Courses

  • SAR AT 205: Athletic Training Practicum I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT or AT/DPT students only or consent of AT program director.
    Initial exposure to the role and skills of an athletic trainer. Includes certification in Emergency Cardiac Care. 1 credit
  • SAR AT 304: Athletic Training Practicum II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 205; AT or AT/DPT students only.
    This clinical course integrates the fundamental principles of patient care, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, ethical decision making, and communication with students' clinical education experiences completed under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor.
  • SAR AT 305: Athletic Training Practicum III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 304; AT or AT/DPT students only.
    This clinical course builds on content covered in AT 304: Athletic Training Practicum I with a focus on integrating foundations of professional practice, principles of patient care, and evidence-based practice, with students' clinical experiences completed under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor.
  • SAR AT 355: Foundations of Athletic Training
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS BI 106; AT or AT/DPT students only.
    This is the first course in a two- part series on exam and diagnosis, focusing on acute care in athletic training. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the athletic trainer in prevention, diagnosis, and referral of patients in acute distress. This course lays the foundation of evaluation with concentration on primary and secondary surveys particularly during emergency situations. Clinical decision making and hands-on skills are emphasized.
  • SAR AT 356: Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Conditions
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT355; SAR HS369 (if not taken concurrently). AT or AT/DPT students only.
    Evaluation and diagnosis of patients with upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions; also includes immediate management of orthopedic injuries.
  • SAR AT 404: Clinical Athletic Training I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 305 and SAR AT 356; AT and AT/DPT students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. This course includes content relating to examination of the head and spine and situational orthopedic and taping assessments.
  • SAR AT 405: Clinical Athletic Training II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 404; AT and AT/DPT students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. This course includes content relating to the examination and management of patients with non-orthopedic conditions. A focus on developing proficiency in the examination of patients with orthopedic conditions is accomplished via situational orthopedic assessments.
  • SAR AT 430: Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 531 and SAR AT 404; AT and AT/DPT students.
    This course will identify various approaches to assessing patients of all levels of function and implementing appropriate, evidence-based, interventions aimed at improving and enhancing function throughout a performance spectrum.
  • SAR AT 432: Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT or AT/DPT students only.
    An overview of administrative and organizational concepts that relate to health care entitiesthat provide athletic training services. A problem-solving approach to facility design, fiscal management and management, insurance, and legal issues is used.
  • SAR AT 497: Clinical Experience I
    This initial supervised clinical experience provides students with an introduction to clinical care. This course emphasizes foundations of clinical care, including the use of evidence to guide practice, cultural competence, interprofessional practice, communication, ethical decision-making, documentation, and patient-centered care. The discussion-based classroom component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice.
  • SAR AT 504: Clinical Athletic Training III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 405 and SAR AT 430; AT students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. Course content relates to career planning, pharmacology, psychology of injury and recovery, and non-orthopedic conditions
  • SAR AT 505: Clinical Athletic Training IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT 504; AT students only.
    Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. Course content includes examination of contemporary issues in a group-based discussion format.
  • SAR AT 510: Examination & Treatment I
    This is the first of a 3-semester course series provides the student with a process for prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The course begins with study of the basic principles and underlying theories relating to examination and treatment techniques and applies them to examination, diagnosis and management of patients in acute distress. Includes certification in emergency cardiac care. Lecture and lab.
  • SAR AT 511: Examination & Treatment II
    The second course in this 3-semester series focuses on application of the principles of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient's functional abilities and then designing interventions that maximize participation. Lecture and lab.
  • SAR AT 512: Examination & Treatment III
    The final course in this 3-semester series focuses on application of the principles of prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The examination process emphasizes connecting identified impairments to the patient's functional abilities and then designing interventions that maximize participation.
  • SAR AT 520: Functional Anatomy AT
    Builds on a previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology are integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion.
  • SAR AT 525: Connecting Policy to Practice
    This class uses a case-based approach to learning about the development and implementation of policies and procedures that impact delivery and quality of care. Specific content that is linked to policy (such as concussion and catastrophic head and neck injury) will be introduced, with students gaining concurrent skill in the management of these conditions.
  • SAR AT 530: Behavioral Health
    The focus of this course is on identification, referral, and treatment options for patients with organic and non-organic mental health conditions.
  • SAR AT 597: Clinical Experience
    This initial supervised clinical experience provides students with an introduction to clinical care. This course emphasizes foundations of clinical care, including the use of evidence to guide practice, cultural competence, interprofessional practice, communication, ethical decision-making, documentation, and patient-centered care. The discussion-based classroom component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice.
  • SAR AT 598: Clinical Experience II
    This supervised clinical experience provides students with continued clinical care opportunities. This course continues to emphasize foundations of clinical care, including the use of evidence to guide practice, cultural competence, inter-professional practice, communication, ethical decision- making, documentation, and patient-centered care. The discussion-based classroom component is designed to facilitate critical thinking and reflection on practice.