Sports Medicine CPU


In the Sports Medicine CPU, students use a skinfold caliper which is used to measure the thickness of a fold of skin with its underlying layer of fat.The Sports Medicine CPU introduces students to a growing field in the health care industry that is creating many exciting job opportunities for properly trained personnel.  Sports medicine is a circle of care that begins on the playing field, advances to treatment, progresses to rehabilitation, and returns to the playing field.

Students use hands-on activities that introduce them to proper stretching techniques, athletic taping, on-the-spot treatment of athletic injuries, rehabilitation, nutrition, and much more.

Featured Careers

  • Athletic trainer
  • Fitness trainer
  • Physical therapist and assistant
  • Massage therapist

Skill Development

Health Science Skills

  • Students examine several careers in the field of sports medicine.Anatomy and physiology and the cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems
  • Kinesiology and biomechanics
  • Physical fitness assessment
  • Athletic taping and strapping procedures
  • Sport-specific injury diagnosis and rehabilitation techniques
  • Importance of nutrition
  • Testing the effects of drugs and other substances on athletic performance

Academic Skills

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics - algebra

What's Included

  • Applied Technologies Sports Medicine courseware CD
  • Sports medicine textbook
  • Stretching textbooks
  • Exercise textbook
  • Goniometer
  • Ankle exercise board
  • Exercise bands
  • Knee injury poster
  • Hip and knee poster
  • Skinfold caliper set
  • Portable taping stand
  • Exercise mat
  • Muscled shoulder model
  • Stopwatch
  • Daphnia magna and Daphnia magna culture kit
  • Microscope
  • Miscellaneous materials and consumables
  • Instructor's Overview
  • Media Cruiser

Ordering Information

Sports Medicine - HS1062
CPU Objectives