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Master of Athletic Training

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  • AH 501. Professional Practice and Techniques of Athletic Training (3)
    • Overview of techniques, practices, and approaches utilized by athletic trainers in prevention, recognition, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. Includes taping, wrapping, protective equipment fabrication and application. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 502. Non Orthopaedic Evaluation and General Medical Issues (3)
    • Evaluation of non-orthopaedic general medical conditions, pharmacology, and psychosocial aspects in patient care.
  • AH 508. Seminar in Athletic Training (1)
    • Provides student with information, practice exams, and counseling pertinent to professional careers in athletic training and sports medicine.
  • AH 520. Fundamental Skills in Athletic Training (3)
    • General injury/illness assessment techniques with emphasis placed on the specifics of the assessment process including history, observation, palpation, physical examination and use of outcome measures. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 522. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of the Lower Extremity (3)
    • Evaluation of specific injuries to the lumbar spine and lower extremities with related anatomy, etiology, signs, and symptoms and specific laboratory experiences in assessment and diagnosis. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 524. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of the Upper Extremity (3)
    • Evaluation of specific injuries to the head, cervical spine, trunk, and upper extremities with related anatomy, etiology, signs, and symptoms and specific laboratory experiences in assessment and diagnosis. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 530. Therapeutic Interventions (3)
    • Techniques, indications, and procedures in application of therapeutic modalities including thermotherapy, cryotherapy, light, sound, electricity, compression, traction, and massage with specific laboratory experiences in therapeutic modality application. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 531. Manual Therapy Techniques (3)
    • Provides students an in-depth understanding and “hands on experience” of manual techniques relevant to current clinical practice. This course focuses on manual techniques for evaluation and intervention to modulate pain, increase joint range of motion, reduce soft tissue inflammation, induce relaxation, and improve contractile and non-contractile tissue extensibility. Specific techniques include massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and cupping techniques. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 532. Managing Medical Emergencies (3)
    • Addresses the components and implementation of emergency action plans and critical aspects of a primary survey beyond that of CPR/FAAED/Basic Life Support. Management techniques in critical care that challenges students with critical thinking and real life scenarios including opportunities for interaction with local EMS.
  • AH 540. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (3)
    • Equipment, techniques, and procedures for injury rehabilitation. Strengthening, flexibility, muscular and cardiovascular endurance conditioning, and proprioceptive training with specific laboratory experiences in rehabilitation of injuries. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 541. Movement Analysis and Corrective Techniques for Dysfunction (3)
    • Introduces and explores the foundational concepts of structure and function as they relate to fundamental patterns of human movement. Assisted, active, and reactive techniques for improving mobility, stability, and movement will be taught. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.
  • AH 550. Healthcare Management and Professional Behaviors in Athletic Training (3)
    • Addresses the organizational, administrative, and professional aspects of athletic training including personnel concerns, facilities and equipment management, budgetary administration, electronic medical records, insurance issues, public relations, computer use, federal and state regulation, pre-participation physical examination, drug testing, and basic legal and ethical concepts.
  • AH 561. Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training I (3)
    • Integrates the concepts of evidence based practice through techniques for accessing and interpreting relevant literature to incorporate into their clinical practice.
  • AH 562. Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training II (1)
    • Addresses fundamental concepts related to practice-based research including but not limited to the clinician-scientist model, researcher-clinician partnerships, common study designs and statistical approaches, implementation and dissemination of evidence, and practice-based research networks. Students will work with an advisor to develop the foundation of a point-of-care research question that they will conduct during the third and final section of this series of courses.
  • AH 563. Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training III (3)
    • Students will work with their selected research advisor to complete the practice-based research project originally developed in the second course of the Evidence Based Practice series. The selected faculty member will work with the student to plan, coordinate, conduct, and present their research topic.
  • AH 581. Athletic Training Clinical I (1)
    • Designed to provide clinical experience and allow for evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies. Students will be exposed to a variety of health conditions encountered in athletic training practice through simulations and/or standardized patients. As part of the clinical hour requirement, students will complete a rotation with various collegiate athletic teams as well as one or more of the following rotations: high school, general medical physical therapy, industrial, and tactical. Students will also be exposed to a variety of patient populations through an open clinic concept, physician’s clinic, and adolescent patients during required secondary school athletic event attendance. One hundred hours clinical experience.
  • AH 582. Athletic Training Clinical II (1)
    • Designed to provide clinical experience and allow for evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies. Students will be exposed to a variety of health conditions encountered in athletic training practice through simulations and/or standardized patients. As part of the clinical hour requirement, students will complete a rotation with various collegiate athletic teams as well as one or more of the following rotations: high school, general medical physical therapy, industrial, and tactical. Students will also be exposed to a variety of patient populations through an open clinic concept, physician’s clinic, and adolescent patients during required secondary school athletic event attendance. Two hundred fifty hours clinical experience.
  • AH 583. Athletic Training Clinical III (1)
    • Designed to provide clinical experience and allow for evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies. Students will be exposed to a variety of health conditions encountered in athletic training practice through simulations and/or standardized patients. As part of the clinical hour requirement, students will complete a rotation with various collegiate athletic teams as well as one or more of the following rotations: high school, general medical physical therapy, industrial, and tactical. Students will also be exposed to a variety of patient populations through an open clinic concept, physician’s clinic, and adolescent patients during required secondary school athletic event attendance. Two hundred fifty hours clinical experience.
  • AH 584. Athletic Training Clinical IV (1)
    • Designed to provide clinical experience and allow for evaluation of specific clinical proficiencies. Students will be exposed to a variety of health conditions encountered in athletic training practice through simulations and/or standardized patients. As part of the clinical hour requirement, students will complete a rotation with various collegiate athletic teams as well as one or more of the following rotations: high school, general medical physical therapy, industrial, and tactical. Students will also be exposed to a variety of patient populations through an open clinic concept, physician’s clinic, and adolescent patients during required secondary school athletic event attendance. Two hundred fifty hours clinical experience.
  • AH 591. Athletic Training Clinical Immersion I (2)
    • Students have the opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of interest in clinical practice. This course is designed to facilitate synthesis and the integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision making into actual patient care. One hundred sixty hours clinical experience.
  • AH 592. Athletic Training Clinical Immersion II (3)
    • Students have the opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of interest in clinical practice. This course is designed to facilitate synthesis and the integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision making into actual patient care. Five hundred hours clinical experience.
  • PE 570. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs (3)
    • The development and administration of strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, and agility programs.

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