Athletic Training Courses

ATHTR 185 First-Year Seminar

4 hours

A variety of seminars for first-year students offered each January Term.

ATHTR 265 Clinical I: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

4 hours

This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be on injury prevention and acute care skills. Students are required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Corequisite: PE 251, sophomore standing.

ATHTR 268 Clinical II: Head, Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, and Upper Extremity Assessment

4 hours

An in-depth study of the assessment of common injuries in athletics. Injuries to the head, cervical spine, thorax, and upper extremity will be covered. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Prerequisite: ATHTR 265, sophomore standing.

ATHTR 285/295 Directed Study

2, 4 hours

An opportunity to pursue individualized or experiential learning with a faculty member, at the sophomore level or above, either within or outside the major. ATHTR 285 can be taken only during January Term, ATHTR 295 can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer terms.

ATHTR 365 Clinical III: Spine, Lower Extremity, and Posture Assessment

4 hours

An in-depth study of the assessment of common injuries in athletics. Injuries to the abdomen, lumbar spine, and lower extremities will be covered. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Prerequisite: ATHTR 268, junior standing.

ATHTR 367 General Medical and Pharmacology

4 hours

Designed to expose athletic training students to didactic and clinical education related to general medical conditions and pharmacology. Each student completes a series of observation experiences with local physicians, registered nurse practitioners, and physical therapists. There is one daily lecture in addition to the observation schedule. Prerequisite: ATHTR 365, junior standing. (W)

ATHTR 368 Clinical IV: Therapeutic Modalities and Exercise

4 hours

This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be on the use of modalities and therapeutic exercise for recovery from injuries. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Corequisite: ATHTR 370 and ATHTR 372. Prerequisite: ATHTR 367, junior standing.

ATHTR 370 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

2 hours

Designed to introduce students to the concepts and principles of therapeutic modalities and their applications in athletic training. Treatment effects, safety considerations, indications and contraindications for each modality will be presented. Class meets first seven weeks. Prerequisite: junior standing. Corequisite: ATHTR 368.

ATHTR 372 Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training

2 hours

This course is designed to introduce students to rehabilitation techniques in athletic training and to basic principles of design, implementation, and supervision of rehabilitation protocols. The course is divided into two sections: the first focuses on design, goals, and techniques of therapeutic exercise; the second addresses rehabilitation protocols for specific regions of the body. Class meets second seven weeks. Prerequisite: junior standing. Corequisite: ATHTR 368.

ATHTR 375 Directed Readings

Credit arr.

Students who develop an interest in a specialized area of the discipline for which course offerings are limited may follow a prescribed reading list under the direction of a member of the faculty with expertise in that area.

ATHTR 380 Internship

Credit arr.

Supervised on- or off-campus work situations in public or private organizations.

ATHTR 395 Independent Study

1, 2, or 4 hours

ATHTR 465 Clinical V: Health Care Administration

4 hours

This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of selected athletic training clinical proficiencies. The primary focus will be in the area of health care administration. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Prerequisite: ATHTR 368, senior standing.

ATHTR 468 Clinical VI: Advanced Health Care

2 hours

This course will provide instruction, practice, and testing of advanced assessment/acute care skills. This course is set up to prepare students to take the BOC exam. Students are also required to complete 125 field experience hours supervised by Approved Clinical Instructor. Prerequisite: ATHTR 465, senior standing.

ATHTR 490 Senior Project

1, 2, or 4 hours

ATHTR 493 Senior Honors Project

4 hours

A yearlong independent research project. Applications are completed on the Honors Program form available at the registrar's office, requiring the signatures of a faculty supervisor, the department head, the honors program director, and the registrar. Interdisciplinary projects require the signatures of two faculty supervisors. The project must be completed by the due date for senior projects. The completed project is evaluated by a review committee consisting of the faculty supervisor, another faculty member from the major department, and a faculty member from outside the major department. All projects must be presented publicly. Only projects awarded an "A-" or "A" qualify for "department honors" designation. The honors project fulfills the all-college senior project requirement.