Athletic Training Core Courses

ATR 110: Introduction to Athletic Training 1 cr.
An introduction to the field of athletic training including professional organizations, certification information, employment settings and basic prevention and care techniques.

ATR 125: Emergency Care for the Health Professional 2 cr.
Provides students with instruction that will enable AHA Certification in CPR for the Health Care Provider. This includes certification in adult, child and infant CPR (1 person/2 person), rescue breathing, obstructed airway care, use of protective mask and bag valve and AED application. Instruction also in spine boarding, splinting, wound care, crutch use, primary survey, vital sign assessment, and OSHA compliance.

ATR 201: Pathology and Pharmacology 2 cr.
In addition to sport injury pathology, recognizing various systemic diseases will also be covered. Pharmacological concepts will include drug legislation, drug forms and routes of administration. Terminology, prescription, systems of measurement and the various types of drugs used in the profession will be covered.

ATR 241: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury 3 cr. (2-0-2)
An introduction to basic injury recognition, prevention and evaluation procedures. Focuses on internal athletic injuries, head and neck injuries, heat-related illnesses and basic emergency procedures.

ATR 292A: Introduction to Practicum I 2 cr.
Prerequisite:
Admission into the Athletic Training Program, ATR 110 and ATR 241.
Students develop competence in lower extremity palpation, taping and wrapping techniques and emergency procedures. Students will be required to successfully complete all course competencies before moving on to the next practicum.

ATR 292B: Introduction to Practicum II 2 cr.
Prerequisite:
Admission into athletic training program, ATR 292A.
This clinical athletic training experience will focus on the development of and competence in upper extremity palpation, taping and wrapping techniques, custom padding and non-theoretical modality usage. Students will be required to successfully complete all course competencies before moving on to the next practicum.

ATR 320: Advanced Assessment Techniques I - Lower Quadrant 4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite:
ATR 110 and ATR 241.
Techniques used in the evaluation of athletic injuries to the foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower spinal region. Emphasis is placed on taking a medical history, performing a medical observation, physical palpation, functional and special testing, injury pathology and general medical conditions common to athletics.

ATR 321: Advanced Assessment Techniques II - Upper Quadrant 4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite:
ATR 320.
Continuation of ATR 320 with emphasis on the upper quadrant of the body including the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, head and trunk. A unit on pharmacology will also be included.

ATR 360: Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation 4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite:
ATR 241.
Exploration of a variety of rehabilitation techniques and protocols including aquatic therapy, plyometrics and stretching. Students learn the basic guidelines of injury rehabilitation including goals, progression, functional testing, return to play and referral.

ATR 380: Therapeutic Modalities 3 cr. (2-0-2)
Prerequisite:
ATR 241.
Information regarding the use of various therapeutic modalities in physical rehabilitation programs. Theory, indication, contraindications and precautions in areas of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy, thermotherapy and manual therapy will be covered.

ATR 392A: Intermediate Practicum I 3 cr.
Prerequisite:
Admission into athletic training program, 292A and ATR 292B.
This course is designed to provide information regarding the use of various therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation programs. Theory, indication, contraindications and precautions in areas of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy, thermotherapy and manual therapy will be covered.

ATR 392B: Intermediate Practicum II 3 cr.
Prerequisite:
ATR 392A.
Continuation of ATR 392A with emphasis on upper extremity.

ATR 410: Policies and Procedures in Athletic Training 2 cr.
Prerequisite:
ATR 110 and ATR 241.
Introduction to ATR management and administrative duties including managing a budget, staffing, developing and implementing policies, and communicating with athletes, coaches, parents and others.

ATR 490: Seminar in Athletic Training 2 cr.
Prerequisite:
Senior standing.
Students will be exposed to current topics of interest and issues in athletic training. Continuing education will be stressed. Developing discussion skills in athletic training will also be reinforced. A unit on counseling and a unit on research are included.

ATR 492A: Advanced Practicum I 4 cr.
Prerequisite:
ATR 392B.
A clinical course designed to allow students, under direct supervision, to utilize all skills in which they have achieved competence. Particular emphasis is on record keeping, communicating with the sports medicine team and decision making.

ATR 492B: Advanced Practicum II 4 cr.
Prerequisite:
ATR 492A.
A continuation of 492A.