- Discuss the underlying causes of muscle fatigue
- Discuss central nervous system involvement in muscle fatigue
- Identify the predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors of muscle damage and overuse
- List the classification of muscle strain
- Describe the healing of muscle cells and fibers
- Define exercise training and identify the goal of exercise training for athletes
- Define and explain the goals of periodization
- Define and differentiate between overreaching and the overtraining syndrome (OTS). Be able to suggest techniques to prevent OTS.
- Define detraining, and describe the consequences of detraining on the metabolic, cardio respiratory and neuromuscular system
- Identify the phases of throwing and describe the muscle activity during these phases
- Describe the appropriate management of injuries to the overhead-throwing athlete.
- Define the hip and trunk CORE and evaluate the muscles and structure
- Evaluate the CORE dysfunction
- Identify interdependency, linkage, and function between proximal and distal joints in the lower extremity
- Describe abnormal mechanics from the core down the kinetic chain
- Identify features of gait and functional assessment
- Describe the foot orthotic strategies in the treatment of abnormal foot mechanics and common pain patterns
- Identify the key clinical tests used for evaluation of the rotator cuff, labrum, and scapula
- Summarize the cluster of underlying CORE impairments commonly found with athletes
- Estimate daily total energy needs
- Identify the appropriate nutrient for consumption, before, during, and after exercise
- Describe how to evaluate the optimal body weight and composition for an athlete
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.