Course Descriptions

AT-20x, 30x, 40x Clinical Athletic Training
Comprised of clinical experience assigned by Program Director and a weekly seminar. Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to practice and integrate athletic training competencies within the context of direct patient care while under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Clinical experience assignments will vary from term to term and are commensurate with demonstrated level of competence. Each course may be taken up to three times. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, admittance into the Athletic Training Education Program. (0.2 course credits)

AT-225 Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremity
Introduction to the systematic procedures used in the examination of injuries involving the spine and lower extremity. Prerequisites: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (PE-175) and admittance into the Athletic Training Education Program.

AT-220 Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremity Laboratory
Development and evaluation of commonly used clinical proficiencies related to surface palpation, goniometry, manual muscle, and special testing techniques involving the spine and lower extremity. Two hours per week. Concurrent with Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremity (AT-225).

AT-235 Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity
Introduction to the systematic procedures used in the examination of injuries involving the head/neck, thorax/abdomen and upper extremity. Prerequisites: Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremity (AT-225) and admittance into the Athletic Training Education Program.

AT-230 Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity Laboratory
Development and evaluation of commonly used clinical proficiencies related to surface palpation, goniometry, manual muscle, and special testing techniques involving head/neck, thorax/abdomen and upper extremity. Two hours per week. Concurrent with Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity (AT-235).

AT-375 General Medical Conditions
Study of the etiology, clinical manifestations and management of common diseases/conditions that affect athletes and others involved in physical activity. Additional topics include pharmacology, counseling and psychosocial interventions. Prerequisites: Human Anatomy (BIO-215) and Human Physiology (BIO-225), Admission to Athletic Training Education Program.

AT-385 Therapeutic Modalities
Investigation into the concepts, indications/contraindications, physiological effects and clinical implications of physical modalities used in a therapeutic setting. Prerequisites: Human Physiology (BIO-225).

AT-395 Therapeutic Exercise
Introduction to various forms of individualized exercise and rehabilitation programs used in a therapeutic setting. Prerequisites: Clinical Examination of the Lower Extremity (AT-225), Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity (AT-235) and Kinesiology (PE-495).

AT-390 Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory
Provides theoretical background and practical application of the principles and techniques related to the rehabilitation of injuries. Surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation protocols will be discussed with a special emphasis given to functional progressions. Two hours per week. Concurrent with Therapeutic Exercise (AT-395).

AT-505 Administration of Athletic Training
Introduction to the organization and administration of an athletic training program including facility planning/design, information/resource management, legal/ethical considerations, risk management, insurance systems and professional development. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Athletic Training Education Program.

AT-895 Part-Time Internship in Athletic Training
Comprehensive experience in athletic training through voluntary field placement supervised by a certified athletic trainer (ATC®). A minimum of 140 hours on-site experience is required. Prerequisite: senior standing in the Athletic Training Education Program.

BIO-155 Organismal and Ecological Biology
The study of organ systems, reproduction, and embryology, with an emphasis on human biology. Principles of evolution, ecology, and animal behavior are also studied. Three lectures per week.

BIO-215 Human Anatomy
A survey of gross and microscopic human anatomy, providing necessary background for student in physiology and body mechanics. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: Organismal and Ecological Biology (BIO-155).

BIO-210 Human Anatomy Laboratory
Three hours per week. Concurrent with Human Anatomy (BIO-215). (0.2 course credits)

BIO-225 Human Physiology
The functional study of the various systems of the human body, including the application of physiological principles to the health professions. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: Organismal and Ecological Biology (BIO-155) and Human Anatomy (BIO-215).

BIO-220 Human Physiology Laboratory
Three hours per week. Concurrent with Human Physiology (BIO-225). (0.2 course credits)

PE-115 Fundamental of Exercise and Nutrition
Study and evaluation of existing health patterns, which are tested to elicit positive behavior changes. Principle of exercise physiology and fitness, weight control and human nutrition, and problems associated with malnutrition and overnutrition are included to provide students with concepts for an enhanced lifestyle.

PE-175 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Principles of human biology, hygienic applications to the care of the body, and the effects of alcohol and substance abuse. Also, the nature of injuries frequently sustained in athletic participation and the control, handling, and care of injuries. Athletic Training room procedures, lecture, and laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

PE-435 Methods of Teaching Strength Conditioning
Weight training from the standpoint of theory and practice. Topics include methods of teaching weight training, strength-development factors, successful routines, flexibility, speed training, stretching, plyometrics, safety, weight programs for athletes, and selecting best lifts and training programs for general populations. Prerequisites: Organismal and Ecological Biology (BIO-155) and Human Anatomy (BIO-215) or Anatomy & Physiology (BIO-055). Junior standing.

PE-495 Kinesiology
Application of the principles of structure and mechanics involved in human movement. Prerequisites: Organismal and Ecological Biology (BIO-155), Human Anatomy (BIO-215), and Human Physiology (BIO-225).

PE-525 Physiology of Exercise
The study and evaluation of the effects of exercise upon the biological control systems of the human body. Topics will include bioenergetics, exercise metabolism, endocrine function during and cardiopulmonary response to exercise, neuromuscular function, acid-base regulation, temperature regulation, and the effect of endurance training on various organ systems. Prerequisites: Organismal and Ecological Biology (BIO-155); Human Anatomy (BIO-215) and Human Physiology (BIO-225) or Anatomy and Physiology BIO-055).

PSY-115 Introductory Psychology
Basic concepts, theories, and methods in the study of behavior and mental processes. Provides a basic understanding of psychology for interested students, who may take this as their only course in psychology, as well as for future majors.