Master of Athletic Training Courses

[BIO310 Pathophysiology (3)]*If not on undergraduate transcripts

501 Clinical I: Prevention & Emergency Care (1)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student hands-on experience as it relates to emergency care and the prevention of injuries and illnesses. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in an athletic training or sports medicine setting. This course will orient and introduce students to early foundations skills and expose the student to clinical experiences in the athletic training program. In addition students will begin early implementation of these skills during their clinical experiences.

502 Clinical II: Foundations of Sports Medicine I (2)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student hands-on experience as it relates to the practice of athletic training in the traditional sports setting. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in an athletic training or sports medicine setting. This course will allow students to build confidence in the implementation of foundational care skills. In addition, students will begin to demonstrate skills in injury evaluation, illness evaluation and preventative techniques. Through this clinical experience, and Foundations of Sports Medicine II, students can gain experiences in both men’s and women’s sports, upper and lower extremity dominant sports, equipment intense and collision sports.

503 Clinical III: Foundations of Sports Medicine II (2)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student hands-on experience as it relates to the practice of athletic training in the traditional sports setting. Emphasis will be placed on the advancement of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies, and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in an athletic training or sports medicine setting. This course will allow students to demonstrate improved competency in the implementation of foundational care skills. In addition, students will demonstrate skills in injury evaluation, illness evaluation, therapeutic interventions and preventative techniques. Through this clinical experience, and Foundations of Sports Medicine I, students can gain experiences in both men’s and women’s sports, upper and lower extremity dominant sports, equipment intense and collision sports.

510 Foundational Concepts in Athletic Training (3)

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge for individuals pursuing the athletic training profession. Content will focus on identifying the role and responsibilities of the AT within the inter-professional medical team, as it pertains to the prevention, care, and emergent intervention or triage of physically active individuals who are acutely injured or ill.

512 Foundational Skills in Athletic Training I (2)

This course is designed to provide foundational skills necessary for individuals pursuing the athletic training profession. Content will focus on emergency care skills such as CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, first aid, and spine-boarding of the injured patient. Students will obtain the knowledge and skill to complete an on-site injury survey. Other laboratory skills include taping and wrapping techniques and the use of standard protective and emergency care equipment.

515 Functional Anatomy (3)

This course introduces the student to the concepts related to the anatomical and mechanical basis of human movement. Course materials will focus on how human anatomy, specifically the skeletal, muscular and articular systems, affect movement. A systematic method for examining the functional components of the musculoskeletal system as well as kinetic principles will be analyzed. Students will learn about common methods of instruction regarding the application and analysis of movement activities. Concepts of muscular imbalance and functional pathology are included.

520 Diversity & Cultural Competence for the Health Professional (3)

This course examines the importance and delivery of cultural competent services for health professionals. Content identifies disparities among individuals of different race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other cultural factors affecting health services. Emphasis is placed on analyzing self-awareness and subsequent development and delivery of culturally competent systems, organizations and health services. This course includes and requires an interactive session or workshop.

525 Clinical Diagnosis I (3)

This course will investigate didactic knowledge and clinical applications in the areas of recognition, evaluation, and immediate care as they relate to musculoskeletal injuries. This course provides various methods of exposure and considerations in the recognition of acute and life-threatening medical conditions, comprehensive musculoskeletal functional assessment, and management techniques for injuries to the thorax and upper extremity. Appropriate documentation systems will be discussed and integrated within laboratory activities. Laboratory focus will be on hands-on skill development as they relate to the evaluation process.  

530 Evidence-Based Research & Clinical Practice (2)

This course focuses on theory-guided and evidenced based research to prepare students to become proficient in translating research into practice. Students will learn to identify clinically focused problems and evaluate the best design to answer the question. The course will require critical analysis of informatics and evidence-based research to identify best practices and strategies for quality clinical outcomes.

535 Pharmacology (2)

This course will investigate didactic knowledge and clinical applications in the areas of basic pharmacological principles such as drug interactions, dosages, metabolism, absorption and indications/contraindications of drugs recognition. Appropriate federal and state regulations, as well as documentation systems, will be discussed and integrated within class activities. This course will also cover the proper management of pharmacological agents within a healthcare setting.

540 Clinical Biostatistics (1)

This course examines basic biostatistics to better understand clinically relevant research and evidence-based practice.

545 Therapeutic Interventions I (4)

This course will investigate the theoretical and clinical application of therapeutic modalities it relates to the promotion of musculoskeletal function, the therapeutic intervention process and the inter-professional rehabilitation team. This course explores various considerations for effective therapeutic intervention strategies, including their basic physics, physiological effects, indications, contraindications, rationale for their evidence-based clinical application and appropriate documentation.

555 Physical Examination & Diagnostics (4)

This course will investigate non-orthopedic, pathological conditions that affect or impede the physically active population. This course uses an integrated online lecture and laboratory format. Laboratory focus will be on the physical examination of the patient, use and interpretation of instrumentation and diagnostic tools for the differential diagnosis of general medical conditions, as well as appropriate clinical and basic pharmacological interventions or referral. 

604 Clinical IV: General Medical & Practice Advancement (1)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student hands-on experience as it relates to the practice of health care with varied client/patient populations. Emphasis will be placed on the advancement of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in a general medical clinic and other emerging settings with patients in non-sport activities. This course will allow students to demonstrate advanced skill sets associated with a Hospital/Physician based system and non-traditional athletic training settings. Through this clinical experience, students will experience inter-professional collaboration, varied patient populations and common medical coding and documentation systems.

605 Clinical V: Emergency Care & Behavioral Health (1)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student advanced hands-on experience as it relates to emergency care. In addition students will begin to understand and implement concepts of care and treatment for a behavioral health crisis. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete a clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in an appropriate setting. Students will have the opportunity to apply advanced emergency care techniques and mentor first year students. This course will also provide students with clinical experiences in the behavioral health setting. 

606 Clinical VI: Advanced Athletic Training Immersion (3)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student an immersive hands-on experience as it relates to the practice of athletic training in the traditional sports setting. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete a minimum of 4 weeks in fully immersed clinical hours under the supervision of a qualified clinical preceptor in an athletic training or sports medicine setting. This course will allow students to implement many aspects of athletic training techniques utilizing a strong knowledge base. In addition, students will demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills in injury evaluation, illness evaluation, therapeutic intervention and preventative techniques. Through this clinical experience, students will gain an immersive day-to-day clinical experience in the traditional sports setting.

607 Clinical VII: Hospital & Sports Medicine Clinic Immersion (3)

This course is designed to give the athletic training student an immersive hands-on experience as it relates to the practice of health care in the non-collegiate sports settings. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional affective behaviors, integration of psychomotor competencies, and completion of select clinically integrated proficiencies. Students will complete a minimum of 4 weeks in fully immersed clinical hours under the supervision of qualified clinical preceptors in various healthcare and sports medicine settings. This course will allow students to implement many aspects of athletic training techniques utilizing a strong knowledge base. In addition, students will demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills in injury evaluation, illness evaluation, therapeutic intervention and preventative techniques. Through this clinical experience, students will gain an immersive day-to-day clinical experience in the non-collegiate sports settings.

610 Behavioral Health (1)

The purpose of this course is to examine and study abnormal behavior for the purpose of intervention and basic behavioral management. Disorders addressed include, but are not limited to, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and attention deficit disorders.

612 Foundational Skills in Athletic Training II (1)

This course expands and builds upon the foundational prevention, wellness and immediate intervention skills that students learned in their first year. This course generally focuses on the application of KSAs associated with preventative and lifestyle related injury and illness. Particular focus will be on practice, application and inter-professional collaboration for improving patient/client, community and population health or safety.

615 Community Health Promotion & Wellness (2)

This course is a healthcare professional’s guide to health, fitness and wellness for clients/patients. Emphasis is on healthcare professionals’ foundational knowledge in epidemiology, biometrics and data analysis for implementing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to healthy, at-risk and disabled populations.

620 Capstone for Health Professionals (1)

This course will focus on both retrospective review and prospective preparation for a career in the health. Heavy emphasis will be placed on self-reflection, KSA competency analysis, credentialing, continuing education, job market, as well as interviewing and negotiation strategies to prepare the entry-level professional for their career field.

622 Advanced Skills in Athletic Training (1)

This course expands upon foundational aspects in the profession, and exposes students to concepts and the practice of advanced skills in athletic training. This lab will require students to engage in inter-professional, interactive laboratories involving a variety of medical professionals, contemporary skills, therapeutic interventions and inter-professional discussions.

625 Clinical Diagnosis II (3)

This course will investigate didactic knowledge and clinical applications in the areas of recognition, evaluation and immediate care as they relate to musculoskeletal injuries. This course provides various methods of exposure and considerations in the recognition of acute and life-threatening medical conditions, comprehensive musculoskeletal functional assessment and management techniques for injuries to the pelvis and lower extremity. Appropriate documentation systems will be discussed and integrated within laboratory activities. Laboratory focus will be on hands-on skill development as they relate to the evaluation process. 

630 Healthcare Administration (3)

This course is a study of the organizational and administrative issues related to health care. This course identifies the key concepts of the management, leadership, organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, quality improvement, information technology and record keeping, finance and revenue, human resources, ethics and lawful practice in the administration of a contemporary healthcare organization.

635 Clinical Diagnosis III (2)

This course will investigate didactic knowledge and clinical applications in the areas of recognition, evaluation, and immediate care as they relate to neurological and musculoskeletal injuries. This course provides various methods of exposure and considerations in the recognition of acute and life-threatening medical conditions, comprehensive postural and musculoskeletal functional assessment, and management techniques for injuries to the head, face, spine and neurological systems. Appropriate documentation systems will be discussed and integrated within laboratory activities. Laboratory focus will be on hands-on skill development as they relate to the evaluation process.  

645 Therapeutic Intervention II (4)

This course will investigate the theoretical and clinical application of therapeutic techniques and exercises as they relate to the promotion of musculoskeletal function, the therapeutic intervention process, and the inter-professional rehabilitation team. This course explores various considerations for effective therapeutic intervention strategies, including their basic physics, physiological effects, indications, contraindications, rationale for their evidence-based clinical application, and appropriate documentation.

650 Professional Health & Well-Being (1)

This course examines concepts and applies strategies for professional health and well-being of the AT. This course encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, including but not limited to, interactive discussion, workshops, webinars, learning labs, and conferences. This can include attendance at a professional conference that should accentuate or advance the students current level of knowledge, skill, and professional networking within the field. The sponsoring organizations should be recognized as a BOC provider or affiliated with state, district, or national associations/societies within the profession of athletic training, healthcare or sports medicine. 

655 Therapeutic Intervention III (2)

This course expands on previous competencies throughout the curriculum. This course examines clinical cases in which the student must determine the appropriate clinical diagnosis, appropriate outcome measures, and intervention plan. Cases include can use of actual patients and a variety of simulations including orthopedic and non-orthopedic injuries/illnesses In addition there will be a variety of patient populations including athletes, non-athletes, and varying age, diversity and gender.

665 Nutrition & Conditioning for Human Performance (3)

This course is a study of nutrition and conditioning principles that enhance human performance.