Course Descriptions - Athletic Training

ATR1760 Athletic Training Practicum I 1 semester hour
Under the direct supervision of a BOC-certified athletic trainer/preceptor, 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. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisites: Only open to declared pre-athletic training majors. Must pass a certified criminal background/sex offender check, as well as a TB test (cost incurred by student).

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. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: Only open to declared pre-athletic training majors.

ATR2050 Foundations of Athletic Training 2 semester hours
This course is 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.
Prerequisite: Only open to declared pre-athletic training majors.

ATR2500 Prevention and Care of Acute Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 4 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.
Prerequisites: ATR2050 and admission 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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 150 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisites: ATR1760 and admission into the athletic training major.

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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 150 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR2750.

ATR3200 Emergency Medical Response 4 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. Additional skills instructed in this course include emergency airway management, assessing body core temperature, blood glucose levels, pulse oximetry, nebulizer treatment therapy, metered dose inhaler, and epinephrine administration. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisites: ATR1800; ATR3750.

ATR3500 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training 4 semester hours
This course addresses general medical conditions encountered in the athletic training setting 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 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.
Prerequisites: ATR3510; BIO2670.

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. Lab section: 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. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisites: ATR2500; BIO2660.

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. Lab section: 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. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR3510.

ATR3550 Therapeutic Exercise 4 semester hours
This course offers 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, surgical techniques, and decision-making skills. Lab section: Clinical proficiencies associated with the physical reconditioning of injuries to the musculoskeletal system will be practiced and mastered. Rehabilitation exercises, manual therapy techniques, practical applications and decisionmaking skills will be emphasized. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR3530.

ATR3600 Therapeutic Modalities 4 semester hours
This course offers 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. Lab section: 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 protocols will be emphasized. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR3510.

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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 225 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR2760.

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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 225 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR3750.

ATR4150 Administration of Athletic Training 4 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.
Prerequisite: Concurrent with ATR4750.

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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 225 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR3760.

ATR4760 Athletic Training Practicum VII 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. Students will also be required to attend a variety of allied health profession presentations conducted outside of scheduled class time. This practicum includes a one-hour lab/seminar class. 225 hours of clinical experiences required. This course requires a lab fee.
Prerequisite: ATR4750.

ATR4990 Athletic Training Senior Seminar/Board of Certification Preparation 2 semester hours
This capstone course emphasizes 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.
Prerequisite:
ATR4150.