Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training & Fitness Instruction

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  • AUTHOR: Jim Clover
  • ISBN-13: 9781133281245 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 768 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2002
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

Correlating with NATA Standards, SPORTS MEDICINE ESSENTIALS: CORE CONCEPTS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING & FITNESS INSTRUCTION, 3rd Edition introduces essential skills in Sports Medicine, along with its growing number of career choices. Key topics address fitness assessment, conditioning, emergency preparedness, injury management, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, ethical and legal considerations, and much more. Students will explore careers in fitness instruction, athletic training, exercise physiology, sports management, and even physical therapy, while practicing important, job-related skills. More than a text, this unique hands-on learning tool asks students to perform essential skills, such as taping injuries, researching sports medicine supplies and their costs, and even forming a mock safety committee to mitigate injury risks to athletes. SPORTS MEDICINE ESSENTIALS: CORE CONCEPTS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING & FITNESS INSTRUCTION, 3rd Edition gives students VIP access to the fast-paced world of Sports Medicine in both print and interactive eBook formats.


  • Incorporates anatomy and physiology in lessons, establishing a strong foundation for next-level training and studies.
  • Key information relating to the National Athletic Trainers Association certifications helps students identify must-know topics for testing.
  • Complements a wide variety of learning styles with text and eBook formats, colorful artwork and photos, hands-on enrichment activities, a supplemental workbook, and much more.
  • Detailed look at the the many career possibilities emerging in the sports medicine field, including academic requirements and professional certifications needed.
  • In addition to photos and illustrations, the book includes step-by-step instruction on taping athlete injuries, vital signs assessments, conditioning exercises, and other critical trainer skills.

About the Contributor

  • Jim Clover

    Jim Clover is an Adjunct Professor at California State University, San Bernardino and Retired teacher at Riverside County of Education Career Technical Program for 20 years. Coordinator Riverside Medical Clinic’s Sports Clinic and SPORT Foundation, Mr. Clover coordinates sports medicine services for 40 schools in Southern California. He invented the Trainer's Angel (a cutting tool to remove football helmets in emergencies) and received the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2004. In addition to a holding a Master’s Degree in Education, he is an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapy Assistant, and NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist.

Table of Contents

1. Carriers in Sports Medicine.
2. Athletic Training.
3. Ethical and Legal Considerations.
4. Medical Conditions.
5. Emergency Preparedness and Assessment.
6. Infection Control.
7. Vital Signs Assessment.
8. Basic Life Support.
9. Environmental Considerations and Preparation.
10. Injuries to the Tissue.
11. Assembling the First Aid Kits and Equipment Bags.
12. Introduction to Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing.
13. Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities.
14. Introduction to Rehabilitation.
15. Recognition, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Injuries to the Head and Spine.
16. Recognition, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Injuries to the Upper Extremities.
17. Recognition, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Injuries to the Chest and Abdomen.
18. Recognition, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Injuries to the Pelvis and Lower Extremities.
19. Return to Play.
20. Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
21. Physical Fitness Assessment.
22. Nutrition and Weight Management.
23. Physical Conditioning.
24. Designing a Conditioning Program.
25. Strategies for Sales, Marketing, and Fundraising.

New to this Edition

  • Updated information on MRSA, sickle cell, heat illness, concussion standards, and nutrition, as well as new CPR and First-Aid guidelines, coverage of X-Rays and MRIs, and the latest in emergency actions preparation.
  • Videos of cadavers assist in identifying parts of the anatomy and the common injuries that affect each, while footage of evaluations reinforce identification of common sports-related injuries.
  • Available on the book's website and embedded in the eBook formats, the collection of video vignettes walk students through all evaluations and taping procedures, and includes references to relevant social media for follow-up information.
  • All new topics for the 3rd Edition include school fundraising, marketing and sales, biomechanics, fitness training, and others.
  • In addition to interactive eBook formats, technology supplements available with the 3rd Edition include a website with videos and YouTube links, Instructor Resources (ExamView™ and PowerPoint®) on CD, and more!

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