Undegraduate Curriculum

The undergraduate Athletic Training Program is a competitive admissions program, below you will find the required courses for the Bachelor’s degree and courses which should be taken prior to application for program admission. 

Students will graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training.

No new Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training candidates will be accepted after the start of the Fall 2017 academic year.  

A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required to continue in the program. Students must earn a “C” or better in required courses and a “B” or better in clinical courses.

Course Number Course Name Instructor Semester Credit Hours
ATR 120-02
Introduction to Athletic Training (CT)
Cobler
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Summer 2017.  This course is an introduction to the athletic training profession.  It covers preventative measures emphasizing proper conditioning, safe equipment, and facilities. Physiological and anatomical analysis of the lower extremity are covered.  Practical experience with wraps, taping, and therapeutic techniques. Meets Critical Thinking core proficiency. (Admission Requirement)
ATR 200
Clinical Education Experience I
Funkhouser
Fall
2
 *Not offered after Fall 2017.

A course for athletic training students involving the mastery of educational competencies &  clinical proficiencies focusing on emergency and acute care. The ATS’s fall sports rotation will be supervised by on-site preceptors. A hospital clinical observation rotation will introduce the student to the departments of wound care and Emergency.  Pre-Season educational In-Services will require early return for fall semester.

ATR 211
Clinical Education Experience II
Funkhouser
Spring
2
 *Not offered after Spring 2018.

A course for athletic training students involving the mastery of educational competencies &  clinical proficiencies. The ATS’s spring sports rotation will be supervised by on-site preceptors.  A hospital clinical observation rotation will introduce the student to the departments of radiology, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy. Students will also learn and utilize common medical terminology.

ATR 230
Emergency Care for Healthcare Professionals
Kilbourne
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Spring 2017.

(Admission Requirement) (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 236
Advanced Strength & Conditioning (SL)
Beltz
Fall
2
 

Principles of designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for various populations. Service Learning component. 

ATR 240
Evaluation of Lower Extremities, Hip, Lumbar & Thorax 
Kilbourne
Fall
3
 *Not offered after Fall 2017

A course for the athletic training student involving the recognition and assessment of specific injuries occurring in the lower extremity, pelvis, thoracic and lumbar spine. (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 261
Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology
Cobler
Fall
3
 

Structural anatomy and its applications to athletic performance. Exploration of biomechanical concepts of human movement.

ATR 262
Therapeutic Modalities
Cobler
Fall
3
 *Not offered after Fall 2017

This course is intended for the athletic training student involving the application of electrical, mechanical, and thermal therapeutic modalities to assist the body’s natural healing process. (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 280
Therapeutic Rehabilitation
Harris
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Spring 2018

A course for the athletic training student involving the understanding and administration of various rehabilitation protocols. (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 321
Clinical Education Experience III
Funkhouser
Fall
2
 *Not offered after Fall 2018

A course for the athletic training student designed to review and refine evaluative techniques of the lower and upper extremity injuries.  In addition, athletic training students evaluative skills are supervised by a certified athletic trainer/Preceptor for the semester at an off-site or on-site location. Pre-Season educational In-Services will require early return for fall semester. 

ATR 331
Clinical Education Experience IV
Funkhouser
Spring
2
 *Not offered after Spring 2019.

A course for the athletic training student involving the mastery of clinical skills which are needed to perform treatments with the use of modalities and appropriate rehabilitation protocols. In addition, athletic training students evaluative skills are supervised by a certified athletic trainer/Preceptor for the semester at an off-site or on-site location.

ATR/HHP 334
Evaluation in Physical Education (QL)
Kuzco/Crutchfield
Fall/Spring
3
 

Techniques for selecting, constructing, administering, scoring and interpreting tests in health and physical education. 

ATR 340
Evaluation of Upper Extremities, Head & C-Spine
Kilbourne
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Spring 2018.

A course for the athletic training student involving the recognition and assessment of specific injuries and conditions occurring in the upper extremity, cervical spine, and head. (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 370
Nutrition
Kilbourne
Fall/Spring
2
 

A course covering proper nutrition as it relates to preventing illness, recovery from injury and effect on athletic performance.

ATR 371
Pharmacology & Common Illnesses
Taylor
Spring
3
*Not offered after Spring 2019

A course covering pharmacologic applications relevant to treatment of injuries and illnesses of the physically active person.

ATR 380
General Medical Conditions in Athletes (ER)
Cobler
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Spring 2019

A course for the athletic training student involving in-depth study of evaluative techniques based on knowledge of human anatomy.  Topics covered also include ethical decision making, general medical conditions, and their management. (2x2 format with Lab)

ATR 441
Clinical Education Experience V
Funkhouser
Fall
2
 *Not offered after Fall 2019

A course for the athletic training student involving the mastery of clinical skills and a better understanding of the psychological and social needs of athletes. This course will also begin to prepare students for the BOC exam process. Pre-Season educational In-Services will require early return for fall semester.

ATR 451
Clinical Education Experience VI
Funkhouser
Spring
2
*Not offered after Spring 2020

A course for the athletic training student involving the mastery of clinical skills and administrative responsibilities of athletic trainers.  Including policy, public relations, legal issues, and continuing education requirements as well as continued BOC preparation.

ATR 462
Research & Design (WC) (OC)
Kilbourne
Spring
3
 *Not offered after Spring 2020

Experimental program utilizing research design, implementation, and analytical evaluation of specific programs for actual cases. Meets the proficiencies for Written and Oral Communication. 

ATR 463
Organization & Administration of Athletic Training
Funkhouser
Fall
1
 *Not offered after Fall 2019

This course involves the organization and operation of an athletic training program including, but not limited to computer applications, insurance, athlete records, budgeting and leadership skills.