Master of Athletic Training Curriculum

Curriculum Map

Course # Course Description Hours  Semester
ATP 6301 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury 3 Summer 1
ATP 6101 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury Lab 1 Summer 1
ATP 6302 Emergency Management & Prevention of Injury 3 Summer 1
ATP 6102 Emergency Management & Prevention of Injury Lab 1 Summer 1
ATP 6191 Clinical Education 1 1 Summer 1
  Total Semester Hours 9  
ATP 6311 Introduction to Research in Athletic Training  3 Fall 1
ATP 6312 Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Injuries 3 Fall 1
ATP 6313 Lower Extremity Evaluation 3 Fall 1
ATP 6113 Lower Extremity Evaluation Lab 1 Fall 1
ATP 6192 Clinical Education 2 1 Fall 1
  Total Semester Hours 11  
ATP 6321 Athletic Training Administration 3 Spring 1
ATP 6322 Pharmacology in Athletic Trainnig  3 Spring 1
ATP 6323 Upper Extremity Evaluation 3 Spring 1
ATP 6123 Upper Extremity Evaluation Lab 1 Spring 1
ATP 6193 Clinical Education 3 1 Spring 1
  Total Semester Hours 11  
ATP 7301 Head, Neck & Spine Evaluation 3 Summer 2
ATP 7101 Head, Neck & Spine Evaluation Lab 1 Summer 2
ATP 7302 General Medical Conditions 3 Summer 2
ATP 7194 Clinical Education 4 1 Summer 2
  Total Semester Hours 8  
ATP 7311 Nutrition & Performance 3 Fall 2
ATP 7312 Principles of Strength & Conditioning  3 Fall 2
ATP 7313 Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries 3 Fall 2
ATP 7113 Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries Lab 1 Fall 2
ATP 7195 Clinical Education 5 1 Fall 2
  Total Semester Hours 11  
ATP 7321 Psychological Aspects of Sports Injury 3 Spring 2
ATP 7322 Seminar in Athletic Training  3 Spring 2
ATP 7196 Clinical Education 6 1 Spring 2
  Total Semester Hours 7  
  Total Program Hours 57  

MAT Program Textbooks

List of textbooks used in the MAT program, listed with course number, ISBN and price.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

SUMMER 1
Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury (ATP 6301). Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Athletic Training Students will study the gross and functional anatomical and physiological principles of athletic injury with practical application to motor performance. ATP 6301 Sample syllabus

Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury Lab (ATP 6101). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 6301; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 6101 sample syllabus

Emergency Management & Prevention of Injury (ATP 6302). Credit 3 Hours.  Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. To provide the Athletic Training Student with the knowledge necessary to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of sudden injury or illnesses. ATP 6302 sample syllabus

Emergency Management & Prevention of Injury Lab (ATP 6102). Credit 1 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 6302; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 6102 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 1 (ATP 6191). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 6191 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 9


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FALL 1

Introduction to Research in Athletic Training (ATP 6311). Credit 3 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Athletic Training Students develop the skills necessary to critically review and use evidence in the field of Athletic Training.  This course will introduce research topics and the data collection and application of statistical methods used in Athletic Training and related research. ATP 6311 sample syllabus

Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Injuries (ATP 6312). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Investigate and analyze indications, contraindications and biophysics of agents that aid in the healing of athletic injuries and the reduction of pain utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities, basic therapeutic exercises and rehabilitative techniques. ATP 6312 sample syllabus

Lower Extremity Evaluation (ATP 6313). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  A systematic examination of the fundamental principles and concepts of athletic training as it relates to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries. ATP 6313 sample syllabus

Lower Extremity Evaluation Lab (ATP 6113). Credit 1 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 6313; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 6113 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 2 (ATP 6192). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. ATP 6191.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 6192 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 11


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SPRING 1
Athletic Training Administration (ATP 6321). Credit 3 Hours.  Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  A course designed to provide the athletic training student with competencies needed to plan, coordinate and supervise administrative components of an athletic training organization including those pertaining to health care, financial, personnel and facilities management, and public relations. ATP 6321 sample syllabus

Pharmacology in Athletic Training (ATP 6322). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Introduces principles of drug therapy across the lifespan and the use of drugs as they pertain to the health care of athletes and their effect on athletic competition.  An emphasis on the knowledge, skills and values required of the Athletic Trainer on pharmacological applications, including indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions, documentation and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injury and illness in athletic training. ATP 6322 sample syllabus

Upper Extremity Evaluation (ATP 6323). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  A systematic examination of the fundamental principles and concepts of athletic training as it relates to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries. ATP 6323 sample syllabus

Upper Extremity Evaluation Lab (ATP 6123). Credit 1 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 6323; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 6123 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 3 (ATP 6193). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. ATP 6192.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 6193 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 11


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SUMMER 2
Head, Neck & Spine Evaluation (ATP 7301). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  A systematic examination of the fundamental principles and concepts of athletic training as it relates to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the head, neck and spine. ATP 7301 sample syllabus

Head, Neck and Spine Evaluation Lab (ATP 7101). Credit 1 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 7301; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 7101 sample syllabus

General Medical Conditions (ATP 7302). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Focuses in the identification and treatment of medical conditions of the nervous, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, integumentary systems. Emphasis placed on the role the Athletic Trainer has in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of  associated conditions as directed by a supervising physician. ATP 7302 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 4 (ATP 7194). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. ATP 6193.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 7194 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 8


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FALL 2
Nutrition and Performance (ATP 7311). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  The course examines nutritional needs across the life span, focusing on the basic nutrients and their food sources, and nutrient utilization in the human body. There will be a study of the association between nutrition and exercise performance, nutrition assessment of athletes, how to measure body composition, and the use of and controversy over ergogenic aids are explored. ATP 7311 sample syllabus

Principles of Strength & Conditioning (ATP 7312). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Instruction in basic physiological adaptations to strength and speed development, exercise prescription and testing, and facility design and safety. ATP 7312 sample syllabus

Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries (ATP 7313). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Introduction to the principles of rehabilitation of sports injuries, including range of motion, pain control, balance, proprioception, strengthening, and endurance.  The development of therapeutic goals and objectives, exercise gradation and methods of evaluating rehabilitation progress will be stressed. ATP 7313 sample syllabus

Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries Lab (ATP 7113). Credit 1 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training.  Laboratory to accompany ATP 7313; application of theories, skills and practice. ATP 7113 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 5 (ATP 7195). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. ATP 7194.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 7195 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 11


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SPRING 2
Psychological Aspects of Sports Injury (ATP 7321). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Examines the knowledge, skills, that the athletic trainer must possess to recognize and intervene, and when appropriate, refer to a recognized professional; the socio-cultural, mental, emotional, and physical behaviors of athletes and others involved in physical activity. ATP 7321 sample syllabus

Seminar in Athletic Training (ATP 7322). Credit 3 Hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. A capstone course designed for research discussion of critical questions and contemporary issues and problems in athletic training/sports medicine.  Athletic Training Students will prepare for the Board of Certification Exam. ATP 7322 sample syllabus

Clinical Education 6 (ATP 7196). Credit 1 hours. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance for progression into the Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. ATP 7195.  Integration of educational competencies and clinical proficiencies with classroom instruction and supervised field based experience. ATP 7196 sample syllabus

Total Hours: 7


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