Athletic Training Courses

Athletic Training Courses (AT)

AT 6610 - Health Care Management & Quality Improvement (2)

This course focuses on fundamental principles of administration and evaluation of the delivery of athletic training services in the context of the larger health care system. Strategies to achieve the best patient outcomes by collecting, analyzing, and effecting change using qualitative and quantitative information will be emphasized. Prerequisite: AT 6645 Professional Practice in Athletic Training


AT 6620 - Foundations of Athletic Training (2)

Introduction to basic components of the athletic training profession including the prevention, recognition and evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries. Medical terminology, emergency procedures, tissue healing, taping procedures, and documentation, and professional considerations will also be covered. Corequisite: AT L620 Foundations Athletic Training Lab.


AT L620 - Foundations of Athletic Training Lab (1)

The practice of basic components of the athletic training profession including the prevention, recognition and evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries. Medical terminology, emergency procedures, tissue healing, taping procedures, and documentation, and professional considerations will be covered. This course contains a clinical experience component for application of these skills. This course is taken Fall Semester, Year One. Corequisite: AT 6620 Foundations of Athletic Training.


AT 6631 - Examination & Therapeutic Management I (4)

The study of athletic training competencies as they relate to the evaluation of athletic-related injuries. In this class, students will learn basic principles and underlying theories relating to examination and treatment techniques and applies them to examination. Prerequisite: Acceptance into MSAT Program.


AT 6632 - Examination & Therapeutic Management II (4)

The study of athletic training competencies as they relate to the evaluation of athletic-related injuries. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient’s functional abilities and then subsequent design of interventions to maximize participation. Prerequisite: AT 6631 Examination & Therapeutic Management I.


AT 6633 - Examination & Therapeutic Management III (3)

This course will focus on application of the principles of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient’s functional abilities and then subsequent design of interventions to maximize participation. Prerequisite: AT 6632 Examination & Therapeutic Management II.


AT 6640 - Therapeutic Interventions (3)

An overview of tissues response to injury, pain transmission, and pharmacology provides the foundation from which students will learn about physical agents and specific conditions from a medical perspective. Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical application of physical agents as it relates to tissue response to injury and pain control. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSAT Program


AT 6645 - Professional Practice in Athletic Training (1)

The advanced study, writing, and discussion of specialized topics and contemporary issues related to professional practice. Emphasis will be on historical perspectives, professional preparation, leadership, credentialing, governance, ethics, and scope of practice. Initial clinical competencies will be instructed to prepare the student for clinical practice. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSAT Program


AT 6650 - Pharmacological Considerations in Athletic Training (2)

This course provides a survey of pharmacology and covers key concepts related to the cellular actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of major drug classes that are relevant to the practice of allied health clinicians.


AT 6655 - Research & Analysis in Sports Medicine (3)

This course is designed to introduce students’ theoretical understanding of the profession, enhance their critical thinking ability, increase their writing skills, and advance the knowledge of the discipline. Students will learn about the design of a research proposal, including the identification of a problem, conducting a literature review, developing a hypothesis, understanding the steps of submitting to an Institutional Review Board, designing a study, and analyzing data through the use of statistical software programs.


AT 6660 - General Medical Concerns & Special Populations (3)

Examination and discussion of general clinical medicine as well as issues related to sports nutrition and behavioral health. Survey of injury and illness risk factors associated with sports participation by the preadolescent/adolescent, geriatric, disabled, male, and female athlete.


AT 6661 - Clinical Experience I (2)

This clinical experience provides students with an introduction to clinical care. This course emphasizes foundations of clinical care, including but not limited to the use of evidence-based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. . Within the didactic portion of this course, students gain proficiency in concepts learned in preceding semesters while gaining competence in skills being learned during the current semester. This portion may be delivered in-person, remotely, or hybrid. This course is taken Spring Semester, Year One.


AT 6662 - Clinical Experience II (2)

This clinical experience provides students with interprofessional experience a variety of healthcare providers. The clinical opportunity emphasizes examination and treatment of the non-athletic patient population. Within the didactic portion of this course, students gain proficiency in concepts learned in preceding semesters while gaining competence in skills being learned during the current semester. This portion may be delivered in-person, remotely, or hybrid. This course is taken Summer Semester, Year One. Prerequisite: AT 6661 Clinical Experience I.


AT 6663 -Clinical Experience III (3)

This clinical experience provides students with continued clinical care opportunities. This course continues to emphasize foundations of clinical care including but not limited to the use of evidence-based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. Within the didactic portion of this course, students gain proficiency in concepts learned in preceding semesters while gaining competence in skills being learned during the current semester. This portion may be delivered in-person, remotely, or hybrid. This course is taken Fall Semester, Year Two. Prerequisite: AT 6662 Clinical Experience II.


AT 6664 - Clinical Experience IV (9)

This full-time clinical experience is designed for immersion into supervised athletic training practice at any location chosen by the student based off career goals and program requirements. Students will be working with preceptors that resemble their own goal of clinical practice while gaining experience in all aspects of athletic training practice. A web-based didactic component facilitates critical thinking, reflects on practice, and prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam while allowing the student to be fully immersed in their clinical experience. This course is taken Spring Semester, Year Two. Prerequisite: AT Clinical Experience III..


AT 6665 - Clinical Experience V (1)

This clinical experience provides students with continued clinical care opportunities. This course continues to emphasize foundations of clinical care including but not limited to the use of evidence-based practice, cultural competence, communication, ethical-decision making, documentation, and patient-centered care. Within the didactic portion of this course, students gain proficiency in concepts learned in preceding semesters while gaining competence in skills being learned during the current semester. This portion may be delivered in-person, remotely, or hybrid. This course contains the Capstone Project for the MSAT Program. This course is taken Summer Semester, Year Two. Prerequisite: AT 6664 Clinical Experience IV..