Course Information​​​​

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
ATTR510 Athletic Injury Care
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program Basic principles in the prevention, recognition and care of athletic injuries are presented. Students will also learn the duties of a certified athletic trainer and the sports medicine team.
ATTR515 Clinical Experience Immersion
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission of the program director Students will actively participate in a pre-season training camp and have an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in their athletic training courses to the clinical setting through their assigned clinical experience under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). Students must complete a minimum of 80 clinical education hours. This course may be repeated once for credit.
ATTR519 Physical Agents
Prerequisites: ATTR 510, 540 This course covers physical agents, electrotherapeutic modalities, mechanical modalities and therapeutic massage. It includes theoretical concepts, rationale for use, effects, indications and contraindications for each agent or modality. There will be supervised laboratory practice to ensure the student learns the safe and efficient use of each agent or modality.
ATTR520 General Medical Conditions and Interventions
Prerequisites: PHTH 547, 564 and 565 This course covers the recognition, evaluation, management and prevention of the most common medical conditions that affect athletic participation. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate history, physical exam and indications for referral. It also covers common interventions for medical conditions, including the medications most commonly encountered in the practice of athletic training. This will include categories of drugs, generic and trade names of common drugs, effects and precautions for common drugs, drug-drug interactions and how various drugs affect the patient response to activity, exercise and other therapeutic interventions. In addition to the lecture component, observation with college health services is required.
ATTR521 Clinical Education I
Prerequisite:admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission of the program director Students will learn the importance of evidence-based practice by utilizing careful examination of current literature and guest speakers covering current issues in athletic training practice. They will be socialized into the profession of athletic training and develop a sense of collegiality through discussions with classmates and their assigned clinical rotations. They will also apply knowledge and skills learned in their athletic training courses to the clinical setting through their assigned clinical rotation under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor. Students must complete a minimum of 240 clinical education hours which is an average of 16 hours per week.
ATTR522 Clinical Education II
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission of the program director Students will expand their understanding of evidence-based practice by utilizing careful examination of current literature and guest speakers covering current issues in athletic training practice. They will continue to be socialized into the profession of athletic training and develop a sense of collegiality through discussions with classmates and their assigned clinical rotations. They will also apply knowledge and skills learned in previous athletic training courses to the clinical setting through their assigned clinical rotation under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor. Students must complete a minimum of 300 clinical education hours, which is an average of 20 hours per week.
ATTR523 Clinical Education III
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission of the program director Students will demonstrate an ability to make clinical decisions utilizing the tenets of evidence-based practice by careful examination of current literature and guest speakers covering current issues in athletic training practice. They will continue to be socialized into the profession of athletic training and demonstrate a sense of collegiality through discussions with classmates and their assigned clinical rotations. They will also apply knowledge and skills learned in previous athletic training courses to the clinical setting through their assigned clinical rotation under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor. Students must complete a minimum of 240 clinical education hours which is an average of 16 hours per week. Students will be given increased responsibility by their approved clinical instructors (ACIs) during their clinical rotations as they gain more knowledge and understanding of the role of an athletic trainer as a member of the sports medicine team.
ATTR524 Clinical Education IV
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission of the program director This course is the capstone clinical education course. Students will integrate all of the knowledge, skills and experiences they have had over the course of the MAT into proficiency as a practicing athletic trainer. They will be given increased responsibility by their approved clinical instructors in their assigned clinical rotation. Students must complete a minimum of 300 clinical education hours under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor, which is an average of 20 hours per week. They will continue to develop and tune their skills and decision-making abilities. By the end of this course they should be prepared to function as a member of the sports medicine team, understand the need for continuing education and be socialized as a young professional.
ATTR530 Research Methods and Statistics
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program The course introduces the student to investigative methods of research involving both basic and applied with specific reference and application to athletic training. Review of literature, definition of problem and formatting design, reporting data and conclusions are presented. Computer application and analysis for statistics will be conducted on SPSS.
ATTR540 Evaluation Fundamentals
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program This course provides the student with an introduction to the injury evaluation principles of patient care. Topics include: patient interviewing and history taking, medical documentation, monitoring vital signs, positioning, transfers, the use of assistive equipment for activities of daily living, gait instruction and wheelchair prescription and training. Students will also be introduced to goniometry, manual muscle testing, reflex testing and sensory testing.
ATTR541 Therapeutic Exercise
Prerequisites: ATTR 510, 540, 561, 562 and PHTH 557 The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and techniques based on current rationale. The scope is inclusive of approaches applicable to common sports medicine problems. Emphasis will be on the appropriate selection and application of specific exercise techniques. Competency in procedures and techniques will be stressed.
ATTR545 Admin in Sports Medicine
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program This course emphasizes the formulation of policies and procedures and other administrative tasks using National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) competencies. Management strategies utilizing case studies are presented. Practical applications involve inventory, insurance claims, budget and legal issues. Focus is directed toward organization and management of athletic training rooms and other sports medicine settings.
ATTR550 Sports Nutrition
Prerequisite: admission into the Master of Athletic Training program or permission from program director This course covers the main aspects of nutrition as related to exercise and physical performance. These include the energy systems in exercise, nutritional aspects of substrate utilization (digestion, absorption, metabolism, etc.), assessment of nutritional needs and diet modification. Dietary development for weight loss, body composition changes and performance will be covered from a nutritional view.
ATTR552 Seminar in Sports Medicine
This course will cover current and special topics in sports medicine. These topics may include psychosocial aspect of injuries, strength training and conditioning, alternative medicine, technology in education and medicine and special populations.
ATTR554 Psychosocial Issues in Ath Trng
This course provides an overview of the necessary knowledge and skills to manage psychosocial issues in athletic training. Intervention and referral strategies specific to the role of an athletic trainer will be discussed for common psychosocial issues such as: eating disorders, anxiety issues, substance abuse, response injury, catastrophic injuries, ergogenic aids, peer pressure and depression.
ATTR556 Applied Exercise Physiology
ATTR561 Injury Assessment: Upper Extrem.
Prerequisites: ATTR 510 and 540 This course provides the student with information and basic skills used to evaluate athletic injuries and special problems of the upper body, head and neck. Students will acquire a basic understanding and skills in palpation methods, manual muscle tests, neurological tests and special tests. In addition, students will learn pathological and etiological information for a variety of injuries and observe surgeries.
ATTR562 Injury Assessment: Lower Extrem.
Prerequisites: ATTR 510 and 540 This course provides the student with information and basic skills used to evaluate athletic injuries and special problems of the lower body and spine. Students will acquire a basic understanding and skills in palpation methods, manual muscle tests, neurological tests and special tests. In addition, students will learn pathological and etiological information for a variety of athletic injuries and observe surgeries.
ATTR564 Professional Development
Prerequisites: taken during the last semester of Master of Athletic Training program This course will prepare students for the BOC exam by reviewing comprehensive materials pertaining to each athletic training domain and taking mock practice exams.
ATTR575 Research Project I
Prerequisite: ATTR 530 In this course, students begin their research projects and make a formal written presentation. This proposal should contain project idea or problem statement, review of literature and a description of how the project will be conducted. This is a directed study under the supervision of faculty. This course will be graded S/U.
ATTR576 Research Project II
Prerequisite: ATTR 575 In this course, students will complete their research projects and make a formal presentation, both oral and written, of their results. This part of the project will contain data collection, data analysis and discussion of results. This is a directed study under the supervision of faculty. This course will be graded S/U.
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