EXSC 202, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries is a required course for those seeking a bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness, or Exercise Science. Students receive three credits for completing it successfully. The prerequisite course is BIOL 317, Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Because EXSC 202 is offered only in the spring semester, most students take this course at the same time as BIOL 318, Human Anatomy and Physiology II.
EXSC 202-01 meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 0800 to 0850 in Deas Hall 218.
Textbook and Other Resources
You must have access to a textbook for this course. You are not required to bring it to class.
You must have an i>clicker; you must bring this to every class.
This site, aka, Mrs. Huddleston’s Website, is where you will find the course schedule and study guides for each class session. CitLearn, the Citadel’s online learning environment, will also be used in this course. Any homework assigned should be uploaded to CitLearn, and it is here that you may keep track of your grade for this course. Lastly, using Quizlet, I have created an online flashcard set of Anatomy Terms and Terminology. These flashcards are available to study online or to download to your PC or Mac; there are also apps available for purchase so that you may study flashcards on a mobile device.
I am available to meet with you at our mutual convenience. Other than to answer a brief question, please schedule an appointment between 0700 and 1600. My office is in Deas Hall, room 201. The phone number is 843-953-7955 and my email address is Mary.Huddleston@citadel.edu.
Your understanding of material presented in class and in reading assignments will be evaluated with:
- Three (3) in-class tests worth 10% each of final grade.
Topics covered during class are priority. The plan is to have two in-class tests before the midterm grading period ends, and one afterward. These tests will evaluate your success at reviewing and acquiring as knowledge what is presented in class.
There are two homework Literature Review assignments for this course. Each is worth 100 points. There will be no more than an additional 200 points that come from i>clicker Quizzes. For each class session, you will earn two (2) points for responding to all i>clicker questions, and one (1) point for each correctly answered question. Quizzes and homework will be returned to you; questions may reappear on tests and final examination.
- Written comprehensive final exam worth 15% of final grade.
Topics covered during class are priority. There will be a cumulative final exam at the end of the semester. This exam will evaluate your success at retaining what you learned in this semester-long course.
- Oral comprehensive final exam worth 20% final grade.
Techniques for evaluating musculoskeletal injuries will be introduced in this class. The oral exam will assess knowledge of structural anatomy, and evaluation skills learned.
- Terms test worth 15% of final grade.
To ensure that you master many terms critical to this field, you must score a 100% on an Anatomy & Sports Medicine Terms Test before the end of the term. You may take this test as many times as you need, and at your convenience. Extra credit opportunities will not be given in this class. However, you may receive 5 bonus points on final grade for successfully completing the Terms before 1600 on March 09.
Calculate your final grade, download Grading Formula (an MS Excel file)
How to be Successful
For this course, the average student should expect to spend three (3) hours in class, plus three and one-half (3-1/2) hours out of class each week. If you choose to sleep or attend to other things in class, but still wish to achieve a “B” grade, then you should double the out-of-class time commitment.
To maximize efficiency in this course, (1) be an active participant in class. Use study guides as note-taking guides for class lectures; ask questions, share stories and comment on what you learn. (2) Do not wait until the last minute to work on the Terms Test. You are expected to master these vocabulary terms. They will appear in lecture, on i>Clicker Quizzes and In-class Tests. Once you master them, not only will you sail through these questions on quizzes and tests, but you will also have more study time to devote to other concepts. (3) Participate in lab sessions. Lab days focus on techniques for evaluating specific injuries. These are skills that cannot be learned passively.
Class Attendance and Make-Up Work
The most important measure of success in this course is your ability to show an understanding of material presented in class. However, this success is influenced by attendance and participation. Specifically,
- Attendance is required. I will take roll. I will post late arrivals and absences to the Attendance and Class Absence System. You may receive an automatic “F” after 6 or more absences, authorized or unauthorized.
- You are responsible for monitoring the class schedule, and turning in work when due. While I recognize that cadets have many duties outside of the classroom, these are not legitimate reasons for missing scheduled tests, or for failing to complete other assignments as scheduled.
- If you anticipate missing a scheduled test for an authorized reason (e.g., Special Orders), communicate with me before absence to plan an appropriate make-up time. If you do not make these prior arrangements, you may be allowed to make-up the missed test. However, there will be an automatic 15-point deduction from test score for every day that passes after the scheduled test date.
- If you miss a scheduled test because of an unexpected event (e.g., illness), communicate with me ASAP to plan an appropriate make-up time. Be prepared to show an infirmary slip.
- If you miss a scheduled test because of any other reason (i.e., unauthorized), a make-up test will not be provided. The score for this test will be a zero.
- The final exam for this course is cumulative and its date is set by the Registrar’s Office. With integrity and fairness in mind, no early final exams will be given, so plan your schedule accordingly.
Cell Phones, Laptops and Tablets
While the instructor’s lecture may be undesirable noise to a student, it’s also part of the learning process, and it’s not undesirable for every student. Discussion is critical to the learning process: students need to be fully present to make the 50-minute class time work best. Therefore, cell phones, laptops and tablets must be in silent mode. Social media and email may only be retrieved during transitional periods (i.e., before 0800 and after 0850). The use of cellphones, laptops and tablets during class is restricted to REEF Polling and note-taking.
Any violation of cell phone, laptop or tablet rules will result in a final grade reduction of 5 points per incident.
Special Needs for Learning
If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please schedule an appointment with me as soon as possible. We will discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is important that you register with the Academic Support Center (117 Thompson Hall, 843-953-1820) and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.
You are expected to abide by The Cadet Honor Code. While you may work together to prepare for quizzes, homework and exams, once an assessment begins, work alone.
Do not share questions, answers or any information about graded work that would enable another student to complete it without doing the work on his/her own. Do not ask someone else to share with you questions, answers or other information about graded work that would enable you to complete it without doing the work on your own. I consider either of these behaviors to be a violation of the Honor Code.
Do not use another student’s i>clicker or REEF Polling. I consider this behavior to be a violation of the Honor Code.
You may use textbooks, notes and online resources to complete Homework. When you report to take in-class tests and the final exam, you should bring only a pen or pencil with you; these assessments are “closed book.”
The Citadel brings together students from richly diverse backgrounds. You can appreciate this diversity if you not only share your experiences and opinions, but also listen to and respect those of others. EXSC 202 is primarily a lecture and discussion course; unless otherwise instructed, proper attire is duty uniform. Avoid sleeping in class. This behavior is not only a neglect of academic duty, but also indicates immaturity and lack of respect for others. As there is much material to cover, it is important that you come to class on time.
References and Resources
Office of Academic Affairs
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Honor at The Citadel
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