Athletic Training

Course Descriptions

ATHT 3570 Psychomotor Skills in Athletic Training. Three credits.
Various topics and techniques in athletic training with emphasis on the application of supportive and protective taping. A minimum of 30 directed clinical hours of observation required for all students and 60 directed clinical hours of observation for students entering the Athletic Training curriculum.

ATHT 3000 Clinical A in Athletic Training. Two credits. Prerequisites ATHT 2580, ATHT 2590.
Psychomotor skills in the application of protective equipment, emergency procedures, care and treatment of athletic injuries, and use of basic modalities. A minimum of 200 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor required.

ATHT 3001 Clinical B in Athletic Training. Two credits. Prerequisistes ATHT 3000. Corequisite ATHT 3950.
Psychomotor skills used in the evaluation and assessment of injuries to the lower extremities. A minimum of 200 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor required.

ATHT 3002 Clinical C in Athletic Training. Two credits. Prerequisites ATHT 3001. Corequisite ATHT 3960.
Psychomotor skills used in the evaluation and assessment of injuries to the upper extremities and thorax. A minimum of 200 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor required.

ATHT 3003 Clinical D in Athletic Training. Two credits. Prerequisistes ATHT 3002. Corequisites ATHT 4960.
Psychomotor skills used in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. A minimum of 200 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor required.

ATHT 3580 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. Three credits.
Modern principles in the care, prevention, and management of sports injuries.

ATHT 3590 Athletic Training Medical Documentation & Terminology. Two credits.
Designed to provide students with an understanding of athletic training medical terminology and to utilize the terminology appropriately for medical records and documentation, medical insurance & reimbursement, allied/medical health teams, case studies, and medical referrals. This course is not a substitute class for HUM 2130.

ATHT 3950 Evaluation and Assessment of Injuries to the Lower Extremities. Three credits. Prerequisites ATHT 2580, BIOL 2010.
Evaluation and assessment of injuries to the lower extremity and lumbar spine.

ATHT 3960 Evaluation and Assessment of Injuries to the Upper Extremities. Three credits. Prerequisites ATHT 2580, ATHT 3950, BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020.
Evaluation and assessment of injuries to the upper extremities and thorax.

ATHT 3980 Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine in Athletic Training.  Two credits.
For Athletic Training majors only.  Introduces the concepts of evidence-based medicine and practice in the field of athletic training.

ATHT 3900 Human Structure and Movement in Sport and Injury.  Three credits.  Prerequisites BIOL 2010/BIOL 2011 and/or BIOL 2030/BIOL 2031.  Corequisite ATHT 3901.
Exposure to the structural and functional components of human anatomy, including musculoskeletal origins, insertions, actions, and innervations; the ability to identify landmarks, surface markings, and palpations on a live model; to describe functional movements in various sport activities, then classify and identify which muscles work together to create the motions, identify normal and atypical patterns and characteristics.  Emphasis placed on normal walking and running gait, posture, throwing, kicking, and jumping.

ATHT 4000 Strength, Conditioning, and Human Performance. Three credits.
Theories and principles of strength training and conditioning and techniques used to become a strength and conditioning specialist or personal fitness trainer.

ATHT 4080 Alternative Therapies in Athletic Training. Three credits.
Students will examine the didatic and psychomotor concepts of various alternative and complementary therapies as they relate to the profession of athletic training. Emphasis will be placed equally on Western and Eastern philosophies. This course will include rudimentary rehabilitation and therapeutic modality work on the physically active population. This course will combine both didactic and laboratory work, and some experiential opportunities will be provided.

ATHT 4200 Acute Trauma and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Three credits.
Competancies and proficiencies used in the identification, management, and prevention of acute traumatic conditions in sports requiring emergency care.

ATHT 4430 Practicum in Athletic Training. Three credits. Prerequisites ATHT 3003, ATHT 4960, ATHT 4970.
Athletic training internship in a non-traditional athletic training setting. A minimum of 150 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor required.

ATHT 4500 Therapeutic Medications and Ergogenic Aids in Sports. Three credits.
Principles, theories, and issues of the physiological and psychological response to pharmacological use and abuse of therapeutic medications and ergogenic aids in sports.

PHED/ATHT 4820 Organization and Administration. Three credits.
Programs, class schedules, equipment, records, finance, construction, and maintenance of facilities and equipment.

ATHT 4950 Pathology of Sport Illnesses and Consideration of Special Populations. Three credits.
Pathology of special problems and general medical conditions of athletes and others involved in physical activity. Includes an athletic training field experience.

ATHT 4960 Rehabilitation Techniques. Three credits. Prerequisites BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020, ATHT 3950, ATHT 3960.
Methods and techniques used in the selection and application of rehabilitation techniques.

ATHT/EXSC/REC 4965/5965 Aquatic Exercise & Therapeutic Techniques. Three credits.
Students will examine the various uses of the aquatic environment to develop, maintain, and improve physical performance with practical development of skills and techniques, and aquatic exercise programming. The course will combine both didactic and laboratory activities, in an experiential learning environment.

ATHT 4970 Therapeutic Modalities. Three credits. Prerequisites BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020, PHYS 2010/2011, ATHT 3950, ATHT 3960.
Principles, theories, methods, and techniques in the application of selected therapeutic modalities. Includes a laboratory experience of psychomotor skills used in the application of therapeutic modalities.

ATHT 4975  Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Health, and Rehabilitation. Three credits.  Prequisite PSY 1410, ATHT 4960, or permission of instructor.
Ex;plores psychosocial issues of sport, health, and rehabilitation.  Mental health and psychological problems and referrals; intervention strategies, interaction skills, and psychological techniques for injury, rehabilitation, return to play, adherence, sport performance, and sport enhancement.  Introduces substance abuse, disordered eating and nutritional issues, and catastrophic injury.

ATHT 4980  Advanced Evidence-Based Medicine in Athletic Training. Three credits.  Prerequisites ATHT 3980 and ATHT 4960.
Evidence based medicine is used to produce clinical relevant questions and the research process to investigte those questions.  Emphasis on writing and devloping sound research question and proposal, literature review, experiemntal design and methodology, and presentation techniques explored.

ATHT 4990 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training. Three credits. Prerequisites ATHT 4960, ATHT 4970. 
Preparation for the NATABOC examination and discussion of current research in athletic training and sports medicine. Engages students in the process of reviewing, analyzing, discussing, and synthesizing research. Includes an athletic training field experience.

ATHT 4999