Athletic Training Courses: Fall 2017

Athletic Training Courses

Athletic Training

ATH 101: Introduction to Athletic Training

1 Credit Hour(s)

This is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the profession of athletic training. Topics will include the history of the athletic training profession, the sports medicine team, scope of practice, professional organizations, and roles of other health care professionals.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

ATH 201: Seminar in Athletic Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the professional phase of the athletic training curriculum. Topics will include athletic training room policies and procedures, risks associated with physical activity, an introduction to medical terminology, principles of therapeutic communication, and sociocultural issues. Prerequisite: ATH 101.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

ATH 300: Applied Physics for the Assessment of Human Movement and Therapeutic Agents

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course provides an overview of vector mechanics, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, work, energy, power, fluids, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism. An introduction to these physical properties as they apply to the examination of human movement and intervention strategies to promote restoration of function through therapeutic agents or modalities will be explored. Prerequisite: BIO 330/L and BIO 340/L. Corequisite: ATH 300L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

ATH 300L: Applied Physics for the Assessment of Human Movement and Therapeutic Agents Lab

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for ATH 300.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

ATH 500: Introduction to Emergency Athletic Care

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course will present the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Team and the basic principles in the prevention, recognition, and care of acute, traumatic and exertional athletic injuries/illnesses. Topics will include: risk management, blood-borne pathogen training, life-threatening conditions, CPR/AED certification, head and spine injury management (stabilization and equipment removal), musculoskeletal injury, selected taping/wrapping techniques, environmental considerations, and sudden medical illnesses. Students will be expected to recognize unsafe environments and develop critical thinking strategies to act appropriately during athletic emergencies. Students will also demonstrate emergency care skill consistent with National Athletic Trainers' Association position statements. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. Students must pass ATH 509/L with a C or better in order to progress to ATH 500.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 500L: Intro to Emergency Athletic Care Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course will present the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Team and the basic principles in the prevention, recognition, and care of acute, traumatic and exertional athletic injuries/illnesses. Topics will include: risk management, blood-borne pathogen training, life-threatening conditions, CPR/AED certification, head and spine injury management (stabilization and equipment removal), musculoskeletal injury, selected taping/wrapping techniques, environmental considerations, and sudden medical illnesses. Students will be expected to recognize unsafe environments and develop critical thinking strategies to act appropriately during athletic emergencies. Students will also demonstrate emergency care skill consistent with National Athletic Trainers' Association position statements. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 501: Foundations of Athletic Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate the association between physical activity and musculoskeletal injury and use clinical decision-making skills to appropriately apply a variety of supportive and protective devices for the head, torso, upper and lower extremity. Students will develop the necessary skills to appropriately choose and properly fit protective athletic equipment (e.g. helmet and shoulder pads) and properly apply preventative taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing and orthoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 500 and ATH 500L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 501L: Foundations/Athletic Training Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate the association between physical activity and musculoskeletal injury and use clinical decision-making skills to appropriately apply a variety of supportive and protective devices for the head, torso, upper and lower extremity. Students will develop the necessary skills to appropriately choose and properly fit protective athletic equipment (e.g. helmet and shoulder pads) and properly apply preventative taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing and orthoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and complete ATH 500 and ATH 500L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 502: Foundations of Athletic Training II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course addresses a variety of topics to further develop the students' understanding of the scope of the Athletic Trainer's duties and the complexities involved in the daily operations of an Athletic Training facility. A combination of lecture, case studies and reflection of clinical educational experiences will allow for insightful peer engaged discussions. Topics will include: legal practice, professional ethics, cross-cultural awareness, inter-professional relationships, facility principles, budgeting process, integrated injury management, imaging, rehabilitation phases, psychosocial/emotional response to injury, and injury documentation and the use of electronic medical records. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 501 AND ATH-501L.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 509: Gross Anatomy

6 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. The relationships of normal and abnormal embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure and to movement and function across the life span will be presented. Lecture and laboratory sessions will include human cadaver dissection and prosections, models, and clinically oriented peer presentations and problem solving experiences. Specific anatomical content will be presented on a regional basis, and will include the back, head, neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and thorax. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by iPad video demonstrations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 509L: Gross Anatomy Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to focus on the detailed structure and function of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. The relationships of normal and abnormal embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure and to movement and function across the life span will be presented. Lecture and laboratory sessions will include human cadaver dissection and prosections, models, and clinically oriented peer presentations and problem solving experiences. Specific anatomical content will be presented on a regional basis, and will include the back, head, neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremity, and thorax. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional macroscopic appreciation of anatomical structure through human cadaver dissection guided by iPad video demonstrations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. Students must pass ATH 509/L with a C or better in order to progress to ATH 500.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 510: Pathology and Clinical Examination I

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the first in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the neck, upper back, low back, lower extremities, reproductive organs, and abdominal region. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the low back and lower extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 510L: Pathology and Clinical Examination Lab I

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, gait analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 511: Pathology and Clinical Examination II

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 511L: Pathology and Clinical Examination II Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the second in the sequence of two courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify specific injuries and illnesses associated with the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Topics include mechanism of injury/etiology, pathology, tests and measures, and referred pain patterns of the head, neck, upper back, and upper extremities. Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding palpation, range of motion, posture analysis, manual muscle testing, neurological and special tests. Students will develop clinical decision making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 509 and ATH 509L and ATH 510 and ATH 510L.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 512: Neuroscience

2 Credit Hour(s)

In this course, students will examine the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems through a combination of lecture, discussion of case studies and examination of cadaveric brain specimens. Students will use the neurologic examination as a systematic framework for organizing their understanding of the functional anatomy of the nervous system. We will consider the following topics: development of the central nervous system; voluntary movement and postural control; sensory pathways; motor pathways; neurodegenerative disease and trauma. Students will develop basic familiarity with electrodiagnostic tests (i.e., nerve conduction velocity, EMG). Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 515: Current Concepts in Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment & Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically evaluate patient/client physical fitness, nutritional habits, and body composition to appropriately design fitness prescription for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic disease. Students will develop skills in performing measurements of body composition, posture, flexibility, muscular strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance. These skills will be enhanced when learning how to develop and adjust fitness routines based on patient/client specificity. Students will also learn nutritional principles relative to strength training and in recognition of disordered eating. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. Direct Entry MSAT students only.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 515L: Current Concepts in Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment & Training Lzb

0 Credit Hour(s)

Lab practice and co-requisite for ATH 515.Direct Entry MSAT students only.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 520: Therapeutic Agents

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically select, provide rationale for, and skillfully apply therapeutic agents including massage, cold, superficial heat, infrared, hydrotherapy, short wave diathermy, ultrasound, iontophoresis, traction, and electrotherapy for inducing muscle contractions, reducing pain, enhancing wound healing, and curbing edema formation. Indications and contraindications relative to the selection and use of each modality are emphasized. Theory, principles, and methods of direct interventions will be discussed in lecture; associated psychomotor skills will be practiced and evaluated in lab. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 520L: Therapeutic Agents Lab

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically select, provide rationale for, and skillfully apply therapeutic agents including massage, cold, superficial heat, infrared, hydrotherapy, short wave diathermy, ultrasound, iontophoresis, traction, and electrotherapy for inducing muscle contractions, reducing pain, enhancing wound healing, and curbing edema formation. Indications and contraindications relative to the selection and use of each modality are emphasized. Theory, principles, and methods of direct interventions will be discussed in lecture; associated psychomotor skills will be practiced and evaluated in lab. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 521: Pharmacology in Sports Medicine

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly encountered in the practice of athletic training. Topics include patient education, federal, state, and local regulations for proper storage and dispensing, and poison control protocols. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 522: General Medical Conditions

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and illnesses of the body systems and to know when to refer to other medical professions. Topics include etiology, pathology, assessment, and risks associated with common diseases, impairments, and physical disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 523: Therapeutic Intervention

4 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to enhance the student's assessment skills and to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and rehabilitation techniques specific to athletic participation and the physically active. Topics will include planning, implementing, and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation programs. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 523L: Therapeutic Intervention Laboratory

0 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is designed to enhance the student's assessment skills and to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and rehabilitation techniques specific to athletic participation and the physically active. Topics will include planning, implementing, and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation programs. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 524: Sports Nutrition

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course discusses the physiological processes of digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food, fluids, nutritional supplements, herbs, and ergogenic aids specific to the energy needs for sports participation and the physically active. Topics include weight loss/gain, body composition, performance, illness, injury, and eating disorders. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 525: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course focuses on management, administration, leadership, and professional responsibilities associated with providing health care in an athletic training room, health care facility, and related venues that provide health care to athletes and others involved in physical activities. Topics include athletic training room design, budget, organization and administration of pre-participation physical exams, components of a medical record, regulations, insurance, personnel management, athletic training practice acts and registration, professional responsibility, continuing education, governing bodies, scope of practice, community awareness, and preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 530: Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training (3) This course addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving the patient, the health care professional, and response to injury. Topics include motivation, self confidence, personality traits, emotional response to injury, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 580: Research Methods

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy; Writing Intensive. Meets Research and Presentation requirements. This course will explore the variety in research design and statistics commonly used in clinical research, further developing student analytical skills needed to support professional evidence-based practice in athletic training. Students will evaluate the merit and relevance of published research to the practice of athletic training from the perspective of experimental methodology and design. Students will select a topic of interest related to athletic training, conduct a review of the literature, define a research question, and prepare and present a report to their peers. Students will complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI training). Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 581: Research Seminar I

1 Credit Hour(s)

This course is a continuation of ATH 580 and the first of a sequence of two research seminar courses. Students will refine their literature review to develop and write the introduction and methods sections of their athletic training research project. Students will present their proposals to their peers. This is directed study under the supervision of faculty research mentor. Additionally, students will learn how to efficiently and effectively use the IBM SPSS Software. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 580.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 582: Research Seminar II

2 Credit Hour(s)

This is the second in the sequence of two research seminar courses. Students will collect data, perform data analysis, and write the results, and discussion sections for their athletic training research projects. Students will revise and refine their final research project, develop a presentation, and present their findings. This is directed study under the supervision of a faculty research mentor. Additionally, students will demonstrate evidence based medicine through problem based learning scenarios in class. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 581.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 590: Athletic Training: Practical Application I

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the first of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: general health and fitness assessment; environmental conditions assessment; and recognition of emergencies and acute injury care. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program and ATH 500 and 500L.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 592: Athletic Training: Practical Application II

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the second of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: taping, wrapping, bracing, protective equipment fitting; clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of the lower extremity and spine; and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program and ATH 590.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 593: Athletic Training: Practical Application III

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the third of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills, and abilities including: clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of the upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, spine, and patients with common illnesses; psychosocial motivational strategies; recognition and referral of mental health disorders; and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program and ATH 592.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 594: Athletic Training: Practical Application IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the fourth of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Athletic training students will be evaluated on clinical integration proficiency of knowledge, skills and abilities including: comprehensive therapeutic intervention, clinical examination and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injury and common illnesses and conditions; psychosocial strategies (recognition, management and referral); and professional communication and documentation strategies. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program, ATH 593.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (GR)

ATH 595: Athlectic Training: Optional Summer Practical Application

0 Credit Hour(s)

This course is an optional athletic training clinical education course reserved for students who will be completing a summer athletic training educational experience. Students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in facilitated integration of skills and abilities previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will explore evidence-based practice and reflect upon their clinical experiences to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision making skills development. Students must complete a minimum of 50 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours.
Session: Summer
Year: All Years (GR)