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Course Descriptions

ATEP230 Introduction to Athletic Training
An introduction to the history and structure of the athletic training profession as well as the responsibilities and functions of a certified athletic trainer. Credit 2 hours.

ATEP232 Practical Applications in Athletic Training
Application of common wrapping, taping, bracing, protective equipment, and bandaging techniques in athletic training. Splinting, spine boarding, establishing airway, and other emergency procedures also are included. Lecture and Laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP234 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in an emergency room setting. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of performance evaluations and a final exam. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Program. Credit 1 hour.

ATEP235 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 2
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in an emergency room setting. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ATEP 234. Credit 1 hour.

ATEP236 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
The study of the care and prevention of common athletic injuries and illnesses. Lecture and laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP337 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 3
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and with a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ATEP 235. Credit 2 hours.

ATEP338 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis 1
Injury assessment of the head and lower extremities as well as gait analysis. Lecture and laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP339 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis 2
Injury assessment of the spine and upper extremities as well as posture analysis. Lecture and laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP340 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 4
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and with a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ATEP 337. Credit 2 hours.

ATEP347 Therapeutic Exercise
Development and implementation of specific rehabilitation protocols for various athletic injuries. Lecture and laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP440 Therapeutic Modalities
Scientific principles and applications of various therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries. Lecture and laboratory. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP441 General Medical Condition
This course is an in-depth study of selected medical conditions incurred by individuals. Students will learn how to identify a broad range of medical conditions and will understand their immediate care and treatment. Pharmacology will be a strong component of this course. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP443 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
Organization and administrative procedures of an athletic training facility and program Credit 3 hours.

ATEP444 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 5
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate environment and in a general medical setting. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ATEP 340. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP445 Athletic Training Clinical Experience 6
This rotation has been structured to provide the student with practical hands-on experience while working in the collegiate and high school environment and in a general medical setting. Students are assigned to a preceptor of the Southwestern College Athletic Training Program. Students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience. Students are evaluated during the course through the use of clinical proficiency modules, case studies, and performance evaluations. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ATEP 444. Credit 3 hours.

ATEP459 Practicum in Athletic Training
Off-campus practicum at a site approved by the Director of Athletic Training Education. Prerequisite: Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program. Course graded S/U. Credit 1-3 hours (1 credit per 25 contact hours, up to 3 credits optional).

ATEP462 Seminar in Athletic Training
Emphasis placed on preparation for taking the BOC examination and professional development. Capstone course for the athletic training major. Credit 2 hours.

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