Course

Introduction to Sport Safety

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 1180
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course, the basic principles of sports safety will be examined from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Students will learn guidelines for implementing a safe sport environment and preventing injury. Common sport injuries will be studied along with the principles of taping associated with the care of these injuries. This is an introductory course in sports injuries.
Course Content
  1. Sport Safety Program
    The student will:
    • Describe the role of the sport safety person
    • Describe the components of a safety program
    • Describe the human body as related to sports injuries:
      • Structural Factors
      • Functional Factors
      • Movement concepts
  2. Sport Safety Principles
    The student will:
    • Describe the principles of the prevention of sports injuries.
    • Describe risk management procedures
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of standard sports aid:
      • R.I.C.E.S. principles
      • Care of overuse and chronic injury
  3. Common Sports Injuries
    The student will:
    • Identify classifications of sports injuries
    • Describe etiology and pathology of common injuries
    • Provide basic assessment of common injuries and determine routes of referral
  4. The Relationship of Sport and Fitness Principles to Sport Injuries
    The student will:
    • Describe the role of nutrition and drug ingestion within sports injuries
    • Apply the principles of fitness and training to sports injury prevention and care
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of standard sports aid:
      • R.I.C.E.S. principles
      • Care of overuse and chronic injury
  5. Basic Taping Techniques
    The student will:
    • Describe and demonstrate the use of basic sports aid supplies
    •  Describe and demonstrate functional taping principles:
      • Biomechanical Factors
      • Procedures
      • Techniques
Methods Of Instruction

1. Lecture
2. Discussion groups and group projects
3. Practical applications and experiences
4. Guest presenters
5. Technology-Assisted learning

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups and group projects
  3. Practical applications and experiences
  4. Guest presenters
  5. Technology-Assisted learning
Means of Assessment

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations. 

The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:

Examinations (2) 40%
Applied Assignments (2) 30%
Practical Application (Taping and Assessment) 30%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand components of a safety program.
2. Describe and demonstrate sports safety principles.
3. Recognize common sports injuries.
4. Link the relationship of sport and fitness principles to injury.
5. Demonstrate basic taping techniques.

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand components of a safety program.
  2. Describe and demonstrate sports safety principles.
  3. Recognize common sports injuries.
  4. Link the relationship of sport and fitness principles to injury.
  5. Demonstrate basic taping techniques.
    Textbook Materials

    Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:

    • Anderson, M. and G. Parr (2011) Fundamentals of Sport Injury Management (3rd Edition), Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    • Instructor assembled course pack

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    No prerequisite courses.

    Corequisites

    No corequisite courses.

    Equivalencies

    No equivalent courses.

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

    Institution Transfer Details for SPSC 1180
    Langara College (LANG) LANG KINS 2361 (3)
    Okanagan College (OC) OC HKIN 241 (3)
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 241 (3)
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 1XXX (3)
    Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 1XX (3)
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HMKN 1st (3)
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 1st (3)
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC UNSP 1XX (3)
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KPE 1XX (3)
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 1XX (1.5)
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU KIN 1st (3)

    Course Offerings

    Summer 2022

    There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.