ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION (ATHP)

1170 Athletic Training Clinical Experiences I

This course is designed to challenge students through the use of competency-based modules and supervised clinical field experiences that will review, enhance, and polish the knowledge and skills taught in entry level athletic training course. Prerequisite: Admission into Athletic Training Education Program. (Fall)

1310 Introduction to Athletic Training

This course is designed to introduce the student to the profession of athletic training by reviewing its' history and defining the roles and responsibilities of the athletic trainer. Particular emphasis is placed upon the prevention of injuries to athletes and physically active individuals in the areas of conditioning, protective equipment fitting, pre-participation screening, and environmental risk factor control. The student will also become familiar with common medical and human anatomical terminology and injury mechanisms. (Spring)

2170 Athletic Training Clinical Experiences II

This course is designed to challenge students through the use of competency-based modules and supervised clinical field experiences that will review, enhance, and polish the knowledge and skills taught in ATHP 2301 and 2310 will be reviewed, polished, and related to actual clinical applications. Prerequisite: Completion of FIrst Semester Majors Courses (Spring)

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 individual. The primary focus will be injuries and conditions that occur from participation by a physically active population. Prerequisite: Admission into Athletic Training Education Program. (Fall)

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. Prerequisite: Admission into Athletic Training Education Program. (Fall)

2310 Orthopedic Injuries and Athletic Conditions

This course includes an in-depth look at injuries and conditions as they relate to the systems of the human body. Areas to be covered include the mechanism, clinical signs and symptoms, and common treatment and care. Course will also provide student with a foundation in tissue healing following an injury. Prerequisite: Admission into Athletic Training Education Program. (Fall)

2315 Evaluation of Injuries and Conditions to the Trunk and Lower Extremities

This course includes an in-depth inquiry into the anatomical and physiological process associated with the occurrence of injuries to athletes and physically active individuals. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and then interpreting results of special tests, the student will develop techniques and methods with which to accurately evaluate and determine the extent of the injury sustained. This course focuses on the evaluation process for injuries and conditions to the thorax, abdomen, lumbar spine, hip and lower extremities. Prerequisite: Completion of First Semester Majors Courses. (Spring)

2320 Evaluation of Injuries and Conditions to the Head, Neck and Upper Extremities

This course includes an in-depth inquiry into the anatomical and physiological process associated with the occurrence of injuries to athletes and physically active individuals. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and then interpreting results of special tests, the student will develop techniques and methods with which to accurately evaluate and determine the extent of the injury sustained. This course focuses on the evaluation process for injuries and conditions to the head, face, cervical spine, and upper extremities. Prerequisite: Completion of Second Semester Majors Courses (Fall)

2341 Pharmacological Issues in Athletic Training

This course covers the general principles of pharmacology as it relates to the athletic and physically active population. Course will discuss use, misuse and abuse of social drugs, ergogenic aids, prescription medications, and over-the-counter drugs in athletic and physically active populations. Prerequisite: Completion of Second Semester Majors Courses (Fall)

3170 Athletic Training Clinical Experiences III

This course is designed to challenge students through the use of competency-based modules and supervised clinical field experiences that will review, enhance, and polish the knowledge and skills taught in ATHP 2315, 3310 and 3320/3120 will be reviewed, polished, and related to actual clinical applications. Prerequisite: Completion of Second Semester Majors Courses (Fall)

3310 Pathology of Body Systems

This course covers the pathophysiology of prominent acute and chronic diseases of the major body systems. Students 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. Prerequisites: Admission into the AThletic Training Education Program (Spring).

3320/3120 Therapeutic Modalities with Lab

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 indications, contraindications, and operational protocols of electrical stimulating currents, infrared modalities, ultrasound, short-wave and microwave diathermy, ultraviolet therapy, traction, intermittent compression devices and therapeutic massage will be addressed. Laboratory experiences will be used to supplement classroom instruction. Prerequisites: Completion of First Semester Majors Courses (Fall).

3330/3130 Therapeutic Rehabilitation with Lab

This course focuses on the theory and operation of various contemporary methods of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and athletic conditions. Students will be introduced to manual and mechanical testing and other primary components of a rehabilitation plan, to include determining therapeutic goals, progress, and the criteria to return to athletic participation. Prerequisites: Completion of Third Semester Majors Courses (Spring).

3340 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

This course addresses the organizational and administrative aspects of athletic training program management for various employment settings. Course topics include 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. Prerequisites: Completion of Third Semester Majors Courses (Spring)

4170 Athletic Training Clinical Experiences IV

This course is designed to challenge students through the use of competency-based modules and supervised clinical field experiences that will review, enhance, and polish the knowledge and skills taught in ATHP 2315, 2320, 2341 and 3120 will be reviewed, polished, and related to actual clinical applications. Prerequisite: Completion of Third Semester Courses (Spring)

4190 Athletic Training Clinical Experiences V

This course is designed to challenge students through the use of competency-based modules and supervised clinical field experiences that will review, enhance, and polish the knowledge and skills taught in ATHP 3330/3130 and 3340 will be reviewed, polished, and related to actual clinical applications. Prerequisite: Completion of Fourth Semester Majors Courses. (Fall)

4388 Internship in Athletic Training

This course will introduce the student to various administrative tasks and skills the athletic trainer is faced with on a daily basis. The student will meet with professionals in the athletic training field under various off-campus situations and will discuss various athletic training philosophies and begin to gain experiences that allow them to exhibit entry-level behaviors and to develop consistent characteristics. Prerequisites: Program Director Approval (Fall, Spring, Summer).

4390 Capstone: Mock Testing

This course will provide the student with an additional method of preparing for the National Board of Certification examination and/or the Texas licensure examination. The course material will be composed of material that has been covered in the previous athletic training courses. Prerequisites: Senior Standing, Completion of Fifth Semester Majors Courses (Spring)

ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION (ATHP)