Sports Medicine

Legacy the School of Sport Sciences is a unique school that allows our students and student-athletes to operate in opportunities and responsibility. Our Sports Medicine Program is a plethora of learning opportunities, hands-on experiences, and application of concepts and theories.  We give students a safe place to learn, make mistakes within their set boundaries, increase confidence in their new abilities, and assist them in growth and maturity in the field of medicine.  We also expose our students to various medical professionals that hold positions in clinics, hospitals, and or rehab facilities throughout our community.

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From our youngest at 13 to our oldest at 18, the Sports Medicine Program at Legacy gives students ongoing opportunities to be hands-on and front-and-center working with all athletic teams on campus performing medical procedures like first aid, taping, emergency response, and rehabilitation.
 

Students can expect to learn basic first aid, emergency response protocols, how to communicate with EMS personnel, anatomy, body systems, and taping and splinting techniques.

 

Students provide medical response for team practices, home and away games, and travel with all sports during each individual season. They also have the opportunity to work outside events such as AAU Basketball and International Soccer Tournaments. 

 

Partnerships: Bayou Sports Health and Texas Children’s Hospital 

Course Offering

Year 1     Principles of Health Science

This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and research and development systems of the healthcare industry. This class includes both classroom work as well as hands-on application in order to provide students with an avenue to explore various medical fields.  

Year 2    Medical Terminology

This full-year course introduces students to the structure of medical terms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to health care settings, medical procedures, pharmacology, human anatomy and physiology, and pathology. The knowledge and skills gained in this course provide students entering the health care field with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. Students are introduced to these skills through direct instruction, interactive tasks, practice assignments, and unit-level assessments.

Year 3    Anatomy and Physiology

The third-year Sports Medicine course will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. Students will also learn the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body. This course will involve laboratory activities, projects, dissections, textbook material, models, diagrams, journal writings, and clinical studies.

Year 4    Introduction to Sports Medicine

The Introduction to Sports Medicine Class is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and other sports medicine-related fields. This class includes both classroom work as well as hands-on application in order to provide students with an avenue to explore these fields. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, treatment modalities, and rehabilitation play in athletic health. Students will study basic anatomy and the psychological impact of athletic injuries, along with assessment and treatment techniques as they apply to athletic injuries.