Summer 2018 - BPK 241 D100

Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Class Number: 4698

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 7 – Aug 3, 2018: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2018
    Fri, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK (or KIN) 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. Students with credit for KIN 241 may not take this course for further credit.


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 25%
  • Lecture Final 40%
  • Lab Midterm (Ankle Tape Job) 10%
  • Lab Final (Taping Final) 10%
  • Lab Final (Injury Scenario) 15%


The Lecture Midterm and Final is a combination of multiple choice and long answer questions.  The lab exams are all practical, there is no written component.



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:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.