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Athletic Training Education Program
Course Descriptions
KINE 1306 First Aid (3)
Offers instruction in the knowledge and skills necessary, in an emergency situation, to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Opportunity for American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.
KINE 2370 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
Introduction to the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Laboratory experiences emphasize taping and bracing methods and techniques for preventing musculoskeletal injuries/conditions. A 200 clock hour clinical observation component is required for students that intend to apply for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program. S
 
KINE 3371 Evaluation of the Lower Extremity (3)
Procedures and techniques for the recognition, assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries to the lower extremity. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of information gathered through injury history, observation,palpation, testing range of motion,neurological and orthopedic examination. F Prerequisites:KINE 2306 , 2370, BIOL 1306, 1307, 3350,3352
 
KINE 3372 Evaluation of the Upper Extremity (3)
Procedures and techniques for the recognition, assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries to the upper extremity. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of information gathered through injury history, observation,palpation, testing range of motion,neurological and orthopedic examination. S Prerequisites:KINE 2306 , 2370, BIOL 1306, 1307, 3350, 3352.
 
KINE 3373 Tissue Pathology and Pharmacology (3) *
This course addresses the affects of acute and chronic illness and their response to, and impact on, physical activity. Pharmacologic intervention used in the care of general illnesses and musculoskeletal disorders in the physically active will also be studied as it relates to the knowledge base of the entry-level athletic trainer.  S ’11 Prerequisites:KINE 2306, 2370, BIOL 1306, 1307, 3350, 3352.
 
KINE 3374 General Medical Conditions in the Athlete (3) *
Students will gain 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. Includes learning and demonstrating general physical exam screening skills appropriate for entry-level athletic trainers.  F ‘09 Prerequisites: KINE 2306, KINE 2370, BIOL 1306, 1307, 3350, 3352.  
 
KINE 4175 Seminar in Athletic Training (1)
The advanced preparation of scholarly writing complimenting discussion of topics and issues related to the field of athletic training. Emphasis is on professional preparation, employment, credentialing, governance, ethics, and scope of practice. Prerequisites: KINE 2306, KINE 2370, KINE 3371, KINE 3372, KINE 3373, KINE 3374, KINE4370, KINE 4372, KINE 4375.
KINE 4355 Psychology of Injury (3) *
Identification and analysis of the psychosocial factors related to the prevention of and recovery from athletic injuries and the development of counseling and referral skills needed when working with athletes and others in the sports medicine environment. S’10
KINE 4370 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
In-depth study of the application of therapeutic physical agents and modalities treatment used in the care and rehabilitation musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The course will also focus on cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills that used in the application of cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy. Prerequisite: KINE 2370 or equivalent. S.
KINE 4372Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (3)
Students will learn and initiate the principles and goals of common rehabilitative techniques and procedures of athletic injuries and therapeutic exercise. Emphasis will include holistic and evidence-based approaches to the application of techniques and procedures. F Prerequisites: KINE 2370,3340, BIOL 3350, BIOL 3352.
 
KINE 4375 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3) *
This course addresses the organization and administration of an athletic training program as a component of the overall health care of athletes and the physically active. Emphasis includes the objectives, principles and problems the are encountered in the management of a comprehensive athletic training program. F ’10 Prerequisites:KINE 2306 , 2370, BIOL 1306, BIOL1307, BIOL3350, BIOL 3352.
KINE 4395 Practicum in Athletic Training (0.5)
Students will engage in supervised clinical activities associated with professional athletic training practice over 6 semesters.  Activities will take place on and off campus. Emphasis focuses on the advancement of cognitive learning and psychomotor skills into application in clinical practice. FS SU
 
* Courses offer every other year