Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Courses

Athletic Training (ATC) courses

  • ATC 220 Introduction to Athletic Training

    This course will cover various aspects of athletic training and related sports medicine professions and the Athletic Training program at Missouri State. Students will have the opportunity to explore the AT profession by completing 10 clinical observation hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 221 Clinical Skills in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 220 or concurrent enrollment; and permission of program director.

    Students are introduced to many of the emergency management and clinical skills required by athletic trainers and other allied health care professionals in a variety of clinical settings. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 222 Athletic Injuries

    Prerequisite: BMS 307 or KIN 250.

    Techniques, principles and theory underlying prevention and care of athletic injuries. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    1

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 224 Basic Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Techniques

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and BMS 307 (or concurrent enrollment with permission of program director).

    Procedures, techniques, principles and theory relative to development of essential cognitive and psychomotor competencies commonly used in athletic training. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 225 Athletic Training Observation

    Prerequisite: ATC 220.

    Clinical observation (50 hours) and experience for students considering a career in Athletic Training or related sports medicine field. Students will explore various athletic training employment settings and learn basic skills

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 240 Clinical Practicum I

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and permission of program director.

    Supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing clinical skills required by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 241 Clinical Practicum II

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 240 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing and refining clinical skills required by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 297 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Variable content and variable credit course. Special study of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 hours. Same topic may be repeated once for credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 320 Athletic Training Administration

    Prerequisite: at least 75 hours towards Athletic Training major completed or at least 15 hours towards Sports Medicine minor completed; and permission of program director.

    Development and administration of current theories, methods and techniques related to the organization and administration of athletic training programs. Integration of leadership behaviors into the practice and management of athletic training practice areas such as program management, budget, insurance, facility design, legal issues, global issues, and ethics in the profession of athletic training will be discussed. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 324 Therapeutic Modalities

    Prerequisite: BMS 308 and permission of program director.

    A study of the theory and application of various therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of many injuries, including ultrasound, diathermy, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, and thermotherapy. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with OTE 624. Cannot receive credit for both ATC 324 and OTE 624.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 326 Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 222 or ATC 224; and BMS 308 and PSY 121.

    Theoretical and practical synthesis of area often requiring instruction on the part of an athletic trainer to enhance performance opportunities for athletes and other areas of physical activity. Emphasis on subject matter and skills necessary to recognize potential problems, help in understanding the interventions, and develop techniques for referral.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 328 Lower Body Assessment

    Prerequisite: ATC 221; and BMS 307 with grade of "C" or better; and BMS 450.

    Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for injuries to the lower body. Students must integrate anatomical structures to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 329 Upper Body Assessment

    Prerequisite: ATC 328.

    Content addresses observation and evaluation techniques for injuries to the upper body. Students must integrate anatomical structures to provide a basis for critical decision making in an injury management environment. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 332 Research Methods in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: PSY 200; and at least 60 hours completed towards Athletic Training major or 12 hours toward Sports Medicine minor; and permission of program director.

    Interactive study of importance and process of conducting ethical research in athletic training and the healthcare professions. Emphasis placed on research design, ethics, collection of data, and the dissemination of results.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 340 Clinical Practicum III

    Prerequisite: ATC 241 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing clinical decision making skills used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 341 Clinical Practicum IV

    Prerequisite: ATC 340 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis is on refining clinical decision making skills used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 344 Foundations of Rehabilitation

    Prerequisite: ATC 328 and BMS 450.

    Content addresses basic concepts, foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation relating to the body. Orthopedic surgical procedures of the body common in athletic training with a focus primarily on joint and musculoskeletal structures, tissue pathology for each protocol, healing constraints, and implications for rehabilitation will also be presented. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 354 Clinical Applications of Rehabilitation

    Prerequisite: ATC 344.

    Applied study of advanced principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Course will focus on clinical decision making as it relates to rehabilitation progression, exercise selection, reconditioning, return to activity and other relative aspects of the rehabilitation process. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 397 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Variable content and variable credit course. Special study of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 hours. Same topic may be repeated once for credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 420 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: BMS 308 with grade of "C" or better; and 60 hours; and permission of program director.

    Students are exposed to various medical specialties which contribute to an understanding of comprehensive health care program. Topics stressed include injury and illness prevention, definitive medical treatment, indications for referral, and injury rehabilitation from the perspective of health care specialists in the community.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 425 Contemporary Topics in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: at least 75 hours towards Athletic Training major completed or at least 15 hours toward Sports Medicine minor completed; and permission of program director.

    Discussion of current issues and problems facing the athletic training profession. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 440 Clinical Practicum V

    Prerequisite: ATC 341 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis on developing critical thinking skills associated with injury rehabilitation used by athletic trainers. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 441 Clinical Practicum VI

    Prerequisite: ATC 440 and permission of program director.

    Continuation of supervised clinical experiences in athletic training. Emphasis is on refining critical thinking skills associated with injury assessment, management, and rehabilitation. Students may be required to be in attendance during periods when regular university classes are not in session. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 497 Athletic Training Seminar

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 222; and permission of program director.

    This course offers a concentration in subject matter to improve skill and knowledge in specific areas. Each workshop or seminar will be concerned with a single topic. Number of class hours is determined by length and specificity of workshop/seminar. Thirty clock hours equal one semester hour. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 498 Research Projects in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 332 and PSY 200; and permission of program director.

    This course provides an opportunity to enhance research skills within a specific topic area of athletic training. The student would conduct a research project under faculty supervision. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 499 Independent Study in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: ATC 221 and ATC 222; and permission of program director.

    This course provides opportunities to pursue specific subject areas in Athletic Training. The independent study may be a reading project or a practical application of theories under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours of credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 610 Leadership Theory and Issues in Athletic Training

    This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specifically to aspects of the practice of athletic training).

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 612 Human Movement

    This course will address the neuromotor coordination and integration of human movement. Concepts of brain mapping, the visual and vestibular systems, movement, and disassociation will be addressed.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 620 Leadership Concepts in Athletic Training

    This course covers an examination and application of leadership and professional theories and the attributes, behaviors, and values necessary for leadership in health professions (specially to aspects of the practice of athletic training.) The organization and function of professional associations, activities that serve the professional community and service to the public, the AT's role in healthcare delivery systems, outcome measurement, the role of evidence-based practice in the AT profession, cultural competence, and medical legal situations will also be covered.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    1

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 630 Leadership Practicum

    Prerequisite: ATC 610 and ATC 612.

    An intensive clinical or administrative leadership experience requiring students to apply leadership knowledge and skills to real world issues. The leadership experience must also embrace the MSA public affairs mission and culminate in a meaningful response to an issue within the athletic training profession.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 632 Manual Therapy Techniques

    Detailed analysis and application of manual therapy techniques for treating musculoskeletal pathologies involving the spine and upper and lower extremities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 640 Evidence-Based Practice

    Course will analyze the clinical reasoning process used in health care disciplines, examine the different types and levels of clinical evidence and explore the implementation of evidence-based practice skills into the student's health care profession/practice.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 710 Seminar in Athletic Training

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Provides a forum for topics germane to the clinical practice settings and transition to professional practice. Topics of interest will cover areas such as performance enhancement principles, diagnostic assessment techniques, surgical procedures, pediatric athletic medicine, clinical education principles, and current professional topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 723 Movement Pattern Assessment

    Introduction of fundamental movement patterns of the body and how to assess these movement patterns. Concepts of neuromotor human development and how these relate to the learning/patterning of these fundamental movement patterns.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 732 Applied Research Methods in Health Care

    Research course in which students deepen their understanding and enhance their research abilities in order to contribute to the advancement of their chosen health care discipline. Course will explore topics of research design and research methods for conducting applied and clinical research projects with a focus on conducting outcomes-related research that can support clinical practices in the student's respective health care discipline.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 733 Corrective Exercise Techniques/Movement Pattern Interventions

    This course will cover the corrections of impairments and compensations to the fundamental movement patterns.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 743 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions

    Advanced concepts and evidence-based principles of rehabilitation programs. Enhancement of previously learned therapeutic exercise techniques and integration of therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise, including objective and functional goal setting and evaluation for appropriate progression and expedited return to activity.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 797 Non-thesis Project

    Prerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of project advisor.

    Active participation in the ongoing research and/or clinical activities of athletic training faculty or clinical experience supervisor. Culminates in a presentation of an extensive scholarly paper. Must be repeated for a minimum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 798 Special Topics

    Prerequisite: permission of program director.

    Special study of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Variable content course. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 hours. Same topic may be repeated once for credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-2
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ATC 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: ATC 732 and permission of research advisor.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. Must be repeated for a minimum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings