Health Science Cluster
Franklin High School
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Instructor: Dr. Gary Tanksley
Course Title: (Course Code #5503) Rehabilitative Therapy
Course Textbook: Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
Recommended for 11th-12th grades; completion of, or are currently enrolled in Health
Science Education. Credits Max:1 Min:1
This course explores career options in physical therapy and rehabilitation and their
related roles and responsibilities. This course discusses the legal and ethical issues related
to patient care and health care delivery. Students will learn how to incorporate
professional behavior and medical terminology into the patient assessment, treatment
planning, and implementation. It also provides training in organizational skills, how to
assess a patient’s health history and physical status, and applies appropriate multi-
disciplinary therapies for conditions commonly encountered in the physical medicine
profession. There will be a major emphasis on sport medicine and athletic
This is an elective course. One unit of credit is awarded for the course. Efforts are being
made to allow the student, upon completion of this course, to enroll in a clinical
internship which can articulate to postsecondary education or entry-level position in
rehabilitation. One unit of credit will be offered for the clinical internship once this is
Many of you were in either the Health Science Education or Emergency Medical
Services classes last year and I am excited to see you back. I’d like to especially welcome
any new students to Franklin High and say that I am looking forward to having you in my
class this year. I hope that you all enjoy the activities planned and encourage you to feel
free to talk to me about any concerns you may have about how you are doing in class or
how the year is going. With your help we will keep a positive climate within our
classroom and learn together. Work in the health care profession requires a commitment
to respect, cooperation and responsibility not only to clients and patients, but also to those
with whom you will be working. Therefore, there will be a few necessary ground rules
that we will all need to follow.
Students will be expected to meet the course goals listed below. At the conclusion
of the year you should be able to discuss and demonstrate an understanding of the
primary responsibilities and skills associated with a career in the field of physical therapy
and rehabilitation. Major emphasis will include, but will not be limited to the following:
An understanding of the history and evolution of the physical therapy profession; career
opportunities; legal and ethical issues associated with the health care profession;
communication skills; an overview of human anatomy and physiology; design and
operation of the central training room; roles and responsibilities in athletic training;
cardiopulmonary resuscitation; basic patient assessment skills; principles of strength and
conditioning training; nutrition and the athletes special needs; assisting patients with
ambulation and gait training; physical therapy agents and modalities, and specialized
You will be expected to interview members of the healthcare industry from the
community to obtain additional information for some course assignments. Students will
also be required to utilize library research skills and incorporate knowledge obtained in
other classes (math, English, biology, computer technology, etc…) to complete reports
Students will differentiate between rehabilitation career options.
The student will demonstrate various communications methods to give and obtain
information from therapy patients.
The students will understand their roles in the rehabilitation setting, identifying how each
of the rehabilitation therapies contribute to the rehabilitation team and affect quality of
The student will demonstrate how professional behavior will enhance employment
The student will understand legal responsibilities, limitations, and the implications of
actions within the rehabilitation setting, performing duties in accordance with laws,
regulations, policies, and legislated rights of patients.
The student will be aware of and react to existing and potential hazards to patients, co-
workers, and self and will prevent injury or illness through safe work practices and
compliance with health and safety policies and procedures.
The student will know the disciplinary protocols and guidelines for collecting data, and
will report results and assist the treatment team in identifying therapy needs, strengths,
Students will collaborate with the supervisor to develop a treatment plan.
The student workers will assist in the evaluation of patient status and implement
treatment to achieve rehabilitation goals.
The student will understand the procedures within the discipline and the goals and
objectives of the treatment plan.
Students will participate in a clinical internship in their area(s) of interest.
Grades for the course will be based on the following levels of performance:
Grade Performance Standard
A Independent Learner—Did research, designed and planned;
applied academic skills; evaluated work and made
adjustments; did quality work; needed little help from the
teacher; sought and found resources independently;
demonstrated knowledge with a grade of 92 or higher;
produced a quality portfolio.
B Semi-Independent Leaner—Did research, designed and
planned; needed some help from the teacher; did quality
work with a few flaws; needed feedback from the teacher to
realize work did not meet standards; redid work to meet
standards; demonstrated knowledge with a grade of 82 or
higher; produced a better-than-average portfolio.
C Dependent Learner—Needed help to research, design and
plan or had to be given a plan; relied a great deal on the
teacher; had to be given procedures for performing tasks;
required significant help to produce a quality product;
needed help to evaluate a product; final product still did not
meet standards; demonstrated knowledge with a grade of
72 or higher; produced an average portfolio.
D Semi-Dependent Learner ----Work that does not meet basic
expectations in terms of mastery and scholarship. Minimal
effort demonstrated in research, design and planning;
demonstrated knowledge with a grade of 70 to 72;
produced a below average portfolio. Quality of thinking,
effort and results are below acceptable levels.
F Failure—Did not complete projects; if projects were
completed, they were of such low quality that they did not
pass; failed to document procedures, did not show criteria
for determining quality; scored less than 70 on knowledge
tests; produced a poor portfolio or none at all.
Student Evaluation: You will be evaluated as follows:
Evaluation Criteria Method of Evaluation Percent
Daily participation Attendance, class behavior, 25
participation, class work activities,
class, homework assignments,
note taking notebook check.
Projects Portfolios, written and oral 20
presentations, quality of
Quizzes Designed to encourage chapter reading. 22.5
Usually one/week. Approximately
10-20 questions per quiz.
Tests Unit test on related technical, 20
clinical, and academic knowledge.
Usually one every two weeks.
Final examination Comprehensive knowledge of 12.5
subject matter discussed throughout
**If at any time you feel you are having difficulty understanding any of the information
presented in this class, or if you feel that you are unable to complete assignments, please
speak to me. I will make every effort to assist you in your learning.