Athletic Training

Assistant Professor: Brian Gerry

The Athletic Training major is designed for students who want to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The athletic trainer specializes in the following practice areas: prevention, recognition, evaluation, immediate care, rehabilitation and recognition of athletic injuries, health care administration, education, and counseling. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession. This curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Athletic Training Major:

65 credit hours
Required Courses: 50 credit hours
AT 101 — Athletic Training Experience I (2 cr)
AT 201 — Athletic Training Experience II 2 cr
AT 301 — Athletic Training Experience III (2 cr)
AT 315 — Administration in Athletic Training (2 cr)
AT 350 — Assessment of Athletic Injuries (4 cr)
AT 355 — Current Trends in Athletic Training (2 cr)
AT 370 — Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3 cr)
AT 371 — Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training (3 cr)
AT 375 — General Medical Practicum (1 cr)
AT 395 — Internship in Athletic Training I (1-4 cr)
AT 401 — Athletic Training Experience IV (2 cr)
AT 451 — Athletic Training Experience V (2 cr)
AT 495 — Internship in Athletic Training II (1-4 cr)
EXSC 265 — Theory and Techniques of Strength and Conditioning (2 cr)
EXSC 320 — Physiology of Exercise: Lecture & Lab (3 cr)
EXSC 325 — Kinesiology/Biomechanics: Lecture & Lab (3 cr)
GENL 206 — Emergency Medical Technician
HLTH 222 — Nutrition and Exercise (2 cr)
HLTH 242 — Personal Health (2 cr)
HLTH 365 — Medical Aspects of Sport (2 cr)
PE 218 — Responding to Emergencies (2 cr)
PE 280 — Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)

Required Supportive Courses: 15 credit hours
BIOL 110 — Biology and Human Concerns (4 cr)
– or– BIOL 120 — Biological Principles I
BIOL 150 — Human Anatomy (4 cr)
CHEM 116 — General Chemistry I (4 cr)
-or- CHEM 120 — Accelerated General Chemistry (4 cr)
PSYC 115 — General Psychology (3 cr)
– or– PSYC 210 — Life-Span: Human Development
Valid First Aid and CPR card (or PE 230)

Students who choose this major are also encouraged to take additional courses in Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. To obtain the clinical skills required of the curriculum, athletic training students will participate in a three year clinical rotation under the direct supervision of a Clinical Preceptor (CP).

Athletic Training Courses:

Prerequisite for all AT courses: Must be accepted in the ATP

AT 101 Athletic Training Experience I (2 credits)
An entry level skills and knowledge course for students majoring in Athletic Training. Athletic training administration, organization and prevention skills and knowledge will be assessed. Students must demonstrate competency in these skills and knowledge areas. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 201 Athletic Training Experience II (2 credits)
This course is designed for the athletic training major to demonstrate competency in the skills of taping and wrapping. Students must demonstrate proper technique in employing various taping and wrapping procedures to prevent or assist with the treatment of injuries to the upper and lower extremities. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.

AT 301 Athletic Training Experience III (2 credits)
An advanced course for students majoring in Athletic Training. Knowledge and skills of therapeutic modality use and rehabilitation techniques are emphasized. Students must demonstrate competency in designing and implementing rehabilitation programs for various athletic injuries. Students will also demonstrate competency in recognizing diseases and illnesses associated with athletes. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 315 Administration in Athletic Training (2 credits)
This course examines the administrative tasks required of the athletic trainer for successful operation of the program including; facility design, policies and procedures. Budget, administration of physical examinations, record keeping, insurance requirements and legal considerations will also be studied. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.

AT 350 Assessment of Athletic Injuries (4 credits)
This course is designed to prepare Athletic Training students in the advanced assessment of athletic related injuries. Each student will be required to perform advanced assessment skill on selected subjects, as well as to demonstrate competency in spine, upper and lower body assessment skills. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 355 Current Trends in Athletic Training (W - Area 2.1B) (2 credits)
This course is designed for the upper class student in Athletic Training. The course will emphasize research and writing about current sports medicine issues. Students will also be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skill with various injury scenarios. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.

AT 370 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3 credits)
This course is designed for the upper class student majoring in Athletic Training. Students will be introduced to therapeutic modality theory, application, and techniques as they relate to the athletic population. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 371Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training (3 credits)
This course is designed for the upper class student majoring in Athletic Training. Students will be introduced to rehabilitation theory, application, and techniques as they relate to the athletic population. Field trip experiences and laboratory sessions will be utilized to promote hands-on knowledge of common rehabilitation techniques.
Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.

AT 375General Medical Practicum (1 cr)
This course is for the level three Athletic Training Students (ATS) within the Athletic Training Program (ATP). The ATS will be required to participate in a minimum of 20 clinical hours of education with a local family practice physician (MD/DO, PA, NP). This will include observing and interacting in the diagnosis and care of various general medical conditions. The ATS will also participate in evidence based practice (EBP) research and participate in weekly practicum case study discussions with the instructor. Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 395 Internship in Athletic Training I (1-4 credits)
Senior Athletic Training students are assigned to a Clinical Preceptor (CP) who provides sports medicine services to an Augustana athletic team for an entire season. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 401 Athletic Training Experience IV (2 credit)
An advanced course for students majoring in Athletic Training. Students must demonstrate competency in assessing injuries, identifying the mechanisms, performing evaluation techniques, and discussing initial treatment options for injuries to the upper and lower extremities. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Fall Semester.

AT 451 Athletic Training Experience V (2 credits)
This course is an advanced level course for the students majoring in Athletic Training. Knowledge and skills of rehabilitation techniques are emphasized. Students must demonstrate competency in designing and implementing rehabilitation programs for various athletic injuries. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.

AT 495 Internship in Athletic Training I (1-4 credits)
Senior Athletic Training students are assigned to a Clinical Preceptor (CP) who provides sports medicine services to an Augustana athletic team for an entire season. Prerequisite: Must be accepted in the ATP; Offered Every Spring Semester.