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Athletic Training and Therapy (HSC-201)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

January 2015 - Present.

Subject Area:
Exercise Science

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance and discuss the nutritional needs of the active individual; outline varying environmental conditions and describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee and be able to recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body; detect certain emergency situations and describe the role and responsibilities of EMS professionals; relate rehabilitation, healing, and drugs to therapeutic exercise and synthesize different treatment plans; and describe financial and human resource management strategies for personal trainers.

This is a self-study course that is assessed by a final examination. It provides students with an extensive background in athletic training and acute and emergency care as a profession. Students who are coaching majors need to understand the extent of athletic trainers’ required knowledge and the importance of therapeutic intervention and health care administration so that they might better understand their role in the health care of physically active patients. Students who are majoring in athletic training will find in this essential background on which to build their complete education.

Recommended Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology (SCI-201) or equivalent.

Credit Recommendation:
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Athletic Training (1/15).