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Athletic Training

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Graduate Course Descriptions for M.S. in Athletic Training

Sports Nutrition (4cr)

A study of nutrition as it relates to optimum performance for sport and health. Nutrient needs, sources, functions and interactions are reviewed according to the latest scientific findings. Principles of body conditioning are emphasized with attention to diet and lifestyle practices that promote health and decrease risks of nutrition related diseases.

Advanced Strength and Conditioning (4cr)

This course will explore exercises meant to prevent injuries, reduce movement deficiencies, improve muscle imbalances, and maximize results by creating safe, individualized training programs by identifying dysfunctions, developing a plan of action, and implementing exercise solutions. This course prepares students to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

Chronic Disease Prevention (4cr)

This course is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in chronic disease. Topics include: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and musculoskeletal diseases will be studied. In addition, risk factors, extent, and modern public health approaches to prevention and control of major chronic diseases will also be covered. HSC 6100 Performance Testing and Evaluation In-depth study of acute and chronic responses to cardiopulmonary, metabolic, biochemical, and cellular adaption to exercise and training with special reference to hydration, thermo regulation, renal and muscular function.

Functional Clinical Anatomy (4cr)

This course will focus on clinically relevant anatomy designed to increase the student’s knowledge and exposure to the structural and functional components which include; musculoskeletal origins, insertions, actions, and innervations. The function of the skeletal, articular muscular and nervous systems will be covered through an advanced clinical approach.

Fundamental Skills in Athletic Training (4cr)

This integrated lecture laboratory course will focus on essential athletic training skills necessary for active participation in the patient care setting. The primary focus will be on injury prevention concepts, interventions and techniques.

Clinical Examination & Diagnosis I (4cr)

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of lower extremity, and low back musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. The utilization and implementation of evidence—‐based practice will be a primary focus throughout this course.

Clinical Examination & Diagnosis II (4cr)

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of upper extremity, head, neck and torso musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. The utilization and implementation of evidence based practice will be a primary focus throughout this course.

 

Clinical Pathophysiology and Medical Interventions (4cr)

Small group, problem based learning course utilizing patient case studies of various general medical, acute care and post-operative patient case scenarios or pathologies to facilitate integration of health care. Students will learn to think, reason and apply basic and clinical science concepts to formulate appropriate assessment, treatment strategies and medical referral in relation to athletic training and patient care.

Research Methods for Clinical Practice (4cr)

This course explores the process and methods of scientific inquiry and interpretation of research findings in athletic training.   

Clinical Experience & Decision Making I—V (4cr)

This course will provide a means to assess and develop competence in the athletic training clinical integration proficiencies. 200 hours of clinical experience in an athletic training setting.

Physical Agents & Mechanical Modalities (4cr)

This course is designed to introduce students to the contemporary usage and basic foundation of Therapeutic Modalities

Cultural Competence in Health Care Administration (4cr)

The course will focus on business management principles associated with athletic training clinical practice including leadership and professional development. In addition this course will provide an appreciation and understanding in the respect of cultural differences when caring for patients.

Introduction to Medical Imaging (4cr)

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the diagnostic imaging techniques commonly used by the medical community. 

Concepts in Therapeutic Interventions (4cr)

Designed to place an emphasis on the theories, concepts and interventions involved in rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries associated with the musculoskeletal system. Students will gain an understanding of trauma and how clinical decisions are made in progressing the rehabilitation program based on the healing process.

Special Topics in Healthcare (4cr)

This course will cover emerging and contemporary issues and topics in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Emergency Management & Prevention (4cr)

This integrated lecture laboratory course will provide a comprehensive approach to the identification of risk factors, preparation of emergency action plans and the recognition and care of emergency medical conditions.

 

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