Athletic Training (ATTR)

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1350 INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING A prerequisite course required of all students considering athletic training as a major. This course introduces athletic training as a health care profession and outlines its history and the role of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Board of Certification (BOC) and licensure in
professional practice. The course focuses on the professional preparation of athletic trainers and their role as health care professionals and provides students with an understanding of the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, care, management and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Students will be assessed on basic athletic training skills.  Lecture, discussion, laboratory, and required athletic training room observation. Prerequisite: BIOL 1400 or 1440 with a grade of C or better. Fall.

2255 EMERGENCY CARE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides students the opportunity to evaluate, treat, manage and simulate the delivery of emergency care for acute injuries and illnesses. Lecture, discussion and laboratory experiences are required. Prerequisites: Admission to
the athletic training program. Co-requisite: ATTR 2353 and 2356. Spring.

2353 PREVENTION, RECOGNITION AND CARE OF GENERAL MEDICAL PATHOLOGY This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge in the assessment, treatment, management, and referral of patients with general medical conditions. Lecture, guest lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to the athletic training program and NUTR 1300 with a grade of C or better. Co-requisites: ATTR 2255 and 2356. Spring.

2356 ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICUM This is a required course for athletic training majors. Students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of athletic trainers and other health care professionals. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain experience applying assessments and treatments for general medical conditions
and for musculoskeletal injuries. Students complete clinical experiences at a variety of practicum sites. Lecture, guest lecture, discussion, laboratory practice, and required clinical experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training program. Co-requisites: ATTR 2255, 2353 and 3351. Spring.

3301 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL EXPERIENCES I This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment, rehabilitation and management of injuries occurring to the lower extremities as well as additional experience with the evaluation, treatment and referral of general medical conditions. Lecture, discussion, laboratory, and required clinical experience. Prerequisites: ATTR 2255, 2353, and 3351 with a grade of C or better and ATTR 2356 with a grade of B or better. Pre-/co-requisite: KPED 3382 with a grade of C or better. Fall.

3327 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL EXPERIENCES II This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment, rehabilitation and management of injuries occurring to the upper extremities as well as additional experience with the evaluation, treatment and referral of general medical conditions. Lecture, discussion, laboratory, and required clinical experience. Prerequisites: ATTR 3301 with a grade of B or better and ATTR 3354 with a grade of C or better.
Spring.

3335 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop psychomotor skills in the conditioning and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the indications, contraindications, and physiological effects of exercise and manual techniques. Primary methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, a research project and required laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: KPED 1125, 1135 and ATTR 2353 with a grade of C or better and ATTR 2356 with a grade of B or better. Fall.

3345 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop psychomotor skills in the application of therapeutic modalities. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the indications, contraindications, and physiological effects of physical agents on the
healing process. Students will establish a sound rationale for selecting modality protocols that are appropriate for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Primary methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and
required laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: BIOL 2406 and ATTR 3335 with a grade of C or better. Spring.

3351 EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR LOWER EXTREMITY This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skill in the assessment, treatment, management, and referral of patients with lower extremity injuries. Lecture, discussion, and required laboratory
experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training program. Spring.

3354 EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR UPPER EXTREMITY This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowedge and skill in the assessment, treatment, management, and referral of patients with upper extremity injuries. Lecture, discussion, and required laboratory
experiences. Prerequisite: ATTR 3351 with a grade of C or better. Fall.

4301 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL EXPERIENCES III This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop clinical experience in the assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment, rehabilitation and management of injuries occurring in equipment intensive sports. Students will apply
their knowledge and skills in the management of on-field emergency injuries and illnesses. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles regarding the fabrication, design, construction, maintenance, and reconditioning of protective equipment. Students will demonstrate how to fit, fabricate and apply a variety of braces, protective padding and taping techniques. Students will gain additional experience with the evaluation, treatment and referral of general medical conditions. Lecture, discussion, laboratory, and required clinical experience. Prerequisites: ATTR 3327 with a
grade of B or better and ATTR 4325 with a grade of C or better. Fall

4315 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN ATHLETIC TRAINING This is a required course for athletic training majors taken during the final semester of enrollment. Students will explore current trends and issues in the profession of athletic training. Students will develop methods for educating others about the profession. Students will gain
knowledge regarding the academic preparation, credentialing (certification and licensure) and continuing education needed for the legal and ethical practice of athletic training. Primary methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and student presentations. Computer applications used in this course. Prerequisites: ATTR 4301 with a grade of B or better, ATTR 4330 with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite ATTR 4327. Spring.

4325 HEAD, NECK, AND SPINE INJURY MANAGEMENT This is a required course for athletic training majors. This course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skill in the assessment, treatment, management, and referral of patients with injuries to the head, neck, thoracic region and spine. Lecture, discussion, and
required laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: ATTR 3354  with a grade of C or better. Spring.

4327 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL EXPERIENCES IV This is a required capstone course for athletic training majors taken during the final semester of enrollment. Students will gain experience in off-campus clinical sites. The primary method of instruction is an internship focusing on the transition of the learner from student to an entry-level health care professional. Prerequisites: ATTR 4301 with a grade of B or better, ATTR 4330 with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite: ATTR 4315. Spring.

4330 ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ATHLETIC TRAINING This is a required course for athletic training majors. Students will be given the opportunity to explore management theories and strategies used in athletic training facilities. Specific topics include employment practices, budgeting, inventory, record keeping, facility
design, occupational health and safety, computer applications, and legal issues. Lecture, discussion and projects. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training program. Fall.