Athletic Training Courses

ATR
257
Hours
3
Intro to Athletic Training

The study of current principles in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses.

ATR
258
Hours
1
Clinical Fundamentals

The study and practice of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses. Directed observations under the guidance of BOC certified athletic trainers.

ATR
272
Hours
1
First Aid, Safety & CPR

The discussion and practice of skills and techniques in the emergency response to injuries and illnesses. Includes emergency assessment, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children and adults and AED use.

ATR
300
Hours
3
Foundations in AT

Study and discussion of topics and clinical skills related to the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses. Introduction to healthcare administration.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 257 and ATR 258 and ATR 272
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: BSC 215 and NHM 315 and ATR 310
ATR
305
Hours
3
Clinical Biomechanics for Healthcare Professionals

This course is a review of external and internal forces on the body. It will explore both the statics and dynamics of motion including kinetics and kinematics. This course will also explore a variety of issues of human movement related to exercise/sport and injury.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 257
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: BSC 215; BSC 216
ATR
310
Hours
1
Clinical Skills I

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of BOC Certified and Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainers.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 257 and ATR 258 and ATR 272
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: BSC 215 and NHM 315 and ATR 300
ATR
312
Hours
2
Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams in Sports Medicine

The focus of the course is to learn about the role of various healthcare professionals within the Sports Medicine team and how to interact as a healthcare team to improve patient care.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 272 and ATR 300
ATR
320
Hours
1
Integration of Clinical Skills in AT II

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on the lower extremity. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of BOC Certified and Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainers.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 257 and ATR 258 and ATR 272 and ATR 300 and ATR 310 and BSC 215 and NHM 315
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 357 and BSC 216 and KIN 365
ATR
357
Hours
3
Examination, Assessment & Diagnosis I

Study of the lower extremities as they relate to the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 257 and ATR 258 and ATR 272 and ATR 300 and ATR 310 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and KIN 365 and ATR 320
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: BSC 216 and KIN 365 and ATR 320
ATR
358
Hours
3
Examination, Assessment & Diagnosis II

Study of the upper extremities as they relate to the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 457 and ATR 410 and PH 101
ATR
360
Hours
3
Examination, Assessment & Diagnosis III

Study of the head, neck, face, abdomen, thorax and thoracic and lumbar spines as they relate to the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 410 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 420 and ATR 456 and KIN 492
ATR
405
Hours
3
Psychological Aspects of Injury

This course allows students to explore, develop and refine their personal values and ethical foundations as they relate to the psychosocial aspects of healthcare and professional practice. Special emphasis is placed on the psychology of injury and catastrophe, recognition of psychological conditions, counseling and intervention strategies, and the utilization of mental imagery and other psychological skills. Exploration of professionalism, leadership, communication, diversity, inter-relationships between patients, families and the medical community, stress management, burnout, and ethical questions associated with injury, sport and general healthcare also are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300
ATR
410
Hours
1
Integration of Clinical Skills in AT III

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on the upper extremity and the use of therapeutic modalities in the comprehensive patient care plan. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of credentialed medical and allied medical professionals.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: PH 101 and ATR 358 and ATR 457
ATR
415
W
Hours
3
Scientific Reading and Writing in Athletic Healthcare

The acquisition and application of advanced literature search and scientific literature interpretation skills. The refinement of scientific writing skills as they relate to the development and completion of a scientific proposal paper.

Writing
ATR
420
Hours
1
Integration of Clinical Skills in AT IV

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on the head, neck, face, thorax, abdomen and spine and the use of therapeutic exercises in the comprehensive patient care plan. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of credentialed medical and allied medical professionals.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 410 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: KIN 492 and ATR 360 and ATR 456
ATR
430
Hours
1
Integration of Clinical Skills in AT V

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and therapeutic intervention of injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on acute and chronic medical conditions and their pharmacologic management within a well organized healthcare program. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of credentialed medical and allied medical professionals.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 360 and ATR 410 and ATR 420 and ATR 453 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and KIN 492 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 454 and ATR 455
ATR
432
Hours
3
Physiological Basis and Conditioning Methods for Performance

This course is designed to present up-to-date information regarding the human physiological response to exercise, as well as the applied aspects of strength and conditioning and the scientific principles that guide this practice. Students will gain knowledge in how to perform pre-exercise assessments, develop appropriate exercise training programs based on these assessments, as well as lead and demonstrate safe and effective methods of exercise by the application of the primary theories and principles of exercise science. This course will also introduce methods of patient assessment and reducing the risk of injury. A combination of lecture and practical class sessions will be used.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300, BSC 215, and BSC 216
ATR
440
Hours
1
Integration of Clinical Skills in Athletic Training VI

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical skills in the prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate care and treatment; and rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on acute and chronic medical conditions and post-surgical rehabilitation. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of trained preceptors.

Prerequisite(s): admission to the AT Professional Program, ATR 300, ATR 310, ATR 320, ATR 357, ATR 358, ATR 360, ATR 410, ATR 420, ATR 453, ATR 456, ATR 457, BSC 215, BSC 216, KIN 365, KIN 492, NHM 315 & PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 458
ATR
453
Hours
3
Appl Clin Res Skills

Acquisition, evaluation, synthesis and application of clinical, research and teaching skills in athletic training with an emphasis on clinical question development and the incorporation of evidence based practice in resolving clinical questions and developing and implementing patient care plans. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of allied medical and medical professionals in a range of patient care settings.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 360 and ATR 410 and ATR 420 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and KIN 492 and PH 101
ATR
454
Hours
3
Healthcare Administration in AT

Current theories, methods and techniques in the organization and administration of athletic training programs.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 410 and ATR 420 and ATR 453 and ATR 456 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 430 and ATR 455
ATR
455
Hours
3
Pharmacology and Pathology in AT

The study of acute and chronic illnesses and their response to and the impact on, physical activity. Discussion of pharmacologic agents used in the therapeutic intervention of common acute and chronic illnesses.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 360 and ATR 410 and ATR 420 and ATR 453 and ATR 456 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and KIN 492 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 430 and ATR 454
ATR
456
Hours
3
Therapeutic Intervention II: Rehabilitation & Reconditioning

Methods, theories and techniques in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries. The examination, assessment and diagnosis of injuries relative to rehabilitation and reconditioning.

Prerequisite(s): ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 320 and ATR 357 and ATR 358 and ATR 410 and ATR 457 and BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and PH 101
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 360 and ATR 420 and KIN 492
ATR
457
Hours
3
Therapeutic Intervention I: Therapeutic Modalities

Current theories, methods and techniques in the application of therapeutic modalities during the treatment of injuries. The examination, assessment and diagnosis of injuries relative to therapeutic modalities.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 215 and BSC 216 and NHM 315 and KIN 365 and ATR 300 and ATR 310 and ATR 357 and ATR 320
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: PH 101 and ATR 358 and ATR 410
ATR
458
W
Hours
3
Seminar in AT

Discussion of current issues in athletic training with an emphasis on the application of current research to the practice of athletic training. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: ATR 440
Writing
ATR
488
Hours
1-12
Internship in Athl Training

Directed internship in a health care facility for the senior athletic training student.

ATR
496
Hours
1-12
Ind Study Athletic Training

Independent study of skills and topics in athletic training for the senior athletic training student.

General Health Studies Courses

HHE
265
Hours
3
Safety and Injury Prevention

Among people 1-44 years of age, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the United States according to the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC). Even after age 44, unintentional injury remains among the top ten causes of mortality among Americans. Additionally, millions of Americans are injured each year and not die. For individuals that survive an injury, pain and disability can linger for years, if not for the rest of their lives. This course explores the complex nature of unintentional injuries while examining the impact of various prevention strategies.

Prerequisite(s): NONE
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: NONE
HHE
270
Hours
3
Personal Health

A thoughtful discussion of individual, social, environmental, and political factors that influence personal health and well-being.

HHE
273
Hours
3
Community And Public Health

Methods and techniques by which community health workers identify and measure the scope and intensity of health problems.

HHE
370
Hours
3
Prin/Foundatn Health Promotion

The course examines the role of health education/health promotion and includes an orientation to the profession and consideration of current trends, problems, and issues in health education.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 273
HHE
378
W
Hours
3
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to topics associated with drug use, primarily from a public health perspective. The course will address the effects of drug use on society and the individual, and examine physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of this public health problem. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.

Writing
HHE
385
Hours
3
Introduction to Patient Education

This course serves as an introduction to theories that apply to the practice of patient education in a variety of health care settings. Additionally, the course provides an overview of the U.S. health care industry. Emphasis is on education for promotion of health and change of lifestyle.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 270 and HHE 273
HHE
390
Hours
3
Wellness Assessment and Disease Management

Fundamental principles of wellness assessment and disease management plan development in the worksite. Includes practice of assessment skills and techniques.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 270
HHE
440
Hours
3
Understanding Stress Mgt

An examination of the psychophysiology of the stress response and indicators of excessive stress. Stress management techniques are examined and taught.

HHE
445
Hours
3
Environmental Health

The course is designed to promote the acquisition of environmental health knowledge and skills for application in community/public health education settings. Course content will address environmental factors that affect human and ecological health and environmental health education and promotion strategies.

HHE
446
Hours
3
Health Disparities

This course is designed to explore health disparities in the United States and throughout the world. Course content will address societal factors that have an impact on health disparities. The course focus will also address cultural competency and appropriate health education and promotion strategies.

HHE
450
Hours
3
Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Education and Promotion

An introductory course in epidemiology designed to promote an understanding of the analysis and application of epidemiological data for students in health professions with a primary focus on health education and promotion.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 270 HHE 273
HHE
467
Hours
3
Design Eval Health Promo

Designed to help health educators develop competencies in program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 370
HHE
468
Hours
3
Pract Appl Health Comm & Promo

A lecture/demonstration/discussion course designed to help health educators develop competencies in program applications, with particular attention to the needs assessment process and health communication techniques.

Prerequisite(s): HHE 370
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: HHE 467
HHE
480
Hours
3
Culminating Experience in Public Health

The purpose of this course is to provide students in the Public Health program with opportunities to apply public health and health education/promotion concepts presented during their undergraduate courses. This course includes observations, applications, and reflections of those concepts in professional practice.

Prerequisite(s): Advisor Permission Required
HHE
485
Hours
3
Service Learning in Health Promotion

The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to provide small group health education in a local community setting based on a health need identified by community members. The didactic component of the course involves an introduction to service learning; an overview of health literacy and health education principles, theory, and strategies; and an in-depth review of the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of a particular disease or condition (e.g., Type 2 diabetes). The illness selected would be based on community input. This course will expose students to various genetic, behavioral, and social determinants of health. Approval of instructor required.

HHE
488
Hours
1-12
Internship Communty Hlth

Directed internship in a community health agency, business, clinic, or other health-related setting; observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation.

HHE
496
Hours
1-6
Independent Study

Designed to provide the opportunity for independent work in any area of health education/health promotion.