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SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: SES2103 and SES2104 and SES2201 and SES2205


This course provides an overview of sports medicine and exercise rehabilitation as it relates to injury prevention, exercise rehabilitation and sports medicine. This course addresses information that is particularly relevant to those involved in health, fitness and sports contexts and provides knowledge and skills relevant to a range of sports medicine and exercise rehabilitation issues. Students will identify the importance of ensuring the safe involvement of individuals and groups in physical activity and will be able to plan to ensure that this occurs. Although students will focus on knowledge and skills applicable to generally healthy individuals the course will also consider the lifespan and different population groups. The close association between exercise physiologists, sports scientists and other allied health professionals is emphasised. Students will be able to outline their personal role in any rehabilitation processes required of individuals and which may be conducted in association with other professionals. Students will be made aware of the need to constantly improve their knowledge and skills and to foster close links with professionals in relevant areas.

The course will examine exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention for physical activity in a range of activities across the lifespan, and within specific populations. Topics covered include the various factors associated with injury, strategies to prevent injury, and the role of exercise in the rehabilitative process. Addressing exercise prescription and rehabilitation provides a focus on musculoskeletal rehabilitation protocols specifically targeting shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation and builds on an understanding of the fundamental principles of exercise physiology. The course will review and incorporate knowledge and skills from various disciplines that is appropriate to sports medicine.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 17 May 2022