- Marcia K Anderson Professor, Athletic Training Curriculum, Department of Movement Arts, Health, Promotion and Leisure Studies, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
- Gail P Parr Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Towson University, Towson, MD
Focused on the topics needed by coaching, physical and health education, exercise science, sports medicine, and other health science students, without the complicated extraneous material found in other texts, this new edition has been substantially revised to meet the needs of the non-athletic training student. Instead of rehashing material from a comprehensive athletic training textbook, authors Marcia Anderson and Gail Parr provide a truly unique text that addresses the specific needs of students who will be expected to provide initial care to an injured athlete without immediate access to a certified athletic trainer. In addition to appropriately structuring the content for these non-athletic trainers, the authors also provide relevant pedagogical features for students to successfully understand and retain the material, including key terms, chapter objectives, and case study questions that require students to analyze a situation and determine the best course of action. Red Flags and Application Strategies further reinforce the real-world application of the material.
- NEW: Numerous illustrations and photographs replace outdated images from the previous edition.
- NEW: Case study application questions at the end of each chapter require students to analyze a situation and determine the best course of action.
- NEW: Fully updated and revised design enlivens the material.
- Red Flag boxes give readers immediate information on when a condition needs physician referral.
- Clearly defined Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter guide students in their reading.
- Key Terms and Glossary aid studying and act as a ready reference.
- Application Strategies demonstrate the hands-on skills that students must master, and provide real application of the material.
- Clearly identified Signs and Symptoms with directions for evaluation and management.
- Chapter summaries highlight key points for ease of studying.