Course Descriptions - Athletic Training

ATR1760 Athletic Training Practicum I
1 semester hour
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/clinical instruc­tor, students will observe and participate in the health care given to athletes in the athletic training environment.Students will gain an understanding of the daily operations of the athletic training room. Basic skill development includes taping, wrapping and bracing techniques, modality application, risk management and injury prevention. This practicum includes a one hour lab/seminar class.  75 hours of clinical experiences required. (Spring)
Prerequisites: Declared pre-athletic training major.  Completion of/or concurrent registration in ATR2050.  Passing a certified criminal background/sex offender check and TB test (cost incurred by student).  Lab fee.


ATR1800 Responding to Emergencies                                                  
2 semester hours
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The course content and activities will prepare students to provide care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Upon completion of this course, students who qualify will be certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Blood borne Pathogens, Asthma Inhaler, and Epinephrine Administration. (Spring)
Prerequisite: Declared pre-athletic training major. Lab fee.


ATR2050 Foundations of Athletic Training                                          
2 semester hours
Designed to give students an introduction to the field of athletic training. Topics that will be discussed include the athletic training profession, career options, health care administration, infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens, legal con­siderations, taping and bracing, fitting of protective equipment, and therapeutic modalities.. (Fall and spring)
Prerequisite: Declared pre-Athletic Training major.


ATR2500 Prevention & Care of Acute Athletic Injuries & Illnesses                                                                        
3 semester hours
This course is designed to give athletic training students a basic foundation in the prevention and care of acute athletic injuries and illnesses. Injury prevention, identification of acute injuries/illnesses, and on-site injury evaluation and care will be emphasized. (Fall)
Prerequisites: Completion of ATR2050. Acceptance into the Athletic Training major.


ATR2750 Athletic Training Practicum II                                               
2 semester hours
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training clinical skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums. Stu­dents will be assigned to a preceptor at a pre-determined clinical affiliate site. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class.  150 hours of clinical experiences required. (Fall)
Prerequisite: ATR2750.  Lab fee.


ATR2760 Athletic Training Practicum III                                             
2 semester hours
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training clinical skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums.  Stu­dents will be assigned to a preceptor at a predetermined clinical affiliate site.   This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class.  150 hours of clinical experiences required. (Spring)
Prerequisite: ATR2750. Lab fee.


ATR3200 Emergency Medical Response                                              
3 semester hours
This course is designed to provide athletic training students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel take over. The course content and activities will prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in a medical emergency. This course teaches the skills that athletic trainers need to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system.  Upon completion of this course, students who qualify will be certified by the American Red Cross as an Emergency Medical Responder with additional certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Blood borne Pathogens, and Oxygen Administration. (Spring)
Prerequisite: ATR1800, concurrent with ATR3750. Lab fee.


ATR3500 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training                                   
4 semester hours
This course addresses various medical aspects encountered in the athletic training profession while caring for athletes.  Each major body system will be addressed including common conditions and disease states in relationship to their effect on sports participation. Students will learn about the etiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis through physical evaluation and possible treatment options for these conditions. Strategies in prevention and athlete education will occur in each section. Competencies required in the areas of anatomical relationships, mechanism of injury, illness/injury management, pharmacology, and current research will be investigated. (Fall)
Prerequisites: ATR3510, BIO2670. Concurrent with ATR3530.


ATR3510 Assessment of Lower Extremity/Viscera                              
4 semester hours
This course emphasizes the theory and practical applications of evidence-based practice in orthopedic assess­ment. Standard assessment techniques will be learned and applied to injuries and illnesses of the lower extremity and viscera. Guidelines for appropriate physician referral, documentation and standard treatment protocols will be discussed. (Spring)
Prerequisites: ATR2500, BIO2660.  Concurrent with ATR3510Z-01, PED3210.


ATR3510Z Assessment of Lower Extremity/Viscera — Lab
Clinical proficiencies addressing the study of the lower extremity and viscera will be practiced and mastered. Orthopedic evaluation, standard documentation and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. (Spring)
Prerequisite: Concurrent with ATR3510.  Lab fee.


ATR3530 Assessment of Upper Extremity/Axial Skeleton                   
4 semester hours
This course emphasizes the theory and practical applications of evidence-based practice in orthopedic assess­ment. Standard assessment techniques will be instructed and applied to injuries and illnesses of the upper extremity and axial skeleton. Guidelines for physician refer­ral, proper documentation and standard treatment protocols will be discussed. (Fall)
Prerequisites: ATR2500, ATR3510, B102670.


ATR3530Z Assessment of Upper Extremity/Axial Skeleton — Lab
Clinical proficiencies addressing the study of the upper extremity and axial skele­ton will be practiced and mastered. Orthopedic evaluation, standard documentation and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. (Fall)
Prerequisite: Concurrent with ATR3530.  Lab fee.


ATR3550 Therapeutic Exercise                                                             
4 semester hours
A study of clinical sports therapy techniques used in the physical reconditioning of athletic-related injuries. The student will gain an understanding of scientific principles and procedures of therapeutic exer­cise, indications and contraindications in the uses of various therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, stan­dard documentation and decision-making skills. (Spring)
Prerequisite: ATR3510.


ATR3550Z Therapeutic Exercise — Lab
Clinical proficiencies associated with the physical reconditioning of injuries to the musculo-skeletal system will be practiced and mastered. Standard assessment procedures, manual therapy techniques, practical applications and decision-making skills will be emphasized. (Spring)
Prerequisite: Concurrent with ATR3550.


ATR3600 Therapeutic Modalities                                                          
4 semester hours
A study of current theories and applications in the use of evidence-based practice in therapeutic modalities. The student will gain an understanding of the underlying physics, physiological effects, indications, and contraindications of the use of therapeutic physical agents. Emphasis will be placed on the proper procedures for application of thermal, electrotherapeutic and hydrotherapeutic modalities. (Fall)
Prerequisite: ATR3510.


ATR3600Z Therapeutic Modalities — Lab
Clinical proficiencies associated with the scientific foundations and proper use of therapeutic modalities in the clinic will be mastered. Practical application pro­cedures and standard therapeutic modality protocol will be emphasized. (Fall)
Prerequisite: Concurrent with ATR3600.  Lab fee.


ATR3750 Athletic Training Practicum IV                                             
3 semester hours
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training clinical skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums. Stu­dents will be assigned to a preceptor at a predetermined clinical affiliate site. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class.  225 hours of clinical experiences required. (Fall)
Prerequisite: ATR2760.  Lab fee.


ATR3760 Athletic Training Practicum V                                              
3 semester hours
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training clinical skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums. Stu­dents will be assigned to a preceptor at a predetermined clinical affiliate site. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class.  225 hours of clinical experiences required. (Spring)
Prerequisite: ATR3750.  Lab fee.


ATR4150 Administration of Athletic Training                                      
3 semester hours
This course will focus on the management strategies in athletic training, including facilities, programs, employees, finances and information. An emphasis will be placed on interactive management skills necessary to develop effective teams of satisfied and productive individuals by creating trusting interpersonal relationships. Students will study the standards, policies and practices, supervision and administration of athletic training programs. Health care administration and reimbursement for services, professional development, ethics and legal concepts will also be investigated. (Fall)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.


ATR4750 Athletic Training Practicum VI                                             
3 semester hours
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training clinical skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums. Stu­dents will be assigned to a preceptor at a predetermined clinical affiliate site. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class.  225 hours of clinical experiences required. (Fall)
Prerequisite: ATR3760.  Lab fee.


ATR4990 Athletic Training Senior Seminar/Practicum VII                  
4 semester hours
Capstone course emphasizing a student-oriented research project culminating in a presentation at the Aurora University Undergraduate Research Conference.  Current research in athletic training will be investigated and discussed throughout the course. Emphasis is also placed on preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students will be assigned to a preceptor at a pre-determined clinical affiliate site.  Students will observe and participate in the application of athletic training skills and proficiencies previously learned and practiced in courses and practicums. This course includes a one-hour didactic class.  225 hours of clinical experiences required. (Spring)
Prerequisite: ATR4750.