Summer 2024 - BPK 241 D100

Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Class Number: 4265

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 9, 2024
    Fri, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • 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.


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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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