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The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to provide students, within a liberal-arts framework, with the strong scientific foundation and extensive practical experience they need to become certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). Athletic Training is an area of health care concerned with prevention, recognition, care, and rehabilitation of sports-related and similar injuries. Athletic Trainers work as part of a comprehensive sports-medicine team that includes physicians, physical therapists, and other health-care professionals. U pon completion of the B.S. degree in Athletic Training at Marist, graduates will be eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). Those passing this exam will be certified as Athletic Trainers by the BOC. The baccalaureate program qualifies students for entry-level positions in high schools, colleges, and universities; professional sports organizations; hospitals and medical clinics; and corporate and industrial settings. Students also may go on for further study in graduate and professional schools. Marist’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is registered with the New York State Education Department as a licensure-qualifying degree program. 

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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

ATHT 104 Introduction to Athletic Training (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

This introductory course in athletic training is designed for those interested in the Athletic Training major. The student will gain insight into the profession, the preparation of the athletic trainer, and the role of the athletic health-care professional in various settings. Discussions about other allied health-care professionals with whom the athletic trainer will work closely (PTs, EMTs, etc.) will be emphasized. This course will also introduce those interested in Athletic Training to the basic clinical techniques in dealing with prevention and management of athletic injuries and will include discussions on preventative wrapping and strapping, padding and bracing, and splinting and transportation.

ATHT 205 Basic Concepts in Athletic Training and Lab (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

This course will cover the clinical examination and diagnosis and the acute care of injuries and illnesses with emphasis placed on emergency medical care. The entire body will be addressed within these domains as well as other issues pertinent to the health care of athletes. The laboratory session is designed to provide the student with practical application of the material discussed in the lecture.

ATHT 304 Therapeutic Modalities and Lab (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

Discussion of the latest therapeutic techniques used in athletic training. History of the foundation of all modalities as well as current concepts. Use and misuse, as well as contraindication, for all modalities. Each student will practice and learn each modality through the laboratory session so they have a clear understanding of why and how to use each modality.

ATHT 306 Therapeutic Exercise and Lab (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

The use of rehabilitation equipment and exercises associated with rehabilitation in athletic injuries. The student will also use evaluation devices such as a goniometer, girth testing, gait analysis, muscle testing, joint mobilization, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.

ATHT 307 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

This course takes a multi-faceted approach to the general science of strength training. Topics to be covered include exercise physiological concepts and applications, testing and evaluation, beginning and advanced flexibility and exercise techniques, program design, periodization, aerobic and anaerobic training considerations, nutrition, performance enhancing substances, exercise prescription for the strength athlete, and organization and administration of an exercise facility. This course will also provide a practical challenge to the student to apply scientific concepts and principles into the development of sports specific training programs. The student will have the opportunity to create a complex training program for an athlete utilizing the concepts discussed in the course. In conjunction with other classes, students should have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-PT) exam.

ATHT 310 Lower Body/Extremity Assess of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Lab (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

This course will provide the student with information on assessment techniques specific to the lower body. The assessment techniques will include material specific to history, observation, palpation, range of motion, and special tests. Also included in the course will be material on neurological and circulatory evaluations for the lower body.

ATHT 311 Upper Body/Extremity Assess of Musculoskeletal Injuries and  Lab (3 credits)

<i>Two Credits – lecture, One Credit – laboratory</i> <br>

This course will provide the student with information on assessment techniques specific to the upper body. The assessment techniques will include material specific to history, observation, palpation, range of motion, and special tests. Also included in the course will be material on neurological and circulatory evaluations for the upper body.

ATHT 330 Advanced Concepts in Athletic Training (3 credits)

Detailed coverage of advanced athletic injury evaluation techniques (head and neck injuries; spine board extraction; head and face injury; unconscious athlete; etc). Emphasis will also be placed on special athletic-related topics, common skin disorders, illnesses, pharmacology, casting and splinting, and youth sports. The laboratory section will coincide with the lecture topics each week. It will allow the student the practical application experience he or she will need to develop competencies in these areas.

ATHT 400 Athletic Training Administration (3 credits)

This senior-level course is designed to present the responsibilities of the athletic trainer as an educator and administrator. Ideas of learning theory, learning styles, and instructional strategies will be presented. The evolving role of athletic training in the United States health-care system will be discussed.

ATHT 395, 396, 397, 398, 497, 498 Clinical Practicum I-VI   (6 credits)

<i>One credit each.</i> <br>

These Practicum courses are designed to assess student competency and proficiency in the psychomotor skills determined by the NATA Educational Council. The proficiencies will address the areas of risk management and injury prevention, assessment and evaluation, acute care, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities, psychosocial intervention/referral, health-care administration, professional development/responsibilities, and nutritional aspects. In addition, clinical experience in affiliated athletic training settings is required.

 

 For additional information including other course requirements, recommended program sequence, pre-requisites, and any other requirements please refer to the catalog.

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