Course Descriptions 


COURSES OF STUDY INVOLVING ATHLETIC TRAINING:

AT 118 Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
An overview of Athletic Training as an Allied Health profession: history and purposes, current theory and practice, knowledge bases and professional standards, evolving roles. Additional topics include Pre-participation Physical Examination, injury prevention, the role and responsibility of the Athletic Trainer, communication, identifying and appreciating the sports medicine team, and medical terminology. O.S.H.A. regulations will be introduced. Required for students seeking admission to Athletic Training Program as major course of study. Reviewed and completed Technical Standards Form required to enroll in the course.

AT 223 Care and Prevention (3)
The scientific and clinical fundamentals of Athletic Training. Specific topics will include legal concerns in allied health professions, physical conditioning programs, impact of the environment on injury, protective sports equipment fitting, ergonomics, tissue response to insult, and emergency care in athletic training. Prerequisites: AT 118, BI 223-224; and permission of the Program Director.

AT 224 AT Techniques I (2)
Lecture and Laboratory course which emphasizes clinical proficiency in basic emergency care, C.P.R. and 1st Aid, and lower extremity taping and wrapping skills. The student will achieve certification in C.P.R., First Aid, and A.E.D. certification. Requires a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience in an Athletic Training Facility. Prerequisite: AT 118.

AT 225 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (1)
Laboratory course to develop a basic understanding of the prevention of athletic injuries through proper implementation/adaptations of strength and conditioning principles. Principles of strength and endurance training, program design and modification, and safety will be considered. Prerequisites: AT 223 and AT 224

AT 227 Pathology and Management of Athletic Injuries, I (3)
Builds on Basic Athletic Training (AT 223); instruction in pathophysiology of injury, mechanisms of injury, common signs and symptoms of specific injuries, and initial treatment of typical athletic related injuries of the lower extremities and spine. Prerequisite: AT 223.

AT 229 AT Techniques II (2)
Laboratory course which emphasizes clinical proficiency in advanced emergency care, upper extremity taping and wrapping skills, and sport-specific bracing, padding, and splinting. O.S.H.A. regulations will be reviewed. Requires a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience in an Athletic Training Facility. Prerequisite: AT 224.

AT 328 Pathology and Management of Athletic Injuries, II (3)
A continuation of AT 227, Pathology and Management of Athletic Injuries, I, with emphasis on typical athletic related injuries of the upper extremities, head, neck, and trunk. Prerequisite: AT 227

AT 332 Assessment of Athletic Injuries I (4)
Lecture and laboratory course which covers the assessment of typical lower extremity injuries in athletic training. Specific instruction in history, observation, palpation, range of motion assessment, stability and special testing, neurovascular assessment and gait analysis. Also, proficiency in goniometric measurement, manual muscle testing and reflex testing will be gained. Prerequisite: AT 228.

AT 333 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
Review of contemporary modalities used in managing athletic injuries. Thermal, electrical, and mechanical agents: their physiological effects, therapeutic indications and contraindications, and clinical applications. Prerequisites: AT 228, BI 332, BI 333, PY 111.

AT 334 AT Techniques III (2)
Laboratory course to refine and further the application of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of the physically active. Requires a minimum of 200 hrs of clinical experience in an Athletic Training Facility. Prerequisite: AT 229.

AT 337 Assessment of Athletic Injuries II (4)
Lecture and laboratory course which covers the assessment of typical upper extremity and vertebral injuries in athletic training. Specific instruction in history, observation, palpation, range of motion assessment, stability and special testing, neurovascular assessment, and postural analysis. Additionally, proficiency in goniometric measurement, manual muscle testing and reflex testing will be gained. Prerequisite: AT 332.

AT 338 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
Principles and rationale of therapeutic exercise in athletic training. Topics will include, but not be limited to, improvements in neuromuscular functions, increases in mobility of joints within normal range, and improved body mechanics and fitness, with particular attention to exercise rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Prerequisite: AT 333.

AT 339 AT Techniques IV (2)
Laboratory course to refine and further the implementation of therapeutic exercise in the treatment of the physically active. O.S.H.A. regulations will be reviewed. Requires a minimum of 200 hours of clinical experience in an Athletic Training Facility. Prerequisite: AT 334.

AT 443 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3)
Theoretical and practical information related to the organization and administration of a contemporary athletic training facility. Topics will include the sports medicine team, managerial styles, HIPAA, equipment management, budget allocation, facility design and layout, medical records and confidentiality, insurance issues, and other topics specific to athletic training administration. Prerequisites: AT 337 and AT 338.

AT 444 AT Techniques V (2)
Lecture and laboratory course which covers the assessment of typical head, face, thorax and abdominal injuries in athletic training. Specific instruction in history, observation, palpation, range of motion assessment, stability and special testing, neurovascular assessment and postural analysis. Requires a minimum of 200 hours of clinical experience in an Athletic Training Facility. Prerequisite: AT 339.

AT 445 Contemporary Dimensions of Athletic Training (3)
Current topics in the profession of athletic training. Topics will include, but not be limited to, appropriate N.C.A.A. rules and regulations relevant to athletic training, Title IX, high school and college wrestling weight protocols, non-traditional job settings, drug testing and nutritional supplementation, updated O.S.H.A. policies, and other contemporary topics. Prerequisite: AT 443.

AT 448 Seminar in Athletic Training (3)
Seminar for senior athletic training majors. Students will be exposed to advanced academic material in preparation for further education in athletic training, exercise science, and athletic administration. Special topics will be determined yearly. To complete the course, students are required to prepare and deliver a presentation utilizing instructional technology to all students in the major. Prerequisite: AT 443.

AT 450 AT Techniques VI (2)
Lecture and laboratory course designed to reinforce didactic coursework and clinical experiences to prepare seniors for successful entrance into the profession as entry-level certified athletic trainers. Students will complete a comprehensive examination and perform case study presentations. Requires a minimum of 40 hours of clinical experience in a Medical Facility. Prerequisite: AT 444.

COURSES OF STUDY INVOLVING ALLIED HEALTH:


AH 221 Personal and Community Health (3)
Scientific bases of healthful living. An investigation of prevalent individual and community health problems. Attitudes, health practices, and standards of care as they relate to common issues in the health environment, such as stress, smoking, infectious diseases, and chronic disabling conditions. Examination of current scientific, social, economic, and technological developments related to health promotion.

AH 335 Principles of Nutrition (3)
Elements of nutrition in relation to human energy requirements from rest to peak performance. The major nutrients, nutritional values of common foods, scientific bases of dietary planning for desired effects, and nutritional assessments relative to caloric intake and energy expenditure.
Prerequisites: BI 223-224; CH 221.

AH 336 Pharmacology (3)
Instruction in the types and classification of drugs, including their modes of action (in the cell, the system, and the organism) and their contraindications. Particular attention to the role, function, and effects of commonly used pharmacological agents in the medical treatment of common (athletic and nonathletic) injuries and illnesses of active individuals.
Prerequisites: BI 223-224; CH 221.

AH 350 Principles of Health Assessment in Athletic Training (4)
Instruction in various methods related to health assessment. Particular attention is given to the development of skills in auscultation, percussion, and physical examination procedures. Other topics include signs and symptoms of various systemic illnesses/conditions (diabetes, asthma, etc.), cardiovascular conditions, and the evaluation of other systems of the body susceptible to injury/illness which may be encountered during an evaluation of athletic and non-athletic individuals.
Prerequisites: BI 223, BI 224, AT 223, AT 228.

COURSES OF STUDY INVOLVING BIOLOGY: 

BI 223S Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human body structure and the basic mechanisms underlying the regulation of the healthy human body. Focus on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, with discussions of cells and tissues. Laboratory experiences use models, prepared slides, and selected vertebrates to illustrate the basic concepts studied during lecture.
(Three-hour lecture, two-hour lab.)

BI 224S Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
A continuation of BI 223S. Focus on the structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory experiences use prepared slides for microscopy, models, and animal dissections to illustrate basic concepts studied during lecture.
(Three-hour lecture, two-hour lab.) Prerequisite: BI 223S.

BI 332 Kinesiology (3)
An in-depth study of the human body as a machine for the performance of work. Encompasses biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy, and neuromuscular physiology. Laboratory exercises will help the student gain insight into the nature and complexity of human motion.
Prerequisite: BI 223S-224S.

BI 333 Neuroscience (3)
Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology terminology. Functional properties of the nervous system with emphasis on sensory, motor, and integrated processes; mechanisms of diseases affecting the nervous system; neurophysiological principles of feedback on motor learning.
Prerequisite: BI 223S-224S.

BI 338 Physiology of Exercise (3)
Examines response of various body regulation systems to exercise. Measurement of various factors affecting the response of the body to exercise. Response of body tissues to aging, trauma, inflammation, and the wound healing process.
Prerequisites: BI 332-333