Athletic Training

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College of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Human Performance

Koehler Fieldhouse

570-422-3231......www.esu.edu/athletictraining

About the Program

Join us in the exhilarating, fast-paced Athletic Training major that is specifically designed to prepare proficient and successful entry-level, certified athletic trainers. Athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, recognition, evaluation and assessment, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning for a broad spectrum of athletic injuries and illnesses for athletic and physically active populations.

At its inception in 1975, the Athletic Training Program was one of the few co-educational programs amid the first 25 approved curricula in the nation. Now the program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and uses a competency-based approach in both classroom and clinical settings designed to teach entry-level athletic training skills. Student knowledge, skill, and professional behaviors are developed with an emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout clinical proficiencies.

Where Are They Now?

Alumni regularly pursue advanced and professional degrees at little or no cost through graduate assistantships. Alumni have received national recognition for their work and have become leaders in research, education and clinical practice. Many alumni serve in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics and professional sports. Here are a few of the settings our alumni have chosen: public/private high schools, military service, college/university athletics, sports medicine/physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness, strength and conditioning/performance enhancement facilities, professional sports teams, U.S. Olympic Centers, hospitals, and even NASA.

Are You Interested In...

  • Preventing, recognizing and treating sports injuries?
  • Working with athletes and physically active people?
  • Learning things "hands-on" and solving "real-life" problems?

Choose a Career in Athletic Training at ESU

  • Nationally accredited program since 1975
  • Help physically active overcome injury
  • Become certified in an Allied Health Profession
  • Provide care before, during and after sports injury
  • Clinical experiences start your freshman year
  • Qualify for graduate assistantships that PAY YOU to earn
  • Advanced degrees

Is a Career in Athletic Training the Right Choice for Me?

Hands-On Learning

Caring for Athletic Injuries

  • Prevention
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Psycho-social aspects

Clinical Experiences

  • 18 Division II varsity sports on-site
  • Affiliated with nearby high schools, colleges and universities
  • Instructed/evaluated by approved clinical instructors

Career Settings

  • College/university/industrial
  • Secondary schools
  • Hospitals
  • Professional/Olympic sports
  • Rehabilitation clinics

More detailed information is available from the department.

Accreditation

The Athletic Training degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc. (NATA), cooperate to sponsor CAATE and to collaboratively develop the Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Educational Programs. CAATE is responsible for the accreditation of 360 professional (entry-level) Athletic Training educational programs.

Transfer Students

Many students transfer to our program from community colleges and other universities. We welcome any qualified student who is interested in an allied health career. More information about credit and course transfers is available from the Office of Admissions, 877-230-5547.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - Track One: Professional Practice Program

  • 60 semester hours

    • Required major courses: ATEP 100, 202, 230, 235, 285, 310, 330, 340, 400, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 440, 445, 450, 487, 488, 489, 490.
    • Corequisites:
    • Additional Requirements:
      • Minimum Overall GPA = 2.50; Major GPA = 3.00
      • C+ or above in all Pre-Professional course work
      • Completion of Professional Phase screening packet and all clearances
      • Advanced First Aid/EMT-B Certification prior to professional phase screening
      • A grade of "C" or above is required in all Athletic Training, "Cognate" and "Directed General Education" course work
      • Professional Phase Endorsement as indicated by appropriate signatures on the student's Athletic Training Department Plan of Study
      • Concurrent enrollment in clinical field experiences (ATEP 487/488/489/490) once screened into the professional phase
      • Reliable transportation once screened into the professional phase
      • Additional costs for clinical experience travel, uniforms, and athletic training equipment.
    • Please see the university requirements in this catalog.

    Admission to the Athletic Training Professional Practice Program Track at East Stroudsburg University is competitive among eligible applicants. Minimum academic requirements have been established for students admitted to the Athletic Training Program and are described below. Exceptions to this requirement may be approved by the ESU Athletic Training Program faculty.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      120 Semester Hours

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      BIOL 111 GE: Anatomy and Physiology I (B)

      4

      ATEP 100: Introduction to Athletic Training and the Rehabilitation Sciences

      2

      ATEP 120: Physical Conditioning

      1

      ATEP 122: Strength Training

      1

      ENGL 103 GE: English Composition

      3

      PSY 100 GE: General Psychology (B)

      3

      HLTH 240: Health Emergencies

      3

      Subtotal

      17

      Spring

      BIOL 112 GE: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (B)

      4

      ATEP 230: Prevention and Management of Sport and Fitness Injuries

      3

      ATEP 235: Basic Athletic Training Laboratory

      1

      CMST 111 GE: Speech Communication

      3

      ENGL 203 GE: Advanced Composition (A)

      3

      MATH 110 GE: General Statistics

      3

      Subtotal

      17

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      SOC 111 GE: Introduction to Sociology (C)

      3

      ATEP 202: Kinesiology - Applied Anatomy

      3

      ATEP 285: Athletic Training Pre-Clinical Laboratory

      2

      ATEP 340: Illness Prevention and Health Promotion Workshop

      2

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      PHYS 110 GE: Sound Waves and Light OR

      PHYS 131 GE: Fundamental Physics I(B)

      3 or 4

       

      Subtotal

      16 or 17

      Spring

      EXSC 310: Exercise Physiology I

      3

      ATEP 330: Injury Prevention and Reconditioning Workshop

      2

      ATEP 429: Measurement and Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries

      3

      ATEP 487: Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory I

      1

      General Education (Group A)

      3

      Electives

      2

      Subtotal

      14

      Junior Year

      Fall

      ATEP 400: Evidenced Based Practice in Sports Medicine

      2

      ATEP 430: Measurement and Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries

      3

      ATEP 433: Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine

      3

      ATEP 488: Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory II

      1

      ATEP 310: Psychosocial Issues in Sports Medicine

      2

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      14

      Spring

      ATEP 431: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

      3

      ATEP 432: Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine

      3

      ATEP 437: Advanced Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers

      2

      ATEP 489: Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory III

      1

      ATEP 445: Rehabilitation for Special Populations

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Senior Year

      Fall

      ATEP 436: Primary Care for the Athletic Trainer

      3

      ATEP 490: Externship in Athletic Training

      6

      General Education (Group A or C) Distance Education Only

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      ATEP 440: Functional Rehabilitation & Sport Specific Conditioning

      3

      ATEP 450: Seminar in Athletic Training

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      12

      Total Credits

      120

      For more information, contact the Athletic Training Department at 570-422-3231

      Koehler Fieldhouse, Office 1B 570-422-3231 www.esu.edu/athletictraining

      Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - Track Two: Pre-Professional Rehabilitation Sciences

      56 semester hours

      Admission to the Athletic Training Pre-Professional Rehabilitation Sciences Track at East Stroudsburg University is competitive among eligible applicants. Minimum academic requirements have been established for students admitted to the Athletic Training Program and are described below. Exceptions to this requirement may be approved by the ESU Athletic Training Program faculty.

      Program Curriculum Plan

      (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      120 Semester Hours

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      BIOL 114: GE: Introductory Biology I (B)

      4

      ATEP 120: Physical Conditioning

      1

      ATEP 122: Strength Training

      1

      PSY 100 GE: General Psychology (B)

      3

      ENGL 103 GE: English Composition

      3

      CHEM 121: GE: General Chemistry I

      3

      CHEM 123: GE: General Chemistry I Lab

      1

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      BIOL 115 GE: Introductory Biology II (B)

      4

      ATEP 230: Prevention and Management of Sport and Fitness Injuries

      3

      CMST 111 GE: Speech Communication

      3

      ENGL 203 GE: Advanced Composition (A)

      3

      MATH 110 GE: General Statistics

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      BIOL 111 GE: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (B)

      4

      SOC 111 GE: Introduction to Sociology (C)

      3

      ATEP 202: Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy

      3

      General Education (Group C)

      3

      PHYS 110 GE: Sound Waves and Light OR

      PHYS 131 GE: Fundamental Physics I

      3 or 4

      Subtotal

      16 or 17

      Spring

      BIOL 112 GE: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

      4

      ATEP 429: Measurement and Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries

      3

      General Education (Group A

      3

      General Education (Group C)

      3

      Subtotal

      13

      Junior Year

      Fall

      EXSC 203: Kinesiology - Mechanical Analysis

      3

      ATEP 430: Measurement and Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries

      3

      ATEP 433: Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine

      3

      EXSC 310: Exercise Physiology I

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      EXSC 311: Exercise Physiology II

      3

      ATEP 432: Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine

      3

      ATEP 445: Rehabilitation for Special Populations

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Senior Year

      Fall

      ATEP ___

      3

      ATEP ___

      3

      EXSC 322: Strength & Conditioning Theory

      3

      General Education (Group A or C) Distance Education Only

      3

      Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      ATEP ___

      3

      EXSC 447: Sport Nutrition

      3

      General Education (Group A or C)

      3

      Electives

      5

      Subtotal

      14

      Total Credits

      120

      For more information, contact the Athletic Training Department at 570-422-3231

      Koehler Fieldhouse, Office 1B 570-422-3231 www.esu.edu/athletictraining

Admission Requirements and Retention Standards

  • Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

    Applicants and students admitted into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) 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 ATEP must demonstrate:

    1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate concepts and to problem-solve, to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able distinguish deviations from the norm.
    2. 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.
    3. Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
    4. The ability to communicate and function well during periods of high stress.
    5. The tactile dexterity, visual and auditory abilities necessary to observe, monitor, assess and treat patients.
    6. The appropriate affective 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 570-422-3390 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Admission of Freshman and Transfers

  • Freshman and transfer students are admitted to East Stroudsburg University as Athletic Training majors. The pre-professional phase of study represents a time (generally three semesters) during which the student must address the prerequisites to the professional phase. Admission into the professional phase of the ATEP at East Stroudsburg University is competitive among eligible candidates. A profile of the typical student who is admitted to the professional phase of the major and ESU and who is successful in becoming a certified athletic trainer would include SAT scores near or above 1000, a class rank in the top one third, an outgoing personality, a strong work ethic, good "people" skills, and a sincere interest in sports and in athletes.

    Formal progression into the professional phase of the Athletic Training major is contingent upon the pre-professional student meeting the following standards and completing the following prerequisites:

    Standards For Progression to the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Major:

    1. Written Request to Progress to the Professional Phase;
    2. Recommendation by a member of the ESU Athletic Training staff;
    3. Completion of directed observation requirements;
    4. Completion of 40 semester hours of course work (30 credits must have been completed at ESU unless all other criteria have been met);
    5. Maintenance of a minimum quality point average of 2.50 overall and 3.00 in the major;
    6. A grade of "C" or above is required in all prerequisites to athletic training courses;
    7. A grade of "C" or above is required in all athletic training and corequisite courses;
    8. Interview with a member of the Athletic Training Department Faculty Committee;
    9. Approval of the Athletic Training faculty as indicated by appropriate signatures on the student’s Athletic Training Plan of Study;
    10. Concurrent enrollment in clinical field experiences (ATEP 487/488/489/490) once admitted to the professional phase;
    11. Successful completion of an approved summer pre-season clinical field experience assignment (credit or non-credit).

Additional Information Pertaining to Admission into the ATEP

  • Failure to maintain the aforementioned standards or failure to demonstrate appropriate professional skills and conduct in any clinical experience is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.

    Students participating in intercollegiate athletics at East Stroudsburg University should, in concert with their academic adviser, plan a course of study that includes a minimum of one additional semester of academic and clinical work.

    Transfers: Applicants with a 2.5 quality point average will be considered for admission. Transfer students must complete all prerequisite coursework and satisfactorily complete all other prerequisites for admission to the program. Transfers should schedule an interview with the director of the ATEP as soon as possible after receiving notification of admission to the university.

    Additional Cost: Additional expenses required of students enrolled in the Athletic Training Program as they progress include but are not limited to: professional liability insurance, travel expenses to clinical sites, ACT 34 clearance and ACT 141 child abuse clearance, fingerprinting and school/institution uniforms.

Athletic Training Limited Enrollment Policy

  • Athletic Training Education is a limited enrollment program and therefore, admission is limited to the top 25 qualified students per cohort. Subsequent to their application, students will be ranked and selected for admission to the ATEP Professional Phase based upon:

    • Overall Quality Point Average: Scale 6–1 (4.00-3.75=6; 3.74-3.5=5; 3.49-3.25=4; 3.24-3.00=3; 2.99-2.75=2; 2.74-2.50=1)
    • Major Quality Point Average: Scale 4–1 (4.00-3.75=4; 3.74-3.50=3; 3.49-3.25=2; 3.24-3.00=1)
    • Recommendation of sponsoring member of the ESU Athletic Training Staff: Scale 5–1
    • Athletic Training faculty interview: Scale 5–1

    A minimum score of eight points is required for entrance into the Professional Phase of the ATEP. In the event that there are more than 25 qualified applicants or there are ties that must be broken, a 50-question, multiple-choice exam covering cognitive and psychomotor competencies from Anatomy and Physiology, Acute Care of Athletic Injury and Illness, Kinesiology/Applied Anatomy, and Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries will be administered. For these individuals, performance on the exam will determine placement status.

Athletic Training Professional Organizations

  • 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 healthcare 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.

Faculty

Course Descriptions

  • ATEP 100 Introduction to Athletic Training and the Rehabilitation Sciences (2:2:0)

    • This course introduces students to athletic training and the related professions under the rehabilitation sciences umbrella. The history and development of athletic training as well as its relationship to regulated rehabilitation science disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) and alternative therapies (chiropractic, massage therapy) are explored.

  • ATEP 120 Physical Conditioning (1:0:1.5)

    • This course introduces the student to different aspects of physical activity and a variety of training methods including agility, aerobic, anaerobic, plyometric and speed training. Students are also introduced to flexibility and warm-up programs as well as heart rate and body composition assessments. Pre-requisite(s): Athletic Training Majors only.

  • ATEP 121 Aerobic Fitness Activities (1:0:3)

    • This course is designed to introduce students to the various aerobic fitness activities for adult populations. Techniques of fitness assessment, aerobic dance, jogging and aquacizing activities will be emphasized.

  • ATEP 122 Strength Training (1:0:1.5)

    • This course introduces the student to various strength training techniques including free weights, machines, plyometrics and Olympic lifting. Students are also instructed in program design, muscle contraction and adaptation to weight training, and their important relationship to rehabilitation and reconditioning concepts. Pre-requisite(s): Athletic Training Majors only.

  • ATEP 202 Kinesiology - Applied Anatomy (3:2:2)

    • Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to identify the structural characteristics, movements, and muscles acting as the major joints of the body. The student will be able to select movements or exercises which utilize specific muscle groups and analyze the joint actions, muscle actions, and mechanical principles which apply to the performance of a specific movement.

  • ATEP 230 Prevention and Management of Sport and Fitness Injuries (3:3:0)

    • This course is an introduction to the principles and practices associated with sport and fitness injury management. The course emphasizes the development of competencies in the recognition and treatment of injuries appropriate for professionals working with active populations. Topics include injury mechanics, injury prevention strategies, and injury recognition and management.

  • ATEP 235 Basic Athletic Training Laboratory (1:0:2)

    • This laboratory course is an introduction to the psychomotor skills associated with sport fitness injury recognition, evaluation and management. The course emphasizes the development of competency in essential entry-level athletic training skills. Topics include injury and illness assessment skills, injury prevention techniques, and prophylactic bracing, taping and support techniques. Concurrent enrollment in ATEP 230 is required.

  • ATEP 240 Acute Care of Athletic Injuries and Illness (3:2:2)

    • This course focuses on the emergency management techniques that are commonly implemented when dealing with trauma and illnesses suffered during/through sport participation. Included will be field evaluation of medical emergencies, such as cessation of breathing or circulation, shock, concussion, and spinal injury to the athlete. Students will review policies and position statements issued by the NATA, NCAA, ACSM, AAP, and AMA regarding prevention, evaluation, and management of acute athletic injuries and illnesses. Prerequisite: HLTH 240 or current CPR certification.

  • ATEP 285 Athletic Training Pre Clinical Laboratory (2:1:3)

    • This course is designed to provide students in the pre-professional phase of the Athletic Training Program with the opportunity to learn, practice and apply a variety of entry-level athletic training skills. This course requires the student to revisit content and skills that have been instructed and assessed in previous ATEP courses. Prerequisite: ATEP 100, 120, 122, 230, 235, and 240. Medical Clearance, Child Abuse and Criminal Record Clearance, OSHA and HIPAA Certificates.

  • ATEP 286 Pre-Internship: Athletic Training Proficiencies (3:0:0)

    • This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to observe and apply entry-level athletic training skills in selected clinical, educational, research or administrative settings. The emphasis is on the basic psychomotor proficiencies described in the CAAHEP Accreditation and NATA Education Council guidelines and specifically, those competencies previously addressed in ATEP 100, 230 and/or concurrently with ATEP 240. This course is designed for students officially enrolled in the undergraduate Athletic Training Program. Prerequisite: 30 semester hours; department approval.

  • ATEP 310 Psychosocial Issues In Sports Medicine (2:2:0)

    • This course examines the psychological impact and sociological factors related to injury, illness, inactivity and rehabilitation for physically active populations. Particular emphasis is placed on developing strategies for problem identification, intervention, and making referrals for injuries and illnesses common to the physically active. Prerequisite(s): ATEP 100.

  • ATEP 330 Injury Prevention and Reconditioning Workshop (2:2:0)

    • This course focuses on the application and development of basic skills used in the development of reconditioning and injury prevention programs. Students will analyze the theoretical basis for various training methods and gain experience in reconditioning program design, implementation and documentation. Prerequisites: ATEP 120, 122.

  • ATEP 400 Evidence-Based Practice in Sports Medicine (2:2:0)

    • This course introduces the student to concepts of evidence-based medicine and medical research design, while stressing the examination of the best available evidence as a basis for clinical decision-making. The student learns to construct well-built clinical questions and to perform medical literature searches that yield evidence-based results. Methods for critically appraising the medical literature are emphasized throughout the course, as well as strategies for maintaining medical knowledge. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 100, 429.

  • ATEP 426 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 427 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 428 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 429 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 illnesses. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 202, and 230.

  • ATEP 430 Measurement and Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries (3:2:2)

    • The primary focus of this course is to present a systematic process for 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 illnesses. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 202 and 230.

  • ATEP 431 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 202, and 230.

  • ATEP 432 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 202, 235, 285; PHYS 110 or 131.

  • ATEP 433 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 202, 230, 330.

  • ATEP 436 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 perspectives of various medical and allied medical personnel. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 429 and 430.

  • ATEP 437 Advanced Emergency Care for Athletic Trainers (2:2:0)

    • This course is designed to enhance the athletic training student's ability to clinically evaluate and manage patients with an emergency injury or condition. Skill development includes the assessment and interpretation of vital signs and level of consciousness, activation of emergency action plans, secondary assessment, diagnosis, and provision of advanced prehospital techniques. Pre-requisite(s): ATEP 230, 436.

  • ATEP 438 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 contraindication 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 440 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-requisites: ATEP 330, 433.

  • ATEP 445 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 230 and 330.

  • ATEP 450 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 432, ATEP 436.

  • ATEP 485 Independent Study (Semester hours arranged)

    • This course deals with independent research and study under the direction of a faculty member and is designed to deepen the student’s interest in a particular area of an academic field. The directing faculty member will be available exclusively to the student for a minimum of five hours per credit. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the faculty member and from the Department Chair. Approval and granting of credit must be in accordance with procedures and standards established by departmental faculty. The student must present a study prospectus prior to approval. Prerequisites: ATEP 100, 15 credits in ATEP.

  • ATEP 486 Field Experiences and Internships (Semester hours arranged)

    • Requirements for Approval: All internship sites must be approved by the department faculty. Each application for an internship must be approved by the faculty member in charge of the experience, the director/supervisor of the site where the internship will be done, and the department chair. Before application is made, students must meet the following requirements: 1) Have faculty recommendation based on qualities essential for success in the assigned environment; 2) Have successfully completed at least 45 hours of credit; 3) Have no incomplete grades in required courses; and 4) Have a minimum average of 2.5 GPA overall and 3.00 in major.

  • ATEP 487 Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory I (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. Students are required to revisit and integrate level appropriate skills into a required field experience. Prerequisites: ATEP 230, ATEP 285.

  • ATEP 488 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 230, ATEP 285.

  • ATEP 489 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 285, ATEP 487.

  • ATEP 490 Externship in Athletic Training (Semester Hours Arranged)

    • 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. Prerequisites: ATEP 285, ATEP 488.