Athletic Training Courses: Fall 2022



Athletic Training

ATH 513: Pathophysiology & Clinical Examination I Exaination Iii:Concussion

1 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the third in the sequence of three courses designed to give the athletic training student the necessary information to identify and manage concussion. Topics include an introduction to brain anatomy; etiology, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and effects associated with concussion. Concussion assessment and evaluation tools, return-to-play protocols, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained concussions will be examined. Discussions will include concussion risk, trends, and research across different populations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program and ATH 510, ATH 510L, ATH 511, ATH 511L (GR)


ATH 515: Excercise Testing and Prescription Fitness Assessment & Training

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to bridge the gap from sports medicine rehabilitation to optimal movement and performance. The future athletic trainer will learn to develop and implement exercise programs to improve performance and mitigate the risk for long-term health conditions in varied populations. Topics include training theories and adaptations, exercise testing, program development, the use of Biometrics in program design, and injury prevention programs.Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)


ATH 522: General Medical Conditions

4 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. (GR)


ATH 524: Sports Nutrition

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course discusses the physiological processes of digestion and absorption of the macro- and micronutrients contained in food and fluids. Topics include nutrient timing for performance, recovery nutrition, food allergies, basic dietary analysis, weight management, supplementation, and other factors that may affect nutritional recommendations. Prerequisites: None (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. (GR)


ATH 530: Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course addresses a variety of psychosocial topics that impact the patient and the athletic trainer. Topics include psychological response to injury, mental health conditions, and self-care. Students will learn about strategies to identify, refer, and support patients with mental health concerns and apply skills to effectively communicate with empathy and cultural sensitivity. (GR)


ATH 593: Athletic Training: Practical Application III

3 Credit Hour(s)

This lecture/lab course is the third of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Students will build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in the integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum and develop clinical decision-making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Topics include taping, bracing, rehabilitation goal setting, psychosocial assessment, on-field assessment, invasive procedures including injections, blood draws, aspirations, and sutures. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences and will be evaluated on their professional and clinical performance. Students must complete 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. (GR)


ATH 594: Athletic Training: Practical Application IV

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the last of four required athletic training clinical education courses. Students will build upon their acquired knowledge to actively engage in the integration of skills and abilities covered in the curriculum and develop clinical decision-making skills through the integration of evidence-based medicine. Topics include BOC examination preparation, job search techniques, resume development, interview preparation, social media awareness, and employment information from the human resources perspective. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences and will be evaluated on their professional and clinical performance. Students must complete 200 and a maximum of 500 clinical hours. (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.Prerequisite: Admission into the Athletic Training Program. (GR)