MAT 6900    Basic Athletic Training Laboratory    1 s.h.

This laboratory course is an introduction to psychomotor skills associated with sports and fitness injury recognition, evaluation and management. The course emphasizes the development of competency in essential entry-level athletic training skills. Topics include injury and illness assessment skills, injury prevention techniques, and prophylactic bracing, taping and support techniques.
Prereq.: Admitted to the program.

MAT 6905    Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Injuries    2 s.h.

This course examines issues related to the psychological impact and sociological factors related to exercise, injury, and illness, inactivity and rehabilitation following sports injury. Particular emphasis is placed on developing strategies for identifying problems, intervening, and making referrals for commonly encountered injuries and illnesses.
Prereq.: Admitted to the program.

MAT 6910    Clinical Practicum 1    4 s.h.

Introduction to basic clinical experience working in a CAATE approved setting.
Prereq.: Admitted to the program.

MAT 6915    Evaluation and Management of Lower Extremity Injuries    4 s.h.

The primary focus is to present a systematic process for accurately evaluating lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses commonly seen in the physically active population. This course focuses on the athletic training competencies and proficiencies associated with lower extremity injury assessment and evaluation, risk management and injury prevention, and the acute care of injuries and illnesses.
Prereq.: Admitted to the program.

MAT 6920    Therapeutic Modalities    4 s.h.

This course focuses on the use of therapeutic modalities in the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured athlete. The course will present the physiological and mechanical modalities. Students will investigate the current literature on the safe and effective application of various modalities and their appropriate integration into a well-designed rehabilitation program.
Prereq.: MAT 6900.

MAT 6925    Evaluation and Management of Upper Extremity Injuries    4 s.h.

This course is designed to continue with the development of the injury evaluation process, injury mechanisms associated with common sports injuries, and increased recognition of pathologies associated with a physically active population. Instruction and experience are directed toward the athletic training and competencies and proficiencies associated with the upper extremity, hear, and neck recognition, assessment, and evaluation, risk management and injury prevention and implications for acute care.
Prereq.: MAT 6915.

MAT 6930    Clinical Practicum 2    4 s.h.

Involves both a clinical education experience which provides for integration of athletic training psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills, and clinical proficiencies; and field experience providing informal learning and practice and application of clinical proficiencies in a clinical environment under the supervision of an approved instructor.
Prereq.: MAT 6910.

MAT 6935    Athletic Training Organization and Administration    3 s.h.

This course is a requirement for students in athletic training. It deals primarily with the administrative competencies necessary to accomplish the successful day-to-day operation of an athletic training program and facility.
Prereq.: MAT 6900, MAT 6910.

MAT 6940    Therapeutic Exercise    4 s.h.

A study of the indications, contraindications, physiological effects, special programs, and resistance methods that are used in the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The focus of this course is to develop the cognitive competencies necessary for the safe, effective, and evidenced-based application of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques in a physically active patient population.
Prereq.: MAT 6920, MAT 6925.

MAT 6945    General Medical Conditions    3 s.h.

Many conditions that beset athletes, performers, and other patients and not musculoskeletal in nature. The athletic trainer must be cognizant of these - and well versed in their diagnosis and management - in order to be fully equipped to administer proper and comprehensive healthcare.
Prereq.: MAT 6925.

MAT 6950    Evidence-Based Practice/Research    3 s.h.

This course will introduce the research process in athletic training. Coursework will address the conception and methodological procedures of designing and pursuing research. The importance of pursuing quality research will be stressed and the procedures necessary to complete this process will be presented. Students will develop skills and a knowledge base that will aid them while conducting and critically reviewing research.
Prereq.: MAT 6930.

MAT 6960    Clinical Practicum 3    4 s.h.

Involves both a clinical education experience which provides for integration of athletic training psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills, and clinical proficiencies; and field experiences providing informal learning and practice and application of clinical proficiencies in a clinical environment under the supervision of an approved instructor.
Prereq.: MAT 6930.

MAT 6965    Advanced Perspectives    2 s.h.

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Prereq.: MAT 6945.

MAT 6970    Pharmacology    3 s.h.

This course serves as an introduction to pharmacology for students pursuing careers in Athletic Training. The molecular world of pharmaceutical processes and cellular biochemical determinants of therapeutic interventions will be explored. An understanding of the fundamental principles of therapies for various conditions will be discussed. Constraints placed on athletes in the performance environment, and correct protocols with medication management for athletes will be discussed.
Prereq.: MAT 6945, MAT 6950.

MAT 6975    Advanced Seminar    3 s.h.

This course is designed to explore the identification and treatment of athletic injuries. The information and skills are intended for those students with relatively high level of sophistication in sports medicine. This course is a writing intensive and research orientated upper division course.
Prereq.: MAT 6935, MAT 6950.

MAT 6980    Clinical Practicum 4    4 s.h.

Involves both a clinical education experience which provides for integration of athletic training psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills, and clinical proficiencies; and field experiences providing informal learning and practice and application of clinical proficiencies in a clinical environment under the supervision for an approved instructor. Athletic training students are required to be involved in clinical education and field experiences in order to gain entry-level proficiencies in the profession.
Prereq.: MAT 6960.

MAT 6985    Capstone Project 1    2 s.h.

This course will develop skills and a knowledge base that will aid the student while conducting and critically reviewing research in athletic training. Coursework will address the design of research in athletic training. The importance of pursuing quality research in athletic training will be stressed and the procedures necessary to complete this process will be presented.
Prereq.: MAT 6930 and MAT 6935.

MAT 6990    Capstone Project 2    2 s.h.

Coursework will focus on developing the skills needed to critically synthesize material with accepted practice, and prepare professional presentations using acquired data and an appropriate statistical analysis. The importance of pursuing quality research in athletic training will be stressed and the procedures necessary to complete this process will be presented.
Prereq.: MAT 6950, MAT 6985.