University of Miami Summer Scholars: Sports Medicine

Coral Gables, FL

Overview

The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program (SSP) is an exciting opportunity for currenthigh school sophomores and juniorsto explore their academic passions and experience what its like to be a college student.

In this practical, hands-on course, the students will learn to identify basic sport injuries that afflict the major joints of the body, and review basic methods to treat these injuries. The student will also learn how nutrition, improper biomechanics, and poor training can all impact sport performance. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to learn and practice techniques or procedures (such as athletic taping or bracing) that may be useful in minimizing the incidence of injury.

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