Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Rehab & Conditioning of Athletes (3 cr)
A585 | 6523 | Surburg


PREREQUISITES:
Undergraduate Kinesiology course

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to the scientific background necessary for understanding,
planning and conducting conditioning and rehabilitation for athletes,
procedures, methods and factors for developing such programs are emphasized.

The primary focus will deal with the application of biomechanics to the
rehabilitation process and the contribution of research studies to the
rehabilitation process.

COURSE OUTLINE:
I.  Review of Basic Concepts

A.  Muscular and Neurological Considerations
1.  Structure
2.  Roles
B.  Rehabilitation Strategies
1.  Sequential progressions
2.  Types of approaches

II. Biomechanical Aspects of Conditioning and Rehabilitation

A.  Composition and Resolution of Forces

B.  Static Equilibrium

C.  Application of Statistics

D.  Friction

E.  Dynamics
1.  Time
2.  Kinematics
3.  Kinetics

III. Rehabilitation and Conditioning of Major Joint Areas

A.  Shoulder
1.  Current research pertaining to this joint
2.  Selected conditions
3.  Therapeutic exercise regimens

B.  Elbow

C.  Wrist and Hand

D.  Hip

E.  Knee

F.  Ankle

G.  Spine and Pelvic Region

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK - None

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING:

1.  Two major tests will be given to determine your success in acquiring the

knowledge and concepts of this course.  The first test will cover
Units I and II.

The second test will be given during final week and will be exclusively
on Unit
III

2.  Five abstracts on topics related to major anatomical areas (15%).

3.  Class participation (5%)

4.  A research paper on some types of rehabilitation problem.  This paper

should cover the following topics and these topics should serve as the

table of contents of the paper (20%).