell phones and digital media, etc. will be turned off and stored off the desk and student’s body (you may NOT wear headphones on any part of your body in class) unless designated as being used for in class purposes as approved by the instructor.

    • Be on time for class.

    • Assigned readings and sleep should be done prior to class, not in it.

    • Any presentations are expected to be professional in attire & delivery.

    • Respect all lab equipment & handle it with care

    • Do not remove equipment from the classroom without permission

    Please note that exams & homework will be announced.  Quizzes may be UNANNOUNCED.

    ~The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus in content & policy.

Last Modified on November 3, 2015