Academic Courses

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Course (Credit Hours) Description
ATTR 143: Introduction to Athletic Training (3) Overview course including basic components of a comprehensive athletic training career outlining the prevention, recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries. History, philosophy and career opportunities of the profession; emergency procedures; tissue healing; taping procedures; ethical and legal considerations; and the organization and administration of athletic training.
ATTR 168: First Aid, Safety, and CPR (3) This course certifies students through the American Red Cross in both First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. This class stresses the basic steps to follow in an emergency situation including assessment, life-threatening emergencies, injuries, medical emergencies, rescues, healthy lifestyles, and disease transmission.
ATTR 200: Clinical Experience 1 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on introductory skills, techniques, and athletic training room management. Includes a focus on screening procedures, environmental concerns, fitness testing, assessment, program development and instruction, as well as, record keeping and acute care of athletic injuries and illnesses. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 201: Clinical Experience 2 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on the skills of taping, padding, and bracing. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 267: Physiology of Exercise (3) Human physiology as it relates to exercise and physical activities. Bioenergetics, muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, environmental physiology, ergogenics, special populations, and health and fitness.
ATTR 300: Clinical Experience 3 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, and motivational techniques for rehabilitation. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 301: Clinical Experience 4 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on nutrition, equipment and advanced skills of taping, padding, and bracing. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 343: Therapeutic Modalities (3) A comprehensive study of the use of therapeutic agents for the treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on the indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects of muscle stimulation, ultrasound, cryokinetics, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Athletic Training major or Pre-Physical Therapy Minor.
ATTR 344: Therapeutic Exercise (3) A comprehensive study of the application of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, movement and exercise as each relates to the varied and detailed goals of rehabilitation and reconditioning for injured physically active individuals. Emphasis on pathologies and their relationship to therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: Athletic Training major or Pre-Physical Therapy Minor.
ATTR 345: Orthopedic Injuries I (3) A comprehensive study of the lower extremity including the foot, ankle, knee, thigh, hip, and pelvis with attention to prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injuries to these areas.
ATTR 346: Orthopedic Injuries II (3) A comprehensive study of the upper extremity including the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder complex with attention to prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injuries to these areas.
ATTR 347: Orthopedic Injuries III (3) A comprehensive study of the head, neck and spine with attention to prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injuries to these areas.
ATTR 375: Field Experience in Athletic Training (1) This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to practically apply current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting. May be repeated 6 times for course credit. Prerequisite: Athletic Training Major.
ATTR 386: Advanced Kinesiology (2) In-depth study designed for Athletic Training majors. Includes thew study of human anatomy, the principles of body movement, and basic biomechanics. Prerequisite: Athletic Training Major. Co-requisite: ATTR 387.
ATTR 387: Advanced Kinesiology - Lab (1) Laboratory complementing the course content of ATTR 386. Prerequisite: Athletic Training Major. Co-requisite: ATTR 386.
ATTR 400: Clinical Experience 5 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on general medical issues, environmental concerns, pharmacology,nutrition, and athletic training room management. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 401: Clinical Experience 6 (2) This course includes a lab and a clinical component. Emphasis is on advanced injury assessment techniques, referral, and professional development. This course allows the athletic training student the opportunity to gain clinical and administrative skills while practically applying current practices, principles and techniques in athletic training under appropriate supervision in a real-world setting.
ATTR 405: General Medical Conditions 1 (3) This course will cover the general medical conditions/illnesses and pharmacological considerations commonly encountered in the field of Athletic Training.  Special attention to prevention, recognition, and treatment of general medical conditions and the referral of life-threatening injuries.
ATTR 406: General Medical Conditions 2 (3) This course is a continuation of General Medical Conditions 1.  It will cover the general medical conditions/illnesses and pharmacological considerations commonly encountered in the field of Athletic Training.  Special attention to prevention, recognition, and treatment of general medical conditions and the referral of life-threatening injuries.
ATTR 410: Athletic Training Organization and Administration (3) To emphasize the administrative and managerial duties of the athletic trainer. Emphasis on leadership and supervision, human relations, communication, organizational structure and climate, sport law, budget management and equipment purchasing, pre-participation physical examinations, drug testing, and facility and event management.
ATTR 420: Research in Athletic Training (3) A course designed to introduce students to the principles of scientific inquiry and research methods. Evaluation of published research and procedures for developing a research design are also emphasized. In addition, students will gain a basic understanding of statistics.
ATTR 425: Nutrition (3) Nutrition and its role in human performance. The classes of nutrients, their physiological functions, and their role in sports and fitness. Nutritional supplements and erogenic doping will also be addressed. Prerequisite: Athletic Training Major.

ATTR 480: Advanced Rehabilitation 1: Spine and Lower Extremity (3)

Current theory and application of rehabilitation techniques for injuries to the spine and lower extremity. Emphasis will be placed on indications, contraindications, progression, prescription, and application of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques and reconditioning programs of surgical and non-surgical athletic injuries. This course is designed to provide students with a scientific and theoretical background necessary for prudent clinical application of the most current therapeutic rehabilitation techniques.
ATTR 485: Advanced Rehabilitation 2: Spine and Upper Extremity (3) Current theory and application of rehabilitation techniques for injuries to the spine and upper extremity. Emphasis will be placed on indications, contraindications, progression, prescription, and application of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques and reconditioning programs of surgical and non-surgical athletic injuries. This course is designed to provide students with a scientific and theoretical background necessary for prudent clinical application of the most current therapeutic rehabilitation techniques.
ATTR 492: Athletic Training Senior Seminar (3) A culminating experience which presents an extensive overview of the entire professional preparation in Athletic Training. Resume writing, job interviewing skills, and graduate school selection are included.