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KPET-212 - Sports Medicine Clinical Experience - Sarah Ehrsam, MA, ATC

Course:Sports Medicine Clinical Experience
Professor:Sarah Ehrsam, MA, ATC
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name is Sarah Ehrsam.  I am a certified athletic trainer and work full-time for the College as an athletic trainer.  I also teach some of the classes offered in our Sports Medicine degree.  My office is located in the East PE building in room 003. 

Course Description

This class provides instruction and clinical experience for students interested in sports-related injury care and rehabilitation. Includes injury assessment and diagnosis, therapeutic modality usage and selection, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

What to Expect in this Course

You are responsible for all material posted on our class Canvas page and all relevant class information can be found there.  You will have access to the class page on the first Monday of the semester.  All assignments (worksheets, discussion boards, examinations, projects, etc) will be made available on our class Canvas page.  All due dates along with assignment instructions will also be clearly posted.  All assignments MUST be submitted via Canvas unless otherwise noted.  No exams will require proctoring.  Success in this course is dependent on the following things:

  • Self-motivation: Self-motivation, discipline, and appropriate time management skills are critical to both getting the most out of this class and exceling in the hybrid/online format.  Please log in to Canvas every Monday morning and then a minimum of 2 other times throughout the week to ensure you are aware of all upcoming due dates for assignments, projects, discussion boards and exams.  Do not wait until the last minute to complete and submit assignments. 
  • Dedicated Time: Expect to spend approximately 5-7 hours each week watching lectures and completing weekly assignments.  
  • Internet access: Most of the assignments can be downloaded so they can be completed without internet access, but regular access to a reliable computer with stable, high-speed internet connection is critical.  This can be either a personal computer, a computer in the COC library or in the TLC, or at a public library computer.
  • Word-processing Program: Canvas does not currently support MAC Pages, so you will either need to convert your Pages document to a PDF OR you can download the Microsoft Office Suite for FREE as part of your school My Canyons account (
  • Be an active learner/participant: Sports Medicine is a fun and fast-paced profession that offers lots of learning opportunities.  I encourage you to take advantage of each and every one!

Types of Assessments

Worksheets, quizzes, a group project, discussion boards, demonstration of clinical lab skills, weekly reflections, and exams will all be used to assess the student's understanding of the course material and mastery of the subject.

Textbook Information

No textbook is required for this class.  NASM’s Essentials of Corrective Exercise is a recommended for this class as it can be beneficial, but it is not required. 

Other Relevant Course Information

I am looking forward to a great semester of increasing your knowledge and clinical skills!

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/18/2021 Sub#: 881