Spring 2022 - BPK 241 D100

Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Class Number: 7037

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 142.



Includes delineation of the role of the sports therapist and will study the structural and functional characteristics of the body with regard to the prevention of injury in sport. A first aid approach to athletic injuries will be developed with practical experience in routine treatments.


Course runs for 13 weeks.  One 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour lab per week.

The following is a rough guide to the topics covered each week in lecture:

Lecture 1 Introduction, Preparation for Physical Activity, First Aid, Biomechanics, Inflammation & Wound Healing
Lecture 2 Ankle – Anatomy and Injuries
Lecture 3 Skin + Foot – Anatomy and Injuries
Lecture 4 Lower Leg – Anatomy and Injuries
Lecture 5 Midterm Exam followed by Spine lecture
Lecture 6 Thorax and Abdomen, Neck & Head – Anatomy & Inj.
Lecture 7 Knee – Anatomy and Injuries
Lecture 8 Hip, Thigh, Pelvis and Genitalia – Anatomy & Inj.
Lecture 9 Shoulder – Anatomy and Injuries
Lecture 10 Upper Extremity – Anatomy
Lecture 11 Upper Extremity - Injuries
Lecture 12 Recovery Techniques + Exam Review


This course is intended to prepare the student for working with a sports team as a student trainer.  In addition, many students taking BPK 241 are intending to continue on into a therapy related field following completion of their undergrad.  BPK 241 is a primer for this intended career path.


  • Lecture Midterm 22%
  • Lecture Final 33%
  • Lab Midterm (Ankle Tape Job) 10%
  • Lab Final (Taping Final) 10%
  • Lab Final (Injury Scenario) 15%
  • Orthopaedic Test/Rehab Exercise Assignment 5%
  • Weekly Lecture Quizzes 5%


The Lecture Midterm and Lecture Final Exams are a combination of multiple choice, fill in the blank, short, and medium length answer questions from lecture slides and text readings. The lab exams are all practical, there is no written component.


Course Text: Prentice: Modern Principles of Athletic Training 17th Ed.




There will be assigned readings from the textbook throughout the semester.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.