HSES 458. General Medical/Pharmacology. 3 Hours.
This course will cover general medical conditions/illnesses and over the counter, prescription, and illegal pharmacologic agents commonly encountered in physically active populations. The course will cover recognition of illnesses and diseases, immediate care and medical referral, basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacological agents used in the treatment of various pathologies, and other general medical and pharmacological topics encountered by athletic trainers. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program, HSES 459 and HSES 460. LEC.
The Athletic Training program prepares students for careers in the health profession of athletic training. Upon completion of the athletic training degree program students are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Successful completion of the BOC examination leads to national certification and eligibility for state licensure. Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician. Coursework includes; Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Athletic Trainers practice in a variety of settings, including; secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and industrial.