Athletic Training Courses

AT 5000 Preventative Theories & Psychomotor Skills - 3 graduate credits
This course will examine the preventative theories and psychomotor skills that the entry-level Athletic Trainer must possess to effectively prevent and treat the injuries of athletes and others involved in physical activity. Prerequisite: admission to the Entry Level Athletic Training Degree Program.


AT 5010 Orthopedic Assessment I - 3 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate credits
This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level 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 an entry-level 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 5200 Pharmacology - Sports Medicine - 2 graduate credits
This course will examine knowledge, skills, and values required of the entry-level athletic trainer on pharmacological applications including awareness of the indications, contraindications, precautions and interactions of medications, and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injuries to and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity.


AT 5250 Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training - 3 graduate credits
This course will examine the knowledge, skills and values the entry-level Athletic Trainer must possess to plan, implement, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercise programs for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of the injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity. Assessment techniques will be presented and discussed in a didactic manner as well as applied through lab experiences.


AT 5255 Intro to Burdenko Conditioning - 1 graduate credits
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 graduate credits
This course will examine the knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level 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 graduate credits
This course introduces the advanced higher education 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 graduate credits
This course is designed for the advanced higher education 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 graduate 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. Prerequisites: admission to the EL Athletic Training Degree Program, AT 5010, Statistics is recommended but not required.


AT 5500 Modalities in Sports Medicine - 3 graduate credits
This is a comprehensive course in the theory and use of therapeutic modalities in a sports medicine setting. Principles of neurophysiology, pain control, and the electromagnetic and acoustic spectra will be discussed and applied through lab experiences.


AT 5600 Research Design in Health Sciences - 3 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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.


AT 5700 Instructional Strategies in Burdenko Conditioning - 1-3 graduate 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 5710 Burdenko Certification Part I - 3 graduate credits
The Part I (level 1, 2, 3) core program introduces the student to the philosophy of the Burdenko Method both on land and in water. Techniques are introduced that exemplify, Illustrate, and expand upon that philosophy. This learning phase is accomplished through written material, demonstrations and active participation. Active practice occurs both in large groups and pairs, under the supervision of the instructor. The student is then asked to teach that sequence to his or her partner and the instructor. The student will then receive feedback from the partner and the instructor. It is expected that the student will prepare for the practical and written exams. Prerequisite: anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology coursework.


AT 5750 Practicum in Athletic Training I - 3 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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 - 1-6 graduate 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.


AT 5800 Current Issues in Athletic Training - 3 graduate 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 5875 Special Topics in AT - 1-3 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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 graduate 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. P/NP

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