Athletic Training (AT)

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AT-520   Introduction to Athletic TrainingCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-520L.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the relationship of athletic trainers in the management and care of injuries and their roles as professional Allied healthcare practitioners. Course includes overview of the following topics: professional responsibilities, risk management and injury prevention, pathology of common sport related injury, differential diagnosis techniques, injury and illness management and referral, therapeutic intervention and professional development. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-520L   Basic Techniques in Athletic TrainingCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-520.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience covering the basic practical skills associated with athletic training. Skills include; preventative taping and bracing, crutch fitting and use, application of cold (ice bags/cups) and heat (hot pack) modalities, basic stretching, environmental safety and pre-participations examination techniques. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-525   Emergency CareCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-525L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines the role of athletic trainers in the management and care of emergency and life threatening medical injury/illness. Lectures and case studies regarding emergent conditions and factors in efficacious medical response will be discussed. This course has a large practical component, requiring students to apply emergency and critical care techniques through practical experiences and exams. Students will be certified through the American Heart Association in Professional Rescuer CPR and AED. The role and responsibility of athletic trainers in Emergency Action Planning, athletic/side-line emergency care, environmental related injury and illness, catastrophic injury prevention and management, anthropometric measurement, use of devices for alternative airway and core body temperature will be discussed and practiced. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-525L   Basic Techniques in Emergency Care LabCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-525.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the role of athletic trainers in the management and care of emergency and life threatening medical injury/illness Laboratory experience to practice the skills required of an Emergency Medical Technician. This course has a large practical component, requiring students to apply emergency and critical care techniques through practical experiences and exams. Students will be certified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The role and responsibility of athletic trainers in Emergency Action Planning, athletic/side-line emergency care, environmental related injury and illness, catastrophic injury prevention and management, anthropometric measurement, use of devices for alternative airway and core body temperature will be discussed and practiced. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-530   Clinical Skeletal AnatomyCredits: 2   

Corequisites: AT-533 and AT-535.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with a functional understanding of the human body. Students will learn palpation and basic clinical testing techniques for skeletal tissues - bone, joint capsule, connective tissue and muscles. Early diagnostic procedures of functional assessment will be modeled and students will be required to complete both written and practical exams. Practical exams will include common bony and joint palpations, active and passive joint range of motion assessment techniques and manual muscle testing protocols. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-533   Intro Evidence Based RshCredits: 1   

Corequisites: AT-530 and AT-535.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the most common research methods seen in the field of athletic training. Students will achieve a working understanding of quality research and how it becomes part of the evidence used to create policy and best practices, improve patient outcomes and greater expand the understanding of athletic training professionals. Students will learn the basics of empirical research, including the scientific method, definition of problems and hypotheses, constructs and definitions of research variables, methods and analysis. Students will create a case study for presentation in the final week of class. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-535   Physiology of Physical ActivityCredits: 2   

Corequisites: AT-530 and AT-533.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents the basic principles of the physiology of physical activity. Students will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal physiological findings, the body's adaptations to activity/inactivity, and methods to prevent injury and improve activity level/athletic performance. An association of poor physiological function to injury and illness. Physical and physiological alterations due to repetitive stress on the body's systems will also be a focus of this course. Effective Summer 2019.

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AT-540   Lower Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic ProceduresCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-540L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents the basic principles of physical examination and application of diagnostic measures for the lower extremity. A detailed review of functional anatomy in the form of bony and soft tissue palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing neurological examination, and specials tests. Knowledge of all joints and structures of the lower extremity will be discussed and tested through written and clinical practical examinations. Joints evaluated will include Pelvic Girdle/Hip, Sacroiliac Joint Knee, Ankle, Foot/Toe (rear, mid, and forefoot). Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-540L   Lower Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-540.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience to practice the skills of palpation, range of motion assessment (passive, active, and resistive), manual muscle testing, joint specific special tests, neurological testing, and assessment of findings in a lower extremity evaluation. Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-545   Therapeutic Interventions I - ModalitiesCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-545L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examine the body's tissue response to injury and methods used to create an optimal environment for healing. Use of the therapeutic modalities for acute and chronic injury will be the focus of Therapeutic Interventions I. Tissue response, the stages of healing, and pain modulation will be discussed using the following interventions - thermal modalities, manual therapies (massage, joint mobilizations, PNF), mechanical (traction), ultrasound and phonophoresis, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis, light (laser) therapies, and trending therapeutic interventions. Medical indications, contraindications, safety and legal considerations. Knowledge and understanding are tested through written and clinical practical exams. Students will complete a modalities research/presentation project. Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-545L   Therapeutic Modalities LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-545.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience to practice the skills of application of superficial thermal agents, electrical stimulation, diathermy, therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic low-level laser and light therapy, mechanical modalities (tractions, intermittent compression, continuous passive motion, massage and biofeedback), and use of therapeutic medications for phonophoresis and iontophoresis. Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-550   Pathomechanics and Ergonomic Considerations in Physical ActivityCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-530 and AT-535.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents the basic principles of arthokinematics and pathomechanics of human movement. Students will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal human movement. An association of poor arthokinematics, biomechanics/pathomechanics, and ergonomics to injury and illness. Physical and physiological alterations due to repetitive stress on the body's systems will also be a focus of this course. Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-555   Clinical Experience ICredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-520, AT-520L, AT-525, AT-525L, AT-540, AT-540L, AT-545, and AT-545L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided practical experiences in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation of athletic/active related injury. Clinical experiences will be provided under the direct supervision of certified and licensed athletic trainers and/or physicians, known as clinical preceptors. Students will be evaluated by clinical preceptors for course credit. Clinical experiences are meant to apply classroom/didactic knowledge and skills to real patients from diverse backgrounds and in traditional and emerging athletic training settings. Students will experience a fully immersive clinical rotation. Completion of multiple reflective assignments will be evidence of experiential learning. Effective Fall 2019.

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AT-560   Upper Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic ProceduresCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-560L.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents the basic principles of physical examination and application of diagnostic measures for the upper extremity. A detailed review of functional anatomy in the form of bony and soft tissue palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing neurological examination, and specials tests will be presented through lecture. Knowledge of all joints and structures of the upper extremity will be discussed and tested through written and clinical practical examination. Joints evaluated will include: Sternoclavicular, Shoulder Girdle, Glenohumeral/Shoulder Joint, Elbow, Wrist, Hand/Fingers. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-560L   Upper Extremity Evaluation and Differential Diagnostic LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-560.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience to practice the skills of palpation, range of motion assessment (passive, active, and resistive), manual muscle testing, joint specific special tests, neurological testing and assessment of finding in an upper extremity evaluation. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-565   Therapeutic Interventions II - RehabilitationCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-565L.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examine the body's tissue response to injury and methods used to create an optimal environment for healing. Use of the therapeutic rehabilitation for acute and chronic injury will be the focus of Therapeutic Interventions II. The phases of tissue repair and rehabilitation, conditioning and reconditions of injured patients, development of functional rehabilitative exercise progression and return to play will be the focus of learning using the following interventions - range of motion techniques, resistance exercise for strength and balance, functional movement patterns and return to full participation in sport of daily living. Medical indications, contraindications, safety and legal considerations. Knowledge and understanding are tested through written and clinical practical exams. Students will present a therapeutic rehabilitation project. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-565L   Therapeutic Rehabilitation LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-565.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience to practice the skills and implementation of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques. Students will analyze posture and gait; assess ergo-dynamics, design and appropriately progress rehabilitation protocols of mock patients. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-570   Nutrition for Health and SportCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-530, AT-535, and AT-550.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the role of nutrition in improving performance, enhancing healing, and preventing illness and injury. General concepts in healthy eating, dietary requirements, weight management, body image dysmorphia and associated disorders, proper hydration, meal planning/timing, and over the counter performance enhancing supplements. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills through completing written exams and class projects. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-575   Clinical Experience IICredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-560, AT-560L, AT-565, AT-565L, and AT-570.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided practical experiences in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation of athletic/active related injury. Clinical experiences will be provided under the direct supervision of certified and licensed athletic trainers and/or physicians, known as clinical preceptors. Students will be evaluated by clinical preceptors for course credit. Clinical experiences are meant to apply classroom/didactic knowledge and skills to real patients from diverse backgrounds and in traditional and emerging athletic training settings. Students will experience a fully immersive clinical rotation. Completion of multiple reflective assignments will be evidence of experiential learning. Effective Spring 2020.

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AT-620   Axial Skeleton and Organ Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis LaboratoryCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-620L.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents the basic principles of physical examination and application of diagnostic measures for the structures of the axial skeleton and the organs of the thorax and abdomen. A detailed review of functional anatomy in the form of bony and soft tissue palpation, range of motion, manual muscle testing neurological examination, and specials tests. Knowledge of all joints and structures of the axial skeleton, thorax and abdomen are tested through written and clinical practical examination. Joints and organs evaluated will include cervical, thoracic, lumbar (and lumbosacral) spine, ribs, sternum, skull, brain, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestine, urinary tract, and reproductive organs. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-620L   Axial Skeleton and Organ Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-620.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory experience to practice the skills of palpation, range of motion assessment (passive, active, and resistive), manual muscle testing, joint specific special tests, neurological testing, and assessment of findings in axial skeleton. Assessment of function of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary systems, as well as the eyes, ears, nose, throat, dermis, and cranial nerves. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-625   Pathology of Illness and InjuryCredits: 3   

Corequisite: AT-635.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examine the pathophysiological, biomechanical, and environmental factors of illness and injury in sport. An understanding of common illness/injuries found among athletic and active patients. Also presented will be pharmacological and no-pharmacologic interventions to improve health and limit/prevent injurious pathology. Students will demonstrate knowledge through performance on written examinations. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-630   Psycho-Social Aspects of Illness and InjuryCredits: 2   

Corequisite: AT-635.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examine the psychological and sociological aspects of human performance and illness/injury. Students will recognize normal and abnormal social, emotional, and mental behaviors. Students will learn how to develop referral networks, improve communication and interpersonal skills with all constituents. The ability to educate athletes/patients, coaches, parents, and other health care professionals on impact of injury/illness on psychological and social well-being will be integral to this course. Student knowledge and understanding are evaluated through written examination, reflective assignments, and course related projects. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-633   Creating Evidence Based Research ICredits: 1   

Corequisite: AT-533.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Creation of independent research projects, which add to the body of knowledge and evidence-based practice in athletic training. Students will select a research topic and define a research question. Complete a cursory review of relevant literature and effectively complete an introduction for an independent research project. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-635   Clinical Experience IIICredits: 1   

Corequisites: AT-625 and AT-630.

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided practical and observational experiences in a general medical and orthopedic setting. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of certified and licensed athletic trainers and/or physicians, known as clinical preceptors. Students are evaluated by clinical preceptors for course credit. Clinical experiences designed to apply classroom/didactic knowledge and skill to real patients from diverse backgrounds and in traditional and emerging athletic training settings. Students will experience a fully immersive clinical rotation. Completion of multiple reflective assignments will be evidence of experiential learning. Effective Summer 2020.

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AT-640   Legal and Ethical Aspects of HealthcareCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-520 and AT-525.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Investigates the many legal and ethical aspects of athletic training. Basic legal concepts of constitutional rights and legal responsibilities, tort law/negligence, property/manufacturer law, personal service laws, the role of regulatory agencies, and mitigating risk of legal action. The legal and ethical issues of equity, fairness and equality, along with common ethical models and professional ethics will also be explored. Understanding is evaluated through written examination and class projects. Effective Fall 2020.

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AT-645   Therapeutic Interventions III - Pharmacological and Ergogenic AidsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AT-545, AT-545L, AT-565, and AT-565L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the scientific principles related to the effects of pharmaceuticals and ergogenic aids on sport performance. This course will focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug classifications (chemical, generic, trade, and legal), drug approval processes, statutory requirements related to storage and distribution, use of "Physician Desk References" and drug information documents, the long term effects of ergogenic aids/performance enhancing drugs and supplementation, and related sport governing body mandates for drug and supplement use. Effective Fall 2020.

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AT-650   Creating Evidence Based Research IIICredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-533 and AT-633.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): HY

Students will complete a review of relevant literature and design methodology for independent research projects. All students will submit their introduction, literature review, and methods of data collection to the professor along with all forms for approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Monmouth University as evidence of their knowledge and understanding. Effective Fall 2020.

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AT-655   Clinical Experience IVCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AT-555, AT-575, and AT-635.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided practical experiences with an equipment intensive sport in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation of athletic/active related injury. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of certified and licensed athletic trainers and/or physicians, known as clinical preceptors. Students are evaluated by clinical preceptors for course credit. Clinical experiences designed to apply classroom/didactic knowledge and skills to real patients from diverse backgrounds and in traditional and emerging athletic training settings. Students will experience a fully immersive clinical rotation. Completion of multiple reflective assignments will be evidence of experiential learning. Effective Fall 2020.

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AT-660   Healthcare ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: AT-635, AT-640, and AT-645.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HY

Theory and practice of athletic trainers within the complex healthcare system. Students will understand healthcare policy and delivery mechanisms, medical reimbursement, mitigation of risk through insurance, laws, and best practices related to documentation and privacy. Understanding is demonstrated through on-line examinations and the completion of multiple course projects. Effective Spring 2021.

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AT-665   Collecting and Presenting Evidence Based ResearchCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: AT-533, AT-633, and AT-650.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HY

Collection of data and outcomes from an independent research project, analysis of data using SPSS, and interpretation of finding will be the focus of this course. Students will present their research projects through a poster presentation to peers, preceptors, and local healthcare professionals. Students will also be required to apply for a presentation of their research project at a scholarly meeting at the state, regional, or national level. Effective Spring 2021.

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AT-670   Seminar in Athletic TrainingCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Final semester of MSAT (AT-655).

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HY

Final preparation for the profession of athletic training. Students will sharpen their resumes, complete job search and interview projects, and prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam, complete documentation for state licensure and documentation for a National Provider Identification (NPI) number. Effective Spring 2021.

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AT-675   Clinical Experience VCredits: 4   

Prerequisites: AT-555, AST-575, AT-635, and AT-655.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided practical experiences with an equipment intensive sport in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, disposition and rehabilitation of athletic/active related injury. Clinical experiences under the direct supervision of certified and licensed athletic trainers and/or physicians, known as clinical preceptors. Students are evaluated by clinical preceptors for course credit. Clinical experiences designed to apply classroom/didactic knowledge and skills to real patients from diverse backgrounds and in traditional and emerging athletic training settings. Students will experience a fully immersive clinical rotation. Completion of multiple reflective assignments will be evidence of experiential learning. Effective Fall 2020.