Athletic Training

Courses in Athletic Training

Lecture hours - lab hours are noted following the titles of courses that have labs.

Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1 s.h.
Field experience providing practical application of knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Students will function under the supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer or other health care provider. Up to 12 s.h. of clinical experience allowed toward total hours for graduation. Prerequisite: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training majors. Specific courses for each level noted:

  • ATHT2710 Prevention and Health Promotion
    Prerequisite: ATHT1400, HLTH/PHED1300.
  • ATHT2720 Protective Equipment
    Prerequisite: ATHT1400, ATHT3100.
  • ATHT2730 Emergency Care and Management
    Prerequisite: ATHT1500, ATHT3100.
  • ATHT3710 General Medical Conditions
    Prerequisite: ATHT3200/3210.
  • ATHT3720 Psychosocial Conditions
    Prerequisite: ATHT3200/3210.
  • ATHT4710 Clinical Assessment and Care
    Prerequisite: ATHT4200/4210, ATHT4220/4230, ATHT4240/4250, ATHT4260/4270.
  • ATHT4720 Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite: ATHT1400, ATHT1500. Corequisite: HMSC4330.
  • ATHT4730 Capstone
    Prerequisite: ATHT4200/4210, ATHT4220/4230, ATHT4240/4250, ATHT4260/4270. Corequisite: ATHT2710/2720/2730/3710/3720/4710/4720.

ATHT1400 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 s.h.
Focuses on the  profession of athletic training. Includes study of basic skills and expectations as well as professional organizations and education requirements.

ATHT2100 Acute Care and Management 3 s.h.
Knowledge and skills associated with the recognition, evaluation, and immediate management of acute injuries and illnesses. Includes emergency cardiac care (ECC) training.

ATHT2500 Medical Terminology 2 s.h.
A self-study, programmed-based opportunity to learn and understand medical terminology.

ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

ATHT3110 KinesioTaping® 1 s.h.
Instruction in KinesioTaping theory and techniques along with guided practice in applying the modality. Successful completion of the course will serve as eligibility to take the KTA exam. Prerequisites: Anatomy and physiology (BIOL2300 or BIOL3420 and BIOL3440) and athletic training major accepted to the professional phase of the major.

ATHT3200 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training 3 s.h.
Focuses on the recognition and appropriate care and referral of general medical conditions, illnesses, and disabilities of the physically active, related pharmacological applications, including regulations, and appropriate medical documentation. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, ATHT3100, BIOL1400; CO: ATHT3210.

ATHT3210 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training Lab (0-2) 1 s.h.
A closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of the psychomotor skills and integration of the cognitive concepts associated with general medical concepts, pharmacology, and related documentation. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT3200.

ATHT4200 Evaluation of Lower Body 2 s.h.
Focuses on the assessment and evaluation of injuries to the lower extremity, determination of appropriate care and referral to other health care providers. Includes review of musculoskeletal anatomy, an organized system of evaluation, special testing, and associated medical documentation. Prerequisites: Accepted to Professional Portion of Athletic Training major, ATHT3100, BIOL3420; CO: ATHT4210.

ATHT4210 Evaluation of Lower Body Lab (0-2) 1 s.h.
A closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of the psychomotor skills and integration of the cognitive concepts associated with evaluating injuries and conditions of the lower body. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT4200.

ATHT4220 Evaluation of Upper Body 2 s.h.
Focuses on the assessment and evaluation of injuries to the trunk and upper extremity, determination of appropriate care and referral to other health care providers. Includes review of musculoskeletal anatomy, an organized system of evaluation, special testing, and associated medical documentation. Prerequisites: Accepted to Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, ATHT3100, BIOL3420; CO: ATHT4230.

ATHT4230 Evaluation of Upper Body Lab (0-2) 1 s.h.
A closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of the psychomotor skills and integration of the cognitive concepts associated with evaluating injuries and conditions of the trunk and upper extremity. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT4220.

ATHT4240 Therapeutic Modalities 2 s.h.
Focuses on planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating treatment plans involving therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT4240.

ATHT4250 Therapeutic Modalities Lab (0-2) 1 s.h.
A closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of the psychomotor skills and integration of the cognitive concepts associated with planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating treatment plans involving therapeutic modalities. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT4240.

ATHT4260 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation 2 s.h.
Focuses on mechanical principles and physiological responses to the application of therapeutic exercises to humans. Includes tissue healing and response, common surgical techniques, setting therapeutic goals, and principles for the application of contemporary therapeutic exercises and equipment. Prerequisites: Accepted to Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, ATHT3100, CO: ATHT4270.

ATHT4270 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Lab (0-2) 1 s.h.
A closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of the psychomotor skills and integration of the cognitive concepts associated with planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating therapeutic exercise programs. Prerequisites: Accepted to the Professional Portion of the Athletic Training major, CO: ATHT4260.

ATHT4300 Graston Module I: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization 1 s.h.
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue Graston Technique certification. Students will undergo no less than 12 hours of hands-on Module One GT training including, but not limited to, the introduction of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, GT theory, and basic GT instrumentation on the upper and lower extremities. Upon completion of this course students will receive a GT certificate of completion. Official certification can then be obtained through GT upon verification of BOC certification. Prerequisites: Seniour standing in the Athletic Training major and in final semester of undergraduate education.