Athletic Training

Athletic Training Courses

ATHP 1110 Injury Prevention Strategies

This course focuses on the development of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding the prevention and care of injuries and conditions. Emphasis is placed on taping, bracing, splinting, and equipment fitting knowledge and skills needed by the athletic trainer in physically active settings.  Pre-requisite: Admitted to major, Signature required.

ATHP 1211 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. This course will also develop medical terminology according to particular areas of the body.  Pre-requisite: None.

ATHP 1310 Introduction to Patient Care

This introductory course focuses on the foundational development of knowledge, understanding, and clinical skills for safe practice in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on patient interaction, critical thinking, and practical skills in athletic training, rehabilitative, and healthcare settings. The course requires the student to complete external observation hours and laboratory activities.  Pre-requisite: Admitted to major, Signature required.

ATHP 2301 Emergency and Medical Aspects in Athletic Training

This course includes an in-depth investigation of emergency and medical aspects needed by the professional during the initial phases of physical injury and disease. This course offers an emphasis on the first aid and pre-hospital care of an injured and/or ill individual. The primary focus will be injuries and conditions that occur with participation in a physically active lifestyle.  Pre-requisite: ATHP 1310.

ATHP 2305 Functional Anatomy and Muscle Testing

This course includes an in-depth advanced review of anatomical and physiological processes needed by the professional to understand underlying tissues and movements from the standpoint of physical injury, assessment, and rehabilitation.  This course offers a detailed review of each body segment related to athletes and the physically active; skeletal framework, articulation, musculature, innervation, and how each affects body position and movement during activity.  Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2321 and BIOL 2121.

ATHP 2310 Orthopedic Injuries and Athletic Conditions

This course includes an in-depth look at orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions throughout the lifespan as they relate to the different systems of the body.  Areas to be covered in the class include discussion of mechanism(s), common clinical signs and symptoms for injuries and conditions, the use of evidence based care plans, and the creation of differential diagnosis.  Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2321 and BIOL 2121.

ATHP 2315 Evaluation Strategies for the Trunk and Lower Extremity

This course is an in-depth study and practice of techniques used in the assessment and analysis of injuries and conditions of the trunk and lower extremity.  By recognizing the signs and symptoms and then performing and interpreting results of special tests, the student will develop methods with which to accurately evaluate and determine the extent of the injury sustained, and determine a clinical diagnosis.  Pre-requisites:  ATHP 2305 and ATHP 2310. 

ATHP 2320 Evaluation Strategies for the Head, Neck, and Upper Extremity

This course is an in-depth study and practice of techniques used in the assessment and analysis of injuries and conditions of the head, neck, and upper extremity.  By recognizing the signs and symptoms and then performing and interpreting results of special tests, the student will develop methods with which to accurately evaluate and determine the extent of the injury sustained, and determine a clinical diagnosis.  Pre-requisite:  ATHP 2315.

ATHP 2341 Pharmacological Concepts and Practice

This course covers the general principles and practice of pharmacology concepts as it relates to athletic training and rehabilitative settings.  Emphasis is placed on pharmacological intervention, patient education, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics of drugs commonly prescribed to patients with active lifestyles.  Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2321, BIOL 2121, BIOL 2322 and BIOL 2122.

ATHP 3120 Therapeutic Modalities Lab

The lab course focuses on integrating theoretical principles of therapeutic modalities into clinical practice in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions.   The course reviews safe patient practice, evidence based research, as well as operational protocols used in clinical practice.  Pre-requisites:  ATHP 1310 and ATHP 2305.  Co-requisite: ATHP 3320.   

 ATHP 3130 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab

The lab course focuses on integrating theoretical principles of therapeutic exercise into clinical practice in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions.   The course reviews safe patient practice, evidence based research, as well as operational protocols used in clinical practice.  Pre-requisites:  ATHP 1310 and ATHP 2305.  Co-requisite: ATHP 3330.          

ATHP 3270 Athletic Training Clinical Field Experience I

This clinical course is designed to challenge students through directed study, case study, and active participation in clinical field experiences.  Through the use of weekly in-class discussions, presentations, along with exposure of various clinical experiences the student will review, enhance, and refine the knowledge and clinical skills taught in professional coursework.  This clinical course requires the student to work with a clinical preceptor which may entail experiences outside the traditional academic calendar. Pre-requisites:  ATHP 1110, ATHP 1310, ATHP 2305 and ATHP 2310.    

ATHP 3280 Athletic Training Clinical Field Experience II

This clinical course is designed to challenge students through directed study, case study, and active participation in clinical field experiences.  Through the use of weekly in-class discussions, presentations, along with exposure of various clinical experiences the student will review, enhance, and refine the knowledge and clinical skills taught in professional coursework.  This clinical course requires the student to work with a clinical preceptor which may entail experiences outside the traditional academic calendar.  Pre-requisite:  ATHP 3270.

ATHP 3310 Pathology of Body Systems

This course covers the pathophysiology of prominent acute and chronic diseases of the major body systems.  Students will study the interdependency of body systems and the conditions that affect human health and well-being.  Other topics include common risk factors associated with these conditions, as well as their response to, and impact on, physical activity.  Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2321, BIOL 2121, BIOL 2322 and BIOL 2122.

ATHP 3320 Therapeutic Modalities

This course focuses on the theory, principles, and physiological effects of various therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions.   The course will address evidence based physical, mechanical and electrical agents used in clinical practice along with non-traditional interventions.  Pre-requisites:  ATHP 1310 and ATHP 2310. 

ATHP 3330 Therapeutic Rehabilitation

This course focuses on the theory, principles, and physiological effects of therapeutic rehabilitation used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions.   The course will address the use of evidence based clinical practice, the design and progression of interventions, assessment of interventions, and determination for return to participation and/or referral, along with non-traditional interventions.  Pre-requisite:  ATHP 3320 and PEHP 3355.

ATHP 3340 Concepts in Organization and Administration

This course addresses the organizational and administrative aspects of athletic training program management for various employment settings. This course covers athletic health care administration and guidelines, human resource management, legal and ethical issues, financial and fiscal management, facility design, information management, professional development, and promotion of the athletic training profession.  Pre-requisites:  ATHP 2341, ATHP 3320 and ATHP 3330.

ATHP 4191 General Medical Clinical Field Experience

This clinical course is designed to expose students to general medical conditions through directed observation and active participation in clinical field experiences.  Through the use of weekly in-class discussions, presentations, and exposure of various clinical experiences, the student will review, enhance, and refine the knowledge and clinical skills taught in professional coursework.  This clinical course requires the student to work with a clinical preceptor which may entail experiences outside the traditional academic calendar.  Co-requisites:  ATHP 2341 and ATHP 3310.

ATHP 4270 Athletic Training Clinical Field Experiences III

This clinical course is designed to challenge students through directed study, case study, and active participation in clinical field experiences.  Through the use of weekly in-class discussions, presentations, along with exposure of various clinical experiences the student will review, enhance, and refine the knowledge and clinical skills taught in professional coursework.  This clinical course requires the student to work with a clinical preceptor which may entail experiences outside the traditional academic calendar. Pre-requisite:  ATHP 3280.

ATHP 4280 Athletic Training Clinical Field Experiences IV

This clinical course is designed to challenge students through directed study, case study, and active participation in clinical field experiences.  Through the use of weekly in-class discussions, presentations, along with exposure of various clinical experiences the student will review, enhance, and refine the knowledge and clinical skills taught in professional coursework.  This clinical course requires the student to work with a clinical preceptor which may entail experiences outside the traditional academic calendar. Pre-requisites:  ATHP 4270.

ATHP 4310 Psychosocial Strategies and Referral

This course focuses on understanding the psychological and sociocultural factors relative to exercise, injury, inactivity, and rehabilitation following injury.  Strategies for identifying problems, intervening, and making referral are presented.  Performance issues, psychological disorders, and health/substance abuse concerns will be explored along with basic counseling skills.  Pre-requisites:  PSYC 1301, ATHP 2341 and ATHP 3310.   

ATHP 4320 Strength Training and Conditioning Prescription

This course focuses on the theory, principles, and physiological effects of strength training for athletic and sedentary populations. This course will be based on the principles, concepts, and guidelines for strength and conditioning according to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  This course will prepare the student to apply the proper strength training and conditioning exercises based on goals, indications, contraindications, and physical evaluation of the individual.  Pre-requisites:  BIOL 2321, BIOL 2322 and PEHP 3350/3355.

ATHP 4380 Honors Research Project

This course is a capstone research course designed for students involved in the university honors program.  Students will explore the research process with a faculty mentor including design, review by the institutional review board, review of the pertinent literature, design of a research proposal, statistical analysis, and the preparation of either a manuscript or presentation.  Pre-requisites:  MATH 2303 or PSYC/SOCI/CRJU 3381, PSYC/SOCI/CRJU 3384, Signature required. 

ATHP 4388 Professional Internship

This course allows the student to experience various professional administrative tasks and skills that an individual will face in their profession. The student will meet with professionals in their chosen area and gain experiences that allow them to uncover and understand topics related to the profession.  Pre-requisite: Signature required.

ATHP 4390 Mock Testing and Professional Practice Preparation

This course provides the student direction for preparing and taking the Board of Certification and the Texas licensure examination(s) along with final steps for professional practice. This course emphasizes study habits and test taking techniques needed to be confident and successful on credentialing exam(s).  The course will use mock like computerized and written tests along with oral practical tests.  To complete this course, the student must take and pass the Board of Certification.  Pre-requisite: Signature required.


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