Courses of Instruction in Athletic Training

Number Title Credits Description
BIO 101 Introduction to Biology and Lab 4 This course is an introduction to the chemistry and metabolism of living organisms.  Study of the scientific method, principles of ecology and genetics, the structural and physiological features of plant and animal cells and tissues and the principles of animal classification and evolutionary relationships will be included.  Laboratory exercises designed to underscore these principles will accompany lecture material.
BIO 204, 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Lab  I, II 4,4 A detailed study of the structure and function of the human body, its organs, and systems.  BIO 204 includes the levels of organization found in the body, metabolism, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.  BIO 205 includes the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, and reproductive system.  Lab included.   Prerequisites:  BIO101 and 103, or BIO 101 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.
HTH 110 Contemporary Health Problems 3 A course dealing with the contemporary health problems confronting today's educators, with consideration of such areas as the use and abuse of drugs, changing sexual mores, overpopulation, ecology, and mental health. Offered each semester.
HTH 200 First Aid and Safety 3 A study of the American Red Cross standard first aid course (for which certification is provided) plus additional information on emergency medical care and theory.  Emphasis on developing an understanding of safety.  Includes practical skills employed to care for injured persons as well as life support techniques. Offered each semester.
HTH 320 Nutrition and Sports Performance 3 A course designed to teach nutrition and its effects upon athletic performance.  Students will learn about foods, the diabetic athlete, steroids, and eating disorders that affect athletes.  Students will also learn pre- and post-game meals, myths and facts. Offered Fall semester.
PE 209 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 An introductory course in the care, recognition, and management of sports-related injuries.  The student will examine the responsibilities of the athletic trainer, physical educator, and coach within an athletic training program.  Students will gain clinical experiences related to the health care of the athlete. Offered Fall semester.
PE 280 Prevention of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 3 A study of the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.  The student will examine methods to prevent trauma or conditions that adversely affect the health or performance of the athlete. Offered Spring semester.
PE 315 Physiology of Activity 3 A study of the physiological effects of exercise and application of these effects to physical education. Offered each semester.
PE 320 Kinesiology 3 A study of the science of human movement. Offered Spring semester.
PE 360 Sports Medicine I and Lab 4 A study of the process of evaluation, identification and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries as they pertain to the lower extremities of the body.   The lab will utilize practical and hands-on instruction of evaluation, identification and rehabilitative techniques for sports related injuries and conditions as they pertain to the lower extremities and trunk.  Prerequisites:  BIO 204 or 205, or permission of instructor.
PE 365 Sport Psychology 3 The study of psychological assessment techniques and intervention strategies in an effort to help individuals to achieve their optimal performance in physical activities.  Areas of study include such topics as:  Motivation and Performance, Personality and Behavior, Social and Cultural Aspects of Sport, Aggression, Attentional Focus, Self-Confidence, Anxiety and Arousal, and Coaching Behavior/Leadership Style. Offered each semester.
PE 370 Therapeutic Exercise 3 A study of exercise principles and how they apply to injury rehabilitation.  Students will learn how the body reacts to injury and healing and how exercise affects the healing phase.  Students will learn how and when to apply various phases of rehabilitation as well as how to apply isometric, isotonic and isokinetic exercises.  Emphasis is also on immediate, short, and long-term rehabilitation goals.  Offered Spring semester.
PE 409 Advanced Athletic Training 2 A course in which senior level athletic training students will gain experience and knowledge in contemporary aspects of athletic training.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, orthotic and padding fabrication, pharmacology, general medical conditions, research methodology and job search preparation.  Students will begin formally preparing to take the National Athletic Trainer Association – Board of Certification’s examination during this course.  The course may also include site visitations to university hospitals in order to view anatomy labs, sports medicine facilities and resource centers.  Prerequisite:  Senior-level standing. Offered Fall semester
PE 421 Sports Medicine II and Lab 4 A study of the process of evaluation, identification and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries as they pertain to the upper extremities of the body.  The course will utilize practical and hands-on instruction of evaluation, identification, and rehabilitative techniques for sports-related injuries and conditions as they pertain to the upper extremities and trunk. Offered Spring semester.
PE 428 Graded Exercise Testing 3 A study of individual physiological needs to include special populations such as those with cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, hypertension, etc.  The student, upon completion of this course, will have learned how to develop programs of exercise and life-style modification.  Offered Spring semester.
PE 435 Therapeutic Modalities 3 A course that involves a study of therapeutic modalities in a sports medicine setting.  Emphasis is on the role of therapeutic modalities in pain management, the physiologic basis for use, clinical applications, and specific techniques of application.  The student will learn how modalities play a role in injury rehabilitation. Offered Spring semester.
PE438 Administration of Athletic Training 3 A course that includes the organizing and administering of the training room and staff.  Students will learn how to write résumés, purchase supplies, prepare a budget, and budget their time.  Students will discover employment opportunities and ways to market their skills. Offered Fall semester.
PE 444 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 A course designed to introduce students to research in all the sport sciences and to afford them the opportunity to interpret refereed articles. Topics such as fitness testing and test construction will be investigated as well as research design methods, more advanced statistical analysis and survey research methods. Single subject design methods will be examined also. Offered Spring semester.
PE 448 Prevention and Acute Care of Athletic Injuries 1 Clinical instruction includes acute care of athletic injuries and illness.  Risk management and injury prevention skills will also be discussed and demonstrated in a clinical setting.  Students will learn hands-on techniques for equipment fitting and other athletic related testing. Offered each semester.
PE 449 Therapeutic Modalities and Pharmacology 1                                                                  (1)
Clinical instruction on the use of therapeutic modalities and pharmacology in an athletic training room/sports medicine setting.  The emphasis will be placed on how modalities are used to control pain, inflammation and muscle firing in the rehabilitation process.  Proper athlete/patient set-up and equipment utilization will be taught and evaluated.  Proper education to the sports medicine population in the use and dispensing of pharmacological agents.  Practical application will be the emphasis during this practicum experience. Offered each semester.
PE 450 Assessment and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries and Pathologies 1 This course addresses a wide range of evaluation and assessment techniques used in athletic training.  Topics covered will range from general medical conditions to athletic-related injuries.  Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a complete history and hands-on use of evaluation skills learned. Offered each semester.
PE 451 Therapeutic Exercise for Athletic Training 1 Clinical instruction on the use of therapeutic exercise principles and how they are applied in the rehabilitative setting.  Exercise progressions will be discussed and demonstrated as well as the physiological effects of exercise.  The student will learn hands-on techniques as well as proper utilization of various rehabilitative equipment.  The student will be exposed to practical situations involving different rehabilitation protocols. Offered each semester.
PE 452 Administration/Psychosocial/Nutrition Issues in Athletic Training 1 Clinical instruction in administrative, psychosocial and nutritional issues in the athletic and clinical setting. This practicum setting will emphasize instruction, real life situation analysis of administration, nutrition and psychosocial athletic training and sports medicine issues.  The students will be exposed to real life clinical scenarios where they must utilize and develop problem solving and clinical skills in order to make the proper recommendations to the athlete and clinical subject. Offered each semester.