Courses numbered at the 500 level are post-baccalaureate courses that do not count for credit toward requirements for graduate degree programs. Courses with the 600-level designation are classes offered at the master’s level. Courses at the 700 level are for individuals seeking advanced professional opportunities or are doctoral level. Courses at the 800 and 900 level are for doctoral credit.
AT 600 Care and Prevention in Athletic Training (3)
This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of athletic training and the similarities, differences, and relationship of athletic training to other healthcare professions. This course also provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize the benefit of athletic training clinical education. Skills introduced in this course include, but are not limit- ed to, taping, wrapping, splinting/spine boarding, protective padding fabrication, protective equipment fitting/removal, and modality application.
AT 610 Evidence Based Practice (3)
The course will provide students with an understanding of evidence based practice and the skills to search, read, and critically analyze literature relevant to athletic training. Broad topics in athletic training will be covered with an emphasis on position statements, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses as well as other pertinent original research.
AT 620 Research Methods and Design (3)
Students will become oriented with common methodological approaches utilized in athletic training research. Basic statistical concepts will be learned with appropriate computer software.
AT 625 Orthopedic Examination Techniques (4)
Students will learn appropriate orthopedic injury examination techniques for the lower extremity and lumbosacral spine. The anatomy of the lower extremities and lumbosacral spine will be reviewed, mechanisms of injury analyzed, advanced concepts in examination will be discussed, and skills necessary to accurately examine related orthopedic injuries will be practiced. Documentation in athletic training will be discussed and practiced. Evidence based practice with regard to examination techniques will be a focal point. Extensive time will be spent practicing skills in various laboratory activities.
AT 626 Orthopedic Examination Techniques II (4)
Students will learn appropriate orthopedic injury examination techniques for the upper extremity, head, neck, and thorax/abdomen. The anatomy of the upper extremities, head, neck, and thorax/abdomen will be reviewed, mechanisms of injury analyzed, advanced concepts in examination will be discussed, and skills necessary to accurately examine related orthopedic injuries will be practiced. Documentation in athletic training will be discussed and practiced. Evidence based practice with regard to examination techniques will be a focal point. Extensive time will be spent practicing skills in various laboratory activities.
AT 630 General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology (3)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and treat a variety of non-orthopedic injuries/illness, which may occur to the physically active. Students will learn basic recognition of these pathologies to ensure prompt and appropriate treatment and referral. In addition, basic pharmacological concepts will be introduced.
AT 640 Clinical Education I (3)
This course is designed to allow students to interact with certified athletic trainers (ATs) and other healthcare professionals. Students will complete assigned clinical hours of experience through one or more rotations. This experience will expose students to each professional’s role in treating patients. Students will show proficiency in injury prevention and prophylactic skills as part of this course.
AT 642 Clinical Education II (3)
Prerequisite: AT 640. Students will gain experience with athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals in the clinical setting. Students will complete assigned clinical hours of experience through one or more rotations. The purpose of the clinical exposure is to give students clinical experience by observing, treating both male and female patients, and become proficient in acute care skills. This course also provides the students with the opportunity to become proficient in athletic training skills related to therapeutic interventions.
AT 644 Clinical Education III (1)
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AT 630. Students will gain experience in a clinical setting and complete assigned clinical hours of experience through one rotation in a general medical facility.
AT 646 Clinical Education IV (3)
Prerequisite: AT 642. Students will gain experience with preceptors in an athletic training setting and complete assigned clinical hours of experience through one or more rotations. The purpose of the rotation(s) is to give students an opportunity to gain experience practicing skills on patients. Students are also given an opportunity to become proficient in athletic training skills related to the examination of injuries.
AT 648 Clinical Education V (3)
Prerequisite: AT 642. Students will gain experience in a clinical setting and complete assigned clinical hours of experience through a single rotation. The purpose of this course is to give students an experience which will help prepare them for the professional responsibilities they will assume as employed athletic trainers.
AT 650 Therapeutic Intervention I (4)
Therapeutic intervention and how it affects tissue healing and its role in the treatment of injuries will be examined. Basic components, design, and implementation of rehabilitation programs will be discussed and practiced. Therapeutic modalities will be introduced.
AT 651 Therapeutic Intervention II (4)
This course will review therapeutic exercises and it will provide an advanced study of the use of therapeutic modalities in the field of athletic training. The indications, contraindications, and effects of physical agents such as ice, heat, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound will be studied. Students will have an opportunity to practice skills necessary to use therapeutic modalities effectively.
AT 660 Psychosocial Intervention (3)
This course is designed to instruct students in identifying, treating, and/or referring patients exhibiting abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors. In addition, students will be able to appreciate the role of mental health in injury and recovery. Students will learn the connection between mental health and return to physical activity.
AT 665 CPR and First Aid Instructor Training (1)
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor.
AT 670 Advance Exercise Physiology (3)
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of physiology related to exercise and assessment of fitness and wellness. Topics will include control of exercise metabolism, acute and chronic adaptations to aerobic and resistance training programs, and thermoregulation. In addition, this course will cover assessing overall fitness, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance.
AT 675 Sports and Exercise Nutrition (3)
This course will discuss proper intake, sources of, and effect of macronutrient and micronutrient needs in relation to performance, health, and disease. Additional topics include ergogenic aids and the timing of food and fluids before, during, and after physical activity for optimal performance.
AT 680 Athletic Training Administration and Organization (3)
Co-requisite: AT 542. This course is designed to cover a wide range of administrative topics in the health care professions. At the conclusion of the course students will be familiar with the multitude of management and administrative techniques that are required by the athletic trainer. The student will have a plan for addressing administrative issues at the completion of this course.
AT 690 Professional Development in Athletic Training (3)
This course is designed to address the professional development of students pursuing a career in athletic training. At the conclusion of the course, students should be familiar with the ways in which an athletic trainer contributes to the profession as well as ways of pursuing a position within the profession.
AT 695 Thesis I (2)
The course will provide students with the opportunity to explore areas of inquiry in athletic training that are of interest. Students will choose an area of inquiry and develop a literature review leading to a research question. At the conclusion of the course, students will defend a research design that will be used to answer a research question and submit necessary forms to the Institutional Review Board for human subject research.
AT 696 Thesis II (2)
Prerequisite: AT 680. The course will provide students with the opportunity to complete an original research project in an area of interest within athletic training. Students will collect data, write a manuscript in the appropriate format, and defend their study through a poster presentation. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to submit an abstract for presentation or submit a manuscript for publication.