• Courses

    Athletic Training Major required courses:

    Athletic Training (ATTR) courses:

    • ATTR 1101 – Taping, Bracing & Equipment Fitting
    • ATTR 1310 – Introduction to Athletic Training (Fall)
    • ATTR 1320 – Essential Clinical Skills in Athletic Training
    • ATTR 2321 – Field Experience I
    • ATTR 2322 – Field Experience II
    • ATTR 2302 – Basic Athletic Injury Care (Fall/Spring)
    • ATTR 3321 – Field Experience III
    • ATTR 3322 – Field Experience IV
    • ATTR 3310 – Rehabilitation/Reconditioning for Athletic Trainers (Fall 3)
    • ATTR 3340 – Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers (Spring 3)
    • ATTR 3350 – Injury/Illness Evaluation I -- process/lower extremity (Spring 1)
    • ATTR 3351 – Injury/Illness Evaluation II -- upper extremity (Fall 2)
    • ATTR 3352 – Injury/Illness Evaluation III -- head- face/spine/thorax/abdomen (Spring 2)
    • ATTR 4321 – Field Experience V
    • ATTR 4322 – Field Experience VI
    • ATTR 4140 – Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers (odd fall semesters/junior-senior year)
    • ATTR 4141 – Pathology for Athletic Trainers (odd fall semesters/junior-senior year)
    • ATTR 4142 – Medical Aspects of Sports (odd fall semesters/junior-senior year)
    • ATTR 4144 – Current Topics in Athletic Training (even fall semesters/junior-senior year)
    • ATTR 4240 – Organization & Administration of Athletic Training Programs (even fall semesters/junior-senior year)

    Required supporting courses:

    • FSSC 3302 – Essential Elements of Nutrition
    • FSSC 3313 – Kinesiology (Fall/Spring)
    • FSSC 3314 – Exercise Physiology (Fall/Spring)
    • FSSC 3360 – Instruction of Strength & Conditioning
    • FSSC 4304 – Statistical Methods
    • BIOL 2410 – Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Fall/Spring)
    • BIOL 3418 – Advanced Anatomy (Fall)
    • MATH 1310 – College Algebra (Fall/Spring/Summer)
    • CHEM 1301 – Essentials of Chemistry I and CHEM 1101 (Lab)
      OR
      CHEM 1310 – General Chemistry I and CHEM 1110 (Lab) (Fall/Spring)
    • PSYC 1301 – Intro to Psychology (Fall/Spring)
    • PSYC 4321 – Psychological Counseling (Fall) [Prerequisite – PSYC 1301]
    Clinical Experiences (all required unless otherwise indicated):

    Clinical experiences involving direct patient care under preceptor supervision. Emphasis areas include:

    • Variety of sports involving injuries/conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity, tunk, head & protective equipment-intensive
    • Non-orthopedic patients
    • Patients across the lifespan
    • Patients of varying activity levels
    • Patients of a variety of socioeconomic statuses
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      These experiences will include a minimum hours requirement of 152 clinical hours/semester and a maximum of 400 clinical hours/semester (no more than 120 clinical hours/month. These hours standards do not include required clinical hours during scheduled university breaks, including, but not limited to, August pre-season sport activities, Christmas break and Spring Break. These standards recognize clinical hours will fluctuate based on the clinical assignment and calendar.

    • Orthopedic Surgery -- Abilene Sports Medicine & Orthopedics (minimum 3 weeks; 8 hours/week)
    • General Medical -- Presbyterian Medical Care Mission (minimum 3 weeks; 4 hours/week)
    • Rehabilitation -- D1 Elite Physical Therapy/D1 Sports Physical Therapy  (minimum 3 weeks; 8 hours/week)
    • Spine/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation -- Texas Sport & Spine (minimum 3 weeks; 10 hours/week)
    • High School (optional) -- Abilene High School or Cooper High School (minimum 3 weeks; 10-15 hours/week)
       


     

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