Athletic Training Course Descriptions



HAL 205 Introduction to Athletic Training
(3 credits)

Introduction to the health care profession of athletic training. The course explores the history and development of the profession and the concept of the sports medicine team, as well as medical terminology. Students will be required to complete a 50 hour clinical observation. Open to west campus students


HAL 210 Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries
(3 credits)

Recognition and management of medical emergencies with emphasis on those conditions which are most commonly suffered by athletes. Successful completion of the course leads to Professional level Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR),Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certification by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Open to west campus students


HAL 300 Kinesiology
(4 credits)

The mechanical aspects of human motion and the structure and function of these motions in physically active individuals with or without pathological involvement. The student learns basic qualitative and quantitative clinical techniques used in identifying pathological movement. Open to west campus students


HAL 305 Prevention & Care Athletic Injuries
(3 credits)

A course addressing the areas of knowledge, skills, and values needed needed by an entry-level certified athletic trainer needs to identify injury and illness risk factors encountered by athletes and others involved in physical activity and to plan and implement a risk management and prevention program.


HAL 306 Prophylactic Taping /Bracing /Equipment Fitting
(2 credits)

The student will demonstrate the ability to select and apply preventative and protective taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing, and rehabilitative devices in order to prevent further injury. Additionally, the student will identify, select and fit general protective and sports specific protective athletic equipment.


HAL 320 Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis of the Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremity
(3 credits)

This course focuses on the principles of orthopedic examination and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on the components of the comprehensive orthopedic clinical evaluation and diagnosis including: history, inspection, palpation, functional testing, and special evaluation techniques of the lumbar spine & lower extremity.


HAL 321 Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis of the Head, Cervical Spine & Upper Extremity
(3 credits)

This course focuses on the principles of orthopedic examination and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on the components of the comprehensive orthopedic clinical evaluation and diagnosis including: history, inspection, palpation, functional testing, and special evaluation techniques of the head, cervical spine and upper extremity.


HAL 345 Therapeutic Modalities
(4 credits)

Knowledge, skills, and values needed by the entry-level certified athletic trainer to plan, implement, document, and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity.


HAL 351 Research Methods Biostatistics
(3 credits)

This course introduces the student to research in athletic training.  The student learns about the research process, reads, comprehends and appreciates journal articles and begins writing a research proposal on a topic related to athletic training.


HAL 355 General Medical Conditions & Disabilities in the Physically Active
(4 credits)

Presents the pathophysiology and management of common diseases and other medical disorders or disabilities as they relate to athletes and the physically active.


HAL 360 Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
(4 credits)

Presents the principles and objectives inherent in rehabilitating athletic injuries. Discusses orthopedic rehabilitation fundamentals and specific conditioning and re-conditioning techniques. Exposes the student to different types of exercise and equipment used in rehabilitation. Provides laboratory experience in applying various rehabilitation techniques.


HAL 370 Exercise Physiology
(4 credits)

Offers the student an understanding and appreciation of the metabolic and physiological adaptations of exercise. In-depth presentation of muscle, cardiac, and pulmonary physiology related to the healthy human at various states: rest, acute exercise, long term exercise under normal and high stress environmental conditions. Includes presentation of food sources, production of energy, and energy systems. Includes information on how training enhances strength, anaerobic power, aerobic power and physique while slowing the effects of aging and aiding in disease prevention.


HAL 375 Supplement Use for Sport Performance

(2 credits)

Course introduces the use of supplements in sport from a sports medicine and athletic training perspective. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using dietary supplements. Presents scientific research on recommended dosage and potential side effects. Both competitive and recreational athletes' needs and concerns are addressed. Upon completion of course, students should be able to evaluate and make recommendations about dietary supplements. Open to non HSC students.

Prerequisite: BIO 101, BIO 150 or equivalent, or permission of instructor


 

HAL 376: Introduction to Nutrition

(2 credits)

Introduces students to fundamentals of nutritional science and food systems. Reviews dietary sources and functions of macro and micronutrients and the basic of their metabolism and impact on energy balance and common health problems. Explores types of food systems, including production, transformation, distribution, access and consumption and Explores the impact on the environment and human health. Discusses contemporary issues and controversies such as eating disorders, diet trends and sports nutrition. Open to west campus students.


HAL 435 Organization & Administration for the Athletic Trainer
(3 credits)

Examines various issues, policies, and procedures involved with the administration of athletic training in the traditional and nontraditional settings, including facility organization and design, legal liability issues, personnel management, equipment maintenance, budgeting, record keeping, health care services, counseling, and public relations.


HAL 450 Senior Research Seminar in Athletic Training
(3 credits)

Culmination of athletic training curriculum. Students complete and present their research study.


HAL 460 BOC Exam Primer
(1 credit)

This course is designed to provide students with information regarding study techniques, test taking strategies, and application procedures for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.


HAL 481 Athletic Training Practicum I
(3-6 credits)

Assignments in clinical settings related to the students' area of study in prevention and care of athletic injuries, prophylactic taping, bracing and equipment fitting. Students are given the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students participate in a laboratory setting that re-evaluates students' skills through patient interaction, psychomotor and scenario simulations. The credits assigned to these courses are variable and range between three and six credits based on the length of preseason and the start of fall semester classes. Each assigned credit will equate to 40 contact hours. Students will be limited to completing 40 hours per week.


HAL 482 Athletic Training Practicum II
(7 credits)

Assignments in clinical settings related to the students' area of study in evaluation of athletic injuries. Students are given the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students also participate in a laboratory setting that re-evaluates students’ skills through psychomotor and scenario simulations. Provides grand rounds forum. Students are required to complete 280 hours working under the direct supervision of your ACI or CI.  Over the course of the semester, students will be limited to completing 20 hours per week.


HAL 483 Athletic Training Practicum III
(7 credits)

Assignments in clinical settings related to the students' area of study in therapeutic modalities. Students are given the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students participate in a laboratory setting that re-evaluates students' skills through psychomotor and scenario simulations. Provides grand rounds forum. Students are required to complete 280 hours working under the direct supervision of your ACI or CI.  Over the course of the semester, students will be limited to completing 20 hours per week.


HAL 484 Athletic Training Practicum IV
(3-6 credits)

Assignments in clinical settings related to the students' area of study in prevention and care of athletic injuries, prophylactic taping, bracing, equipment fitting, and evaluation and assessment. Students are given the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. The credits assigned to these courses are variable and range between three and six credits based on the length of preseason and the start of fall semester classes. Each assigned credit will equate to 40 contact hours. Students will be limited to completing 40 hours per week.


HAL 485 Athletic Training Practicum V
(7 credits)

This course offers assignments in clinical settings related to the student’s area of study (Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries).  This course will give the student the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.  The student will also participate in a laboratory setting that will re-evaluate the student’s previous skills through psychomotor and scenario simulations.  This meeting time will also act as a venue to discuss current situations arising at the various sites that will provide for a grand rounds forum. Students are required to complete 280 hours working under the direct supervision of your ACI or CI.  Over the course of the semester, students will be limited to completing 20 hours per week.


HAL 486 Athletic Training Practicum VI
(7 credits)

This course offers assignments in clinical settings related to the student’s area of study (General Medical Conditions & Disabilities).  This course will give the student the opportunity to observe and integrate skills under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as various rotations through Physicians practices.  The student will also participate in a laboratory setting that will re-evaluate the students’ previous skills through psychomotor and scenario simulations.  This meeting time will also act as a venue to discuss current situations arising at the various sites that will provide for a grand rounds forum. Students are required to complete 280 hours working under the direct supervision of your ACI or CI.  Over the course of the semester, students will be limited to completing 20 hours per week.


HAL 499 Athletic Training Teaching Practicum
(2 credits)

Advanced students assist faculty members teaching Athletic Training classes.  In addition to working as tutors during instructional periods, students have regular conferences with a faculty supervisor.  Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

 

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