University of Evansville

Athletic Training

UE’s athletic training program gives students hands-on experience with NCAA Division I athletic programs from their first week on campus!

Course Offerings

AT–280 Introduction to Athletic Training (3 credits)
Introduces the field of athletic training and the care and prevention of athletic injuries. Topics include, but are not limited to, the organization, administration, education, and counseling techniques used in caring for athletes, as well as the foundation of injury prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.
AT–282 Basic Skills in Athletic Training (3 credits)
Addresses various topics that develop the student's competence as an athletic trainer. Emphasis placed on skills such as construction and application of protective devices, taping and bandaging techniques, on-field assessment techniques, and emergency care. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above-mentioned content areas and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 280.
AT–282L Basic Skills in Athletic Training Lab
Addresses various topics that develop the student?s competence as an athletic trainer. Emphasis placed on skills such as construction and application of protective devices, taping and bandaging techniques, on-field assessment techniques, and emergency care. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above-mentioned content areas and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 280.
AT–287 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3 credits)
Lecture/lab course addresses the principles, indications, contraindications, physiological effects, safety precautions, and application of therapeutic modalities for the treatment of athletic injuries. Information includes knowledge of the inflammatory response to injury and illness and the effectiveness of therapeutic modalities to assist the body in the healing process. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the use of modalities and intended primarily for athletic training majors.
AT–287L Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Train Training
Lecture/lab course addresses the principles, indications, contraindications, physiological effects, safety precautions, and application of therapeutic modalities for the treatment of athletic injuries. Information includes knowledge of the inflammatory response to injury and illness and the effectiveness of therapeutic modalities to assist the body in the healing process. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the use of modalities and intended primarily for athletic training majors.
AT–291 Clinical Education in Athletic Training I (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide proficiency instruction and clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis placed on clinical anatomy and goniometry. Content includes palpation of various bony landmarks and soft tissue structures as well as goniometric skill development. Clinical application and understanding emphasized. Field experience rotations assigned per the clinical instruction plan. Class meets formally approximately one hour per week outside of the clinical setting.
AT–292 Clinical Education in Athletic Training II (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide proficiency instruction and clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis given to clinical application of therapeutic modalities. Field experience includes sport team rotations with an emphasis in the application of modalities. Student works toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. Class meets formally at least one hour per week outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies.
AT–350 Administration of Athletic Training (3 credits)
Familiarizes students with the administration and management responsibilities of athletic training. Topics of study include management of athletic training facilities, personnel, students, facility design, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and budgeting. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to health care administration and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 388.
AT–388 Evaluation of the Lower Body (3 credits)
Addresses the theory, techniques, and laboratory experiences relative to the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries with emphasis on the lower body. Other topics related to assessment are covered including common illness recognition. Content areas include knowledge and skills for clinical evaluation to determine the proper injury or illness treatment and referral when appropriate. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to evaluation and illness of the lower body and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 282.
AT–389 Evaluation of the Upper Body (3 credits)
Addresses the theory, techniques and laboratory experiences relative to the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries with emphasis placed on the upper body. Other topics related to assessment are covered including common illness recognition. Content areas include knowledge and skills for clinical evaluation to determine the proper injury or illness treatment and referral when appropriate. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to evaluation and illness of the upper body and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 388.
AT–390 Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
Lecture/lab course provides the student knowledge related to all aspects of the rehabilitation of athletes. Emphasis placed on development of a theoretical model to assess and fully rehabilitate an athlete following an injury, surgery or related illness. Lab time develops the skills required to implement a rehabilitation program in the clinical setting. Designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to rehabilitation and exercise and intended for athletic training majors. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 389.
AT–391 Clinical Education in Athletic Training III (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide proficiency instruction and clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis on basic taping and bandaging techniques, emergency procedures, and field assessment. Field experience includes local high school football coverage and other field experience as assigned. Student works toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. Class meets formally at discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 292.
AT–392 Clinical Education in Athletic Training IV (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis given to evaluation of athletic injuries and illness. Field experience spent with a college trainer working primarily in a traditional college athletic training room setting. Student works toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. Class meets formally at discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 391.
AT–490 Pharmacology and Medical Conditions V (2 credits)
Offers insight on current trends in pharmacology use in an athletic training environment. Also offers current evaluation of general medical conditions, treatment, and a referral base for conditions found in athletics.
AT–491 Clinical Education in Athletic Training V (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis given to rehabilitation. Field experience assigned per the clinical instruction plan and may include time in a physical therapy outpatient setting. Student works toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. Class meets formally at discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. A case study approach is utilized to emphasize integration of previously learned skills into the complete care of the athlete. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 392.
AT–492 Clinical Education in Athletic Training Vi (2 credits)
One of a series of six clinical education courses designed to provide clinical experience in the field of athletic training. Emphasis placed on pharmacology, nutritional aspects, psychosocial intervention, and referral. Emphasis also placed on preparation for the NATA-BOC exam. Class meets formally at discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Field experience assignment made per the clinical instruction plan. Prerequisite: Athletic Training 491.
AT–521 Advanced Applied Human Anatomy (2 credits)
This course is designed for graduate students who need to study human anatomy in a more detailed format. Emphasis is placed on the gross anatomy of the human skeleton, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems using previously dissected cadavers. Students will explore, in greater detail, specific areas related to orthopedic clinical evaluation (ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder). Additionally, students will complete a teaching component based on instructor assignment of a body area.
AT–575 Adv Nutritional Issues Athletic Training (3 credits)
In this course, students will gain knowledge about nutritional needs of athletes and nutrition-related issues which may arise in working with athletes. This study of the science of sport nutrition includes normal nutritional needs; needs for weight gain, loss, and maintenance; effect of diet on performance, training, and recovery; disordered eating, energy requirements and exercise metabolism
AT–580 Evidence-Based Inquiry (3 credits)
Theory and practice of evidence-based sports medicine for both clinical and research environments, with emphasis on understanding the results of health care interventions and practices for patients and research subjects. This course will introduce the student to clinical epidemiology and the evaluation of the efficacy of prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies for acute and chronic conditions. Intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–582 Foundational Skills in Athletic Training (3 credits)
This course addresses a variety of topics in order to develop the student's competence as an athletic trainer. Emphasis is placed upon skills such as construction and application of protective devices, taping and bandaging techniques, on-field assessment techniques, and emergency care. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–587 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities At (4 credits)
This course addresses the principles, indications, contra-indications, physiological effects, safety procedures and application of therapeutic modalities for the treatment of athletic injuries, with particular emphasis on evidence-based practice and integration with modality selection. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–588 Evaluation of Lower Extremity (3 credits)
This course addresses the principles, techniques, and theories behind athletic injuries and their assessment from the waist down. The student will be able to assess an injury and determine which special tests to use in order to come to a conclusion about what has occurred to the athlete and what needs to be done in a timely manner. Also, a thorough knowledge of bony landmarks, dermatomes, and myotomes is covered which will aid the athletic training student in injury assessment. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–589 Evaluation of Upper Extremity (3 credits)
This course addresses the principles, techniques, and theories behind athletic injuries and their assessment from the head to waist. It also presents a thorough coverage of bony landmarks, dermatomes, and myotomes will aid the student in injury assessment. students will learn to assess an injury and determine which special tests to use in order to come to a conclusion about what has occurred to the athlete. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–591 Graduate Clinical Education I (2 credits)
This course is one of a series of four clinical education courses designed to provide proficiency instruction and clinical experience in the field of Athletic Training. The emphasis in this course is basic taping and bandaging techniques, emergency procedures and on field assessment. The field experience portion will include local high school football coverage and other field experience as assigned. The athletic training student will work toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. This class will meet formally at the discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Total clinical hours will be a result of 2 clinical rotations with an area high school to provide an adequate equipment intensive rotation as well as a general medical rotation at Deaconess Family Medicine Residency. Hour totals for AT 591 will be dependent upon successful completion of proficiencies designated for this class with a minimum of 90 clinical hours. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–592 Graduate Clinical Education II (2 credits)
This course is one of a series of four clinical education courses designed to provide proficiency instruction and clinical experience in the field of Athletic Training. The emphasis in the course is the clinical application of therapeutic modalities. The field experience will include sport rotations with emphasis on the application of modalities. The student will work towards completion of a proficiency check -off sheet. Class meets for 1 hour per week outside the clinical setting. Total clinical hours will be a result of 3 clinical rotations with the University of Evansville's athletic department. Hour totals for AT 592 will be dependent upon successful completion of proficiencies designated for this class with a minimum of 90 clinical hours total. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–650 Administration of Athletic Training (3 credits)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the administration and management responsibilities of athletic training. Topics of study include management of athletic training facilities, personnel, students, facility design, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and budgeting. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–688 Advanced Rehab Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
This course is designed to prepare the student athletic trainer to plan, implement, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercise programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of the injuries and illness of athletes and others involved in physical activity. It will include mobilization and taping techniques commonly used to facilitate the rehabilitation process. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–690 Gen Medical & Pharmacolgy Athl Hlth Care (3 credits)
Offers insight on current trends in pharmacology use in an athletic training environment. Also offers current evaluation of general medical conditions, treatment, and referral base for conditions found in athletics. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–691 Graduate Clinical Educ III (2 credits)
This course is one of a series of four clinical education courses designed to provide clinical experience in the field of Athletic Training. Each course has a specific area of emphasis to ensure a diverse experience and provide an opportunity to become proficient in required skills within Athletic Training. The emphasis in this course is rehabilitation. The field experience will be assigned per the clinical instruction plan. The student will work toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. This class will meet formally at the discretion of the instructor at least one hour per week, outside of the clinical setting, to ensure adequate progress toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Total clinical hours will be a result of 1 clinical rotation with the University of Evansville's athletic department and with ProRehab PC. Hour totals for AT 691 will be dependent upon successful completion of proficiencies designated for this class with a minimum of 90 clinical hours total. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–692 Graduate Clinical Education IV (2 credits)
This course is one of a series of four clinical education courses designed to provide clinical experience in the field of Athletic Training. Each course has a specific area of emphasis to ensure a diverse experience and provide an opportunity to become proficient in required skills within Athletic Training. The emphasis in this course is the evaluation of athletic injuries and illness. Clinical time will be spent with a college athletic trainer working primarily in a traditional college athletic training room setting. The athletic training student will work toward completion of the proficiency check-off sheet. This class will meet formally at the discretion of the instructor outside of the clinical setting to ensure adequate progress is being made by the student toward completion of the respective clinical proficiencies. Field experience assignment will be made and student performance assessed by the clinical instructor. Total clinical hours will be a result of 2 clinical rotations with the University of Evansville's athletic department. Hour totals for AT 692 will be dependent upon successful completion of proficiencies designated for this class with a minimum of 90 clinical hours total. This course is designed to satisfy CAATE competences related to the above mentioned content areas and is intended for graduate athletic training majors.
AT–693 Professional Issues in Athletic Training (1 credit)
As a capstone class to the program, this course will be place an emphasis on preparation for the NATA-BOC exam and professional development issues related to athletic training. These topics include incorporating evidence-based medicine into clinical practice, patient-oriented outcomes in athletic health care, creating a professional presence in athletic training (resume development, networking, and job search tactics), and professionalism/professional ethics.
AT–699 Directed Evidence-Based Inquiry (3 credits)
Students will develop a critically appraised clinical topic and evaluate evidence related to its clinical efficacy. A faculty mentor will be assigned to the student who will act an in a supervisory role during the research project.