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AT - Athletic Training

AT 152 Introduction to Athletic Training (1)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Provides knowledge, theory and skill training in entry-level athletic training procedures and skills through lab, observation and lecture. Provides American Red Cross certification in First Aid/BBP/Professional Rescuer CPR. Covers the five domains of athletic training; injury/illness prevention and wellness protection, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation and organizational and professional health and well-being. This course is required for all students accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program.

 

AT 223 Level 1: Clinical Rotation 1 (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to ATEP, EXSC 111, EXSC 149 and EXSC 151. The course will cover a variety of topics from Basic First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR, AED and an assortment of administrative issues. The material covered is vital for an entry level ATS. Rotations are designed to expose students to fall sports in a structured environment. Students will spend a maximum of three weeks with each sport. During that time students need to familiarize themselves with the rules, equipment and idiosyncrasies of each sport.

 

AT 224 Level 1: Clinical Rotation 2 (3)
Prerequisite: AT 223 or instructor permission. This course has both in-class and out-of-class components. In class, students will improve their understanding and efficiency with evaluation, assessment and treatment of low back and lower extremity injuries. Out of class rotations are designed to expose students to off campus healthcare settings and winter and spring sports in a structured environment. Students will spend a maximum of 3 weeks with each rotation. During that time, students will be expected to demonstrate professionalism while familiarizing themselves with the rules, equipment and idiosyncrasies of each sport.

 

AT 272 Athletic Injury Assessment: Lower (3)
Prerequisite: EXSC 151. Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to evaluate common injuries occurring in lower extremities of the musculoskeletal system. Initial treatment, rehabilitation and taping techniques are explored.

 

AT 273 Athletic Injury Assessment: Upper (3)
Prerequisite: EXSC 151. Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to evaluate common injuries occurring in upper extremities of the musculoskeletal system. Initial treatment, rehabilitation and taping techniques are explored.

 

AT 323 Level 2: Clinical Rotation 1 (3)
Prerequisite: AT 223, 224, 272 and 273 or instructor permission. This course has both in-class and out-of-class components. In class, students will improve their understanding and efficiency with evaluation, assessment and treatment of cervical, thoracic and upper extremity injuries. Out of class, the practical component will provide athletic training students a fall clinical rotation assignment in a controlled and supervised environment. The students will be expected to practice, demonstrate, refine and apply competencies gained in previous settings. The students will attend practices and events as assigned; assist in pre- and post-practice treatment and care of injuries; provide practice supervision; evaluate and provide treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. The students will also demonstrate appropriate communication skills with other health care professionals working with their team.

 

AT 377 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
Prerequisite: EXSC 151 and AT 272. Applies the most common therapeutic modalities used in the rehabilitative setting. Discusses documentation in depth, patient safety, phases of rehabilitation, the inflammation process as it relates to therapeutic modalities, wound repair, thermal agents, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy and other contemporary therapeutic modalities. Indications, contra-indications and actual use will be discussed and practiced. Classroom and laboratory time will be combined to provide the student with a more complete understanding of therapeutic modalities.

 

AT 378 Therapeutic Interventions (3)
Prerequisite: EXCS 151, AT 272 and 273. Develops individual exercise programs used in injury rehabilitation. Discusses range of motion, resistance exercise, aerobic exercise, stretching, and joint mobilization for all major regions of the body. Special populations will also be considered. Includes the physiological effects, indications and contra-indications for use of exercise in a rehabilitative setting. Classroom and laboratory time will be combined to provide a balanced look at the use of exercise in rehabilitation.

 

AT 379 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (2)
Prerequisite: AT 224. Topics include foundations of management and organizational hierarchy of the NATA; program creation and evaluation; selecting, supervising, and evaluating staff; budgeting, purchasing, inventory, and maintenance; facility design; medical records management; insurance systems; legalities of sports medicine; ethical considerations in sports medicine; and organizing pre-participation physicals and drug testing. Students will explore and develop position notices and budget models, coordinate a sports medicine symposium, design an athletic training facility, explore different medical documentation styles, and evaluate drug testing and pre-participation physicals.

 

AT 380 Athletic Training Pharmacology (1)
Prerequisite AT 224. This course will provide knowledge of the practical aspects of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medications including: anti-inflammatory medications (steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, local anesthetics, bronchodilators and other respiratory medications, antibiotics, beta-blockers and hypertensives, and performance-enhancing drugs. Proper use in the athletic environment will be examined. This course will also examine the roles and responsibilities of a certified athletic trainer in understanding the indications, actions, side effects, precautions, dose information, allergies, and dispensing of commonly used medications. Students will also discuss and debate the issues surrounding drug testing. Students will explore and develop a comprehensive drug dispensing, education, and testing program.

 

AT 423 Level 3: Clinical Rotation 1 (3)
Prerequisite: AT 323, AT 377 and 378, or instructor permission. Senior level review and evaluation of clinical competencies and proficiencies. Extensive content in organization and administration of athletic training programs.

 

AT 424 Level 3: Clinical Rotation 2 (2)
Prerequisite: AT 323, AT 377 and 378, or instructor permission. Senior level review and evaluation of clinical competencies and proficiencies. Extensive content in organization and administration of athletic training programs.

 

AT 472 General Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer (3)
Prerequisite: AT 272 and AT 273. Designed to address the common general medical conditions encountered by athletic trainers. The recognition, evaluation, and referral of these conditions will be covered.