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ATR-2107 Sup Taping & Wrap Proc

Prerequisite: ATR 2307 or concurrent enrollment Grade of B required for this course. 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 40 hours of clinical observation and supervised skills practice in the athletic training setting.

ATR-2205 Medical Terminology

Course is designed to provide the student with a foundation for effective communication within the health care environment. A systematic approach is used to instruct prefixes, suffixes and word roots of Greek and Latin origin with emphasis on definitions, pronunciation, spelling, and utilization of terminology in the context of health care. Medical abbreviations and human anatomy are also discussed.

ATR-2209 Intro to Ath Training

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 and/or off-campus clinical observation activities for 40 observation hours during the semester. Students are also required to attend seminar lectures and meet at regularly scheduled times for lecture. This course must be satisfactorily completed before a student can continue into their second year of clinical studies.

ATR-2307 Care & Prev of Athletic Inj

Basic theory and practice in the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Course includes basic principles of injury management, fitting of protective equipment, and application of simple protective taping techniques.

ATR-3108 Injury Eval Laboratory

Prerequisite: ATR-3308 or concurrent enrollment. A laboratory practicum 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. Clinical sites may on or off-campus. Students must provide their own transportation. Additional fees apply to this course.

ATR-3118 Ath Inj & Ill Eval I

Prerequisite: ATR- 3318 or concurrent enrollment. A laboratory practicum emphasizing skill acquisition in athletic injury evaluation techniques used in the athletic training setting. Emphasis is placed on techniques for assessment and evaluation of the lower extremity, and gait. Requires a minimum of 80 supervised clinical hours in the athletic training setting. Clinical sites may be on or off-campus. Students must provide their own transportation. Additional fees apply to this course.

ATR-3210 Basic Pharmacology

This course is meant to serve as an introduction to pharmacology for students pursuing careers in Athletic Training or other avenues of health care. Principles underlying the actions of drugs are presented, including pharmacokinetics, drug-receptor interactions, and drug metabolism. Mechanisms of action, therapeutic effects, adverse effects and therapeutic indications are covered for major classes of drugs commonly used in sports medicine. Common social and performance enhancing drugs will also be covered. The student will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of therapies for various conditions.

ATR-3308 Athl Injury Eval

Prerequisite: ATR 2307, ATR 2209 and admission to clinical phase of the athletic training program. 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 extremity, head, and face.

ATR-3309 Field Problems Athletic Train

Prerequisite: Instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, and ATR 2209, ATR 2107, ATR 3108, and ATR 3118. Study of athletic training clinic practices and procedures. Practicum hours involve a football, or other equipment intensive sport, at a local high school, sports medicine clinical experience, and/or internship with one of the local professional or semi-professional athletic teams under the supervision of a licensed and certified athletic trainer. 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 Ath Inj & Ill Eval II

Prerequisite: ATR 2209 and admission to clinical phase of the Athletic Training Program. 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 spine.

ATR-3340 Gen Medical Concepts

Prerequisite: ATR-2205 and admission to clinical phase of the athletic training program. This course is a study of general medical conditions, as they relate to the profession of athletic training. The course will cover the knowledge and skills 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 or CAATE Professional Standards. This class may meet off-campus.

ATR-4104 Therapeutic Modalities Lab

Prerequisite: ATR 4304. A laboratory practicum 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. Clinical sites may be on or off-campus. Students must provide their own transportation. Additional fees apply to this course.

ATR-4105 Ther Exercise Lab

Prerequisite: ATR 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 on the athletic training setting. Clinical sites may be on or off-campus. Students must provide their own transportation. Additional fees apply to this course.

ATR-4120 Boc Exam Review

Prerequisite: Admission to clinical phase of the athletic training program; senior standing. This course will be an instructor-facilitated, but student-led environment designed to allow students to identify areas of weakness and focus on those areas during examination preparation. Instructional methods include practice examinations and student-led discussions. Development of small study groups is highly encouraged. An additional fee to this course is applied to tuition. Students are encouraged to apply for the BOC examination during the semester this course is taken.

ATR-4240 Organ & Admin Sports Medicine

Prerequisite: Admission to clinical phase of Athletic Training program. This course is a study of concepts and application to the management of sports medicine programs. Special emphasis is placed on clinical ethics and conflict resolution strategies, facility design, budgeting, and insurance. The course will cover the knowledge and skills 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' Athletic "Training Educational Competencies".

ATR-4304 Therapeutic Modalities

Prerequisites: Admission to the clinical phase of the Athletic Training Program. A study of techniques in the use of modality agents such as cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, mechanical therapy, and electrotherapy. Emphasis placed on the scientific basis of use and physiological effects of the various modalities on specific tissues and injuries.

ATR-4305 Therap Exercise Tech

16TPrerequisite: ATR 2307, ATR 3308, ATR 3108, ATR 3318 and ATR 3118 A study of common and evidence-based 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 Problem Athletic Tra III

Prerequisite: Instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, and ATR 2309, ATR 4104, and ATR 4105. Study of athletic training clinic practices and procedures. Practicum hours involve orthopedic sports medicine, physical therapy rehabilitation clinic, and general medicine clinical rotations. 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 injury pathology. Students are required to furnish their own transportation. Additional fees apply to this course.

ATR-4313 Fld Prblm in Ath Train

Prerequisite: Senior standing, instructor approval, admission to the clinical phase of the athletic training program, ATR 3309, and ATR 4309. Capstone course for all athletic training students. Emphasis is placed on developing communication, organizational and autonomous skills required of an entry level athletic trainer. Research topics in athletic training and evidence-based practice will be a focus of individualized study. Practicum hours involve minimum requirement in the University athletic training facility or other athletic training practice settings, including travel with a University athletic team under supervision of a clinical preceptor. Total hour requirement should meet a minimum of 20 hours perk week, totaling 300 hours per semester. Completion of an academic portfolio is required. Additional fees apply to this course.

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