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ATE-Athletic Training

ATE150 - Introduction to Athletic Training

This course provides an opportunity to learn and understand common injuries and illnesses associated with athletic participation. Additionally, the course introduces the student to rehabilitation and treatment approaches for athletic injuries. The course also addresses the prevention and implication of athletic injuries (3 crs.) Spring.

ATE204 - Athletic Training Clinical Education I

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical and administrative skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. Additionally, students complete the sophomore-level clinical proficiencies on a one-to-one basis in the classroom as part of the athletic training program's learning-over-time model. This course is repeated one time. (2 crs.) Prerequisite: Admission to athletic training education program. Fall and spring.

ATE206 - Athletic Training Clinical Education II

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical and administrative skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. Additionally, students complete the sophomore level clinical evaluations on a one to one basis in the classroom and with their preceptors as part of the athletic training program’s learning over time model. Additionally, student’s competency is assessed as part of preparation for Junior level athletic training education courses. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the Professional Phase of the Undergraduate AthleticTraining Education Program (2 crs.)

ATE215 - Evidence-Based Practice

Students will be introduced to evidence-based practice approaches to help in making educated clinical decisions once they become certified athletic trainers. The course will provide the student with skills to differentiate between academic and non-academic literature with the intent to strengthen their knowledge for clinical practice, engage in academic writing and interpret academic literature relating to statistical reporting. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the professional phase of the undergraduate athletic training education program. (3 crs.)

ATE225 - Evaluative Techniques I with Laboratory

This course entails the study of evaluation techniques of injuries to the lower extremities. Review of anatomy, injury recognition, muscle testing, treatment protocols and preventative measures are also examined. Prerequisites: Must be a formally enrolled ATEP student or by permission of the instructor. (4 crs.) Fall.

ATE265 - Evaluative Techniques II with Laboratory

This course entails the study of evaluation techniques of injuries to the spine and upper extremities. Review of anatomy, injury recognition, muscle testing, treatment protocols and preventative measures is also examined. Prerequisite: Must be a formally enrolled ATEP student or by permission of the instructor. (4 crs.) Spring.

ATE305 - Athletic Training Clinical Education II

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical and administrative skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. Additionally, students complete the junior-level clinical proficiencies on a one-to-one basis in the classroom as part of the athletic training program's learning-over-time model. This course is repeated one time. Prerequisite: Admission to athletic training education program. (2 crs.) Fall and spring.

ATE306 - Athletic Training Clinical Education IV

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical and administrative skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. Additionally, students complete the junior level clinical evaluations on a one to one basis in the classroom and with their preceptors as part of the athletic training program’s learning over time model. Further, the student’s competency is assessed as part of preparation for senior level athletic training education courses. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the Professional Phase of the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program (2 crs.)

ATE315 - General Medical Assessment

Concepts and skills for the evaluation of general medical conditions in athletes are the focus of this course. Pathological conditions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, integumentary and neurological systems are examined with emphasis on recognition and determining the need for physician referral and impact upon athletic participation. Prerequisite: Admission to athletic training education program. (3 crs.) Spring.

ATE330 - Therapeutic Exercise with Laboratory

Lectures and laboratory exercises explain the use and theory of therapeutic exercise and equipment used for rehabilitation in the sports medicine setting. Prerequisite: Must be a formally enrolled ATEP student or by permission of the instructor. (4 crs.) Fall.

ATE340 - Sports Nutrition

This course covers nutrition and its applications to health and sports and is designed to provide the student with a sound nutritional background so that sound decisions may be made concerning all aspects of nutrition. Additionally, specific nutritional techniques used to improve athletic performance are addressed. (3 crs.) Spring.

ATE400 - Lower Extremity Orthopedic Evaluation in Sports Medicine

The course consists of clinical evaluation of injured athletes by the student and the physician to be used in determining the extent of a lower extremity injury. The physician will critique each student’s clinical evaluation and make suggestions as needed. The students will also observe evaluations in the physician’s offices and may partake in surgery observation. Prerequisites: Formally enrolled in the Professional Phase of the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program. Have completed all required curriculum coursework up to this point, or have approval of the instructor. (1 cr.)

ATE401 - Upper Extremity Orthopedic Evaluation in Sports Medicine

The course consists of clinical evaluation of injured athletes by the student and the physician to be used in determining the extent of an upper extremity injury. The physician will critique each student’s clinical evaluation and make suggestions as needed. The students will also observe evaluations in the physician’s offices and may partake in surgery observation. Prerequisites: Formally enrolled in the Professional Phase of the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program. Have completed all required curriculum coursework up to this point, or have approval of the instructor (1 cr.)

ATE405 - Athletic Training Clinical Education III

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. Additionally, students complete the senior-level clinical proficiencies on a one-to-one basis in the classroom as part of the athletic training program's learning-over-time model. This course is repeated one time. (2 crs.) Prerequisite: Admission to athletic training education program. Fall and spring.

ATE406 - Athletic Training Clinical Education VI

This course permits the undergraduate athletic training student to gain clinical and administrative skills through experiences with interscholastic and intercollegiate teams in the athletic training room and competition areas. The student also completes the senior level clinical proficiencies on a one to one basis in the classroom and/or with his/her preceptor. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program and successfully completed ATE 405 in the Fall semester (2 crs.)

ATE425 - Administrative Strategies in Athletic Training

This course focuses on administrative functions, litigation, staff relationships, ethics, budget and supplies, inventory, facility design, maintenance, safety assessment, student trainer organization, and resume writing. Prerequisite: Must be a formally enrolled ATEP student or by permission of the instructor. (2 crs.) Fall.

ATE440 - Pharmacology for the Allied Health Sciences

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of drugs commonly used to treat patients seen by persons working in the allied health professions. Medical reasons for drug treatment, specific actions of therapeutic agents and adverse effects are presented. Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 96 credits, or at the discretion of the instructor. (2 crs.) Fall.

ATE445 - Pilates as Therapeutic Exercise

This course will teach the philosophy and methods of Joseph Pilates. Students will learn to lengthen and strengthen the Powerhouse (area from the pelvic girdle to the shoulder girdle) through the original exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. Participants will not only learn the exercises, but how to cue them effectively and adapt them to general fitness classes and personal training or rehabilitation clients. Following the course, students will have the option of sitting for the Powerhouse Pilates certification exam to obtain a certificate as a Pilates Mat Instructor. (1 cr.) Spring.

ATE460 - Sports Medicine Research

Different types of research, particularly descriptive and experimental, are presented. Emphasis is placed on developing library research skills, critically analyzing research, and becoming a knowledgeable consumer of research in order to apply it in the clinical environment. Prerequisite: Must be a formally enrolled ATEP student or by permission of the instructor. (3 crs.) Fall.

ATE701 - Technology in Athletic Training

The purpose of this course is to explore how technology can by utilized in the profession of athletic training. Athletic trainers perform in the following five practice domains: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Technology can be applied in each of these areas to enhance the capabilities of the athletic trainer. This course will focus on hardware and software technologies including the use of mobile devices in the practice of athletic training. (3 crs.)

ATE780 - Research Applications in Athletic Training

This course provides students with an understanding of research and its value in the profession of athletic training. Additionally, this course will provide students with an understanding of evidence-based practice as it relates to the practice of athletic training. Students will examine how practice guidelines are created from systematic reviews of the literature and outcomes studies. The course will also provide students with an appreciation of the importance of evidence- based practice in maximizing quality of patient care, seeking out and obtaining reimbursement, and enhancing clinical competence. Research will also be applied to non-patient care problems and issues facing the athletic training profession. (3 crs.)