Athletic Training (AT)

AT 5000  Preventative Theories & Psychomotor Skills  (3 Credits)  

This course will examine the preventative theories and psychomotor skills that the Professional Athletic Trainer must possess to effectively prevent and treat the injuries of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Professional Athletic Training Degree Program.

AT 5010  Orthopedic Assessment I  (3 Credits)  

A systematic approach to orthopedic assessment will be examined. Each body section will be studied individually stressing the anatomy, myology, neurology, physiology, etiology, pathology and assessment techniques. This course will cover the lower extremity, trunk, abdomen and lumbar spine. Assessment techniques will be presented and discussed in a didactic manner as well as applied through lab experiences.

AT 5020  Orthopedic Assessment II  (3 Credits)  

A systematic approach to orthopedic assessment will be examined. Each body section will be studied individually stressing the anatomy, myology, neurology, physiology, etiology, pathology and assessment techniques. This course will cover the upper extremity, cervical spine, head and face. Assessment techniques will be presented and discussed in a didactic manner as well as applied through lab experiences.

AT 5100  Athletic Training Administration  (3 Credits)  

This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the professional athletic trainer must possess to develop, administer, and manage a healthcare facility and associated venues that provide healthcare to athletes and others involved in physical activity. Additionally, this course will provide the knowledge, skills, and values that a professional athletic trainer must possess to understand professional responsibilities, avenues of professional development, and national and state regulatory agencies and standards in order to promote athletic training as a professional discipline and to educate athletes, students of athletic training, the general public, the physically active, and associated individuals.

AT 5255  Intro to Burdenko Conditioning  (1 Credit)  

This course will identify the principles for, and the relationship between, water and land exercises. Participants will learn how to use water as a modality to develop the qualities of flexibility, balance, endurance, strength, speed, and coordination.

AT 5300  General Medical  (3 Credits)  

This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the professional athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat and refer, when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

AT 5310  Fundamentals in AT Ed Instruction I  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces the post-professional athletic training student to classroom teaching methodologies in a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. Students will learn about and apply skills in didactic as well as practical settings under the guidance of assigned classroom instructors. This is an introductory level course in the fundamentals of classroom instruction.

AT 5320  Fundamentals in AT Ed Instruction II  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed for the post-professional athletic training student to develop and refine teaching methodologies in CAATE accredited athletic training education program. Students will learn about and apply skills in didactic as well as practical settings under the guidance of assigned classroom instructors. This is an advanced level course in the fundamentals of classroom instruction.

AT 5330  Research and Statistics in Athletic Training  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the research process in athletic training with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Students will learn to evaluate the quality of available research evidence and interpret statistical data and relevance. Scientific writing experience will be gained in the form of research proposals, literature reviews, case studies and critical appraisals. Fall of odd years.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the EL Athletic Training Degree Program, AT 5010, Statistics is recommended but not required.

AT 5400  Preventative Theories and Psychomotor Skills  (4 Credits)  

This course will examine the preventative theories and psychomotor skills that the Professional Athletic Trainer must possess to effectively prevent and treat the injuries of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Professional Athletic Training Degree Program.

AT 5410  Lower Extremity Assessment  (4 Credits)  

A systematic approach to orthopedic assessment will be examined. Each body section will be studied individually stressing the anatomy, myology, neurology, physiology, etiology, pathology and assessment techniques. This course will cover the lower extremity, trunk, abdomen and lumbar spine. Assessment techniques will be presented and discussed in a didactic manner as well as applied through lab experiences.

AT 5420  Upper Extremity Assessment  (4 Credits)  

A systematic approach to orthopedic assessment will be examined. Each body section will be studied individually stressing the anatomy, myology, neurology, physiology, etiology, pathology and assessment techniques. This course will cover the upper extremity, cervical spine, head and face. Assessment techniques will be presented and discussed in a didactic manner as well as applied through lab experiences.

AT 5430  Spine, Posture and Function  (4 Credits)  

Examines a systematic approach to assessment of the spine and functional movement patterns with an emphasis on the clinical reasoning skills. The osteology, arthrology, myology, neurology, etiology, pathology and orthopedic assessment techniques for the spine, segmental and comprehensive posture, and functional movement patterns are covered. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): AT 5410 and AT 5420.

AT 5440  Athletic Training Administration  (4 Credits)  

This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the professional athletic trainer must possess to develop, administer, and manage a healthcare facility and associated venues that provide healthcare to athletes and others involved in physical activity. Additionally, this course will provide the knowledge, skills, and values that a professional athletic trainer must possess to understand professional responsibilities, avenues of professional development, and national and state regulatory agencies and standards in order to promote athletic training as a professional discipline and to educate athletes, students of athletic training, the general public, the physically active, and associated individuals.

AT 5450  Pathology and Pharmacology in Sports Medicine  (4 Credits)  

This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the professional athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat and refer, when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

AT 5460  Evidence Based Research in Athletic Training  (4 Credits)  

Introduces the research process in athletic training with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Students will learn to evaluate the quality of available research evidence and interpret statistical data and relevance. Scientific writing experience will be gained in the form of research proposals, literature reviews, case studies and critical appraisals. Fall of odd years.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Professional Program, AT 5410, Statistics is recommended but not required.

AT 5470  Therapeutic Intervention I  (4 Credits)  

This course provides students with the introductory theory, knowledge and skills necessary to identify the stage of physiological healing, create treatment goals, and select appropriate therapeutic interventions designed to enhance function by identifying, remediating, and preventing impairments and activity restrictions to maximize the patient's participation and health-related quality of life. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): AT 5420 and AT 5810.

AT 5480  Therapeutic Intervention II  (4 Credits)  

This course provides students with advanced theory, knowledge and skills necessary to create treatment goals and select appropriate therapeutic interventions designed to enhance function by identifying, remediating, and preventing impairments and activity restrictions to maximize the patient's participation and health-related quality of life. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): AT 5470.

AT 5490  Athletic Training Capstone  (4 Credits)  

Provides students with a capstone opportunity to demonstrate competence in professional practice and the importance of life-long learning, evidence-based practice and the use of appropriate patient-based outcomes measures to evaluate clinical outcomes. Students will develop a clinical question, conduct a review of available research, critically appraise that research and analyze and disseminate valid results. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): AT 5460.

AT 5600  Research Design in Health Sciences  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to develop skills in research design, as well as to enhance the student's understanding of literature searching, reading, and synthesizing of information in health science. In this course, students will conduct a review of literature to explore potential research topics. Students will develop a research question in preparation for their research experience.

AT 5610  Statistics in Health Sciences  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to be a continuation of Research Design in Health Sciences and will further develop skills in statistical design and research procedures. This course will outline the procedures for piloting and collecting data, and will provide guidelines for writing results, discussion and the development of a paper acceptable for submission for publication.

AT 5620  Corrective Exercise Specialist  (3 Credits)  

This course will identify the assessment and intervention principles for a corrective exercise approach based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Correct Exercise Specialist training. Participants will learn assessment tools to identify orthopedic imbalances. Once identified, participants will learn appropriate intervention strategies, guided by the NASM continuum principles, for the restoration of biomechanical and neuromuscular function.

AT 5630  Principles & Theories of Strength and Conditioning  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses the advanced study of scientific principles and theories related to strength and condition for varying populations. Discussion relative to concepts and application in the exercise science, testing and evaluation, program design and strength and conditioning facility organization and administration will be emphasized.

Corequisite(s): AT 5640.

AT 5640  Principles and Theories of Strength and Conditioning Lab  (1 Credit)  

Practical applications of strength and conditioning principles introduced in AT 5630 (Principles and Theories of Strength and Conditioning). Emphasis is on exercise testing and technique.

Corequisite(s): AT 5630.

AT 5700  Instructional Strategies in Burdenko Conditioning  (1-3 Credits)  

Students will learn and apply the instructional knowledge base on how to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive conditioning programs based on the Burdenko Conditioning method. This method identifies the principles for, and the relationship between, water and land exercises. Students will learn how to use water as a modality to develop the qualities of flexibility, balance, endurance, strength, speed, and coordination.

AT 5750  Practicum in Athletic Training I  (3 Credits)  

Practicum in Athletic Training is designed to provide the athletic training graduate student clinical experiences working with physically active patients to develop and use the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of an approved clinical preceptor.

AT 5760  Practicum in Athletic Training II  (3 Credits)  

Practicum in Athletic Training is designed to provide the athletic training graduate student clinical experiences working with physically active patients to develop and use the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of an approved clinical preceptor.

AT 5770  Practicum in Athletic Training III  (3 Credits)  

Practicum in Athletic Training is designed to provide the athletic training graduate student clinical experiences working with physically active patients to develop and use the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of an approved clinical preceptor.

AT 5780  Practicum in Athletic Training IV  (3 Credits)  

Practicum in Athletic Training is designed to provide the athletic training graduate student clinical experiences working with physically active patients to develop and use the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of an approved clinical preceptor.

AT 5790  Advanced Practicum in Athletic Training  (3 Credits)  

Practicum in Athletic Training is designed to provide the graduate student in Athletic Training a variety of opportunities to expand their knowledge of the profession. The practicum coordination, content and requirements are determined by the student's advisor. Repeatable up to 6 credits.

AT 5800  Current Issues in Athletic Training  (3 Credits)  

This course was designed to provide a forum for discussion of contemporary issues in athletic training. Presentations will be made by students, instructor and guest lecturers.

AT 5810  Clinical Athletic Training I  (4 Credits)  

Clinical Athletic Training I is designed to provide the graduate student in Athletic Training with hands-on experiences with which to understand, recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and illnesses using the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

AT 5820  Clinical Athletic Training II  (4 Credits)  

Clinical Athletic Training II is designed to provide the graduate student in Athletic Training with hands-on experiences with which to understand, recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and illnesses using the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

AT 5830  Clinical Athletic Training III  (4 Credits)  

Clinical Athletic Training III is designed to provide the graduate student in Athletic Training with hands-on experiences with which to understand, recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and illnesses using the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

AT 5840  Clinical Athletic Training IV  (8 Credits)  

Clinical Athletic Training IV is designed to provide the graduate student in Athletic Training with an immersive hands-on experiences with which to understand, recognize, evaluate and treat athletic injuries and illnesses using the range of skills required of an athletic training professional. Experience is completed under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

AT 5875  Special Topics in AT  (1-3 Credits)  

An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue or concern in Athletic Training. The course will be taught by a specialist in the field related to the topic. May be repeated with a different topic.

AT 5900  Directed Research  (1-12 Credits)  

This course will give students valuable experience in research design, data collection and/or analysis by playing an integral role in a faculty sponsored research project. Repeatable.

AT 5910  Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide enrichment to the background of students in athletic training through the pursuit of a special topic pertinent to their interest and abilities. This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of a problem in the field of athletic training. The consent of a faculty supervisor is required.

AT 5950  Graduate Thesis  (1-6 Credits)  

Students select a topic for study in consultation with their program advisor and related faculty. A time line, thesis proposal and defense are outlined. Two copies of the thesis must be submitted to Lamson Library; bound copies are presented to the thesis committee. Students will be required to enroll in AT 5950 Thesis every term until thesis is complete. Repeatable. Pass/No Pass.