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Introduction to Sport Safety

Course Code: SPSC 1180
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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.

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.