- Understand concepts in physiology and pathophysiology of musculoskeletal tissues.
- Identify basic concepts of biomechanics and how they apply to athletes and the injury process.
- Understanding specific graft tissue when it is applied to injury and the surgical process.
- Identify specific implants and suturing for certain surgical procedures.
- Understand concepts behind the clinical application of platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy.
- Identify common medications that athletes use for treatment of pain and injury, and or advantage in sport.
- Understand exercise physiology principles and the response of muscle tissue and hormones on the working athlete.
- Understand concepts in human motion analysis in relation to hip and lower extremity joint kinematics.
- Differentiate between specific diagnostic imaging used for orthopaedic evaluation.
- Understand principles and processes with arthroscopic surgery procedures and complications that may be involved in the processes.
- Identify common sport specific injuries for contact and non‐contact sports.
- Identify specific fractures related to sports injury and understand the return to activity process following fractures.
BOC: 7.5 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-13 of the book Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 4th Ed. by Mark D. Miller and Stephen R. Thompson. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
Cancellation/refund available up to 30 days after purchase. For further information visit our How Courses Work page.
This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.