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, Corequisite: 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 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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 125, AT 129, AT 239, BI 206/208 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
or its equivalent

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 and currently taking BI 206/208

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 239, BI 206/208 and currently taking BI 207/209

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 129, AT 240, and PY 100

AT 242 Therapeutic Rehabilitation with Lab (4CR)
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: EX 260, AT 241

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 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 240, EX 253, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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, EX 255 and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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 310, AT 322, AT 324 and CPR/AED for teh Professional Rescuer or its equivalent

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 and EX 250