Course Descriptions

AT 100 Principles of Athletic Training     3 CR
This course is an introduction to basic principles of the athletic training profession. Content includes history of the athletic training profession, sports medicine team concepts and applications, environmental influences, health assessment screenings, basic injury and illness assessment, management and treatment, protective equipment, strength and conditioning concepts, and health risk related to the physically active. An overview of athletic training professional organizations and the role the athletic trainer plays in the health care system is introduced. Risk factors associated with blood-borne pathogens (BBP) and common diseases that affect the active population are also addressed. Concepts of universal precautions and the BBP training will also be provided.


AT 125 Athletic Training Basic Skills     1 CR
Course content includes skill development in taping, wrapping and splinting techniques, ambulatory aides, cryo- and thermal modalities, basic evaluation techniques and topical anatomy. In addition, students gain a basic understanding of the healing process and the influence of supportive devices on injuries.
Prerequisite: AT 100, Co-Req: BI 206/208

AT 129 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum I     1 CR
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pecific content includes emergency procedures, heat and cold illnesses, environmental issues, and basic assessment and evaluation. Students also obtain clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Students will gain a minimum of 98 clinical hours. Only those clinical hours performed under a certified athletic trainer will be used toward meeting the course requirement. The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Prerequisites: AT 100; Co-Req: AT 239, AT 239L, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 130 Athletic Training
Clinical Practicum II     1 CR
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes casebased scenarios focusing on lower extremity orthopedic assessment and treatment, taping and bracing, biomechanical assessment and orthodic fabrication, assessment of pre-participation examinations. Students also obtain clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Students will gain a minimum of 98 clinical hours. Prerequisites: AT 129; Co-Req: AT 240, AT 240L, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplmental Oxygen Certifications

AT 221 Athletic Training Clinical
Practicum III     2 CR
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes case-based scenarios focusing on upper extremity orthopedic assessment and treatment, taping and bracing and biomechanical assessment. Students also obtain clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Students will gain a minimum of 168 clinical hours. Prerequisites: AT 130, AT 240, AT 240L; Co-Req: AT 241, AT 241L, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 222 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum IV     2 CR
This class provides classroom and clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor.  Specific content includes case-based scenarios focusing on spine and head evaluation, assessment and treatment. In addition, neurological assessment, postural assessment and advances emergency procedures for the spine are examined. Students will explore outcome measures to guide clinical decision making based on principles of evidence based practice, research skills and scientific writing. Students will begin a two semester capstone research project focused on the development of a case study. Students will gain a minimum of 168 hours of clinical experience. Prerequisites: AT 221, AT 241, AT 241L; Co-Req: AT 242, AT 242L, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications


AT 239 Orthopedic Evaluation I,
with Lab     4 CR
Focuses on the evaluation process, management and treatment of orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries of the lower extremity. Course content includes the evaluation process of injuries across the lifespan, medical terminology and nomenclature, basic principles of goniometry and manual muscle testing. The lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisites: AT 100, BI 111/113, BI 112/114; Co-Req: BI 206/208, AT 129

AT 240 Orthopedic Evaluation II, with Lab     4 CR
Focuses on the continued development of skills and knowledge needed for conducting comprehensive orthopedic evaluations. Course content includes the evaluation, management and treatment of orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries to the upper extremity, head and spine. The lab portion of the class will focus on the clinical skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation of the upper extremity, head and spine. Prerequisites: AT 129, AT 239, AT 239L, BI 206/208; Co-Req: BI 207/209, AT 130

AT 241 Therapeutic Modalities,
with Lab     4 CR
Utilizing the injury-response cycle as a foundation for clinical decision making and a problem-solving approach to treatment planning, this course prepares students to investigate and analyze indications, contraindications, and set-up procedures for therapeutic agents, including pharmacological influences that aid the healing of injury, reduction of pain, and assistance in the rehabilitation process among the active population. Prerequisites: AT 130, AT 240, AT 240L, PY 100; Co-Req: AT 221

AT 242 Therapeutic Rehabilitation with Lab     4 CR
Explores foundational theories and techniques of various therapeutic approaches to rehabilitation through discussion, laboratory and lecture. Common surgical techniques and their implications on the rehabilitation process are examined. Prerequisites: AT 221, AT 241, AT 241L, EX 260; Co-Req: AT 222

AT 275 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training     3 CR
This course presents an overview of administrative concepts and organization of an athletic training education program and facility in a variety of settings, including university, secondary school, and private clinic. 
Prerequisites: AT 221, AT 241, AT 241L; Co-Req: CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 310 Aspects of Clinical Medicine, with Discussion     4 CR
This course introduces athletic training students to the etiology of normal and abnormal responses to injuries/illnesses and diseases and presents an opportunity for students to acquire the necessary evaluation skills needed to provide immediate treatment or referral. Discussions center on general medicine topics: etiology, pathology, clinical evaluation, medical management, and prognosis of common types of musculoskeletal, reproductive, cardiovascular, visceral and neurological injury and disease. Students will also participate in a general medicine clinical rotation. This course also utilizes allied health practitioners to deliver specific course content pertinent to their professional field. Prerequisites: AT 222, AT 242, AT 242L, EX 253; Co-Req: AT 322, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 322 Athletic Training
Clinical Practicum V     3 CR
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes case-based scenarios focusing on advanced orthopedic assessment and treatment, nutrition, organization and administration and professional development. The capstone project will culminate in a presentation. Students also obtain clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Students will gain a minimum of 238 clinical hours for the semester. Prerequisites: AT 222, AT 242, AT 242L; Co-Req: AT 310, AT 310L, EX 255, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 323 Athletic Training Clinical Practicum VI     3 CR
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes case-based scenarios focusing on general medicine, psychosocial issues, professional development, nutrition and strength and conditioning. Students also obtain clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Weekly maximum of 18 hours of practical experience required. Prerequisites: AT 322, AT 310, AT 310L, AT 324, AT 324L; Co-Req:CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider, and Supplemental Oxygen Certifications

AT 324 Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation Professionals, with Lab     4 CR
This course prepares the athletic training student to apply a scientific basis and functional approach to the development of strength and conditioning programs for patients and clients. Students have the opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills through a research assignment. Prerequisites: AT 242, AT 242L, EX 250

AT 500 Emergency Care in Athletic Training
This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills, and practice in development and implementation of evidence based emergency care plans. Current Position and Consensus Statements on Sudden Death in Sports, Exertional Heat Stroke, Emergency Planning, Care of the Spine Injured Athlete, Lightning Safety in Athletics, and others will be reviewed, critically discussed and practiced.

AT 510 Research Design and Statistics in Athletic Training
Analysis of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research design relevant to athletic training. Topics will include: conducting literature searches, scientific writing styles, proper citations, study designs, levels of measurement, parametric and non parametric biostatistics, qualitative data analysis, and ethical considerations in research.

AT 532 Evidenced Based Practicum I
Utilizing the injury-response cycle as a foundation for clinical decision-making, this course prepares students to investigate and analyze indications, contraindications, set-up procedures for therapeutic agents, including pharmacological influences that aid the healing of injury, and assistance in the rehabilitation process among the active population. Students will develop the ability to formulate clinical questions and identify best practice procedures for common medical conditions. Students will explore outcome measures to guide clinical decision-making based on principles of evidence-based practice, research skills and scientific writing. In addition, students will obtain clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor.

AT 554 Advanced Lower Extremity Injury Management
This course will focus on injury prevention techniques, injury evaluation processes, and injury management and treatment for lower extremity pathologies. Students will become proficient in tapping, wrapping, bracing, evaluation procedures (subjective assessments, observation assessments, palpations, range of motion assessments, strength assessments, neurovascular examinations, and special tests), therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercises in the treatment of lower extremity pathologies.

AT 576 Clinical Decision Making for Neurological Pathologies I
This course will focus on the recognition and management of head pathologies. Students will become proficient in the identification of pre-disposing conditions as well as potential sequale associated head pathologies.

AT 533 Evidenced Based Practicum II
This course is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. Through exploration of literature, patient’s values and clinical experience, students will identify best practices for clinical application as it relates to assessment and treatment of the lower extremity. Through a problem-based model, students will develop the ability to formulate clinical questions, to search for and select relevant literature, and to analyze the clinical applicability and validity of the results. In addition, students will obtain clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor.

AT 555 Advanced Upper Extremity Injury Management
This course will focus on injury prevention techniques, injury evaluation processes, and injury management and treatment for upper extremity pathologies. Students will become proficient in taping, wrapping, bracing, evaluation procedures (subjective assessments, observation assessments, palpations, range of motion assessments, strength assessments, neurovascular examinations, and special tests), therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercises in the treatment of upper extremity pathologies.

AT 577 Clinical Decision Making for Neurological Pathologies II
This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and clinical skills in the pathology, examination, and diagnosis of orthopedic and sport-related injuries to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and regions. Content is presented with an emphasis on integrating evidence-based practice principles to enhance the student’s clinical decision-making skills in injury evaluation and diagnosis.

AT 634 Evidenced Based Practicum III
This course is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. Through exploration of research literature, patient’s values and clinical experience, students will identify best practices for clinical application as it relates to assessment and treatment of the upper extremity assessment. This course develops the student's ability to formulate clinical questions, to search for and select relevant literature, and to analyze the clinical applicability and validity of the results through a problem based model. In addition, students will obtain clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor.

AT 656 Clinical Decision Making in Athletic Training
This course is designed to explore and develop the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems as well as differential diagnoses in advanced orthopedic medical conditions. Factors associated with those body systems that influence examination and intervention will be discussed. In addition, students will critically appraise functional movement as it relates to a comprehensive approach to clinical practice.

AT 622 AT Seminar: Leadership and Professional Development
This course will allow for the development a variety of professional development behaviors and leadership qualities necessary in the field of athletic training. An introduction to administrative and professional practices concerning operations and personnel as they apply specifically to the athletic training setting will be discussed and students will determine appropriate courses of action through problem-based learning scenarios. Additional study of topics includes leadership, development of policies/procedures, employment issues, facility design and development, and legal/ethical concerns. Students will also gain an understanding of legislative concerns surrounding the profession of athletic training.

AT 698 Masters Capstone Preparation
Issues in research design and statistical analysis within the context of a proposed thesis are explored. A prospectus including a full review of literature and study design will be the end-product of the course. Receiving a grade in the course will be contingent upon submitting an IRB application.

AT 635 Evidenced Based Practicum IV
This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to formulate clinical questions, search relevant research literature, and analyze the validity of the outcomes reported. Literature addressing clinical issues of intervention, diagnosis, and prognosis will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments. Through a problem-based approach, students will integrate a comprehensive approach to the assessment & treatment of orthopedic conditions. Students will obtain clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor.

AT 657 General Medicine Topics in Athletic Training
This course introduces athletic training students focuses on injury/illnesses and diseases and presents an opportunity for students to acquire the necessary evaluation skills needed to provide immediate treatment or referral. Discussions center on general medicine topics: etiology, pathology, clinical evaluation, medical management, and prognosis of common types of musculoskeletal, reproductive, cardiovascular, visceral and neurological injury and disease. Students will also participate in a general medicine clinical rotation. This course also utilizes allied health practitioners to deliver specific course content pertinent to their professional field.

AT 699 Masters Capstone Completion
Data collection and analysis will be performed, culminating in the Results and Discussion sections of the project. Receiving a grade in the course will be contingent upon submitting a completed manuscript following appropriate journal guidelines.