Degrees and Certificates
Master of Science in Athletic Training Curriculum
AT530: INTERVENTIONS IN AT ICredits 3
Introduction course into the many disciplines of Athletic Training. Prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, as well as the diverse role of Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) and the concept of the Sports Medicine team will be the focus of the course. Philosophical questions, historical information and foundation topics within the profession will be addressed.
AT534: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIESCredits 3
Investigate and analyze indications, contraindications and biophysics of agents that aid in the healing of athletic injuries and the reduction of pain utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities, basic therapeutic exercises and rehabilitative techniques.
AT535: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN ATCredits 3
Instruction and practice in advanced first aid and CPR techniques AED instruction, and oxygen administration for the paramedical professional. Students must meet professional rescuer standard as established by national certification agencies such as the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. Provide the professional rescuer with the knowledge and advanced skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of respiratory and cardiac emergencies and injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical help can arrive.
AT536: PRINCIPLES OF THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND REHABILITATIONCredits 3
Introduction to the principles of rehabilitation of sports injuries, including range of motion, pain control, balance, proprioception, strengthening, and endurance. Development of therapeutic goals and objectives, exercise gradation and methods of evaluating rehabilitation progress will be stressed.
AT545: INTERVENTIONS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IICredits 3
A study of the knowledge and skills required to recognize, evaluate and rehabilitate Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot injuries. Specific attention will be given to the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, emergency care and rehabilitation techniques for the lower extremity.
AT547: INTERVENTIONS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IIICredits 3
A study of the knowledge and skills required to recognize, evaluate and rehabilitate shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist injuries. Specific attention will be given to the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, emergency care and rehabilitation techniques for the upper extremity as discussed in the current literature.
AT549: INTERVENTIONS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IVCredits 3
A study of the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and rehabilitate head, neck, and lumbar spine injuries. Students will learn specific evaluation and rehabilitation techniques as well as common athletic injuries and conditions that occur to the head, neck and lumbar spine. They will be able to treat and rehabilitate injuries from acute to return to play status.
AT552: ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS IN ATCredits 3
A course designed to provide the athletic training student with competencies needed to plan, coordinate and supervise administrative components of an athletic training organization including those pertaining to health care, financial, personnel and facilities management, and public relations.
AT554: INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION IN ALLIED HEALTHCredits 1
This course educates inter-professional teams through an innovative curriculum and shared practices using technology and faculty created case scenarios, case studies and practicum observations.
AT560: GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONSCredits 3
Focuses in the identification and treatment of medical conditions of the nervous, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, integumentary systems. Emphasis placed on the role the Athletic Trainer has in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of associated conditions as directed by a supervising physician.
AT565: THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN ATCredits 3
Introduces principles of drug therapy across the lifespan and the use of drugs as they pertain to the health care of athletes and their effect on athletic competition. An emphasis on the knowledge, skills and values required of the Athletic Trainer on pharmacological applications, including indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions, documentation and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injury and illness in athletic training. Examines the knowledge, skills, that the athletic trainer must possess to recognize and intervene, and when appropriate, refer to a recognized professional; the socio-cultural, mental, emotional, and physical behaviors of athletes and others involved in physical activity.
AT581: EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN ATHLETIC TRAININGCredits 3
This course exposes the student to the areas and types of research in athletic training, reviewing literature and critiquing research articles, research design, common measures in athletic training, statistical decision making, ethical considerations in research and writing for publication and presentation. The construction and analysis of measurement instruments and corresponding techniques utilized within the athletic training profession will also be discussed.
AT582: RESEARCH IN AT ICredits 3
This course continues the process of research in clinical practice. Development of methods to test a chosen hypothesis will be created. Exploration of statistical methods to test the clinician’s hypothesis with be compared. Collection of pilot data will begin.
AT583: RESEARCH IN AT IICredits 3
This course is a continuation of clinical research in athletic training and is the CULMINATION of the students research methods in research related to their Master of Science in Athletic Training Studies.
AT585: CLINICAL PRACTICUM ICredits 1
Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction of competencies and evaluation of proficiency skill in Athletic Training, which includes advanced athletic training room observation. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in the overall daily operations and procedures, basic injury care, and therapeutic modalities.
AT586: CLINICAL PRACTICUM IICredits 1
Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction of competencies and evaluation of proficiency skill in Athletic Training, which includes advanced athletic training room observation. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in conducting hands-on physical examinations and advanced injury assessment in the evaluation and treatment of injuries to the lower extremity.
AT587: CLINICAL PRACTICUM IIICredits 1
Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction of competencies and evaluation of proficiency skill in Athletic Training, which includes advanced athletic training room observation. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in conducting therapeutic rehabilitation, and physical examinations of the head, spine, and upper extremity.
AT588: CLINICAL PRACTICUM IVCredits 6
An immersive clinical experience in the profession of athletic training which provides the student the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in their athletic training courses to the clinical setting through their assigned clinical experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Emphasis will be based on principles of the analytical skills used in conducting hands-on physical examinations and advanced injury assessment.
AT593: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTCredits 1
A capstone course designed for research discussion of critical questions and contemporary issues and problems in athletic training/sports medicine. Current issues in athletic training related to professional conduct and practice are emphasized. Athletic Training Students will prepare for the Board of Certification Examination.