FMCH 7537

Sports Medicine


Brenda Dolejs
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  Students will gain experience in the field of sports medicine including exposure to the disciplines of primary care sports medicine, orthopedic sports medicine, sports physical therapy, and athletic training. There will be opportunity for participation in the treatment of sports injuries and illnesses in the following venues:

    • Outpatient Sports Medicine Clinics with both Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians.
    • Outpatient Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgical Procedures
    • NCAA Division III and high school training room clinics and game/event coverage when available
    • Sports Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
    • Introduction to radiographic evaluation of sports injuries

    Sites: Students will be assigned to one of the following sites:

    • M Health Clinics and Surgery Center, 909 Fulton St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Tria Orthopedic Center, 8100 Northland Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55431

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Work may include evenings and weekends.  Schedules vary by site.

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: The course will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate and treat common sports medicine conditions encountered in the adolescent and adult population. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    • Take a sports medicine history and perform a general and regional physical examination of the musculoskeletal system, including the ability to assess the extremities using special clinical examination techniques pertinent to the field of sports medicine.
    • Use of proper terminology to describe signs and symptoms, of common sports injuries.
    • Develop a differential diagnosis and the ability to evaluate the patient while outlining a plan to establish a proper diagnosis based on physical findings and utilization of pertinent laboratory, x-rays, and special studies.
    • Learn the appropriate treatment for common Sports Medicine conditions including the appropriate use of activity modification, physical therapy, medications, surgical intervention, and bracing, splinting and casting.
    • Understand the role of the following members of the Sports Medicine Team: Certified Athletic Trainer, Sports Physical Therapist, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician and the Orthopedic Sports Surgeon.

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical assessment by attending
    • Case-based educational video
    • Attendance at all assigned activities

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub