King's College - Athletic Training

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ATEP 101 — Introduction to Athletic Training (3)

Entry-level course designed to introduce the profession and the historical foundations of Athletic Training. The course will delineate the responsibilities of the Athletic Train­ing Team, injury prevention techniques, conditioning techniques, mechanisms of sports trauma, bloodborne pathogens, foundations of sports trauma, and basic management skills. The Athletic Training Student will be presented with basic practical skills and knowledge applied to an Athletic Training setting. The role of the Athletic Trainer and career opportunities will be discussed.

ATEP 165 — Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

The Athletic Training Student will be introduced to emergency and immediate care of athletic injuries. Medical emergencies, physical trauma, various disease pathologies, bleeding, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and transportation of the injured will be explored. The Athletic Training Student will also experience emergency bandaging for open wounds, splinting for fractures and sprains, crutch fitting, and the use of a stetho­scope and sphygmomanometer in a practical setting. Upon completion of Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries, the student will be certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

ATEP 202 — Athletic Training Clinical I (2)

The Athletic Training Student will be exposed to locating and palpating anatomical land­marks and skeletal muscle origins and insertions on both the upper and lower quarters. In addition, psychomotor skills will be learned and applied involving various taping, wrapping, padding, bandaging, and wound care techniques for the lower quarter. These skills will be applied in athletic practices and games at the Betzler Athletic Training Room and the Scandlon Sports Medicine Clinic on King’s College athletes. Class lecture will be applied, and testing will follow an oral/practical format.

ATEP 203 — Athletic Training Clinical II (2)

The Athletic Training Student will build upon the knowledge gained in Clinical I. Proper techniques of upper and lower quarter stretching and goniometry will be presented. The Athletic Training Student will also be instructed in the principles of proper strength train­ing and conditioning. In addition, various taping, wrapping, padding, bandaging, and wound care techniques for the upper quarter will be learned and applied. The Athletic Training Student will continue to develop the taping and wrapping techniques learned in both Clinicals I and II. Class lecture will be applied, and the Athletic Training Student will be tested using an oral/practical testing format. Prerequisite: ATEP 202.

ATEP 230 — Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries I (3)

An introduction to the pathology and management of skin disorders, mechanisms of in­jury, signs and symptoms, and management procedures for common sport/activity related trauma to the lower quarter. Basic evaluative techniques, special testing techniques, and protective pad construction for the lower quarter will be presented.

ATEP 231 — Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries II (3)

An introduction to mechanisms of injury, injury pathology, signs and symptoms, and management procedures for common sport/activity related trauma to the upper torso, ex­tremities, spine, and head. Basic evaluative techniques, special testing techniques, protective pad construction, and taping/wrapping techniques for the upper quarter will be presented.

ATEP 245 — Principles of Health (3)

The Athletic Training Student will be introduced to techniques and principles to improve an individual’s mental and physical health. Human sexuality and personal relations will be explored. The effects of legal and illegal drugs on the body will be examined. Systemic and acquired diseases and their effects on the human body will be investigated. The final areas of emphasis for this course will be to study the effects of aging, dying, and the vari­ous types of medical services available to the consumer.

ATEP 280 — Kinesiology (3)

The Athletic Training Student will primarily be exposed to functional human anatomy focusing on skeletal muscle origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply. In addition, the Athletic Training Student will develop an understanding and appreciation of fundamental principles that relate to human movement and, in particular, an understanding of those principles that apply to efficient, skilled, and safe movement. The Athletic Training Stu­dent will develop the ability to functionally and mechanically analyze typical and irregular or potentially harmful movements in terms of principles derived primarily from anatomy, physiology, and biomechanical physics.

ATEP 290 — Exercise Physiology (3)

Presents the Athletic Training Student with a comprehensive study of the human body’s responses to exercise. Topics include respiratory response to exercise, principles of train­ing and conditioning and the resulting adaptations of the human body, cardiovascular training principles, energy production, metabolism, body composition, and muscular adaptations to exercise. The Athletic Training Student will have the opportunity to apply these principles in a practical setting through laboratory activities.

ATEP 302 — Athletic Training Clinical III (2)

This course places the Athletic Training Student in a situation where he/she will assist in the health care of the athletes during practices, games, and rehabilitation under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor. Clinical settings include King’s College athletics, local high schools, and local colleges/universities. The Athletic Training Student will learn and apply psychomotor skills involving various orthopedic special test­ing techniques, manual muscle testing techniques, and neurological and reflex testing for the lower quarter. Class lecture will be applied, and testing will follow an oral/practical format. Prerequisite: ATEP 203.

ATEP 303 — Athletic Training Clinical IV (2)

This course is a continuation of previous Clinicals. In addition to working with various athletic teams at a clinical site, the Athletic Training Student will assist in providing care to injured athletes through the administration of various therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation protocols under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor. The Athletic Training Student will learn and apply psychomotor skills involving various orthopedic special testing techniques, manual muscle testing techniques, and neurologi­cal and reflex testing for the upper quarter. Class lecture will be applied, and testing will follow an oral/practical format. Prerequisite: ATEP 302.

ATEP 305 — Evaluation and Diagnosis in Athletic Training I (3)

The Athletic Training Student will learn evaluation techniques including manual muscle testing, soft tissue palpation, bone palpation, special joint integrity testing techniques for the lower quarter, and gait analysis. The Athletic Training Student will be presented with practical situations in which critical thinking must be applied to the application of special testing techniques.

ATEP 306 — Evaluation and Diagnosis in Athletic Training II (3)

The Athletic Training Student will learn evaluation techniques including manual muscle testing, soft tissue palpation, bone palpation, and special joint integrity testing techniques for the upper quarter. The Athletic Training Student will be presented with practical situations in which critical thinking must be applied to the application of special testing techniques. Prerequisite: ATEP 305.

ATEP 310 — Therapeutic Modalities (3)

The Athletic Training Student will be introduced to theory and techniques of therapeutic modalities. Critical thinking in the application and development of protocols will be taught and utilized.

ATEP 310-L — Therapeutic Modalities Lab (1)

The Athletic Training Student will learn and implement psychomotor skills by applying various therapeutic modalities in a practical environment. Proper SOAP note documenta­tion will be presented to properly record the use of therapeutic modalities in a clinical set­ting. Critical thinking will be applied by the Athletic Training Student as to the frequency and protocol for each modality.

ATEP 311 — Therapeutic Exercise (3)

Explores the theory and application of various types of exercise. Topics include the conse­quence of sudden inactivity, injury immobilization, early intervention, types of exercise, and how therapeutic modalities can be coordinated with exercise. The Athletic Training Student will develop rehabilitative protocols for various orthopedic injuries.

ATEP 311-L — Therapeutic Exercise Lab (1)

The Athletic Training Student will learn psychomotor skills by applying various therapeu­tic exercises. The Athletic Training Student will implement exercise protocols for various upper and lower quarter injuries. Techniques in therapeutic stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, joint mobilizations, functional exercise, plyometrics, gait training, and isokinetic equipment will be presented.

ATEP 325 — Nutrition and the Athlete (3)

The Athletic Training Student will understand the relationship between physical fitness, physical performance, injury prevention, and nutritional intake. The Athletic Training Student will develop an understanding of how to improve physical performance through proper utilization of food, how to identify improper eating habits, the effects of food supplements, techniques and effectiveness of carbohydrate loading, and the construction of a pre-event meal.

ATEP 402 — Athletic Training Clinical V (2)

At this time, the Athletic Training Student will become involved in the total health care of the athlete under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor. The Ath­letic Training Student will implement all psychomotor skills and information that were presented during the previous three years. The clinical experience may take place at any affiliated clinical sites. In class lecture, the Athletic Training Student will be exposed to the education and counseling of the injured athlete as well as intervention with the drug and alcohol abusing athlete. Prerequisite: Completion of all 300-level ATEP courses.

ATEP 403 — Athletic Training Clinical VI (2)

This is the final Clinical course for the Athletic Training Student. At this time, final review of psychomotor skills will take place. The Athletic Training Student will continue to be involved in providing health care for the athlete under the direct supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor. The Athletic Training Student will also take several writ­ten, computer-based, and practical examinations in preparation for the national Board of Certification Exam. Content and review for these tests will be divided according to the domains of Athletic Training. Prerequisite: ATEP 402.

ATEP 410 — Pathology & Athletic Performance (3)

The Athletic Training Student will learn the nature and causes of disease and how disease affects the athlete. The effects of disease on the functions of tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and on athletic performance will be presented. Prerequisite: Completion of all 300-level ATEP courses.

ATEP 422 — Organization & Administration of Athletic Training (3)

The Athletic Training Student will gain an understanding of policies and procedures in operating an Athletic Training Room or Sports Medicine Clinic. The Athletic Training Student will learn how to: design an Athletic Training Room or Clinical facility, create a budget, organize pre-participation physical examinations, keep records, and understand legal considerations in Athletic Training. There will also be a considerable amount of time devoted to human resource management, computer-based information management, and insurance issues such as filing/tracking claims and third-party reimbursement. Prerequisite: Completion of all 300-level ATEP courses.

ATEP 435 — Pharmacology in Athletic Training (3)

The Athletic Training Student will study the effects of drugs on the athlete. The Athletic Training Student will gain an understanding of prescription vs. non-prescription drugs in the treatment of common athletic injuries and illnesses, performance-enhancing drugs/ ergogenic aids, and currently banned drugs in athletics. Physiologic reactions and effects of drugs, diuretics, anabolic steroids, recreational drugs, drug testing programs, and safety precautions for the Athletic Trainer from a legal standpoint will be presented. The moral and ethical responsibility to intervene in situations where the use and/or abuse of legal or illegal drugs is suspected or known will be discussed. Prerequisite: Completion of all 300-level ATEP courses.

ATEP 460 — Current Trends & Topics in Athletic Training (3)

Investigates practices and procedures currently being applied in Athletic Training. The role of the Certified Athletic Trainer in relation to other allied health professionals will be explored. Current research and the implications for the Certified Athletic Trainer will be discussed. Prerequisites: ATEP 306 and ATEP 422.

ATEP 480 — Research Methods and Design in Athletic Training (3)

The Athletic Training Student will learn the proper methods of designing, conducting, writing, and publishing research within the field of Athletic Training. Basic statistical analysis/interpretation relevant to Athletic Training will be presented, as will computerized record keeping and data collection. Computer literacy and current technology related to Athletic Training will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ATEP 435.

ATEP 497 — Independent Study (1-6)

Advanced projects in a specialized area of Athletic Training under the supervision of a faculty member. Open to juniors and seniors only with the permission of the Program Director.

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