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Athletic Training Required Courses

Course Descriptions

AHNR1102 Medical Terminology (2)

Introduction to medical terminology commonly used in health occupations.  Emphasis is placed on prefixes, suffixes, and building and analyzing medical terms.

AHNR1104 Physical Principles for Health Science  (2)

An applied health sciences courses, designed specifically for PT assistant and athletic training students, dealing with a broad spectrum of physical systems, including energy, mechanics, and fluids along with conversions to the metric system.  Utilizes problems in algebra-based functions.  
Pre-req: MATH1101 or placement

ATTR2100 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)

Introduces the profession of athletic training, the roles and functions of the certified athletic trainer, and standards of practice of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the State of Ohio Athletic Trainers Licensing Board.  This course covers the educational preparation and employment opportunities for athletic trainers.  This course is a prerequisite course to apply to ATEP admittance.  
Course Requirement:  Course must be completed to apply to ATEP admittance.

ATTR 2150 Taping and Bracing (2)

Study of taping and bracing techniques, fitting of protective equipment, and application of various bracing and splinting materials used within the athletic training profession.  This course is a prerequisite course to apply to ATEP admittance.  
Course Requirement:  Course must be completed to apply to ATEP admittance.

ATTR 2200 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury (3)

An introductory class that will explore general considerations of preventing, recognizing, and treating athletic injuries.  Primary focus will be on the signs and symptoms associated with athletic injuries.  .  
Prereq: ATTR 2100 and ATTR 2150 (grade of "C" or better)

ATTR 2300 Athlete Health Maintenance (3)

Study of modern health concerns of today's physically active population.  Focus on drug use/misuse, ergogenic aids, sports nutrition, and additional concerns regarding the physically active.  Pharmacological applications, including the awareness of the indications, contraindications, precautions, and interactions of medications, and the governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injuries to and illnesses of athletes will also be covered. 

ATTR 2890 Lower Body Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum (2)

This experience is structured to provide the student with the opportunity to develop competency in the five domains of athletic training.  The clinical focuses on the recognition, rehabilitation and health administration of athletic injuries involving the lower extremity.  The focus of the course is networking previous skills of management and rehabilitation with proper communication within the entire sports medicine team.    
Prereq: ATTR 2100, 2150, and 3300 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3200 Assessment of the Upper Body (3)

Techniques and procedures that athletic trainers use to evaluate and treat athletic injuries to the upper extremity.  Includes history, observation, palpation, special tests, manual muscle testing, blood flow, nerve function, and other injury specific skills.  
Prereq: SSES3050 (grade of "C" or better) and BIOL1130
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3300 Assessment of the Lower Body (3)

Techniques and procedures that athletic trainers use to evaluate and treat athletic injuries to the upper extremity.  Includes history, observation, palpation, special tests, manual muscle testing, blood flow, nerve function, and other injury specific skills.  
Prereq: SSES3050 (grade of "C" or better), BIOL1130
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3400 Therapeutic Exercise (4)

This course provides an in-depth study of the principles, objectives, indications, contraindications, and progression of various modes of conditioning and reconditioning exercises.  Special attention is given to the interaction between human physiology and the therapeutic aspect of exercise.  Methods for evaluation, progress assessment, and development of return-to-activity criteria are discussed and implemented.  Clinical laboratory experience included.  
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3500 Therapeutic Modalities  (4)

Advanced athletic training course that focuses on the ways in which human anatomy and injury mechanisms are affected by the use of current athletic training modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, iontophoresis, and massage.  Special attention will be given to indications and contraindications for each modality, as well as how it fits into the larger treatment plan.  
Prereq: AHNR1104 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3600 General Medical Conditions (3)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and values that the entry-level certified athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.  
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3700 Administration/Organization of Athletic Training (3)

This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to apply concepts of program administration and risk management as they relate to injury care and recognition.  The administration core entails policies and procedures that accompany the daily functioning of the athletic health care program.  
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3890 Upper Body Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum (2)

This experience is structured to provide the student with the opportunity to develop competency in the five domains of athletic training.  The clinical focuses on the recognition, rehabilitation and health administration of athletic injuries involving the upper extremity.  The focus of the course is networking previous skills of management and rehabilitation with proper communication within the entire sports medicine team.  
Prereq: ATTR 3300 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 3990 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum (2)

This experience is structured to provide the student with the opportunity to develop competency in the five domains of athletic training.  The clinical focuses on the rehabilitation and health administration of athletic injuries in a clinical based setting (PT clinic, sports medicine clinic).  The focus of the course is networking previous skills of management and rehabilitation with proper communication within the entire sports medicine team. 
Prereq: ATTR 3400 and 3500 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 4100 Counseling in Sports Medicine (2)

Counseling concerns for the athletic trainer.  The course will cover theory, practical skills, assessment, referral, and specific issues in athletic health care.
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 4500 Current Issues/Research Methods in Athletic Training (3)

Students gain an understanding of research techniques, literature review, hypothesis construction, research design and data analysis.  Exploration of related literature and practice of research process enables students to understand the interrelationship between scientific investigation and practical application.
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 4700 Athletic Training Assessment Capstone (3)

This course is designed for senior level students preparing to enter the athletic training workforce.  Students will evaluate mock athletic injuries, develop a final assessment plan, and develop treatment protocols based upon their clinical findings.  
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 4890 Equipment Intensive Sports Clinical Techniques and Practicum (2)

This experience is structured to provide the student with the opportunity to develop competency in the five domains of athletic training.  The clinical focuses on the recognition, rehabilitation and health administration of athletic injuries seen primarily with equipment intensive sports.  The focus of the course is networking previous skills of management and rehabilitation with proper communication within the entire sports medicine team. 
Prereq: ATTR 2890, 3890, 3200 and 3300 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

ATTR 4990 General Medical Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum (2)

This experience is structured to provide the student with the opportunity to develop competency in the five domains of athletic training.  The clinical focuses on general medical conditions seen with the athletic training profession.  Students will rotate within various allied health professionals (PA, orthopedic, general medicine).  The focus of the course is networking and proper communication within the health care community.  
Prereq: ATTR3600 (grade of "C" or better)
Course Requirement:  Admittance to the ATEP

BIOL1130 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 1  (4)

An introduction to basic concepts of biology and the in-depth anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems with additional overviews of human respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system anatomy and physiology for health sciences students.  Biology credit is allowed for only one of the following sequences:  BIOL1130 and 1131 or BIOL3560 and 3561.  3 lec, 2 lab

BIOL1131 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 2  (4)

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the nervous, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, renal, reproductive, and endocrine systems for health sciences students.  Biology credit is allowed for only one of the following sequences:  BIOL1130 and 1131 or BIOL3560 and 3561.  3 lec, 2 lab
Pre-req: BIOL1130

BIOL3630 Kinesiology (4)

Concentration on skeletal and muscle systems and their functional interplay in the analysis of motion.  3 lec, 2 lab
Pre-req: BIOL1130 or BIOL1151

EMTP1010 First Aid & CPR  (2)

This course follows the guidelines of The American Heart Association for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and other nationally recognized certifying agency's guidelines for the administration of basic first aid.  The student will learn and become proficient in providing first aid and CPR in emergent situations.  Successful completion of this course will lead to certification in CPR-Health Care Provider Level and basic first aid. 

PSYC1101 Introduction to Psychology  (3)

Survey of topics in experimental and clinical psychology, including physiological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, human development, social processes, personality and abnormal. 

SSES3000 Physiology of Exercise  (3)

Study of the physiological response of the cardiovascular, respirator, endocrine, neural, and muscular systems in the human body during exercise.  
Pre-req: BIOL1130, BIOL1131 (grade of "C" or better)

SSES3050 Functional Anatomy for Exercise Sciences (3)

This course presents opportunities for the student to study the structure and functional relationships of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.  Primary emphasis is placed on the limbs, trunk and the peripheral aspects of the central nervous system.  Focus will include muscle action, and muscle origin and insertion.  .  

Pre-req: BIOL1130, BIOL1131

SSES3100 Scientific Foundations and Techniques of Strength and Conditioning  (3)

A study of the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning, as well as the practical applications to health and wellness promotion, injury prevention, and athletic performance enhancement.  

Pre-req: SSES3000

SSPE2100 Health and Nutrition Across the Lifespan (3)

Fundamentals, practices, and appreciation of healthful living.  Course addresses health, nutrition, and safety issues from early childhood through adulthood.  Emphasis on promotion of healthy lifestyle choices across the lifespan. 

SSPE2200 Human Nutrition (3)

A study of nutrients, including sources, composition, function, and metabolism in the human body.  The human life cycle is considered in planning appropriate diets.

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Contact Information

Athletic Training Education Program
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Tony Ward, Program Director 
(740) 351-3348 
tward@shawnee.edu

Nita Roark, Department Secretary 
(740) 351-3169 
nroark@shawnee.edu

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