• Samuel Clemens Sports Medicine 1 Syllabus


    Instructor Information

    John Housby, MS, LAT, ATC, HSSCS

    Email: jhousby@scuc.txed.net

    Office Location: Fieldhouse Athletic Training Room

    Office Phone: 210-945-6568

    Conference Period: 2nd Period

    Remind: Sports Med 1 S20           Text @d9dce8 to 81010




    Course Outline

    Course Syllabus


    Introduction to Athletic Training

    Bloodborne Pathogens

    First Aid, CPR/AED Certification Course (ASHI)

                Emergency Care/First Aid


                            The exam will be for a grade (certification is optional (fee)).

    Basic Anatomy/ Injuries in Athletics

                Cardinal Directions





    Traumatic Injuries

                Head, Neck, and Spine





                Practical Exam

    Athletic Training Budget

                Final Exam


    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


    1. Discuss athletic injuries
    2. Provide First Aid
    3. Perform CPR
    4. Use an A.E.D.
    5. Discuss and identify basic details of human anatomy
    6. Use athletic tape to help prevent injury
    7. Protect themselves from Bloodborne Pathogen transmission
    8. Identify and assist with head, neck, and spine injuries
    9. Identify fractures and use splints
    10. Implement an athletic training budget


    Classroom Norms and Expectations

    Required materials for this course are: textbook (assigned), pen/pencil, college-ruled notebook paper, ½” 3-ring binder, and a CPR Mask.  Other materials may be needed for class projects.



                Students have 2 minutes beyond the tardy bell to report to class.  If you are not physically present, then you will be marked tardy, or absent.  Reference the Clemens website for the attendance policy.

                If you pursue athletic training, you will realize timeliness is important.  As an athletic training student, I expect you to be on time for events, treatment times, and any other function related to Sports Medicine.  Being tardy demonstrates that you are unreliable, and will prevent you from being accepted into future SM courses.



                A: 90-100                              B: 80-89

                C: 70-79                                D: 60-69

                F: 0-59


    Take responsibility for your grades.  They are a reflection of your ability and motivation.  Your grades are important for several reasons.  Athletic Training Students will need to maintain at least a “C” average in order to be eligible for events.  Complete late assignments as soon as possible.  You will be penalized for late work.


     Late Work

    1. Late work is defined as any assignment that is not submitted on the due date and class period with the exception of make-up work for absences or approved school activities. Alternative assignments may be given if the original assignment has been assessed and returned.
    2. Late assignments will be accepted within 5 school days, not to exceed the end of the grading period. When an assignment is submitted after a deadline, a maximum penalty of ten (10) points per class meeting may be deducted from the grade with a maximum of 30 points deducted.
    3. Extenuating circumstances may occur that prevent the completion and turning in of assignments on the due date. It is the parent/guardian and/or student’s responsibility to inform the teacher of any such circumstances so that an exception to the rule may or may not be granted. The teacher may grant exceptions based on these circumstances.



                Student journals will be graded every Friday.  These assignments will be related to a recent athletics injury (within the past 2 years) in the news.  Sources can include ESPN, other sports news networks, or medical journals.  A printed copy of the original article must be in the journal to receive credit.  Students will enter one journal entry per week and use guidelines discussed in class (available on my classroom website).

    Students must submit at least 12 entries.  If you have not submitted an article prior to 2/28/20, all of your remaining entries will be subject to late penalties, and will be given a grade of “0” until an entry has been submitted. 


    Extra Credit 

                These opportunities are challenging!  Each student may complete a total of TWO extra credit assignments.  Students have the option of completing a poster presentation, or a Case Study presentation.  Topics must be approved!

    Cell Phones

                No cell phones.  I WILL take your phone…it can be retrieved from phone jail at the front office.  No exceptions.  Students will not take cell phones to the bathroom.   


    Classroom Etiquette

    Be respectful of others.  Common courtesy is the guiding rule for communication.  Do not talk over your classmates when we are engaged in a classroom conversation.  Wait for your turn to speak.  Do not belittle your classmates, their questions, or opinions on topics.  Not only is that rude, but that type of behavior is not conducive to productive debate.  Also, keep conversations task oriented.  We should be discussing issues related to our current coursework…not issues concerning what you overheard on the way to class, over the weekend, etc. 


    Keep your hands to yourself. 


    Equipment should not be moved unless under my direction.  Our class is not as traditional as many of the classes you will experience on campus, but we will be consistent with our class expectations.




    Dress Code

                The dress code will be enforced.  Athletic Training Students and their actions are a reflection on SCUC ISD Athletics.  We will be in compliance with the dress code at all times.



    It is important that we communicate openly and effectively.  If you experience issues in class, at home, etc. that will prevent you from completing your work, being in class, covering an assigned sport, etc. we need to know as soon as possible.  If you are scheduled to cover an event and are unable to, then please find a confirmed replacement prior to that event. 




    Questions or Concerns

                Please feel free to ask for guidance at any time!  I can be reached through any of my contact information listed, after class, or by appointment.  My e-mail response time will typically be within 48 hours.  Exceptions to that would be during school holidays or weekends.

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