About This Program
The Sports Medicine: General Medical Emergency Care minor provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist athletes and patients in emergency situations. You will learn how to evaluate, diagnose and treat common injuries, as well as how to provide basic life support and emergency medical care. With hands-on training and real-world experience, you'll be well-prepared to work in a variety of settings, from athletic training rooms to emergency rooms. Read more...
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of different professions and their scope of practice in the medical and health care fields.
- Demonstrate an understanding of required patient documentation and administrative policies and procedures associated in the medical and health care fields.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social cultural issues associated with the care and treatment of patients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of clinical skills required for first responds when responding to emergencies.
- Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of fundamental neuromuscular and musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology as it relates to injury and illnesses commonly seen in the fields of sports medicine.
- Demonstrate an understanding of
- emergency medical management of injury and medical conditions;
- general medical and acute and chronic injuries sustained to the head, neck, thorax and abdomen;
- the role of neurology structure and function in healthy and affects patient populations; and
- the role of pharmaceutical interventions in the treatment of common pathologies.
The Sports Medicine: General Medical and Emergency Care minor focuses on general medical, pharmaceutic and EMT skills and is designed for students interested in medical or pharmacy school.
The minor's curriculum includes general anatomy and physiology of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen and neurologic structures; and organs associated with general medical pathologies scene in the sports medicine field (including, but not limited to, diabetes, respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular conditions).