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Do you have an interest in recreational, youth, high school, college or professional sports?

Do you have prominent sports teams / organizations in your town?

Do you want to be the Doctor of Chiropractic for individual athletes or entire sports teams?

Participation in individual recreational and organized team sports is a common rite of every day life in the United States. Tens of millions of people engage in sporting activities each year. All of these athletes require a game plan to prevent injury and or treatment to sports related injuries. Injuries are an unfortunate byproduct of sports participation. The Doctor of Chiropractic that is certified and has a high level of expertise in injury prevention and the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries is in high demand.

Sports Participation Statistics

  1. The United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistic, estimated that 48,374,000 5-17 year olds are involved in organized sports. http://www.fitness.gov/youthsports.pdf
  2. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, participation in sports by 45-54 year olds increased by 25.6% from 1998-2007. http://www.nsga.org
  3. There are 5,776,820 adolescents involved in high school athletics.  http://www.fitness.gov/youthsports.pdf
  4. In 2006-2007 there were 230,259 males and 172, 534 females participating in NCAA sports. This represented a 2.36 rate of increase from 2001-2002. http://www.ncaa.org NCAA Champion Magazine - NCAA participation rates
  5. According to the association of American Colleges and Universities, there are 2,618 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The vast majority offers their students intercollegiate and intramural sports activies. http://www.voanews.com
  6. In 2003, 58% of boys and 51% of girls in high school played on a sports team. http://www.useembassy.de/sports.htm

The following is the course outline for the CCSMS certification.

To purchase the course curriculum click on the following link: CCSMS course catalog

100 Hour Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist (C.C.S.M.S.)

This 100 hour certification program is a compilation of the 50 hour Exercise Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the and the 50 hour Chiropractic Sports Injury Specialist programs.  The purpose of this course is to offer the Doctor of Chiropractic broad based knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, exercise program design, sport specific training, sport biomechanics, nutrition, evaluation and treatment of sports injuries, diagnostic testing and team physician protocols.

Upon completion of this comprehensive course of study the graduate will receive the following certificates of completion from Texas Chiropractic College;

  • 50 Hour Exercise Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certificate
  • 50 Hour Chiropractic Sports Injury Specialist Certificate
  • 100 Hour Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist Certification
  • Courses for this program can be purchased by clicking on "Our Course Catalogs" and then clicking on "100 Hour CCSMS Course Catalog"

    The cost is $290 per module or purchase each 50 hour certificate program at a time for $1100 use coupon code: save60

    Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist Course Outline

    50 Hour Exercise Strength and Conditioning Specialist

    Module 1 - Exercise Strength & Conditioning (14 Hours)

    • Rehabilitative exercise training methodologies / characteristics of strength training exercises.
    • Muscle anatomy and physiology.
    • Developing patient specific exercise programs / progressive resistance exercise concepts / resistance exercise protocols / free weight exercise protocols.
    • Movement and sport specific resistance exercise.
    • Stretching techniques; active, passive and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
    • Age, gender and condition specific exercise protocols.
    • Metabolic specific training; aerobic training, anaerobic training / primary metabolic demands of various sports.
    • Characteristics of aerobic and anaerobic training / consequences of overtraining and undertraining.

    Module 2 - Sports Nutrition (12 Hours)

    • Improper nutrition and disease / The effects of free radicals / oxidants.
    • Overview of the major nutrients and their relation to sports performance.
    • Carbohydrate - complex carbohydrate; simple sugars.
    • Fats - saturated; unsaturated; cholesterol.
    • Protein - amino acids; daily consumption.
    • Fiber - soluable; unsoluable; sources.
    • Vitamins - functions and doses; supplementation.
    • Minerals - functions and doses; supplementation.
    • Water - body composition analysis.
    • Weight control through proper nutrition.
    • Ergogenic aids to sports performance.

    Module 3 - Chiropractic Treatment of Golf Injuries (12 hours)

    • Introduction to the game of golf and the Doctor of Chiropractic's role in the treatment of golf injuries.
    • Golf swing biomechanics.
    • Golf swing faults.
    • Stretching and dynamic flexibility exercise warm up techniques.
    • Proprioception exercise techniques.
    • Golf swing exercise protocols.
    • Cervicothoracic spinal rehabilitation exercises.
    • Lumbar spine rehabilitation exercises.

    Module 4 - Sport Specific Exercise Training (12 Hours)

    • Overview of the Doctor of Chiropractic's role in the development of sport specific exercise training protocols.
    • Biomechanics and physiology of the baseball swing.
    • Exercise strength training protocols for baseball.
    • Major league baseball training methods.
    • Biomechanics and physiology of football.
    • Exercise strength training protocols for football.
    • University of Nebraska and Texas A&M football training methods.
    • Analysis of non contact, endurance sports.
    • Exercise and cardiovascular training methods for basketball, swimming, cycling, golf, track and field, hockey and gymnastics.

    50 Hour Chiropractic Sports Injury Specialist Certificate

    Module 5 - Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist(14 Hours)

    • The role of the Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist in the team athletics arena.
    • Preparticipation physical examination of the athlete (Orthopedic / Neurological Evaluation Methodologies).
    • Physical fitness testing components / normative test data.
    • Overview of conditions which may preclude athletic participation.
    • Direct / Indirect / Overuse Injury Differential Diagnosis.
    • Cerebral Concussion Grading Scales / Differential Diagnosis.
    • Guidelines for the management of cerebral concussion in sports.
    • On field evaluation of the injured athlete.  Treatment of Head / Neck / Spinal Injuries.
    • American College of Sports Medicine position papers on weight control, weight loss in wrestlers, exercise, abuse of anabolic steroids and use of alcohol.
    • Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist medical legal considerations.

    Module 6 - Diagnostic Testing of Sports Injuries (12 Hours)

    • Terminology associated with ancillary diagnostic testing.
    • Discussion of reliability, accuracy and timing for the provision of diagnostic imaging.
    • Clinical aspects for the provision of plain film radiographs.
    • Issues associated with the provision of full spine radiographs.
    • Clinical utility for the provision of stress films.
    • Clinical aspects associated with videoflouroscopy.
    • Clinical utility and referral for contrast studies, i.e., myelogram, etc.
    • Issues of reliability and accuracy as well as clinical utility for spinal ultrasound/sonograms/echography.
    • Practical reliance upon magnetic resonance imaging.
    • The utilization of CAT scans and CT versus MRI.
    • Clinical utility and necessity of referral for radioneuclide scanning/bone scan.
    • Implications for utilization for ancillary diagnostic imaging.
    • application of diagnostic imaging and differential diagnosis.

    Module 7 - Treatment of Sports Injuries (12 Hours)

    • Overview of common sports injuries.
    • Physical rehabilitation methodologies.
    • Properties of physiotherapy modalities (thermal, mechanical, chemical and photochemical).
    • Contraindications to all physiotherapy modalities; Inverse Square Law; Cosine Law.
    • Physiological effects, indications and proper dosage of physiotherapy modalities.
    • Vitamin and mineral therapy.
    • Chiropractic and cross discipline treatment methods for sports injuries.

    Module 8 - Evaluation and Diagnosis of Sports Injuries (12 Hours)

    • Differential diagnosis of sports injuries.
    • Mechanisms of injury.
    • Treatment options for acute / subacute / chronic injuries.
    • Manifestations of neuromuscular dysfunction.
    • Orthopedic / Neurologic / Chiropractic testing methods for sports injuries.
    • Examination of the head and cervical spine.
    • Examination of the thoracic spine.
    • Examination of the lumbosacral spines.
    • Examination of the upper and lower extremities.
    • Mock examinations.

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