The Sports Medicine program at Ernest Manning will introduce and prepare students interested in a variety of Health Science programs such as Kinesiology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, and Nursing. Throughout the Sports Medicine program students will have the opportunity to get involved in innovative and authentic research, work along side and meet a variety of industry professionals as well as experience a number of enriching off campus field trips which may include observing surgeries and the University of Calgary Anatomy Lab.

  • Flexible learning program and certification pathway 
  • Opportunity for students to be directly involved in ongoing derivative research using cutting edge technology (Athlete Intelligence) to monitor head impacts and concussions in high school sports 
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification 
  • Red Cross First Responder Certification 
  • Red Cross Advanced First aid Certification 
  • Athletic Injury Management Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Sport Taping and Strapping Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Collaboration and support from numerous community organizations to provide students with personalized and authentic learning experiences

Authentic Learning and Innovative Research

The Sports Medicine students at Ernest Manning have developed an Impact Awareness program which monitors and tracks every impact that all of their Jr & Sr football players are experiencing during every practice and every game all season long. With the use of impact sensors in the players helmets and guidance from Certified Athletic Therapists players are baseline tested in August and then monitored all season long. This is an ongoing long term research project will continue to enhance authentic learning, potentially change how the game is practiced and played and ultimately make it safer for the players involved.

  • On a daily basis work alongside professional Athletic Therapists to provide assessment, treatment and management of all head impacts as well as various hard and soft tissue injuries
  • Students are trained to the highest level of First Aid Certification (Red Cross Advanced First Aid) available outside of post secondary institutions.
  • Access to advanced medical equipment when required in various emergency situations

Sports Medicine 15 (5 credits)

No Prerequisite Required

Content:  This is an elective course for those students who are interested in working as student trainers with one of the school’s athletic teams. The course is presented on a module system where students receive one credit per module. The Modules are as follows:

  • Health and Wellness Fundamentals 
  • Musculoskeletal System 1 
  • Injury Management 1 
  • Community Volunteerism (20 hrs outside of class working with school team) 
  • Project Taping

Sports Medicine 25 (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard:  Passing of all modules in Sports Medicine 15

Content:  This is the second level of Sports Medicine for students interested in pursuing education in the fields of sports medicine, physical education, athletic therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. This course is presented on a module system where the students receive one credit per module. At this time the modules have not been confirmed with Alberta Education, but will be related to the following topics.

  • First Aid and CPR 
  • Injury Management 2 
  • Nutrition and Wellness 
  • Community Volunteerism 
  • To be announced

Sports Medicine 35  (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard: Passing of all modules in Sports Medicine 25

Content:  The focus at this level is on advanced sport medicine treatment and rehabilitation.

  • Review and develop skills from Sports Medicine 25 
  • Advanced anatomy, kinesiology and physiology as this relates to assessment, management   rehabilitation and referral of athletic injuries 
  • A leadership role as a senior athletic trainer 
  • Independent research, athletic massage, facility management, sports psychology and career   explorations, nutrition, drugs in sport 
  • 50 additional hours outside of class time required

Exercise Science 15, 25, 35

This course explores the science of human movement. Students explore human movement from the perspective of social science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to the world around us: culture, climate, friends, and family; cognitive science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to motivation, interest, culture, incentive, learning and intellect; physical science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to biology, physics, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology. Together these sciences enable students to understand more about the role of physical activity in our society and to think about their role in shaping its future – as participants, coaches, parents, and spectators. The course prepares students:

  • to understand more about human movement to enhance their own involvement in physical activity, 
  • to recognize factors that increase or restrict involvement in physical activity pursuits, 
  • to become an advocate for healthy active living, 
  • to enroll in university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation, and sports administration

Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine program at Ernest Manning will introduce and prepare students interested in a variety of Health Science programs such as Kinesiology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, and Nursing. Throughout the Sports Medicine program students will have the opportunity to get involved in innovative and authentic research, work along side and meet a variety of industry professionals as well as experience a number of enriching off campus field trips which may include observing surgeries and the University of Calgary Anatomy Lab.

  • Flexible learning program and certification pathway 
  • Opportunity for students to be directly involved in ongoing derivative research using cutting edge technology (Athlete Intelligence) to monitor head impacts and concussions in high school sports 
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification 
  • Red Cross First Responder Certification 
  • Red Cross Advanced First aid Certification 
  • Athletic Injury Management Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Sport Taping and Strapping Certification (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta) 
  • Collaboration and support from numerous community organizations to provide students with personalized and authentic learning experiences

Authentic Learning and Innovative Research

The Sports Medicine students at Ernest Manning have developed an Impact Awareness program which monitors and tracks every impact that all of their Jr & Sr football players are experiencing during every practice and every game all season long. With the use of impact sensors in the players helmets and guidance from Certified Athletic Therapists players are baseline tested in August and then monitored all season long. This is an ongoing long term research project will continue to enhance authentic learning, potentially change how the game is practiced and played and ultimately make it safer for the players involved.

  • On a daily basis work alongside professional Athletic Therapists to provide assessment, treatment and management of all head impacts as well as various hard and soft tissue injuries
  • Students are trained to the highest level of First Aid Certification (Red Cross Advanced First Aid) available outside of post secondary institutions.
  • Access to advanced medical equipment when required in various emergency situations

Sports Medicine 15 (5 credits)

No Prerequisite Required

Content:  This is an elective course for those students who are interested in working as student trainers with one of the school’s athletic teams. The course is presented on a module system where students receive one credit per module. The Modules are as follows:

  • Health and Wellness Fundamentals 
  • Musculoskeletal System 1 
  • Injury Management 1 
  • Community Volunteerism (20 hrs outside of class working with school team) 
  • Project Taping

Sports Medicine 25 (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard:  Passing of all modules in Sports Medicine 15

Content:  This is the second level of Sports Medicine for students interested in pursuing education in the fields of sports medicine, physical education, athletic therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. This course is presented on a module system where the students receive one credit per module. At this time the modules have not been confirmed with Alberta Education, but will be related to the following topics.

  • First Aid and CPR 
  • Injury Management 2 
  • Nutrition and Wellness 
  • Community Volunteerism 
  • To be announced

Sports Medicine 35  (5 credits)

Prerequisite Standard: Passing of all modules in Sports Medicine 25

Content:  The focus at this level is on advanced sport medicine treatment and rehabilitation.

  • Review and develop skills from Sports Medicine 25 
  • Advanced anatomy, kinesiology and physiology as this relates to assessment, management   rehabilitation and referral of athletic injuries 
  • A leadership role as a senior athletic trainer 
  • Independent research, athletic massage, facility management, sports psychology and career   explorations, nutrition, drugs in sport 
  • 50 additional hours outside of class time required

Exercise Science 15, 25, 35

This course explores the science of human movement. Students explore human movement from the perspective of social science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to the world around us: culture, climate, friends, and family; cognitive science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to motivation, interest, culture, incentive, learning and intellect; physical science – a body of knowledge that relates human movement to biology, physics, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology. Together these sciences enable students to understand more about the role of physical activity in our society and to think about their role in shaping its future – as participants, coaches, parents, and spectators. The course prepares students:

  • to understand more about human movement to enhance their own involvement in physical activity, 
  • to recognize factors that increase or restrict involvement in physical activity pursuits, 
  • to become an advocate for healthy active living, 
  • to enroll in university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation, and sports administration
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