Brian Anderson
"Improving the Day to Day of Athletic Healthcare"
Study Abroad: Greek Influence on 
Sports and Sports Medicine
Are you looking to provide and international aspect for your ATEP?  The Institute for Collegiate Sports Medicine has prepared a unique athletic training and cultural experience focused around the Greek (both ancient and modern) Influence on Sports and Sports Medicine.

The Institute for Collegiate Sports Medicine will assist you in course development, learning objectives, syllabus, resources, etc., 

Evolution of Sports Medicine: This course will include both online didactic modules and a weeklong field experience dedicated to the study of the development of sports medicine. The course is designed to explore the clinical practices employed by medical professionals to treat and rehabilitate sports related injuries. The timeline of the course will begin with Ancient Greek times and continue through modern day. Students will be able to understand the significance of sports medicine development and growth from the beginning. 

Identify ancient and present day treatment and rehabilitation techniques used to treat the athletes and help restore sport function
Analyze and describe the resources and sport facilities available during ancient times compared with those of the modern era
Identify the scientific foundation used for ancient medicine
Study abroad and experience Greek culture, while learning first-hand about the foundations of sports medicine 

Module 1:
History and Philosophy of Medicine and Sport

Module 2:
Olympics Ancient to Modern

Module 3:
Evolution of Athletic Training

Module 4:
Greek Medicine and Culture 

Example Syllabus 

References / Books:

1.  Greek and Roman Medicine - Helen King

2.  Galen and the Gateway to Medicine - Jeanne Bendick

3.  Greek Medicine: From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age - James Longrigg

This program is two parts:  
1)  8 - Two Hour Online Educational Sessions 
2) Lab / Field Experience to Greece

Trip Outline:

Day 1 (Saturday); Depart USA with overnight flight from New York (JFK) to Athens

Day 2 (Sunday): Athens
     AM: Arrive in Athens and Check in to Hotel
​     Discovering the Old Quarter of Plaka for a bit to eat
​     Acropolis Museum
     Dinner in Hotel

Day 3 (Monday): Athens
     Acropolis Visit
     Temple of Zeus
     Olympic Athletic Center of Athens: Hellenic Sports Research Institute 
     Visit the Sites of the 2004 Summer Olympics
​     Visit the Site of the 1896 "Games of the I Olympiad": Panathinaiko Stadium
     Traditional Greek Dinner in Plaka District​

Day 4 (Tuesday): Athens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidarus - Nafplion
     Ancient City of Corinth:
          Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
          Beehive Tomb
     Depart for Nafplion
     Dinner in local restaurant    

Day 5 (Wednesday): Nafplion - Olympia
          Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine - In a small valley in the Peloponnesus, the shrine 
          of Asklepios, the god of medicine, developed out of a much earlier cult of Apollo (Maleatas),    
          during the 6th century BC at the latest, as the official cult of the city state of Epidaurus. Its 
          principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre - considered 
          one the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture – date from the 4th century. The vast site, with 
          its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the 
          healing cults of Greek and Roman times.
          International Olympic Academy
     Dinner at the Olive Farm

Day 6 (Thursday): Olympia - Patras - Delphi
     AM: Tour of Olympia - Site of the 776BC Olympic games
          Ancient Olympia Museum
          Ancient Olympia Archeological Site
     Dinner in Hotel​

Day 7 (Friday): Delphi - Athens
     Ancient Delphi & Museum
     Pythian Gymnasium
     Temple of Athina Pronea
     Depart for Athens
     Dinner in Hotel

Day 8 (Saturday):  Athens
      Group Meeting
      Athens Scavenger Hunt
      Dinner in Hotel

Day 9 (Sunday): Athens - New York, USA

Trip Overview

Week Options:
     Week #1: Feb 28 - March 8, 2015
     Week #2: March 7 - 15, 2015
     Week #3: March 14 - 22, 2015
     Week #4: March 21 - 29, 2015

Hotel List:
     Athens:  Divani Palace Acropolis
     Nafplion: Rex
​     Olympia: Arty Grand
​     Delphi: Amalia 

     Air Travel to and from New York to Athens
     Ground Transportation in Greece
     Educational Materials / Content
     All Breakfast and 7 Dinners (Lunch on Own)
     All Scheduled Activities (Museums, Archeological Sites, Guides, Etcs.,)
     Travel and Health Insurance while in Greece

Price:  $2700 based on double occupancy 

Payment Schedule: 
     50% to Reserve / Deposit (Latest - Oct 1, 2014)
     Final Payment: Dec 15, 2014

Program is Limited to 48 Attendees (Students, Faculty)

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