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ATEP Curriculum



Course descriptions:

  • ATTR 100 Observation in Athletic Training I - Introduces the field of athletic training. Includes completion of hands-on proficiency skills related to the field of athletic training, outlined by the NATA Education Council.

  • ATTR 101 Observation in Athletic Training II - Explores further the introduction to the field of athletic training. Includes completion of hands-on proficiency skills related to the field of athletic training, outlined by the NATA Education Council.

  • ATTR 200 Practicum in Athletic Training I - Builds on course content acquired by the sophomore year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  • ATTR 201 Practicum in Athletic Training II - Expands upon course content acquired by the sophomore year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  • ATTR 220 Introduction to Athletic Training I - Introduces students to the field of athletic training and sports medicine. Explores fundamental principles of athletic training, which includes terminology, physical conditioning, and injury prevention.

  • ATTR 221 Introduction to Athletic Training II - Explores further the introduction to the field of athletic training and sports medicine. Emergency procedures and health care administration in athletic training will be emphasized.

  • ATTR 300 Practicum in Athletic Training III - Builds on course content acquired by the junior year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  • ATTR 301 Practicum in Athletic Training IV - Expands upon course content acquired by the junior year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  •  ATTR 321 Lower Body Assessment - Explores all aspects of injury evaluation. Injuries to the lower extremity and lumbar spine will be stressed through lecture and lab.

  • ATTR 322 Upper Body Assessment -  Explores all aspects of injury evaluation. Injuries to the upper extremity, head and cervical spine will be stressed through lecture and lab.

  • ATTR 337 Modalities in Athletic Training -  Explores neurophysiology and human physiology. Students will learn how these systems are affected when microfailure has occurred. Students will also learn how to use therapeutic modalities and develop specific protocols that will affect the recovery of the microfailure. 
  • ATTR 338 Therapeutic Exercise -  Studies the techniques and principles involved in rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Topics included are therapeutic and reconditioning exercise weight training/conditioning, psychological and physiological considerations, and proper program construction.

  • ATTR 340 Athletic Training Management - Explores management issues related to the field of athletic training and sports. Topics include but are not limited to health care administration, professional development, ethics, budgeting, legal concerns, drug testing, and blood borne pathogens. This course also prepares the athletic training student for the NATA exam, employment, and/or graduate school.

  • ATTR 400 Practicum in Athletic Training V - Builds on course content acquired by the senior year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  • ATTR 401 Practicum in Athletic Training VI -  Expands upon course content acquired by the senior year of the athletic training program. Provides clinical experience in the field of athletic training. A presentation, practice and outcomes testing of clinical proficiency skills outlined by the NATA Education Council is required. Experience will come from various sports and settings.

  • ATTR 450 General Medicine in Athletic Training - Explores all aspects of non-orthopedic injuries and disorders of the physically active including history taking, evaluation and instrument use. Exposes the athletic training student to non-orthopedic injuries and disorders associated with the physically active.

  • BIOL 150 Introduction to Biology - Introduces the student to cell biology, mitosis, meiosis, genetics, photosynthesis, respiration and cellular organisms. This course is designed for, but not limited to, students pursuing a major/minor in science.

  • BIOL 250 Nutrition - Investigates the importance of diet for present and future good health. Examines the importance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, and their interactions. In addition, the course explores topics such as label-reading, diets, dietary analysis, and other issues of current interest.

  • BIOL 307 Pharmacology - Examines the basic principles of pharmacology. Focuses on prescription and non-prescription drugs, their use, actions, indications, contraindications, misuse and abuse. Drugs will be considered on a body system basis with the appropriate consideration of the application of pharmacological principles as applied to specific body systems. Emphasis on pharmacological applications to athletic training. Stresses the use of electronic media in both learning exercises and as a source of drug information.

  • BIOL 316 Functional Human Anatomy - Studies human anatomy as it pertains to human motion, with respect to anatomical and musculoskeletal fundamentals. Includes a review of anatomy with emphasis on the function of joints and muscles as they relate to normal human movement.
  • BIOL 342 Anatomy and Physiology I -  Students will gain a solid understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.  Students will become familiar with histological analysis, dissections, primary literature and experimental design.

  • BIOL 343 Anatomy and Physiology II -  Students will gain a solid understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, renal and reproductive systems. Students will become familiar with histological analysis, dissections, primary literature and experimental design.

  • BIOL 440 Physiological Aspects of Exercise - Develops an understanding of the phenomena involved in optimum physiological functioning during work performance, whether it be in everyday living or athletic participation. Provides students with an understanding of the physiological aspects of exercise and its practical applications.

  • BIOL 484 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement - Provides instruction in those competencies essential to the study of the human body as a machine for the performance of work. Enables effective understanding and/or evaluation of motor skills and their effect on the human structure.

  • CHEM 150 Introduction to Chemistry I - Studies chemical principles, theories, laws, and their applications. Topics include electronic and nuclear behavior, periodicity, stoichiometry, structure, and bonding. Teaches laboratory techniques through the performance of experiments related to the above topics.

  • CHEM 152 Introduction to Chemistry II -  Studies chemical principles, theories, laws, and their applications. Topics include oxidation and reduction, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Teaches laboratory techniques through the performance of experiments related to the above topics.

  • MATH 232 Introduction to Statistics -  Examines descriptive statistics, probability, sampling theory, and inferential statistics.

  • PHED 120 Emergency Medical Response - Explores CPR for the health care provider including AED, as well as exposure to emergency situations commonly seen in athletics. This course will lead to American Red Cross certification in CPR and AED for the Health Care Provider.

 

  • PHED 160 Strength and Conditioning - Designed for students to learn and practice techniques of conditioning as it relates to sport. Testing and training techniques for strength, power, speed, endurance, flexibility, and agility will be emphasized.

  • PHED 215 Lifetime Wellness - Helps students develop a set of health behaviors that constitute what is generally considered to be a high energy lifestyle. These behaviors stress responsibility for one's health. Areas covered are physical fitness, nutrition and weight control, stress management, substance abuse, sexually transmitted disease and chronic disease.

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology - Introduces students to the science of psychology, presenting the basic principles of mental processes and behavior. To introduce the process of empirical investigation, research participation is required.

  • PSYC 230 Social Psychology - Examines human social behavior emphasizing environmental and situational factors. Theoretical and applied issues are considered within selected topics.