Course Descriptions

Athletic Training Course Descriptions

AT 100 PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETIC TRAINING   3.0 Credit(s)
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 risks related to the physically active. An overview of athletic training professional organizations and the role the athletic trainer plays in the healthcare system is introduced. Risk factors associated with blood-borne pathogens (BBP) and common diseases that affect the active population. Concepts of universal precautions and BBP training will also be provided.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 125 ATHLETIC TRAINING BASIC SKILLS   1.0 Credit(s)
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: Take AT-100ýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 129 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACT I LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes emergency procedures, wound care, 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. Prerequisite: TAKE AT-100 & CPR for the Professional RescuerýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 129T ATH TRNG CLINICAL PRACT I TUTORIAL   1.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 130 AT CLINICAL PRACTICUM II   1.0 Credit(s)
The nature of the didactic portion of this course is problem based. Specific content includes case-based scenarios focusing on lower extremity orthopedic assessment and treatment, taping and bracing, biomechanical assessment and orthopedic fabrication, and 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. Prerequisite: Pre: AT-125 AT-129 AT-239 BI-206 BI-208ýTAKE CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 130T AT CLINICAL PRACTICUM II TUT.   0.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre: AT-125 AT-129 AT-239 BI-206 BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 221 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take AT-130and AT-240;ýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 221T CLINICAL PRACITCUM III TUTOR   1.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take AT-130 and AT-240
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 222 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV   1.0 Credit(s)
This class provides classroom and clinical athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved preceptor. Specific content includes casebased scenarios focusing on spine and head evaluation, assessment, and treatment. Students will have the opportunity to listen to experts in the fields of spine, orthopedics, emergency management, and concussion. In addition, neurological assessment, postural assessment, and advanced 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 gain a minimum of 168 hours of clinical experience. Prerequisite: TAKE AT-221 AND AT-241ýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 222T CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV TUTORIAL   1.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE AT-221 AND AT-241
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239 ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-111 /113 AND BI-112 /BI-114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239 ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-111 /113 AND BI-112 /BI-114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239 ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: TAKE BI-111 /113 AND BI-112 /BI-114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239L ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: Take BI-111/113, BI-112/114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239L ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: Take BI-111/113, BI-112/114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 239L ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation. Prerequisite: Take BI-111/113, BI-112/114 and AT-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 240 ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the clinical skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation of the upper extremity, head, and spine. Prerequisite: Pre: AT-239, BI-206 and BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 240 ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the clinical skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation of the upper extremity, head, and spine. Prerequisite: Pre: AT-239, BI-206 and BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 240L ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the clinical skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation of the upper extremity, head, and spine. Prerequisite: Pre: AT-239 BI-206 BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 240L ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Lab portion of the class focuses on the clinical skills needed to perform a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation of the upper extremity, head, and spine. Prerequisite: Pre: AT-239 BI-206 BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 241 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES   3.0 Credit(s)
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 setup 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. Prerequisite: Take AT-129 AT-240 PY-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 241L THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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 setup 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. Prerequisite: Take AT-129 AT-240 PY-100
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 242 THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will explore foundational theories and techniques of various therapeutic approaches to rehabilitation through discussion, laboratory exercise, and traditional lecture. Common surgical techniques and their implications on the rehabilitation process will also be examined. Students will have an opportunity to enhance their literature search and writing skills through the composure of a literature search paper that focuses on a select injury topic. Prerequisite: TAKE EX-260 and AT-241
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 242L THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
This course will explore foundational theories and techniques of various therapeutic approaches to rehabilitation through discussion, laboratory exercise, and traditional lecture. Common surgical techniques and their implications on the rehabilitation process will also be examined. Students will have an opportunity to enhance their literature search and writing skills through the composure of a literature search paper that focuses on a select injury topic. Prerequisite: TAKE HM-260 and AT-241
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 246 CAPSTONE PREPARATION   1.0 Credit(s)
This class provides an online learning environment with instruction in scientific writing and the development of a literature review. Students will also gain an understanding of the process of the Internal Review Board/Human Subjects Review Committee. Students will explore outcome measures to guide clinical decision-making based on principles of evidence-based practice and research skills. Students will start preparing for the senior capstone research project, which will be focused on the development of a case study, original research project, or meta-analysis. Prerequisite: Take AT-251
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 251 RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS IN AT   4.0 Credit(s)
This course serves as an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to athletic training. Topics will include conducting literature searches, scientific writing styles, proper citations, study designs, levels of measurement, parametric and nonparametric biostatistics, qualitative data analysis, and ethical considerations in research. Prerequisite: Take AT-130 AT-240 AT-240L
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 255 NUTRITION FOR THE ATHLETIC TRAINER   3.0 Credit(s)
This course provides an examination of the six classes of nutrients with primary emphasis on issues related to sports nutrition. Hydration, the use of sports beverages, and dietary supplementation for ergogenic benefit will receive substantial attention. Prerequisite: Take BI-206 BI-208
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 275 ORGANIZATION. & ADMIN.. IN ATH TRNG   3.0 Credit(s)
This course presents an overview of administrative concepts and organization of athletic training. Students gain knowledge in basic management theory and are able to apply skills learned in class through problem-based cases. Students develop budgets, learn key components in creating an athletic training room, focus on real world ethical and legal dilemmas, learn the key concepts to insurance and reimbursement, and visit various settings in athletic training unfamiliar to them. Students will have the opportunity to speak with various athletic trainers in different settings, understand the importance of continuing education, and complete a strength assessment highlighting their professional strengths and attributes. Students will gain knowledge of how to appropriately interview, write résumés and cover letters, and appropriately navigate and network within the field of athletic training. Prerequisite: TAKE AT-241 and AT-221
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 294 INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAING   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ATHLETIC TRN   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 310 ASPECTS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE   3.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take AT-221 and AT-342;ýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 310L ASPECTS CLINICAL MEDICINE LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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. Prerequisite: Take AT-310
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 322 CLINICAL PRACTICUM V   2.0 Credit(s)
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 continue culminating in 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. Prerequisite: Take AT-221 and AT-342;ýCPR for the Professional Rescuer
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 323 Clinical Practicum Vi   2.0 Credit(s)
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. Students will gain a minimum of 238 clinical hours for the semester. Prerequisite: Take AT-310, AT-322 and AT-324
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 324 STRENGTH & COND FOR REHAB PRO   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 324L STRENGTH & CONDITIONING LAB   1.0 Credit(s)
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 opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills through a research assignment. Prerequisite: Take AT-324
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AT 500 EMERGENCY CARE IN AT   6.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Summer 1 Semester All Years

AT 510 RESEARCH DESIGN & STAT IN AT   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Summer 1 Semester All Years

AT 533 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICUM II   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Co-Req. AT-555
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AT 555 ADV UPPER EXTREMITY INJURY MGT   6.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Co-Req. AT-533
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AT 577 CLN DEC MAKING:NEURO PATH II   2.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Co-Req. AT-533 and AT-555
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AT 622 SEMINAR:LEADERSHIP & PROF DEV   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 622 SEMINAR:LEADERSHIP & PROF DEV   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 634 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICUM III   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-533
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 634 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICUM III   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-533
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 635 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICUM IV   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-634
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AT 656 CLN DECISION MAKING IN AT   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-555
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 657 GENERAL MEDICINE TOPICS IN AT   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-656
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AT 698 MASTERS CAPSTONE PREPARATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-533
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AT 699 MASTERS CAPSTONE COMPLETION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Pre-Req. AT-698
Offered: Spring Semester All Years