Athletic Training (ATTR)

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ATTR 201. INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING. 3 Credits.

Introduction to athletic training is a basic course designed to introduce the profession of athletic training to students who are interested in pursuing athletic training as a professional career choice. Students will be introduced to the following areas that encompass the athletic training field: athletic training as an allied health profession, current educational requirements for national practice, emergency planning and procedures, and environmental concerns. Hands-on experiences may include common wrapping, taping and bracing techniques.

ATTR 288. CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING I. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: must be a declared Athletic Training major.
The course is designed to provide clinical experience in a professional athletic training setting. The student works as an assistant under the direction of a certified athletic trainer/clinical instructor. A portfolio completed by the student and checked off by the clinical instructor is used to document completion of competencies. This course should be taken three times during an academic career.

ATTR 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

ATTR 339. ATHLETIC TRAINING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 201.
The purpose of the Basic Athletic Training Course is to provide participants with the fundamental aspects of Athletic Training including prevention, recognition, management and treatment of various musculoskeletal injuries. The lab portion of the class will address basic wrapping and taping techniques, as well as hands-on injury evaluation.

ATTR 340. THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES IN SPORTS MEDICINE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 339 or permission of course instructor.
The course covers techniques in therapeutic exercise, thermal therapy, hydrotherapy, cryrotherapy and electrical modalities. It also introduces students to psychological and physiological responses to injury.

ATTR 341. REHABILITATION IN ATHLETIC TRAINING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 340 or permission of course instructor.
Design and supervision of rehabilitation programs for orthopedic athletic injuries. This will include common programs for major joint and musculoskeletal injuries; also will consist of learning techniques in therapeutic exercise, massage, joint mobilization, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.

ATTR 350. MEDICATIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS. 2 Credits.

This course covers usage of therapeutic medications for allied health care professionals. It explores the common medications used in the rehabilitative health professions. It also addresses the mechanisms of drug action in relation to the treatment of diseases, dosage requirements, drug interactions, side effects, legal considerations and general information and guidelines related to medication usage.

ATTR 360. GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 341 or permission of the instructor.
This course will provide students an opportunity to learn about general medical conditions of the body system. Subjects covered will include mechanism of acquisition, signs, symptoms, referral, treatment and return to participation criteria. Students will develop a framework for decision making when evaluating individuals including athletes that present with these conditions.

ATTR 370. CONTEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 201 or permission of instructor.
This course provides an understanding of the personal and societal health issues they will encounter as a part of the profession of athletic training.

ATTR 388. CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING II. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 288 or equivalent.
A course designed to provide a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical experience in a professional athletic training setting over a minimum of at least two years. The students work in an assistant capacity under the direction of a certified athletic trainer/clinical instructor. A portfolio, completed by the students and checked off by the clinical instructor is used to document completion of competencies.

ATTR 428. ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 341 or permission of course instructor.
This course will provide students an opportunity to learn and practice injury evaluation procedures used in athletic training. The course will address history taking, inspection, palpation and orthopedic evaluation, as basic principles used in injury evaluation. Laboratory time will be devoted to palpation, structural assessment, neurologic assessment, range of motion and strength assessment of the pelvis, hip, thigh, lower leg, ankle and foot.

ATTR 429. ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 428 or permission of course instructor.
This course will provide students an opportunity to learn and practice injury evaluation procedures used in athletic training. The course will address history taking, inspection, palpation and orthopedic evaluation, as basic principles used in injury evaluation. Laboratory time will be devoted to palpation, structural assessment, neurologic assessment and strength assessment in injuries involving the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

ATTR 439. CURRENT TOPICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE. 1 Credit.

This course incorporates current topics that are not generally taught in the athletic training curriculum. It emphasizes student participation through a group presentation. The course is to be taken at least three times for the major.

ATTR 450. ADVANCED PROCDURES AND TECHNIQUES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 428 and ATTR 429.
This course introduces students to those skills and techniques used in the practice of athletic training that are beyond those typically considered basic in the profession, in that the procedures discussed and the practical skills attained are more time intensive and require pre-requisite foundational skills.

ATTR 488. CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING III. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ATTR 388 or permission of instructor.
This course should be taken three times during an academic career. A course designed to provide a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical experience in a professional athletic training setting over a minimum of at least two years. The students work in an assistant capacity under the direction of a certified athletic trainer/clinical instructor. A portfolio, completed by the students and checked off by the clinical instructor is used to document completion of competencies.

ATTR 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: senior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
The course is designed as the capstone for athletic training majors. It will focus on the administrative and management responsibilities required when working in the field of sports medicine including job requirements and problems faced as a professional. There will be group and individual projects and presentations related to sports medicine and athletic training, including a culminating project that will be assessed by class peers and professionals in the related field. The final project will require students to work in groups to design an athletic training facility, addressing facility and equipment selection and organization, personnel selection and management, legal liability, insurance and budgeting.

ATTR 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

ATTR 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.