Course Details

Course Number: 1073  Section Number: X10

Fall 2011

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: This is an online course

Days & Times:

This is an online course

Course Attachments


Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, 8th ed
Essentials fo Athletic Injury management provides the information yu need to manage the care of athletic injuries-from preventing, indentifying, and assessing injuries to interacting with players, parents, and physicians.
  ISBN: 978-0-07-337657-8

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Benito J. Velasquez   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe basic administrative procedures necessary for athletic training.
2. Discuss basic principles related to the design, use, and maintenance of protective sports equipment.
3. Evaluate environmental factors that may place physically active individuals at risk for sports related injury or illness.
4. Apply principles of emergent response to acute injury and illness in individuals and aggregates.

Course Expectations


Required Textbook(s):Prentice, William E. (2010). Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, 8th Edition. Boston: McGraw Hill.


Course Evaluation:


Discussion Board (5)

100 points (20 points each)


   MUST attend either Tues AND Thurs, OR Saturday Lab

This will be announced at a later date.

100 points

ATRN (Modules and Proficiencies) (18)

Athletic Training Majors ONLY – Contact instructor by Sept 15

Pass or Fail

Exams (4) – Final exam is optional and replaces lowest score from previous exam)

400 points (100 points each)

Assignments: (5)

100 points (20 points each)

Other Assignments as Given


* Students who have prior CPR and First Aid certification must present copy of original card to instructor in order to receive credit for the lab portion of this class. Certification must be valid until the end of the semester.

Grading Standards



Grading Scale:


700-630           A

629-560           B

559-490           C

489-420           D

419-0               F

Final Exam12/4/2011  on line

Submission Format Policy

Assignments are submitted on Blackboard via the assignment drop box.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late assignments/exams will earn the student a zero

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements


Course Policies:


Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.

Other Policies


Course Policies:


Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.

  • Academic integrity is expected of all students. Cheating in any form (including plagiarism) will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action. Remember the MSU Student Creed,


“As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so.”


Plagiarism:  By enrolling in this course, the student expressively grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.



Americans with Disabilities:


Special Note:  Please contact the office of Disability Support Services if you feel you may qualify for accommodations.  Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, the Office of Disability Support Services needs to contact me to discuss your needs. In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact:



PHONE:  397-4140

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.