Athletic Training

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–580 Evidence-Based Inquiry (3 credits)
AT–582 Foundational Skills in Athletic Training (3 credits)
AT–587 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities At (4 credits)