Athletic Training Degree Requirements

General Education Curriculum: 45-46 hours

MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Required Related Courses: 4-12 hours

Biology: 0-8 hours (May be counted toward GEC requirements)

BIO 1140 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory* 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1340
The course will consist of laboratory observations, data collection and analysis about human cell structure and function body, the structure of bone and the organization of the skeleton, the skin, muscles of the upper and the lower body, the spinal cord and nerves and the brain and cranial nerves, as well as the digestive system. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.

BIO 1340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I* 3 hours
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1140
This course will be dedicated to “constructing the human organism” beginning with the basic building block of the body, the cell. Subsequently, other systems vital to the construction process will be examined including, but not limited to, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, gastrointestinal and integumentary systems.

BIO 1141 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory* 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1341
This course will cover scientific method and measurement and involve laboratory observation and data collection about respiratory volumes and capacities, structure of the heart, the cardiac cycle, pulse rate and blood pressure, the functional anatomy of the lymphatic system, humoral factors governing homeostasis, the structure and function of the kidney and male and female reproductive biology. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.

BIO 1341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II* 3 hours
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1141
The course is dedicated to the “integrative systems” of the human body that facilitate nutrient delivery, waste removal, and the proliferation of life. Topics that will be examined include, but are not limited to, the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, renal, and reproductive system.

Psychology: 4 hours

PSY 2420 Statistics 4 hours
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra or MAT 0301 or a passing score on the Texas Wesleyan University Mathematics Placement Test
A survey of descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in the interpretation of data. Laboratory required.

Major Requirements: 72 hours

Athletic Training: 38 hours

ATR 2107 Supportive Taping and Wrapping Laboratory (KIN 3107) 1 hour
Prerequisite: KIN 3307 or concurrent enrollment
A laboratory practicum emphasizing skill acquisition in the application of protective taping and wrapping techniques used in the athletic training setting. Includes a minimum of 80 hours of clinical observation and supervised skills practice in the university athletic training setting.

ATR 2307 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KIN 3307) 3 hours
Basic theory and practice in the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Course includes basic principals of injury management, fitting of protective equipment, and application of simple protective taping techniques.

ATR 2309 Introduction to Athletic Training - Field Problems I 3 hours
Prerequisite: instructor approval
This is the first of four courses which study the responsibilities necessary for proper utilization of athletic training facilities, equipment, and supplies. First or second semester athletic training students are required to participate in on-campus clinical observation activities for a total of 80 clinical hours during the semester. Students are also required to attend seminar lectures and meet at regularly scheduled times for lecture or study sessions in medical terminology. This course must be satisfactorily completed before a student can continue into their second year of clinical studies.

ATR 3108 Injury Evaluation Laboratory I 1 hour
Prerequisite: ESS 3308 or concurrent enrollment
A laboratory emphasizing skill acquisition in athletic injury evaluation techniques used in the athletic training setting. Emphasis is placed on the upper extremity, thorax, cervical spine, head, and face. Requires a minimum of 80 supervised clinical hours in the athletic training setting.

ATR 3118 Injury and Illness Evaluation Laboratory II 1 hour
Prerequisite: ESS 3318 or concurrent enrollment
A laboratory emphasizing skill acquisition in athletic injury evaluation techniques used in the athletic training setting. 88888 Emphasis is placed on techniques for assessment and evaluation of the lower extremity, gait, and general medical conditions. Requires a minimum of 80 supervised clinical hours in the athletic training setting.

ATR 3140 General Medical Concepts in Athletic Training Laboratory 1 hour
Prerequisite: KIN 3308, KIN 3108 , KIN 3318, KIN 3118
This course is a closely supervised laboratory class providing an opportunity for practice and mastery of psychomotor skills and demonstration of affective values associated with general medical conditions, pharmacology, and related documentation. The course will cover psychomotor competencies and clinical proficiencies necessary for effective performance as an entry-level certified athletic trainer as prescribed by the most recent edition of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Training Educational Competencies.

ATR 3308 Athletic Injury Evaluation I 3 hours
Prerequisite: KIN 2309
A study of the various techniques for assessment and evaluation of athletic injury. Emphasis is placed on techniques for orthopedic and neurological evaluation of the upper and lower extremities, spine, head, and face.

ATR 3309 Field Problems in Athletic Training II 3 hours
Prerequisite: instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, and KIN 2309, KIN 2107, KIN 3108, and KIN 3118
Study of athletic training room or clinic practices and procedures. Practicum hours involve clinical experience with an equipment intensive sport such as football at a local high school or professional or semi-professional athletic team under the supervision of a licensed and certified athletic trainer. This may be combined with a minimum requirement in the University athletic training room or travel with a University athletic team. Total hour requirement should meet a minimum of 20 hours per week totaling 300 hours per semester. Students are also required to attend seminar lectures periodically during the semester and meet at regularly scheduled times for lecture or round table discussion on topics in athletic training. Students must provide their own transportation.

ATR 3318 Athletic Injury and Illness Evaluation II 3 hours
Prerequisite: KIN 3308, KIN 3108
A study of various techniques for assessment and evaluation of athletic injury and illness. Emphasis is placed on techniques for assessment and evaluation of the lower extremity, gait, and general medical conditions.

ATR 3340 General Medical Concepts in Athletic Training 3 hours
Prerequisite: KIN 3308, KIN 3108 , KIN 3318, KIN 3118
This course is a study of general medical conditions, pharmacology, and medical terminology as they relate to the profession of athletic training. The course will cover the cognitive competencies necessary for effective performance as an entry-level certified athletic trainer as prescribed by the most recent edition of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Training Educational Competencies.

ATR 4104 Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory 1 hour
Prerequisite: KIN 4304 or concurrent enrollment
A laboratory emphasizing skill acquisition in the use of therapeutic modalities used in the athletic training setting. Requires a minimum of 80 supervised clinical hours in the athletic training setting.

ATR 4105 Therapeutic Exercise Techniques Laboratory 1 hour
Prerequisite: ESS 4305 or concurrent enrollment
A laboratory emphasizing skill acquisition in directing and developing therapeutic exercise programs used in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Requires a minimum of 80 supervised clinical hours in the athletic training setting.

ATR 4240 Organization & Administration in Sports Medicine 2 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is a study of concepts and applications in management of sports medicine programs. Special emphasis is placed on clinical ethics, conflict resolution strategies, facility design, budgeting, and insurance. The course will cover the cognitive and psychomotor competencies and foundational behaviors of professional practice necessary for effective performance as an entry-level certified athletic trainer as prescribed by the most recent edition of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Training Educational Competencies.

ATR 4304 Therapeutic Modalities 3 hours
Prerequisite: KIN 2307, KIN 3308, KIN 3108, KIN 3318, KIN 3118
A study of sports physical therapy techniques in the use of modality agents such as cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, mechanical therapy, and electrotherapy. Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis of use and physiological effects of the various modalities on specific tissues and injuries.

ATR 4305 Therapeutic Exercise Techniques 3 hours
Prerequisite: KIN 2307, KIN 3308, KIN 3108, KIN 3318, KIN 3118
A study of sports physical therapy techniques of injury rehabilitation. Clinical techniques in muscle testing and goniometry are combined with a study of the biomechanical, and physiological effects of specific exercise techniques on tissue healing and improvement of strength, range of motion, and proprioception.

ATR 4309 Field Problems in Athletic Training III 3 hours
Prerequisite: instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, and KIN 2309, KIN 4104, and KIN 4105
Study of athletic training room or clinic practices and procedures. Practicum hours involve orthopedic sports medicine, physical therapy rehabilitation clinic, and general medicine clinical rotations with a physician. 88888 This is combined with a minimum requirement in the University athletic training room or limited travel with a University athletic team. Total hour requirement should meet an average of 20 hours per week totaling 300 hours per semester. Students are also required to attend seminar lectures periodically during the semester and meet at regularly scheduled times for lecture or round table discussion on topics in injury pathology. Students are required to furnish their own transportation.

ATR 4313 Field Problems in Athletic Training IV 3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior standing , instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, and KIN 3309, KIN 4303
Capstone course for all athletic training students. Emphasis is placed on research topics in athletic training. Practicum hours involve clinical experiences in the University athletic training room or travel with a University athletic team under the supervision of a certified and/or licensed Athletic Trainer. Total hour requirement should meet an average of 20 hours per week totaling 300 hours per semester. Completion of an academic portfolio is required.

Exercise Science: 34 hours

EXS 1300 Foundations of Exercise Science 3 hours
An introduction to the profession of sport and exercise sciences. An examination of career possibilities; a thorough historical background; and a look at the physiological, psychological, and sociological foundations of the field.

EXS 2203 First Aid 2 hours
A study of the theory and practice of basic first aid, culminating in Red Cross certification in three areas: Community CPR, Adult CPR, and responding to emergencies. American Heart Association certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer is an additional certification that is mandatory for Athletic Training.

EXS 2301 Anatomical Basis for Physical Activity3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141
A study of the gross structure of the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular, and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport performance and injury evaluation.

EXS 2304 Data Collection and Analysis 3 hours
The study of the evaluation process in exercise science including data collection, analysis of common fitness tests, and application of norms and criteria.

EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141, EXS 2301, and EXS 3300 or concurrent enrollment
This laboratory course is designed to be an addition to the Biomechanics lecture course by providing the student with hands-on learning relating to the laws of physics relevant to human movement and the skills used in teaching and analysis of general and sport specific movement patterns. For maximum benefit, this course must be taken concurrently with the lecture (EXS 3300). Students who have previously completed the lecture with a grade of “C” or better may take this laboratory independently.

EXS 3300 Biomechanics 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141 and EXS 2301
Analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Special emphasis is placed on teaching motor skills in a physical education and athletic setting.

EXS 3316 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Performance 3 hours
The study of the basic human nutritional needs with a special emphasis on the needs of athletes during high-energy output periods. Introduction of methods for integrating nutritional information into coaching and teaching.

EXS 4111 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1 hours
Prerequisite: EXS 4311 or concurrent enrollment
The application of physiological basis of exercise and activity with special attention to energy demands and the general effects of exercise on human organ systems.

EXS 4122 Strength and Conditioning Laboratory 1 hours
Prerequisite: EXS 4322 or concurrent enrollment
This course serves as the laboratory component for EXS 4322. The laboratory class will provide students with hands-on training procedures and protocols as discussed in the lecture course. Also included with the laboratory course will be proper utilization and standards for exercise prescription, equipment demonstrations, and other criteria needed for personal training.

EXS 4301 Issues in Sport Seminar 3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior standing
This course involves in-depth discussions of important issues in the sport and exercise science. The issues range in scope from youth sports to the professional programs, and involve school physical education concerns as well as the implications of the wellness movement for all ages. A major senior presentation is required for course completion.

EXS 4311 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141, EXS 2301
Analysis of physiological basis of exercise and activity with special attention to energy demands and the general effects of exercise on human organ systems.

EXS 4322 Strength and Conditioning 3 hours
Prerequisite: EXS 2301, EXS 3300, and EXS 4311
Course is designed to provide the exercise science student with an understanding of the concepts for developing strength and conditioning programs. Topics include base fitness tests and measurements, strength and endurance protocols, and the basis for the design of exercise prescriptions for diverse clientele. The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) learning objectives and skill proficiencies are covered to provide the student with the knowledge base for successful completion of the NCSF Personal Trainer certification examination.

EXS 4325 Sports Psychology 3 hours
A study of basic psychological principles applied to teaching and coaching individual and team sports. Basic techniques using motivation, behavior modification, visualization, relaxation training, and concentration will be discussed.

And any two activity courses

Electives: 0-2 hours
Total Hours: 124-130

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