- Recognize the complexity of the biology and biomechanics of ligaments and tendons.
- Use an understanding of the biology of biomechanics of ligaments and tendons in treatment after injury and rehabilitation.
- Identify the characteristics of muscle tissue that make movement possible.
- Differentiate muscle fiber types on the basis of contractile and metabolic properties.
- Discuss the ramifications of fiber type distribution on the likelihood of success in a given athletic event.
- Describe the nerve supply to muscle.
- List the major variables that are typically measured to describe the anaerobic response to exercise.
- Differentiate between dynamic and static flexibility.
- Differentiate among the terms anaerobic threshold, ventilatory threshold, and lactate threshold.
- Explain the fate of lactate during exercise and recovery.
- Describe cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy and physiology, as well as describe physiological processes of aerobic metabolism.
- Design an appropriate age-, sex-, and task specific training program to enhance cardio respiratory function.
- List the major contributors to improving muscle strength.
- Explain the difference between strength, power, and endurance.
- Describe the differences among eccentric, concentric, and isometric exercises.
- Understand the physiology of plyometric exercises.
- Understand how to progress an athlete in work, intensity, and volume.
- Describe the components of the sesorimotor system.
- Identify techniques used for assessment of neuromuscular function.
- Understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation following injury.
- Identify how to use stretching, pumping, or neuromuscular techniques.
BOC: 4.5 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-4 & 13-16 of the book “Sports Specific Rehabilitation” by Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS. 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.