Fall 2019 - BPK 241 D100

Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Class Number: 5109

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2019
    Wed, 8:30–11:30 a.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 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.


In order to do well in the course attendance is expected for lectures and labs.



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.

Missed Exam:

Students who miss examinations due to exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness or compassionate reasons) are required to obtain a physician's certificate, whereby the physician states that you were unable to write your midterm or final on the set date due to a medical condition beyond your control, or other supporting documents in order to obtain consideration in the course. Such documents must be filed with the Department Chair (via the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology office) or Registrar within four calendar days of the date on which the examination was to have been written. Exceptional circumstances must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Committee in order for a student to receive consideration. Students must check the examination schedule when making course selections. Students are reminded that final examinations may be scheduled at any time during the examination period and that students should avoid making travel or employment arrangements for this period. In the event of a missed midterm or final examination the instructors reserve the right to give an oral examination of the material. Approximate midterm dates are provided, but may be subject to change.

BPK Grading Policy

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Registrar Notes:

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