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Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health

Curriculum

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Curriculum

The BS to MSAT option allows students to enter into the professional phase of the MSAT curriculum while completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health. The MSAT courses listed in the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health track coincide with the first year professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training. These units are counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Science and are also counted toward the MSAT.

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health
  • 73 Units
  • *BIO 246: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4

First of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes.  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation.  Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Offered annually (fall semester).

  • BIO 247: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 4

Second of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology.  Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes.  Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintain homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation.   Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 246 or consent of instructor. Offered anually (spring semester).

  • ESS 304: Motor Learning and Control
  • 3

This course will give an overview of significant factors which influence and determine the learning of motor skills including basic principles of learning theory and motor control as they apply to motor performance.

  • ESS 305: Motor Development
  • 3

This course will study motor skills and physical development from birth to adulthood with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence including neurological, physiological, intellectual, social, and emotional factors that influence gross and fine movement activities.

  • ESS 320: Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.
  • 3

This course will present and discuss the historical, sociological, and philosophical analyses of sport and physical education, including current challenges, relevant issues, controversies, and career opportunities in sport and physical education.

  • ESS 365: Sport Psychology
  • 3

The role of psychomotor and cognitive factors in human movement settings are discussed in this course along with selected topics of arousal, attribution theory, achievement motivation, anxiety, interventions, goal setting, attention styles, aggression, social facilitation, social reinforcement, and imagery.

  • ESS 403: Biomechanics
  • 4

This introductory course will look at the basic principles of anatomical mechanics and their applications to human movement including an analysis of efficient movement. Lab time is included in the schedule.

  • ESS 406: Physiology of Exercise
  • 4

This course applies the physiological principles to the study of human performance in exercise. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246 and BIO 247.

  • ESS 407: Kinesiology (Structural)
  • 4

This course will study human movement with an emphasis on the biomechanics, structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: BIO 246.

  • ESS 410: Measurement and Evaluation of Exercise
  • 4

The development, evaluation, and administration of tests in exercise science will be explored through lecture and practical settings in this course along with basic statistical analyses and its application in interpreting tests and measurements. A lab fee is required.

  • ESS 308: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • 3

The theory and practice of the principles and techniques pertaining to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be covered in this course along with the techniques of preventative athletic taping and strapping being incorporated into the laboratory component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: Bio 246 or concurrent enrollment.

  • ESS 306: Nutritional Sciences
  • 3

This course will explore issues pertinent to the study of health and nutrition for the active individual and will analyze concepts and controversies by illustrating the importance of research and clinical studies in the current nutritional literature. Students will also examine and discuss key concepts concerning the role of nutrition in overall health and well-being for a healthy lifestyle. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and sophomore standing.

  • MSAT 448: Evaluation I: Lower Extremities and Spine
  • 3

A theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment for the lower body, this course will use the systematic evaluation format, as governed by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), is utilized with an emphasis placed
on the evaluation of the lumbar spine, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, and gait analysis. Lab time is included in the schedule.

  • MSAT 449: Evaluation II: Upper Extremities and Spine
  • 3

A theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment for the upper body, this course will use the systematic evaluation format, as governed by the NATA, is utilized with an emphasis placed on the evaluation of the head/face, cervical/thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and abdominal viscera. Lab time is included in the schedule.

  • MSAT 458: Therapeutic Exercise
  • 3

This course is a theoretical and practical approach to therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation techniques for the injured athlete or those who engage in physical activity. Lab time is included in the schedule. This course introduces the student to the clinical applications of therapeutic exercise and the rehabilitation process for athletic injuries in sports medicine and physical therapy professional settings. A lecture and lab that focuses on the use range of motion, strength, muscular endurance and muscular speed exercises, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and joint mobilization to promote health and wellness following injury.

  • MSAT 468: Therapeutic Modalities
  • 3

A theoretical and practical approach to therapeutic modalities in exercise and rehabilitation are discussed and explored in this course. Lab time is included in the schedule. This course introduces the student to the various thermal, mechanical and electrical agents/modalities that are used in athletic health care and physical therapy to promote healing and rehabilitation. The class consists of lecture and lab based instruction of the use the electrical stimulation, cryo/thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, traction, therapeutic massage, biofeedback, and compression therapy.

  • MSAT 483: General Medicine/Pharmacology
  • 4

This course will incorporate the knowledge, skills, and values that entry-level certified athletic trainers or similar health professionals must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities. This course will also look at the skills and knowledge of pharmacologic applications for athletes and others involved in physical activity. Designed to introduce the athletic training student to the various general medical conditions that effect the active and athletic population. The focus of the course is based on the prevention, recognition, clinical diagnosis, treatment interventions, and appropriate medical referral of pathological medical conditions which are encompassed in the field of sport medicine.

  • MSAT 450: Foundations of Athletic Training
  • 3

Emphasis on the global approach to the sports medicine community, the role the certified athletic trainer plays in the allied health care community, and contemporary topics with attention to the basis of sports medicine, athletic training and the physiology of activity.

  • MSAT 451: Risk Management, Taping, & Injury Prevention
  • 3

An introduction to basic taping, preparation, wrapping and casting techniques that are common practice in athletic training and sports medicine. Content is based upon the 4th Edition National Athletic Trainer's Association Educational Competencies/Risk Management and Injury Prevention domain.

  • MSAT 452: Injury Nomenclature
  • 3

The theory and practice of the principles and techniques pertaining to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be covered in this course along with the techniques of preventative athletic taping and strapping being incorporated into the laboratory component. A lab fee may be required.

  • MSAT 401: Athletic Training Clinical I
  • 3

Injury prevention and health promotion, foundational behaviors of professional practice. Practical application and clinical field experiences associated with beginning athletic training education coursework. 200 clinical hours of field experience are integrated into this level of clinical coursework.

  • MSAT 402: Athletic Training Clinical II
  • 3

Clinical examination and orthopedic diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness. Practical application and clinical field experiences associated with intermediate athletic training education coursework. 200 clinical hours of field experience are integrated into this level of clinical coursework. Practical application and clinical field experiences associated with beginning athletic training education coursework. 200 clinical hours of field experience are integrated into this level of clinical coursework.

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