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Athletic Training Course Descriptions

All students must complete PER 1101.

1101 PRESCRIPTIVE FITNESS (1 hour)
A basic study of selected systems of the human body and their response to exercise, with emphasis on personal nutrition and its relationship to fitness, and the development of personal fitness programs. Lecture and participation. Completed medical history and informed consent form must be on file.

1270 HEALTH SCIENCE (3 hours)
An analysis of health dilemmas facing modern man and means of comprehending, alleviating, and/or solving the problems.

1290 FIRST AID, CPR AND EMERGENCY CARE (3 hours)
A practical study of the theory and application of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rescue breathing AED, and two-person CPR, to include both minor and extreme medical problems.

1525 INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING (4 hours)
A survey of injury/illness factors, appropriate care from onset through referral, follow-up and rehabilitation, and prevention programs of athletic injuries/illness, including psychological, environmental conditions, drug-use considerations, administrative components, health care and counseling information, professional discipline information of an athletic training program, and the history and structure of the N.A.T.A. This course is designed for Athletic Training majors. Lecture and laboratory.

2551 ATHLETIC TRAINING I (LOWER BODY ASSESSMENT) (3 hours)
A study of the prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, and disposition of injuries/illness associated with participation in competitive athletics and physical activity, and implementation of all components of a comprehensive athletic training program plan as it relates to the lower body.

2552 ATHLETIC TRAINING II (UPPER BODY ASSESSMENT) (3 hours)
A study of the prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, and disposition of injuries/illness associated with participation in competitive athletics and physical activity, and implementation of all components of a comprehensive athletic training program plan as it relates to the upper body, abdominal and thoracic regions. Prerequisites: PER 1525, PER 2551, and BIOL 2419.

2901 ATHLETIC TRAINING SKILLS (1 hour)
Students learn basic athletic training skills in the areas of risk management and acute care of injury and illness. Prerequisite: PER 1525.

2902 CLINICAL I (1 hour)
Students complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Prerequisite: PER 2901.

3050 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 hours)
A study of the organization and administration of athletic training programs with an emphasis on health care administration, financial, physical, legal, ethical, and athletic training issues.

3070 NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING (3 hours)
A study of basic nutrition and its effects upon growth and development, body composition, and human performance in the active and inactive person. In conjunction with studying the basic components of a total body, year-round physical conditioning program specific to the individual and activity.

3519 THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES AND TREATMENT OF ATHLETIC INJURIES (3 hours)
A study of the theory and application of the physiological regulation of pain, inflammation, and healing of the human body to include basic physics, application of modalities, the basic rehabilitation concepts and modalities of the treatment and care of the physically active. Prerequisites: Athletic Training major.

3520 REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES AND THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE (3 hours)
A study of the theory and application of the basic rehabilitation and reconditioning concepts and protocols for the physically active. Prerequisites: PER 3950 and PER 3951. Corequisites: PER 3855 and PER 3856.

3855 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3 hours)
A study of the immediate and chronic physiological changes which accompany exercise and the implication of these changes for physical education and training programs. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 2419.

3856 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1 hour)
An application of physiological principles to the study of the immediate and chronic physiological changes which accompany exercise and the implication of these changes for physical education and training programs. Lecture and laboratory.

3901 CLINICAL II (1 hour)
Students complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Prerequisite: PER 2552.

3902 CLINICAL III (1 hour)
Students complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Prerequisite: PER 3519.

3903 CLINICAL IV (1 hour)
Students complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Prerequisite: PER 3519.

3951 KINESIOLOGY LAB (1 hour)
A study of the application of kinesiology principles as they relate to the analysis of human movement patterns, including involved musculature mechanical principles and techniques of improving movement efficiency.

4522 RESEARCH (1 hour)
Guidance and experimentation in the process of selecting, researching, producing, revising, evaluating, submitting and presenting a topic selected by the student with input of the instructor focusing on a specialized area of athletic training. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

4552 GENERAL MEDICAL (3 hours)
A study of the signs, symptoms, and treatment of diseases and illnesses associated with the human body.

4901 CLINICAL V (1 hour)
Students complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Prerequisites: PER 3520.

4902 SENIOR CLINICAL (1 hour)
Students will complete clinical proficiency requirements and gain clinical experience. Course also helps athletic training students prepare for the Board of Certification exam and will contain a mock exam.