Excellent textbook for an introductory high school course. This textbook introduces Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in a student friendly manner.
LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Have been using this text for 8 years and couldn’t write a better text myself. Overall, the students love it. Best condensed version of such curriculum!!! Concise, in depth, and to the point.
I feel like this textbook is a very good entry level Sports Medicine text. The readability is perfect for high school aged students and gives an appropriate overview of all topics related to Sports Medicine. The information included has a wide scope without unnecessary details and can be elaborated upon as a teacher sees fit.
About the Author
Robert C. France, CSMT, RSMT, is a retired certified and registered athletic trainer in Washington state. His vast knowledge of sports medicine and athletic training has been derived from extensive training from some of the finest colleges in the United States and Europe. His training as an emergency medical technician has helped him to design disaster preparedness programs and assist in their implementation. Registered and certified as an advanced instructor with the National Safety Council, Robert has instructed hundreds of high schools, colleges and professionals in first aid, CPR and advanced instructor training. He also has presented lectures throughout the United States and in Europe. Robert’s unique three-year high school sports medicine program has been recognized nationally for its excellence in preparing students for the fields of sports medicine and athletic training. Students graduating from his program are now physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers throughout the United States. He has helped dozens of high schools across the country design and implement similar sports medicine programs. His many awards include Athletic Trainer of the Year and Teacher of the Year, and in 1996 he was selected as a member of the medical staff for the Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also is the author of Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Science.