KINE 318 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Allied Health Professions, Sports Medicine, Catastrophic Injury
Sport: activities involving physical prowess, competition, strategy and/or chance and engaged in for the enjoyment and satisfaction of the participant and/or others. High school sports participation has grown from an estimated 4 million in 1971-72 to an estimated 7. 2 million in 2005-06. Female college athletes went from 74,239 in 1981-82 to 174,534 in 2006-07. Male college athletes went from 169,800 in 1981-82 to 233, 830 in 2006-07. According to the cdc, nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the united states. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and. More than 3. 5 million kids under 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries yearly. Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students. 21% of all traumatic brain injuries among children are a result of sports and recreational activities.