Agenda Item FA 17-46

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate) – (Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences)

New Courses & Program of Study Change (1 package)

10/05/17: Returned

Log Number: 201705-2

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences – Graduate


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Master of Science- Athletic Training Major


Summary of the Changes:

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree (APC Log Number 201608-12) received approval from the Board of Trustees on March 14, 2017. The MSAT program is to prepare students for entry into a career in Athletic Training. At the culmination of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national Board of Certification exam to become Certified Athletic Trainers. Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide services comprised of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Traditionally, ATs are employed in middle school, secondary school, collegiate, and professional sport settings to care for their respective athletes. In addition, many ATs work outside of athletic settings providing physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as other services to people of all ages (i.e. military, law enforcement, industry).
We are now submitting the Master of Science in Athletic Training for approval of the program of study, including all new courses. The degree program consists of a total of 54 credit hours. Students will have the option to enroll in an independent study course (ATR 6xxx Independent Study in Athletic Training), which would add a minimum of 1 credit hour to the total of 54 credit hours. We are prepared to begin the program in the Summer 2018. Courses will be staffed via current faculty in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences and adjunct instructors. No new tenure-track faculty lines are requested.
The new MSAT degree will be initiated and supported through reallocation of the complete E&G base budget and all accounts from the current BS in Athletic Training ($394,101). Faculty Salaries and Benefits, USPS Salaries and Benefits (25% of the current department office manager position), and Other Personnel Services (Adjunct Instructors) will be funded through reallocation of E&G resources. The “Expenses” category reflects the purchase of four cadaveric specimens through reallocated MSAT Auxiliary and Department E&G budgets. The “Library” category expenses reflect the requested cost to maintain the existing library resources by the library staff. Library resources are presently adequate to implement the new program and additional expenses will be funded through library budgets. The continuing base in Year 5 will remain $394,101.
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Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I
(3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers"
AND "ATR5xxx: Foundations in Athletic Training"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers, ATR 5xxx Foundations in Athletic Training 
The study and practice of techniques used when assessing orthopedic and athletic-related injuries to the lower extremity and lumbar spine. The student will integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, biomechanics, and evaluative techniques to form a basis for an initial treatment plan. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II
(3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers"
AND "ATR5xxx: Foundations in Athletic Training"
AND "ATR5xxx: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5XXX Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers, ATR 5XXX Foundations in Athletic Training, ATR 5XXX Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I 
The study and practice of techniques used when assessing orthopedic and athletic-related injuries to the upper extremity and cervical/thoracic spine. The student will integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, biomechanics, and evaluative techniques to form a basis for an initial treatment plan. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Foundations in Athletic Training (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Overview course to provide students with foundational information and skills necessary in the clinical practice of Athletic Training. Topics include acute care, risk management, orthopedic taping and bracing, and equipment fitting. Students will also learn the roles and responsibilities of a Certified Athletic Trainer and the sports medicine team. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (4 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an in depth examination of human anatomy, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal anatomy, through the use of human cadaveric specimens. This course includes 1 credit hour for lecture and 3 credit hours for lab.

 

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Therapeutic Interventions I (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers"
AND "ATR5xxx: Foundations in Athletic Training"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5XXX Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers, ATR 5XXX Foundations in Athletic Training 
A study of current theory and operation of therapeutic modalities as they relate to the healing process and are used in the treatment of injuries in a physically active population. This course includes basic physics, physiological effects, indications, and contraindications for therapeutic modalities commonly utilized in the Athletic Training-sports medicine setting. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Therapeutic Interventions II (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Therapeutic Interventions I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5XXX Therapeutic Interventions I 
This course examines the theory and application of various contemporary methods of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active population.
The student is introduced to manual therapy techniques and other primary components of comprehensive rehabilitation designs. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Therapeutic Interventions III (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Therapeutic Interventions I"
AND "ATR5xxx: Therapeutic Interventions II"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Therapeutic Interventions I, ATR 5xxx Therapeutic Interventions II 
This course examines the implementation, functional progressions, and outcomes in the process of treating and rehabilitating injuries in a physically active population. The course focuses on the rehabilitation goals and objectives as well as return to participation criteria. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical Medicine (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite course: ATR 5xxx Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers 
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills that an athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat, and refer when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity. Pharmacology is included as it relates to general medical conditions and disabilities of physically active individuals. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course presents the advanced study and application of emergency management techniques in dealing with trauma resulting from injuries and illnesses suffered by a physically active population. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Athletic Training Administration (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the necessary policies, procedures, maintenance, and daily operation of Athletic Training facilities. Emphasis will be placed on human resource, financial and information management, principles of facility design and planning, legal and ethical considerations, and professional development as it relates to Athletic Training.

 

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Research Methods (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course explores the process and methods of scientific inquiry and interpretation of research findings in Athletic Training. Students will gain familiarity with the major elements of research including literature review, design and methodology, statistical analysis, presentation of data, and ethical considerations.

 

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Seminar in Athletic Training (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course integrates prior Athletic Training coursework and clinical education experiences for the BOC Certification Exam. This course will also serve as a forum for discussion of current Athletic Training issues. 
This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical Integration I (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers"
AND "ATR5xxx: Foundations in Athletic Training"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR XXXX Gross Anatomy for Athletic Trainers, ATR XXXX Foundations in Athletic Training 
An introductory experience in an Athletic Training-sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Students will develop competence in foundational Athletic Training skills while providing care to physically active individuals under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Additional clinical education experiences may be provided under the direct supervision of other licensed health care providers. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical Integration II (3 crs)

ATR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Clinical Integration I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Clinical Integration I 
An intermediate clinical experience in an Athletic Training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Students will develop competence in mid-level Athletic Training skills while providing care to physically active individuals under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Additional clinical education experiences may be provided under the direct supervision of other licensed health care providers. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical Integration III (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Clinical Integration I"
AND "ATR5xxx: Clinical Integration II"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Clinical Integration I, ATR 5xxx Clinical Integration II 
An advanced clinical experience in an Athletic Training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Students will integrate mid-level and advanced Athletic Training skills while providing care to physically active individuals under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Additional clinical education experiences may be provided under the direct supervision of other licensed health care providers. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical Integration IV (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Clinical Integration I"
AND "ATR5xxx: Clinical Integration II"
AND "ATR6xxx: Clinical Integration III"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Clinical Integration I, ATR 5xxx Clinical Integration II, ATR 6xxx Clinical Integration III 
An advanced clinical experience in an Athletic Training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Students will integrate advanced Athletic Training skills while providing care to physically active individuals under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Additional clinical education experiences may be provided under the direct supervision of other licensed health care providers. This course includes 2 credit hours for lecture and 1 credit hour for lab.

 

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Clinical-Decision Making I (1 cr)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I"
AND "ATR5xxx: Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II"
AND "ATR5xxx: Therapeutic Interventions I"
AND "ATR5xxx: Therapeutic Intervention II"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I, ATR 5xxx Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II, ATR 5xxx Therapeutic Interventions I, ATR 5xxx Therapeutic Interventions II 
In this course students will apply knowledge in the areas of injury prevention, orthopedic assessment, and therapeutic interventions in the management of injuries among physically active individuals through the use of case studies and simulations.

 

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Clinical-Decision Making II (1 cr)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"ATR5xxx: Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma"
AND "ATR5xxx: Clinical Medicine"
AND "ATR6xxx: Athletic Training Administration"
AND "ATR6xxx: Clinical-Decision Making I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite courses: ATR 5xxx Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma, ATR 5xxx Clinical Medicine, ATR 6xxx Athletic Training Administration, ATR 6xxx Clinical-Decision Making I 
In this course students will apply knowledge in the areas of clinical medicine, emergency care, health care administration, and evidence based practice in the athletic training setting through the use of case studies and simulations.

 

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Applied Research (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"ATR6xxx: Research Methods"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite course: ATR 6xxx Research Methods 
This course is designed for students to complete a capstone research project that will produce a scholarly product that will contribute to the profession of Athletic Training and one’s own personal endeavors

 

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Independent Study in Athletic Training
(v. 1-3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or enhance knowledge and/or skills in the field of athletic training. This course may be repeated up to 6 credits.

 

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Clinical Integration Experience  (3 crs)

ATR

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

A clinical experience in an Athletic Training - sports medicine setting with follow-up seminars. Students will integrate Athletic Training skills while providing care to physically active individuals under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Additional clinical education experiences may be provided under the direct supervision of other licensed health care providers. This course may be repeated up to 6 credits. This course includes 1 credit hour for lecture and 2 credit hours for lab.