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What Kind of Injuries Happen (Part 1)

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Sports Medicine Fitness Specialist Course Overview

Module 1: The Basics of Sports Medicine
Module 2: Treatment Options – Weighing the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
Module 3: Why Does Exercise Matter? ​Exercise as Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation, and Performance
Module 4: Practical Application, Business and Marketing​

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Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of common traumatic and overuse injuries affecting athletes
  • An understanding of the treatment options and their associated risks, benefits and alternatives.
  • Understanding the importance of muscle retraining, neuromotor control and rehabilitation beyond basic function.
  • Understanding the what, why and how of writing an effective program design for pre and post knee injury and shoulder injury.
  • Learning effective methods to work with colleagues in the sports medicine field.
Module 1: The Basics of Sports Medicine
  • Lesson 1: Who Gets Injured?
  • Lesson 2.1: What Kind of Injuries Happen (Part 1)?
  • Lesson 2.2: Anatomy Review of the Shoulder Joint
  • Lesson 2.3: Anatomy Review of the Knee Joint
  • Lesson 2.4: Anatomy Review of the Hip Joint
  • Lesson 2.5: What Kind of Injuries Happen (Part 2)?
  • Lesson 3: Who Takes Care of Injured Athletes?
  • Lesson 4: Making The Right Diagnosis
  • Lesson 5: Tests
Module 2: Treatment Options – Weighing the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
  • Lesson 6: What Determines the Treatment Options?
  • Lesson 7: What Medical Treatments Are Available?
  • Lesson 8: Surgical Options and Expected Outcomes
Module 3: Why Does Exercise Matter? ​Exercise as Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation, and Performance
  • Lesson 9 (M3L1): Overtraining and Under-Recovery
  • Lesson 10 (M3L2): Nutrition
  • Lesson 11 (M3L3): Strength
  • Lesson 12 (M3L4): Special Training, Tools, and Treatments
  • Lesson 13 (M3L5): Performance Optimization
  • Lesson 14 (M3L6): Case Presentations
Module 4: Practical Application, Business and Marketing
  • Lesson 15 (M4L1): Practical Application, Business and Marketing
Competency Assessment: Sports Medicine Fitness Specialist Epilogue: Sports Medicine Fitness Specialist
  • Course References and What You Should Do Next

Course Delivery and Assessment

This is an online, self-paced course; all materials are delivered digitally. This course is delivered through a variety of digital mediums, including written material, video narrated slide presentations, videos of sample exercises, sample forms, and more. Comprehension of the material will be measured via a mandatory competency assessment requiring a minimum of 80% correct responses.

Prerequisites

All of the online courses on MedFit Classroom which lead to a Certificate of Specialization are considered advanced level education, and are meant to be taken by fitness professionals who have previously acquired education and experience as a professional within the health and fitness industry. In order for one to receive the Certificate of Specialization conferred upon those who obtain and complete this specialist course, one must be able to demonstrate that he or she has the following:

All of the online courses on MedFit Classroom which lead to a Certificate of Specialization are considered advanced level education, and are meant to be taken by fitness professionals who have previously acquired education and experience as a professional within the health and fitness industry. In order for one to receive the Certificate of Specialization conferred upon those who obtain and complete this specialist course, one must be able to show proof that he or she has the following:

  1. Evidence of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fitness or health related field AND/OR possess a certification from a nationally-recognized certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program AND
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance.

Renewal of Specialization

The completion of this specialization course, and the passing of its corresponding competency assessment, leads to a Certificate of Specialization. This Certificate of Specialization will be considered valid for a period of two years. To keep the certificate current, you must complete 10 hours of continuing education, on relevant subject matter, and formally renew the certificate prior to the date of its expiration. As with many certifications and specializations in our field, professionals should anticipate some costs to continuing education and renewal of this certificate.

MedFit Classroom CEUs

This Specialist Course provides up to 10 CEUs for other MedFit Classroom Specializations. Download our CEU chart (PDF) to find out what specializations it will provide credit CEUs for.

Continuing Education Credits

This course is pending approval to provide continuing education credits from ACE, AFAA, canfitpro, ISSA, NASM and NSCA.

If you finish the course before approval is granted, or you have a certifying body not listed, MedFit Classroom can help you petition for credit.

About the Course Author

With a passion for the importance of movement and activity, Dr. Naomi Albertson, M.D. has dedicated her career in sports medicine to assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries and motivating her patients through recovery. Whether working with children, older adults, or professional athletes, her goal is clear: to get each patient back to the activities they love, safely and injury-free.

Dr. Albertson is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, fellowship-trained in sports medicine at Stanford University, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to orthopedic and sports-related injuries, she specializes in assessment and management of concussion, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, stress fractures and nutritional issues associated with healing. Dr. Albertson is also the developer of Dr. Ni’s OC2, a frame support supplement designed to keep bones healthy and muscles strong with age.