Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training will complete 57–60 units of core courses. The cumulative total for all Athletic Training Clinical Education courses must be at least 900 hours.

Core Requirements

ATR501 Athltc Traing Clincl EduI:Modlti

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression toward proficiency in athletic training psychomotor competencies with an emphasis placed on the instruction in the safe and appropriate use of athletic training equipment, first aid and emergency skills, and therapeutic modalities. (3 units; Fall)

ATR501-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus K235

ATR502 Athltc Trng Clincl EduII:L Extrm

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression toward proficiency in athletic training psychomotor competencies with an emphasis placed on reinforcing the assessment, evaluation and rehabilitation skills related to lumbar spine and lower extremity injury. (3 units; Spring)

ATR502-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
01/09/2018 MW 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR503 Athl Trng Clncl EduIII: U Extrm

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression toward proficiency in athletic training psychomotor competencies with an emphasis placed on reinforcing the assessment, evaluation and rehabilitation skills related to upper extremity and cervical spine injury. (3 units; Fall)

ATR503-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
09/05/2017 TTh 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR504 Athltc Trng Clincl EduIV:Gen Med

This course will serve as a process for monitoring student's progression toward proficiency in athletic training psychomotor competencies with an emphasis placed on assessing and examining general medical conditions and clinical proficiency of pre-participation examinations, head injury assessment, return to play, and prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of extremity and spine injury. (3 units; Spring)

ATR504-A
MacDonald, Nicole Jean
01/09/2018 TTh 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR506 Practicum in Athletic Training I

This course provides athletic training students an opportunity to observe an athletic training facility and experience the various duties performed by a Certified Athletic Trainer. Students are assigned to clinical instructors who directly supervise the students as they complete field experiences in athletic training settings and must complete a minimum of 225 clinical field experience hours. Students will be instructed by various medical and allied health care personnel in required weekly seminars throughout the semester. (1 unit; Fall)

ATR506-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
09/05/2017 M 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus A007

ATR507 Practicum in Athletc Training II

This course provides athletic training students an opportunity to apply proficiencies associated with previous coursework at a higher level of proficiency than previously evaluated. As students display competence, they will be given increased responsibility in working directly with the athletes/clients. Students are assigned to clinical instructors who directly supervise the students as they complete field experiences in athletic training settings and must complete a minimum of 225 clinical field experience hours. Students will be instructed by various medical and allied health care personnel in required weekly seminars throughout the semester. Prerequisite: ATR 501. (1 unit; Spring)

ATR507-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/09/2018 M 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus A007

ATR508 Practicum in Athltc Training III

This course provides athletic training students opportunity to integrate the psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills, and clinical proficiencies within the context of comprehensive patient care. Students are assigned to clinical instructors who directly supervise the students as they complete field experiences in athletic training settings and must complete a minimum of 225 clinical field experience hours. Students will be instructed by various medical and allied health care personnel in required weekly seminars throughout the semester. Prerequisite: ATR 502. (1 unit; Fall)

ATR508-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
09/05/2017 M 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus A007

ATR509 Practicum in Athltc Training IV

This course provides athletic training students opportunity to make significant progress towards mastery of applied clinical proficiencies by demonstrating a high level of clinical performance that includes integrating previous knowledge, skills, and proficiencies into comprehensive patient care. Students should focus on their professional development, BOC exam preparation as well as demonstrating a high level of critical thinking and clinical decision making. Students are assigned to clinical instructors who directly supervise the students as they complete field experiences in athletic training settings and must complete a minimum of 225 clinical field experience hours. Students will be instructed by various medical and allied health care personnel in required weekly seminars throughout the semester. Prerequisite: ATR 503. (1 unit; Spring)

ATR509-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
01/09/2018 M 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus A007

ATR510 Therapeutc Modalities

This course focuses on the theory and operation of various therapeutic modalities and medications which are used in the treatment of injuries to the physically active. The following categories of modalities will be included: infrared modalities, electrical stimulation modalities, therapeutic ultrasound, mechanical modalities, massage and other manual treatment techniques. Emphasis will be placed on their physiological effects, therapeutic indications and contraindications, and clinical application. (3 units; Fall)

ATR510-A
Adams, Jordan
09/05/2017 TTh 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Health Science Campus K235

ATR511 Functionl Anatomy for Athl Trnrs

This course deals with the study of the musculoskeletal and nervous system as they are involved in the science of human movement. (3 units; Summer)

ATR512 Emergencies in Athletic Training

This course prepares the student to be a First Responder and ready to give emergency care required for catastrophic and/or life-threatening injuries and illnesses to physically active individuals. Completion of this course provides certification in professional rescuer CPR, Bloodborne pathogens, AED and First Aid. (3 units; Summer)

ATR515 Therapeutc Exercise & Rehab

This course focuses on the theory and practice of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation techniques to restore human function. Students will be introduced to the components of rehabilitation design and implementation such as determining therapeutic goals, documenting progress, evaluating efficacy of the therapeutic program and ability to return to athletic participation. (3 units; Spring)

ATR515-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
01/09/2018 TTh 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Health Science Campus J224

ATR520 Evidnc-Based Resrch in Athl Trng

This course provides an introduction to clinical research methodology and critical interpretation of the professional literature. Students will be able to develop focused clinical questions, conduct systematic evidence-based literature searches, identify levels of evidence and research design, critique methodology and summarize information, and determine the effectiveness and efficacy of an athletic training intervention utilizing evidence-based practice concepts. (3 units; Summer)

ATR521 Clincl Resrch in Ath Training I

This course continues the process of clinical practice research, specifically developing the research project topic and completing a comprehensive review of literature in preparation of the research proposal. Weekly discussion will be focused on the importance of becoming a scholarly practitioner. Students will also determine the effectiveness and efficacy of their athletic training interventions by reflecting on their clinical practice and utilizing evidence based practice concepts. Prerequisite: ATR 520. (2 units; Fall)

ATR521-A
MacDonald, Nicole Jean
09/05/2017 T 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Health Science Campus J225

ATR522 Clincl Resrch in Ath Training II

This course continues the development of scholarly practices, specifically developing methodology and defending a research project proposal as well as submitting Institutional Review Board documentation for approval. Weekly discussion will be focused on implementing action research. Students will continue to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of their athletic training interventions by reflecting on their clinical practice and utilizing evidence based practice concepts. Prerequisite: ATR 520. (2 units; Spring)

ATR522-A
MacDonald, Nicole Jean
01/09/2018 TTh 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Health Science Campus J225

ATR523 Clincl Rsrch in Ath Training III

This course continues the development of scholarly practices. Weekly discussion will be focused on the collection and statistical analysis of action research data. Students will continue to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of their athletic training interventions by reflecting on their clinical practice and utilizing evidence based practice concepts. Prerequisite: ATR520. (1 unit; Fall)

ATR523-A
MacDonald, Nicole Jean
09/05/2017 Th 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Health Science Campus J225

ATR524 Clincl Resrch in Ath Training IV

This course continues the development of scholarly practices. Weekly discussion will be focused on action research dissemination, presentation preparation, and speaker training. Students will continue to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of their athletic training interventions by reflecting on their clinical practice and utilizing evidence based practice concepts. Prerequisite: ATR520. (1 unit; Spring)

ATR524-A
MacDonald, Nicole Jean
01/09/2018 MW 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Health Science Campus J225

ATR525 Assess Lwr Extrmty Athltc Injry

This course covers fundamentals of the injury evaluation process (HIPS), injury nomenclature and the assessment of injury/illness to the lower extremity, thorax and abdomen. The evaluation process will include the associated anatomy, etiology, special tests for differential assessment, immediate action plan and a referral plan. (4 units; Spring) (1 u34³¸

ATR525-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
09/05/2017 MW 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR530 Assess Upr Extrmty Athltc Injry

This course covers fundamentals of the injury evaluation process (HIPS), injury nomenclature and the assessment of injury and illness to the head, axial skeleton, and upper extremity. The evaluation process will include the associated anatomy, etiology, special tests for differential assessment, immediate action plan and a referral plan. Prerequisite: ATR 525. (4 units; Fall)^

ATR530-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/09/2018 MW 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR536 Nutrition & Wellness in Ath Trng

This course provides a foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and wellness. These foundational principles will be used in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and constructing sound nutritional and fitness recommendations as they apply to human physical activity and sports medicine. Current research concerning pharmacologic and nutritional ergogenic aids, disordered eating, fluid balance and thermoregulation, body composition, and risk factor screening will be discussed. (3 units, Spring)

ATR536-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/09/2018 TTh 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus K235

ATR540 Pathology of Injury & Illness

This course involves a systems approach to dealing with human disease. Fundamental etiology, progression, and epidemiology of injury, illness, and disease are discussed with a clinical emphasis. Pharmacology is studied as it relates to the field of athletic training. Included are the indications, contraindications, precautions, and interactions of medications and the governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injuries to and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity. (3 units; Fall)

ATR540-A
Salley, Erik R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus J225

ATR545 Mngmt & Prof Issues Athl Trnng

This course addresses the organizational, administrative, and professional aspects of athletic training care for the physically active. Topics include: leadership, management, and administrative styles, personnel concerns, facilities and equipment management, budgetary administration, medical records, insurance issues, medico-legal aspects, public relations, computer use, federal and state regulation, pre-participation physical evaluations, drug testing, ethical issues in sports medicine, and other current topics of concern in athletic training. (3 units; Spring)

ATR545-A
Dickert, Jolene E.
09/05/2017 MW 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Health Science Campus K235

ATR550 Manual Therapy

This course will familiarize the athletic training student with the theory, skills, and clinical application necessary to treat individuals with orthopedic dysfunction primarily related to soft tissue injury. Emphasis is placed on laboratory application and integration of theoretical constructs, evidence-based practice, examination, intervention, and measurement of outcomes. (3 units, Fall)

ATR550-A
Salley, Erik R.
09/05/2017 MW 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus K230

ATR555 Therapeutic Interv for Msclskltl

This course emphasizes the theory and practice of therapeutic interventions utilized in athletic training. Focus will be applied to the application of physical, mechanical, and soft-tissue biomechanical principles in formulating a therapeutic intervention. Students will gain experience in identifying and utilizing organized and systematic clinical reasoning frameworks to improve clinical decision making expertise. Additional presentations will discuss the most recent clinical treatment applications discussed in the literature to treat the spectrum of the physically active population. (3 units, Spring)

ATR555-A
Friesen, Lisa Marie
01/09/2018 MW 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Health Science Campus K235