Athletic Training Courses


ATTR200. Introduction to Athletic Train

A survey of the area of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine and their professional applications. The course is designed as an initial experience for students considering a career in athletic training or physical therapy. Open to non-majors. 3 credits.

ATTR210. Basic Skills in Athletic Train

Practical study of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of injuries within the athletic environment which includes classroom instruction in selected basic skills. The course also involves a directed observation experience requirement and participation in the mentor program. 3 credits.

ATTR250. Athletic Trng Clncl Orient

Orientation to basic therapeutic modalities, including proper set-up as well as indications, contraindications, and precautions for safe and effective us. Grading is Pass/No Pass. 0 credits. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program.

ATTR300. Injury Mechanism and Assess I

An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the lower extremities. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care are discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ATTR 210, BIOL 207.

ATTR310. Injury Mechanism Assessment II

An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the upper extremities. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care are discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ATTR 210, BIOL 207.

ATTR320. Therapeutic Modalities

The use of therapeutic modalities for the treatment of the injured athlete. The course includes an introduction to the physiological principles and operational procedures of contemporary therapeutic modalities as they relate to the care and treatment of athletic injuries. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ATTR 210, PHYS 120.

ATTR325. Principles of Therapeutic Exer

This course emphasizes the principles and theory of therapeutic exercise. Content of this course includes documentation of assessments, progress and discharge and musculoskeletal rehabilitation concepts. Rehabilitation techniques include range of motion, manual therapy, muscular strength and endurance, proprioception, functional exercise, core stabilization, aquatic exercise, postural assessment, plyometric, and aerobic exercise. 3 credits. Prerequisites: ATTR 210, KINS 386, PHYS 101.

ATTR326. Applied Therapeutic Exercise

This course emphasized the application of principles and theory of therapeutic exercise in order to develop proficiency in case management and advanced rehabilitation skills using critical thinking and jproblem solving proficiency. Content of this course includes skillful rehabilitation examination and the design and analysis of therapeutic exercise programs. Units include gait, trainingk, swiss balls/foam rollers rehabilitation and the applicaton of therapeutic techniques for specific musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Prerequisite: ATTR 325. 2 credits.

ATTR330. Injury Mechan and Assess III

An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the head, neck, and trunk. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care are discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: KINS 210, BIOL 207.

ATTR371. Clinical Meth Athletic Train I

Supervised application and mastery of basic clinical proficiencies in a clinical and laboratory setting. Focus is on evaluative methods including manual muscle testing, ROM, goniometry and palpation. 2 credits. Prerequisite: ATTR 250.

ATTR372. Clinical Meth Athlet Train II

Continuation of proficiency mastery through clinical instruction in a laboratory setting as well as practical experience. Coursework relates to special testing, padding and bracing, protective equipment, and casting. 2 credits. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training program.

ATTR410. Athletic Training Admin

This course utilizes an experimental approach to examine the administration of athletic training programs. Content of this course includes professional communications, record keeping, financial and human resource management, insurance and legal liability issues, professionalism, public relations, and facility planning, design, and operation. Prerequisite ATTR 330. SP and WR.

ATTR420. Medical Aspects Athl Training

The emphasis of this course is on general medical conditions prevalent in athletic populations. Focus is on the recognition, treatment and prognosis of skin conditions, congenital deformities, disease, special population, and environmental factors. Epidemiology, counseling techniques, and current pharmacology concepts are discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 206, BIOL 207. 3 credits.

ATTR450. Current Manual Therapy Techniq

This class will provide a clinically and anatomically based approach to the use of current manual therapy techniques. Special attention will be directed towards investigating the use of therapeutic massage, myofascial release, muscle energy and the use of therapeutic devices, such as foam rollers, spiked balls, and the fibroblaster. Prerequisite: ATTR 300 or by permission of instructor. 2 credits.

ATTR470. Clinical Research Methods

This course introduces the student to investigative methods of clinical research. Content includes how research contributes to the development of athletic training knowledge, improves athletic training practice, and enhances education and professional accountability. The research process and evidence-based practice are emphasized. Review of literature, definition of problem and formatting and design, reporting data and conclusions as presented. Prerequisite: MATH 171. 3 credits. SP and WR.

ATTR471. Clinical Methods Ath Train III

Supervised application and mastery of advanced clinical proficiencies related to evaluation and management of athletic related injuries and conditions. Included coursework involves isokinetic testing, evaluation, and interpretation. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training program. 2 credits.

ATTR472. Clinical Methods Ath Train IV

Continuation of advanced proficiency mastery in athletic clinical education and contemporary topics in athletic training clinical practice. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training program. 2 credits.

ATTR473. Clinical Methods Ath Train V

Concentrated clinical experience in athletic training. Mastery of proficiencies related to assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, as well as management and administration of the athletic training room. Includes certification examination review. 2 credits. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training program.

ATTR490. Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated. 1-18 credits.

ATTR492. Clinical Intern Athle Training

Supervised off-campus on-the-job learning experience designed to give students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a private clinic, educational setting, or sports organization which is involved in athletic health care. 12 credits. Prerequisites: Completion of all required courses.

ATTR495. Special Topics

Selected topics in athletic training which will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.