Athletic Training, M.S.

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College of Health Sciences

Department of Athletic Training

Koehler Fieldhouse

570-422-3231

www.esu.edu/gradatep

Faculty

Graduate Coordinator:

Gerard Rozea, Ph.D., ATC, grozea@esu.edu

Professor:

John M. Hauth, Ed.D., ATC, chair, jhauth@esu.edu

Associate Professors:

Keith A. Vanic, Ph.D., ATC, kvanic@esu.edu

Assistant Professors:

Scott Dietrich, Ed.D., ATC, sdietrich@esu.edu

Kelly Harrison, Ph.D., ATC, kharrison@esu.edu

Master of Science in Athletic Training

  • The Athletic Training Department offers the Master of Science in Athletic Training with two degree programs:

    • Master of Science in Athletic Training - Advanced Clinical Practice
    • Master of Science in Athletic Training - Professional Practice Program

    The M.S. in Athletic Training - Advanced Clinical Practice is intended for individuals who have met eligibility requirements to challenge the BOC® certification examination. The program is designed to advance the student's knowledge and clinical skills to enhance the quality of healthcare services for the physically active.

    The M.S. in Athletic Training - Professional Practice Program is intended for the post-baccalaureate student interested in obtaining the entry-level competency as an athletic trainer. The program is designed to prepare the student to challenge credentialing as an athletic trainer through the Board of Certification® and appropriate state regulatory agencies.

    Advanced Clinical Practice

    36 credits - Thesis Option

    36 credits - Non-thesis Option

    Purpose of degree:

    The Advanced Clinical Practice Master of Science degree in Athletic Training is intended for individuals who are certified as athletic trainers by the Board of Certification® (BOC®) or individuals that have met eligibility requirements to challenge the BOC® certification examination.

    A primary purpose is to enhance the quality of healthcare services for the physically active through the post-professional preparation of advanced practice clinicians and to make the student a potential candidate for specialty credentials through the National Athletic Trainers' Association and other health, orthopedic, and fitness-related associations. Graduates of this program will be ideal candidates for leadership in clinical service, research, education, and administration.

    National accreditation(s) of the program:

    The Master of Science in Athletic Training Advanced Clinical Practice program will pursue accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education for Post-Professional Education.

    Outcome expectations of students and degree completion:

    Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training: Advanced Clinical Practice Graduate Program will:

    • demonstrate through examinations, on-campus laboratories and clinical evaluations advanced knowledge and understanding of the learning objectives for each course. Advanced knowledge and clinical proficiency in clinical anatomy, therapeutic agents, manual therapies, orthopedic practices and physician extender competencies is required
    • demonstrate mastery and clinical proficiency of advanced skills in the affiliated clinical sites (advanced clinical practicums) with the support of qualified clinical preceptors
    • demonstrate knowledge and advanced clinical skills that will position them for career advancement and/or acceptance into graduate and/or professional degree programs
    • demonstrate the ability to design, construct and assess the results of meaningful, evidence-based research
    • demonstrate an understanding of the central issues and current evidence-based research in the field and effectively communicate this knowledge in both written and oral projects
    • demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical behavior in relation to the NATA Code of Ethics, BOC® Standards of Professional Practice and state regulations and statutes

    Special Resources/Conditions:

    The didactic aspects of this program have been designed to be delivered using a variety of innovative and traditional pedagogical methodologies.

    Students must be capable of learning in a web-based and hybrid classroom environment. Students must have access to a computer that meets the technological demands for web-based learning.

    Students enrolled in this program will work closely with a clinical preceptor who will assist the student in their efforts to integrate theory into practice.

    Students in the regional cohort must have reliable transportation and be able to meet the demands of traveling to Advanced Clinical Practice sites.

    Program of Study

    Undergraduate prerequisites required:

    Candidates for the M.S. in Athletic Training must be a graduate of a CAATE-accredited Entry-Level Athletic Training Program (Bachelor’s or Master’s Entry-Level) and be BOC®-eligible.

    Typical time to finish:

    13 months

    Required plan of study:

    Summer I: 6 credits

    ATEP 510

    Clinically Oriented Anatomy

    3 credits

    ATEP 544

    Current Trends in Athletic Injury Prevention and Management

    3 credits

    Fall Semester: 12 credits

    ATEP 515

    Pathomechanics of Musculoskeletal Disorders

    3 credits

    ATEP 570

    Introduction to Research

    3 credits

    ATEP 587

    Advanced Clinical Practicum

    3 credits

    ATEP ___

    Elective course work - Approved by adviser

     

    Spring Semester: 12 credits

    ATEP 513

    Applied Statistics and Analysis in Athletic Training

    3 credits

    ATEP 574

    Research Practicum

    3 credits

    ATEP ___

    Elective course work - Approved by adviser

     

    Summer II: 6 credits

    ATEP 588

    Advanced Clinical Practicum II

    3 credits

    ATEP ___

    Elective course work - Approved by adviser

     

    Final graduation requirement

    Completion of thesis and oral comprehensive examination OR written comprehensive examination.

    Admission requirements and deadlines

    • Admission is competitive and is limited to those meeting minimum admission standards. Student must complete admission application to the Graduate College.
    • Bachelor’s degree from a CAATE accredited institution
    • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 Cumulative GPA, 3.00 Major GPA
    • Statement of professional goals with resume or curriculum vitae
    • Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Letter of Intent for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Advanced Clinical Practice Track
    • BOC® certification or BOC® eligible (must have challenged examination once prior to enrollment)
    • Three letters of recommendation (One from Athletic Training Program Director)
    • Proof of professional liability insurance
    • Proof of Act 34 & 151 and Fingerprinting (Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances)
    • Proof of Pennsylvania Licensure -- State Board of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine. (Permanent or Temporary Licensure is required BEFORE starting the program.)

    Graduate Assistantships:

    Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are available through the department. Graduate Assistantships, including stipend and variable tuition waivers are available and will be awarded based on qualifications and experience. The GA position will be directly related to the academic course work and clinical preceptorship experience. The GA may work with a variety of allied healthcare professionals (i.e., orthopedists, physician extenders, emergency room personnel, and physical therapists) in diverse health care settings.

    For more information, contact: Dr. Gerard D. Rozea at 570-422-3065 or by e-mail at grozea@esu.edu.

    Professional Practice Program

    48 credits

    Purpose of degree:

    The Professional Practice Master of Science degree in Athletic Training is designed to enable the post-baccalaureate student the opportunity to demonstrate entry-level competency as an athletic trainer while exhibiting scholarship and advanced competency in specific areas of the sports medicine community.

    A primary outcome of the Professional Practice Program is to prepare the student to challenge credentialing as an athletic trainer through Board of Certification (BOC®) and appropriate state regulatory bodies. Furthermore, there may be opportunities to acquire other value-added knowledge and skills within the program that would allow for potential candidacy of specialty certifications through the National Athletic Trainers' Association and other health, orthopedic, and fitness-related associations.

    National accreditation(s) of the program:

    The Master of Science in Athletic Training Professional Practice Program will pursue entry-level accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

    Outcome expectations of students and degree completion:

    Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training: Professional Practice Program will:

    • demonstrate a sound understanding of the knowledge and skills addressed within the athletic training competencies for best practice.
    • demonstrate a sound evidence-based approach to (1) injury prevention and health promotion, (2) orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis, (3) acute care of injuries and illnesses, (4) therapeutic interventions, and (5) psychosocial strategies.
    • cultivate a professional responsibility and development through a structured progression of clinical education that evolves into a commitment of continuing education at clinical/professional symposia.
    • complete the eligibility requirements for the Board of Certification (BOC®) for Athletic Trainers.
    • demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical behavior in relation to the NATA Code of Ethics, BOC® Standards of Professional Practice and state regulations and statutes

    Special Degree Offerings for the Non-traditional student:

    The didactic aspects of this program (i.e. course sequencing and scheduling) have been designed with sensitivity for the post-professional learner. Courses may be delivered on ESU campus or at ESU's Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem, PA. The program's coursework will be delivered through the traditional academic semester. The Professional Practice Program contributes to an innovative, convenient and flexible pedagogical format aimed towards degree completion and certification eligibility as a certified athletic trainer.

    Program of Study

    Admission Requirements:

    Candidates for the M.S. in Athletic Training (Professional Practice Program) must successfully complete the following pre-requisite coursework:

    • Anatomy with laboratory (4 credits)
    • Physiology with laboratory (4 credits)
    • Physics with laboratory (3 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Sports Psychology or similar course (3 credits)
    • Prevention & Management of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
    • Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy (3 credits)
    • Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
    • Current Advanced First Aid and CPR Cert. (3 credits)

    Typical time to finish:

    6 academic semesters (2 years)

    Required plan of study:

    Summer I: 6 credits

    ATEP 529

    Measurement and Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries

    3 credits

    ATEP 531

    Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

    3 credits

    Fall I: 10 credits

    ATEP 530

    Measurement and Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries

    3 credits

    ATEP 533

    Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine

    3 credits

    ATEP 544

    Current Trends in Athletic Injury Prevention & Management

    3 credits

    ATEP 594

    Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory I

    1 credit

    Spring I: 10 credits

    ATEP 532

    Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine

    3 credits

    ATEP 545

    Rehabilitation for Special Populations

    3 credits

    ATEP 570

    Introduction to Research

    3 credits

    ATEP 595

    Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory II

    1 credit

    Summer II: 3 credits

    ATEP 536

    Primary Care for the Athletic Trainer

    3 credits

    Fall II: 9 credits

    ATEP 513

    Applied Statistics and Analysis in Athletic Training

    3 credits

    ATEP 597

    Athletic Training Externship

    6 credits

    Spring II: 10 credits

    ATEP 550

    Seminar in Athletic Training

    3 credits

    ATEP 574

    Research Practicum

    3 credits

    ATEP 540

    Functional Rehabilitation & Sport Specific

    Conditioning

    3 credits

    ATEP 596

    Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory III

    1 credit

    Admission requirements and deadlines

    • Admission is competitive and is limited to those meeting minimum admission standards. Student must complete admission application to the Graduate College.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA 2.50 (4.00 scale)
    • Admission to the ESU Graduate College
    • Submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Letter of intent and statement of professional goals with resume or curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Minimum of 50 hours of direct observation of Certified Athletic Trainers in at least two different settings
    • Proof of professional liability insurance
    • Proof of Act 34 & 151 (Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances) and Act 114 (Fingerprinting)
    • Reliable transportation

    Core Performance Standards for Admission & Progression

    Applicants and students admitted into the Athletic Training Program offered through the Department of Athletic Training must possess the necessary intellectual, physical, emotional, social and communication skills to provide safe and effective athletic training services. Core performance standards for the Athletic Training Program at East Stroudsburg University are listed below. These examples are not inclusive of all expected abilities.

    Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Professional Practice Program must demonstrate:

    • The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate concepts and to problem-solve, to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.
    • Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.
    • Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
    • The ability to communicate and function well during periods of high stress.
    • The tactile dexterity, visual and auditory abilities necessary to observe, monitor, assess and treat patients.
    • The appropriate effective skills, demeanor and conduct that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

    Compliance with these core performance standards does not guarantee a student's admission into the program, or eligibility for the BOC® certification examination. During the initial advising period, students must verify they understand and meet those core performance standards, or, that they believe with certain accommodations, they can meet these standards. The Office of Disability Services will review the student's documentation and discuss any accommodation requests. Students should contact the Office of Disability Services at 570-422-3954 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

    Clinical Education Plan

    Clinical education represents the athletic training student's formal acquisition and practice of the entry-level athletic training clinical proficiencies. The Field Experience and Internship plan requires an average of 20 hours/week. All athletic training students will be assigned to a Clinical Preceptor during their directed field experiences. Students are required to fulfill a clinical experience with exposure to upper extremity, lower extremity, equipment intensive and general medical experiences of both genders.

    Students enrolled in this program will work closely with a clinical preceptor who will assist the student in their efforts to integrate theory into practice.

    Athletic Training Professional Organization

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today.

    The Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA) formed in January 1949 when a few athletic trainers in the northeast decided to gather and share information. Today, the EATA encompasses all members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association who reside in either District I or District II. The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) is a progressive organization of health care professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician.

    Certified athletic trainers working in the Commonwealth protect and enhance the health and welfare of our clients through prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries.

    For more information, contact: Dr. Keith A. Vanic at 570-422-3314 or by e-mail at kvanic@esu.edu.

Course Descriptions

  • ATEP 510 Clinically Oriented Anatomy (3:2:2)

    • This course explores the identification and management of commonly encountered sport and occupational conditions through an in depth study of the relevant anatomy. Common surgical and/or management techniques employed to correct these conditions are also discussed. The course is intended to advance the students’ understanding of clinical anatomy through the use of anatomical models, software and dissections. Prerequisite: BOC Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 513 Applied Statistics and Analysis in Athletic Training (3:3:0)

    • This course will include a review of the basic statistical techniques used to analyze and interpret cognitive, psychomotor, and affective variables in athletic training and the sports medicine field. Use of these evaluative tools is applied to research samples from the discipline.

  • ATEP 515 Pathomechanics of Musculoskeletal Disorders (3:3:0)

    • This course is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of pathomechanics by exploring the structure and movements available throughout the human body. This course and related experiences will increase the student’s understanding of structure, function, and dysfunction in order to improve orthopedic evaluation knowledge and skills. This course will enhance the students’ ability to identify impairments and their influence on function in an effort to improve treatment approaches and patient outcomes. Prerequisite: BOC Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 520 Sports Medicine (3:3:0)

    • This course is a survey of topics included under the broad umbrella of sports medicine, representing both scientific and clinical branches of the field. Emphasis is placed on factors which can enhance performance, promote, and protect the welfare of participants in exercise, dance, recreational, and competitive sports.

  • ATEP 521 Industrial and Occupational Rehabilitation (1:1:0)

    • This course will explore industrial and corporate rehabilitation settings. The implementation of injury prevention programs, ergonomic assessment, work-readiness conditioning, health and wellness programming, on-site physical rehabilitation, case management and return to work programs will be addressed. Prerequisite: BOC Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 522 Imaging in Sports and Industrial Medicine (1:1:0)

    • This course explores the fundamental clinical knowledge regarding commonly utilized diagnostic imaging techniques in sports medicine. The student will undergo a practical, in-depth review of imaging abnormalities in orthopedic sports injuries. Basic science and general managing principles in sports traumatology relative to topographic sports injuries will be addressed. An emphasis on evidence-based diagnostic imaging, outcomes, research and assessing the medical literature will be included. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 525 Advanced Clinical Practice: The Chest, Thorax and Abdomen (1:0:1)

    • This workshop is designed to enhance the certified athletic trainer’s ability to perform physical examination tasks relevant to the cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. This workshop primarily focuses on the refinement of the clinical skills essential to the practice of athletic training in the primary care sports medicine and clinical/industrial settings. Prerequisite: BOC® certification or eligibility.

  • ATEP 526 Orthopedic Appliances Workshop I: Casting and Bracing (1:0:1)

    • This workshop introduces the latest techniques in orthopedic casting and bracing to the allied health professional. This workshop includes an intensive hands-on experience that will involve both instruction and practical application. Selection, application and removal of orthopedic casting for both upper and lower extremity disorders is addressed. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 527 Orthopedic Appliance Workshop II: Advanced Casting and Bracing (1:0:1)

    • This advanced workshop will build on the fundamental competencies and proficiencies previously acquired in orthopedic casting and bracing. Furthermore, both instruction and practical application will be utilized to demonstrate current techniques in advanced orthopedic casting and bracing to the allied health professional. Complex techniques and modifications of basic orthopedic casting for the appendicular and portions of the axial skeleton are addressed. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background required. Demonstrated proficiency in basic casting and bracing techniques is required (ATEP 426/526).

  • ATEP 528 Orthopedic Appliance Workshop III: Orthotic Fabrication and Fitting (2:0:2)

    • This workshop is designed to provide instruction and experience in the fabrication, fitting and delivery of orthotic devices and related durable medical equipment. Special training and hands-on practice is included as it pertains to custom-designed, fabricated, modified and fitted external orthotics. Students are eligible to challenge the national board examinations for orthotic fitters (Certified Orthotic Fitter) upon successful completion of this workshop. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background required. Demonstrated proficiency in basic and advanced casting and bracing techniques is required (ATEP 426/526 and 427/527).

  • ATEP 529 Measurement and Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries (3:2:2)

    • The primary focus of this course is to present a systematic process for accurately evaluating lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses commonly seen in the physically active population. This course focuses on the athletic training competencies and proficiencies associated with lower extremity injury assessment and evaluation, risk management and injury prevention, and acute care of injuries and illness. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 202, and 230.

  • ATEP 530 Measurement and Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries (3:2:2)

    • The primary focus of this course is to present a systematic process of accurately evaluating upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses commonly seen in the physical activity population. This course focuses on the athletic training competencies and proficiencies associated with upper extremity injury assessment and evaluation, risk management and injury prevention, and acute care of injuries and illness. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 202, and 230.

  • ATEP 531 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3:3:0)

    • This course is a requirement for students in athletic training. It deals primarily with the administrative competencies necessary to accomplish the successful day-to-day operation of an athletic training program and facility. Prerequisite: ATEP 101, 202, and 230.

  • ATEP 532 Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine (3:2:2)

    • This course examines the various therapeutic modalities used in the practice of athletic training and the related rehabilitation sciences. Laboratory experiences are provided in the use of heat, cold, light, sound, laser, electricity and bodywork/ massage. Emerging technologies and their relationship to the rehabilitation process are also explored. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 202, ATEP 235, ATEP 285; PHYS 110 or PHYS 131

  • ATEP 533 Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine (3:2:2)

    • This course examines the various therapeutic exercise techniques commonly used in athletic training and the related rehabilitation sciences. The focus of the course is the application of neuromuscular re-education, movement, and exercise specifically to achieve the detailed goals of rehabilitation and reconditioning for injured physically active individuals. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 202, ATEP 230, ATEP 330.

  • ATEP 536 Primary Care for the Athletic Trainer (3:3:0)

    • This course is designed to examine the current medical practices used in the treatment and rehabilitation of physically active individuals. Students are introduced to the responsibilities and perspective of various medical and allied medical personnel. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 429, ATEP 430.

  • ATEP 538 Sports and Exercise Massage Techniques (2:0:2)

    • This workshop is designed to provide athletic trainers and other allied health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate pre-event, post-event and specialty sports massage techniques into clinical practice. The indications and contraindications for use of sports and exercise massage techniques are demonstrated, practiced and assessed. Hands-on activities will focus primarily on the skills needed to appropriately execute pre-event ("quick") or "post-event" (slow) massage techniques. Prerequisite: BOC certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care basic science required.

  • ATEP 540 Functional Rehabilitation and Sport Specific Conditioning (3:3:0)

    • This course focuses on the final stage of the rehabilitation process and concentrates specifically on the fundamental skills, sport specific training progressions, and testing and evaluation techniques necessary to safely return the injured back to physical activity. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 330, ATEP 433

  • ATEP 544 Current Trends in Athletic Injury Prevention and Management (3:3:0)

    • Techniques of prevention, examination, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and current topics in sports medicine are all considered. This course also examines total care of the athlete, ethics, morals, and legal liability in sports.

  • ATEP 545 Rehabilitation for Special Populations (3:3:0)

    • This course is designed to provide athletic training students with the skills necessary to differentiate between movement disorders and non-musculoskeletal diseases, disorders or pathologies. Identification and referral as well as treatment and rehabilitation considerations are discussed. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 230, ATEP 330.

  • ATEP 550 Seminar in Athletic Training (3:3:0)

    • This seminar is designed to focus on the study and discussion of recent experimental and clinical research areas within the athletic training and the rehabilitation sciences. A review and discussion of the various athletic training domains is reinforced through critical analysis and investigation of selected sports medicine topics. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 432, ATEP 436.

  • ATEP 551 Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Rehabilitation (3:3:0)

    • This course is designed to present the student with an opportunity to explore complementary and alternative therapies. The CAM practices investigated will include interventions and techniques in three broad categories: natural products, mind & body medicine, and manipulative and body-based practices. A systematic evidence-based approach will be used to evaluate the current literature related to the theoretical framework, physiological processes, benefits, and potential risks of these interventions and use in health care.

  • ATEP 552 Orthopedic Specialist Workshop (3:3:0)

    • This course explores the mastery of those select clinical proficiencies specific to the orthopedic setting by the healthcare practitioner. Designated competency will include the theoretical and practical skills mastery in the area of diagnostic imaging, ergonomic assessment, casting and orthopedic bracing. Pre-requisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligible; or appropriate healthcare professional background.

  • ATEP 553 Advanced Reconditioning and Corrective Exercise I (3:3:0)

    • This graduate level advanced rehabilitation and reconditioning course is designed specifically for students with an increased interest in functional progressions and performance enhancements for the athletic population. This course will serve to enhance the student's knowledge of therapeutic exercise techniques as well as reinforce strength training and conditioning concepts. The focus of the class will pertain to the final stage of rehabilitation and concentrate specifically on reconditioning of athletes using a variety of techniques.

  • ATEP 554 Advanced Conditioning and Corrective Exercise II (3:3:0)

    • This advanced rehabilitation and reconditioning course will build on the knowledge and skills acquired in Advanced Reconditioning and Corrective Exercise I. This course will serve to enhance the student's knowledge of corrective exercise and performance enhancement strategies to decrease the risk of injury while reinforcing reconditioning and rehabilitation concepts. Pre-requisite: ATEP 553 or current enrollment.

  • ATEP 560 Evidence-Based Rehabilitation (3:3:0)

    • This course is designed to present the student with an evidence-based approach for integrating physical agents and therapeutic exercise into the rehabilitation. In addition, this course will further investigate the physiological processes and scientific theories as they apply to rehabilitative strategies and the treatment protocols. Prerequisite: BOC Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 570 Introduction to Research (3:3:0)

    • This course provides an orientation to graduate study and research in health education and movement studies and exercise science. This seminar is designed to acquaint the graduate student with the methods and materials of graduate study and scientific inquiry. It is required of all graduate students in the degree program.

  • ATEP 571 Independent Research Problem (Semester hours arranged)

    • This course utilizes selected research techniques to attack a specific professional or academic problem. It includes preparation and presentation of a formal report. Consult adviser well in advance of registration. This course is required for all students in the research or project program, and it may be repeated with permission. Prerequisite: ATEP 570 and 574.

  • ATEP 572 Thesis Seminar (1-3:0:0)

    • This course utilizes selected research techniques to address a specific professional or academic problem. It includes preparation and presentation of a formal report. Students must consult their adviser well in advance of registration. This course is required for all students in the research or project program, and it may be repeated with permission. Prerequisite: ATEP 570 and 574.

  • ATEP 574 Research Practicum (3:3:0)

    • This course will guide the student through the completion of a research project or thesis. Methodology, data collection, interpretation of results and the discussion of research findings is enhanced through an evidence-based approach. Measurement of treatment outcomes in clinical research and the need for the use of the disablement model is also emphasized.

      Prerequisite: ATEP 570.

  • ATEP 577 Independent Study (Semester hours arranged)

    • Under the auspices of a qualified member of the faculty, the student pursues a pattern of readings, study, and research related to professional knowledge and understanding in health or physical education. Topics should be established prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission of the faculty member and the department.

  • ATEP 586 Field Experience and Internship (Semester hours arranged)

    • This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience with a federal, state, or private organization in some related aspect of physical education and/or sports medicine. Students will coordinate their course work acquired at East Stroudsburg University with specific field experience. This program will be supervised by a member of the Athletic Training Department. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

  • ATEP 587 Advanced Clinical Practicum (3:1:6)

    • This internship is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply previously learned theories and skills in a specialized area of study related to athletic training and the rehabilitation sciences. The Advanced Clinical Practicum I is completed under the supervision of a faculty member and qualified clinical preceptor from the fields of orthopedics and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 588 Advanced Clinical Practicum II (3:1:6)

    • This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply previously learned theories and skills in a specialized area of study related to athletic training and the rehabilitation sciences. The Advanced Clinical Practicum II is completed under the supervision of a faculty member and qualified clinical preceptor from the fields of orthopedics and general medicine. Prerequisite: BOC® Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility, or, appropriate health care professional background.

  • ATEP 594 Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory I (1:0:2)

    • This course is designed to provide graduate professional athletic education students with the opportunity to learn, practice and apply a variety of entry-level athletic training skills. Students are required to revisit and integrate level appropriate skills into a required field experience.

  • ATEP 595 Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory II (1:0:2)

    • This course is designed to provide professional phase athletic training major students with the opportunity to learn, practice and apply a variety of entry-level athletic training skills. Continued skill acquisition and mastery is expected. Students are required to revisit and integrate level appropriate skills into a required field experience. Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MS in Athletic Training Professional Practice Program.

  • ATEP 596 Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory III (1:0:2)

    • This course is designed to provide professional phase athletic training major students with the opportunity to learn, practice and apply a variety of entry-level athletic training skills. Continued skill acquisition and mastery is expected. Students are required to revisit and integrate level appropriate skills into a required field experience. Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MS in Athletic Training Professional Practice Program.

  • ATEP 597 Athletic Training Externship (6:0:0)

    • This course is designed to expose the student to new theories, concepts and challenges through completion of a fifteen-week clinical education experience at an approved affiliate clinical site. Students will revisit and integrate entry level athletic training skills from previous clinical laboratories into a full semester field experience.

      Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MS Athletic Training Professional Practice Program.