Health Sciences: Athletic Training Course Descriptions

Graduate 2020-2021

ATR 511 Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care (4)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Masters in Athletic Training Program
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 511A
This course will introduce students to the profession of athletic training and techniques of preventative and acute care. Emphasis will be on the standards of professional practice, professional ethics, and emergency management skills (e.g. spine boarding, emergency response with airway management, and oxygen administration). Upon successful course completion the student will receive Emergency Cardiac Care certification, First Aid- Responding to Emergencies, Basic Life Support, and Blood-Borne Pathogens training. Course content will also include injury prevention and risk management, evaluation skills, with emphasis on history intake, the physical exam, and interprofessional relationships with other health care professionals.

ATR 511A Assessment and Management I: Prevention and Acute Care (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 511
Course description as stated on ATR 511

ATR 512 Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 511, ATR 541, BIO 526
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 512A
This course will introduces assessment and management of commonly encountered musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. Emphasis will be on the head and face, spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity. Course content will include reviewing injury evaluation skills, with emphasis on postural screening, range of motion, strength, and functional evaluations, patient-related outcomes and the interpretation of diagnostic tests. Surgical and non-surgical approaches to patient management will be discussed. Proper documentation of clinical findings will also be addressed and practiced.

ATR 512A Assessment and Management II: Musculoskeletal Medicine (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 512
Course description as stated on ATR 512.

ATR 521 Therapeutic Intervention I: Physical Agents and Exercise (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 511, ATR 541, BIO 526
Concurrent requisite(s): BIO 521A
This course is a survey of manual, mechanical, acoustic, and electromagnetic therapeutic agents utilized by athletic trainers and other allied health professionals in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and other disorders. Students will demonstrate understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the use of therapeutic agents and exercise in the care of physically active patients. Using the physiological responses to trauma, illness, and healing, students will learn therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation techniques used to restore normal function.

ATR 521A Therapeutic Intervention I: Physical Agents and Exercise (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 521
Course description as stated on ATR 512.

ATR 522 Therapeutic Intervention II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 521 and ATR 521A
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 522A
This course will address the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, plan, and implement conditioning and performance enhancement strategies for athletes and physically active individuals. Course content will also include performance nutrition, ergogenic aids, and supplementation. At the conclusion of the course, students should be prepared for the National Strength and Condition Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination.

ATR 522A Therapeutic Intervention II: Athletic Performance and Conditioning (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 522
Course description as stated on ATR 522

ATR 530 Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisite(s): One semester or two quarters of Statistics (3 semester hours).
This course focuses on the interaction of the components of the research process with application to the theory and practice of healthcare. This course emphasizes the critical appraisal and utilization of health-related research including selected theories, methodological approaches, team-based research, and ethical considerations in the use of human subjects. Students will understand the critical nature of the research team, peer-review, and dissemination of results to evidence based practice.

ATR 541 Prevention and Acute Care Clinical I (1)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Masters in Athletic Training Program
This course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of injury and illnesses in pediatric and adult patient populations. Students complete a clinical rotation under the supervision of a preceptor in a healthcare setting with a focus on prevention and emergency management in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletics.

ATR 542 Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical I (2)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 511, ATR 541, BIO 526
This course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of injury and illnesses in pediatric and adult patient populations. This course requires 150 hours of clinical education under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer and other healthcare professionals in event medicine, health promotion, intercollegiate and/or interscholastic athletics.

ATR 543 Pediatric and Adult Populations Clinical II (2)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 542
A continuation of ATR 542, this course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of injury and illnesses in pediatric and adult patient populations. This course requires 150 hours of clinical education under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer and other healthcare professionals in event medicine, health promotion, intercollegiate and/or interscholastic athletics.

ATR 551 Healthcare Policy and Administration (3)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT program
The purpose of this course is for the student to gain a historical, political, economic, social, and financial perspective on the health care system in the United States. Delivery of health care, health care policies, financing of health care, and health care reform will be discussed with an emphasis on changes affecting the health care system. Areas of exploration include: cost containment, managed care, employment practices, social justice issues, legislative and regulatory controls, globalization and ethical/legal issues.

ATR 613 Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 522, ATR 522A
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 613A
This course addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage medical conditions and mental health disorders specific to the field of athletic training. Students will learn to use diagnostic, pharmacological, and holistic interventions. Emphasis will include the practical, legal and ethical implications of drug administration by the athletic trainer.

ATR 613A Assessment and Management III: Medical Conditions and Mental Health (LAB) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): ATR 613
Course description as stated on ATR 613

ATR 623 Therapeutic Interventions III: Biomechanical Analysis and Ergonomics (2)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 521, ATR 522
This course is a continuation of ATR 521 and ATR 522 with a focus on integrating knowledge in the areas of human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal injuries. Work posture analyses, cumulative trauma disorders (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome), and ergonomic surveys are presented and practiced. Emphasis is placed on ergonomic methods and techniques used to assess the design of modern work environments. Students will learn biomechanical, psychophysical and work physiology methods in preventing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries.

ATR 631 EBP Project Development (1)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 530
This course integrates patient values, clinical expertise, and scholarly research to develop competence in evidence based practice. By the end of this course students will be able to create a research project which includes: formulation of a relevant PICO question, appraisal of the available literature, selection and design of patient oriented outcome measures for clinical practice.

ATR 632 EBP Project Implementation (1)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 631
A continuation of ATR 631, this course focuses on conducting evidence based research and implementing findings into every day practice. At the conclusion of this course students will disseminate the results of a patient oriented outcome research project to practicing clinicians in both written and oral formats.

ATR 644 Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical I (1)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 543
This course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of injury and illnesses in the general pediatric and adult populations. Students complete clinical rotations under the supervision of a preceptor in a healthcare setting with a focus on primary care and rehabilitation.

ATR 645 Primary Care and Rehabilitation Clinical II (1)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 543
A continuation of ATR 644, this course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of injury and illnesses in the general pediatric and adult populations. Students complete clinical rotations under the supervision of a preceptor in a healthcare setting with a focus on primary care and rehabilitation.

ATR 646 Prevention and Acute Care Clinical II (1)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 543
A continuation of ATR 541, this course focuses on laboratory and clinical experiences designed to integrate advancing knowledge and psychomotor skills of prevention, assessment, and management of acute injury and illnesses in pediatric and adult patient populations. Students complete a clinical rotation under the supervision of a preceptor in a healthcare setting with a focus on prevention and emergency management in athletic and non-athletic environments

ATR 647 Internship I (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 646
This course is designed to be an immersive (37 hours+ per week) clinical experience for graduate athletic training students in their final year. This course focuses on the athletic training studentís transition into practice, gain independence in a setting of interest, and develop professional networking opportunities. Students will be evaluated on clinical and professional performance by an internship supervisor as well as on a portfolio of the studentís academic and professional development. This course requires a full time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

ATR 648 Internship II (4)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 647
A continuation of ATR 647, this course is designed to be an immersive (37 hours+ per week) clinical experience for graduate athletic training students in their final year. This course focuses on the athletic training studentís transition into practice, gaining independence in a setting of interest, and developing professional networking opportunities. Students will be evaluated on clinical and professional performance by an internship supervisor as well as on a portfolio of the studentís academic and professional development. This course requires a full time clinical experience under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

ATR 653 Professional Issues in Athletic Training (2)
Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Athletic Training Education Program
This course addresses professional socialization and management in athletic training. Topics will include intra- & inter-professional communication, inter-professional education, personnel management, conflict resolution, and providing appropriate feedback to subordinates. Administrative issues regarding budgeting, inventory management, facility design, administration, legalities & work place readiness for multiple settings will be addressed.

ATR 661 Advanced Practice in Athletic Training (2)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 646
This course is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and concerns for the athletic trainer. Topics will include pediatric pathologies, neuroscience/concussion, advanced manual therapy, diagnostic imaging, casting, suturing, and durable medical equipment.

ATR 662 Athletic Training Capstone (3)
Prerequisite(s): ATR 661
This course focuses on complex medical problems and integration of mastery-level competence as an athletic trainer in healthcare facilities. Students are evaluated on their clinical proficiency in assessment, management, rehabilitation, and treatment of orthopedic and medical conditions common to the field of athletic training. The ability to administer and manage a healthcare facility is assessed. Preparation for the BOC examination is included.