Athletic Training Courses

ATP 1110 INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING AND SPORTS MEDICINE (1 s.h.)

This course is designed to introduce students majoring in Athletic Training to the profession. This course requires students to observe practices and games with a variety of supervising athletic trainers for 50 observation hours, and learn about a variety of ethical and professional topics within the field of sports medicine.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ATP 1120 CLINICAL METHODS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide students with the methods and practical experiences in basic taping methods, fitting of equipment, crutch usage, protective padding, application of various therapeutic modalities, and other essential introductory clinical skills.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ATP 1200 ATHLETIC TRAINING EMERGENCY CARE (2 s.h.)

Students will developed their knowledge, skills and abilities in recognizing, appropriately implementing emergency action plans based upon medical conditions. Emphasis is placed upon CPR, AED, splinting, spine boarding, and treatment for other acute medical conditions of the physically active.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ATP 1590 CONCEPTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 s.h.)

This course is designed for introducing non-athletic training majors to the basic concepts and techniques available to prevent, care for and manage various athletic injuries. The course will address topics such as emergency care planning, environmental risk factors, common injury mechanisms, recognition of common athletic injuries, and taping and wrapping techniques.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ATP 2200 BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 s.h.)

This course introduces students to an overview of the knowledge, skills and duties of an athletic trainer with emphasis on medical nomenclature, principles of evaluation and rehabilitation, and common injuries and their mechanisms.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall and spring


ATP 2300 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE (3 s.h.)

This course introduces students to the psychological and social factors confronting athletic training and healthcare providers. This course will address the current psychosocial and sociocultural issues and problems confronting healthcare professionals and introduce the fundamentals of counseling.

Prerequisite/Co-Requisite: PSY 1010 or permission of instructor
Offered: spring


ATP 2310 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to challenge students to perform basic athletic training clinical skills using modules. In addition to completing competency modules, students are required to complete at least 1500 clinical hours of experience to assist students in their development of professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Prerequisite: Admittance into the Athletic Training Program
Offered: fall


ATP 2320 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide students with challenging hands-on competency based evaluation and rehabilitation of the lower extremity, pelvis and the spine modules. In addition to completing competency modules, students are required to complete at least 150 clinical hours of experience to assist students in their development of professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Prerequisites: ATP 2310, 3180, 3810
Offered: spring


ATP 2850 KINETIC HUMAN ANATOMY (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide a foundation for students to learn how anatomy affects movement of the human body. The course will emphasize surface anatomy and the musculoskeletal system including the various structures, functions, and mechanics of the human body.

Offered: spring


ATP 2860 SURVEY OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & DISEASES (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to prepare athletic training students with basic knowledge of human physiology and body systems. It will also emphasize the signs and symptoms of common diseases, factors which can contribute to abnormalities, complications, and dysfunctions.

Offered: fall


ATP 3180 CLINICAL EXAMINATION & DIAGNOSIS I (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to introduce students to injury evaluation and management concepts. In addition, students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities in the recognition, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of injury to the spine, hip, thigh, knee, ankle, and foot.

Prerequisite: Admittance to the Athletic Training Program
Offered: fall


ATP 3190 CLINICAL EXAMINATION & DIAGNOSIS II (3 s.h.)

This course is a continuation of the evaluation course series with the emphasis being students’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities in the recognition, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of injury to the head, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Prerequisite: ATP 3180
Offered: spring


ATP 3210 GENERAL MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY I (2 s.h.)

This course is a continuation of the evaluation course series with the emphasis placed on students’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities in the recognition, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of injury to dermatological conditions, eye, ears, nose, and throat pathologies, chest and abdomen medical conditions, and the legal issues and fundamentals of pharmacology.

Prerequisite: ATP 3190 or permission of instructor
Offered: spring


ATP 3220 GENERAL MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY II (2 s.h.)

This course is a continuation of the evaluation course series with the emphasis placed on students’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities in the recognition, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of general medical conditions and a further exploration of pharmacology.

Prerequisite: ATP 3210 or permission of instructor
Offered: fall


ATP 3300 RESEARCH METHODS (3 s.h.)

This course will review research methodologies and the research process. Students will apply the concepts of validity, reliability, and objectivity to research and critically analysis of scientific literature.

Prerequisites: ATP 3190 or permission of instructor
Offered: fall


ATP 3310 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to challenge students with hands-on competency modules for evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries to the head, spine and upper extremity. In addition to completing competency modules, students are required to complete at least 150 clinical hours of experience to assist students in their development of professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Prerequisites: ATP 3190
Offered: fall


ATP 3320 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV (3 s.h.)

This course will challenge students by requiring them to complete competency modules integrating their knowledge, skills, and abilities developed during the Evaluation, Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Modalities, and General Medicine courses. In addition to completing competency modules, students are required to complete at least 150 clinic hours to assist students’ in their development of professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Prerequisites: ATP 3210
Offered: spring


ATP 3810 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS I (3 s.h.)

This course will cover a wide variety of rehabilitation techniques including the principles of therapeutic exercises, their selection, design and implementation during rehabilitation programs for various pathologies of the lower extremities.

Prerequisite: Admittance into the Athletic Training Program
Offered: fall


ATP 3820 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS II (3 s.h.)

This course will cover a wide variety of rehabilitation techniques including the principles of therapeutic exercises, their selection, design and implementation during rehabilitation programs for various pathologies of the spine, trunk and upper extremity.

Prerequisite: ATP 3810
Offered: spring


ATP 3830 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS III (3 s.h.)

This course covers the underlying theory, basis for selection and application of therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of athletic injuries.

Prerequisites: Admittance to the Athletic Training Program
Offered: fall


ATP 4000 INTERNSHIP (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of traditional and/or non-traditional athletic training settings.

Prerequisite: ATP 3190
Offered: summer


ATP 4010 INTERNSHIP (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of traditional and/or non-traditional athletic training settings.

Prerequisite: ATP 3190
Offered: fall


ATP 4020 INTERNSHIP (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of traditional and/or non-traditional athletic training settings.

Prerequisite: ATP 3190
Offered: spring


ATP 4120 SENIOR SEMINAR (2 s.h.)

This course is designed to provide preparation for the Athletic Training Board of Certification exam.

Prerequisite: Completion of all didactic courses required in the Athletic Training Program or be currently enrolled in final semester of courses.
Offered: spring, and on an as needed basis during fall and summer


ATP 4840 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 s.h.)

This course provides an in-depth look into the organization and administration of healthcare facilities. Issues addressed include: staffing/personnel issues, facility policies and procedures development, medical documentation needs, budgeting, drug testing, and ethical and legal issues.

Prerequisite: ATP 3190 or permission of instructor
Offered: spring


ATP 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (1-3 s.h.)

This course will include the study of special topics of critical, contemporary concern to Athletic Training.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair
Offered: as needed


ATP 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY (TBA)

An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper division student to engage in special research in his/her major.

Prerequisite: approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, and the department head before approval by Provost. Credit to be determined.
Offered: as needed