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ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Faculty
Sharon M. Menegoni, M.S., Program Director, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Paul A. Giannotti, M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
 

Theory Courses 

PHED 200. Introduction to Athletic Training. 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. 

PHED 210. Clinical Methods in Athletic Training. 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 student athletic trainer mentor program. 3 credits. Pre- or corequisite: PHED 200. 

PHED 300. Injury Mechanism and Assessment I (Lower Extremity). An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the lower extremities. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care is discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 210, BIOL 207. 

PHED 310. Injury Mechanism and Assessment II (Upper Extremity). An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the upper extremities. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care is discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 210, BIOL 207. 

PHED 320. 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. 2 credits. Prerequisite: PHED 210. Corequisite: PHYS 102, PHED 325. 

PHED 325. Therapeutic Exercise. An introduction to the concepts and principles of comprehensive rehabilitation programs including determination of therapeutic goals and objectives, selection of therapeutic exercises, methods of evaluating and recording rehabilitation progress, development of criteria for return to competition, and the physiological effects of tissue trauma/wound healing and inactivity/immobilization. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 210, 386, PHYS 101. Corequisite: PHED 320. 

PHED 330. Injury Mechanism and Assessment III (Head, Neck, and Spine). An examination of the mechanism and pathology of injuries to the head, neck, and trunk. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care is discussed. 3 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 210, BIOL 207. 

PHED 410. Athletic Training Administration. A practical approach to examination of the administration of athletic training programs including professional communications, the use of records and forms, budgeting, and facility design. 2 credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: PHED 330.** 

PHED 420. Medical Aspects in Athletic Training.  A survey of clinical practices and other topics that relate Athletic Training to Sports Medicine.  Focus is on skin conditions, congenital abnormalities, disease, special populations, and environmental factors.  Epidemiology, counseling, and motor learning concepts are discussed. Prerequisite:  Upper division standing in the athletic program.  2 credits. 

Practicum courses 

PHED 371. Practicum in Athletic Training I.  Supervised study and implementation of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of injuries as a student athletic trainer within the athletic environment. 1 credit. Prerequisite - Admission to the athletic training program or permission of the program director. 

PHED 372. Practicum in Athletic Training II. A continuation of PHED 371 which includes supervised study and implementation of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of injuries as a student athletic trainer within the athletic environment. 1 credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training education program or permission of the program director. 

PHED 471. Practicum in Athletic Training III. Supervised clinical experience of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries as a student athletic trainer working with intercollegiate athletic teams. 1 credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training education program or permission of the program director. 

PHED 472. Practicum in Athletic Training IV.  A continuation of PHED 471 which includes supervised clinical experience of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries as a student athletic trainer working with intercollegiate athletic teams. 1 credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the athletic training education program or permission of the program director. 

PHED 473. Practicum in Athletic Training  V. Concentrated Álinical experience in athletic training. Provides practical clinical experience in the care and treatment of athletic injuries as well as management and administration of the athletic training room.  1 credit. Prerequisites: PHED 320, 325. 

PHED 492. Clinical Internship in Athletic 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. 

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