ATR 5000 GROSS ANATOMY (5 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to familiarize the student with the clinically relevant aspects of human anatomy via an in-depth examination of anatomical structure and function.  In addition to regional gross human anatomy, the course will also cover selected topics in the areas of histology and embryology related to the structures of the selected regions.  Emphasis is placed on relationship of structure and normal variants with clinical correlation to pathology and disease presentation. The laboratory component of this course focuses attention on spatial relationships, anatomic variation, and relationship of organ systems.  The lecture and lab sections correlate with the ATR 4900/5100 Fundamental Skills in Athletic Training course that runs concurrently.

ATR 5100 FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This clinical skills lab focuses on fundamental athletic training skills necessary for active participation in the patient care setting. The primary focus is on an introduction to patient history and physical examination, musculoskeletal palpation, pre-participation physical examinations, injury prevention concepts, and documentation. Pre-requisite: admission to MSAT program

ATR 5101 FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides an introduction to clinical decision making through an exploration of evidence-based practice frameworks, a team approach to healthcare, legal and ethical considerations, primacy of the patient, effective communication and concepts of professionalism and cultural competence. Pre-requisite: admission to MSAT program

ATR 5102 MANAGING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  A lecture, laboratory, and clinical experience that provides a comprehensive approach to the identification of risk factors, preparation of emergency action plans, and recognition and care of emergency medical conditions including those that may lead to sudden death. Prerequisite: Current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Admission to MSAT program.

ATR 5215 MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS I (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, and appropriate referral decisions. Co-requisites: ATR 4916/5216 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis II and ATR 4925/5225 Clinical Decision Making I. Pre-requisite admission to MSAT program.

ATR 5216 MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS II (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of upper extremity and musculoskeletal injuries including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, and appropriate referral decisions. Co-requisites: ATR 4915/5215 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis I and ATR 4925/5225 Clinical Decision Making I. Pre-requisite admission to MSAT program.

5217 SPINE, POSTURE, AND MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries to the spine and torso including the identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, and appropriate referral decisions. This course will also provide a comprehensive approach to assessment of the spine posture and dynamic movement patterns as it relates to musculoskeletal injuries. Co-requisites: ATR 5215 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis I and ATR 5225 Clinical Decision Making I. Pre-requisite admission to MSAT program.

ATR 5218 CLINICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Clinical imaging is an important compliment to the diagnostic process for patients presenting to athletic trainers with musculoskeletal pain and disorders. This course will explore the various imaging modalities that are commonly used in musculoskeletal practice and discuss the relevance of these tests to athletic training practice including plain film radiography, CT, MRI, bone scan, and ultrasound imaging. Clinical indications, algorithms for the selection of appropriate tests, relative risk of imaging, and interpretation of results in the context of athletic training practice will be discussed.

ATR 5225 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING I (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides instruction of the standard techniques and procedures for the evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses. Co-requisites ATR 5215, 5216, and 5217. Pre-requisite: admission to MSAT program

ATR 5235 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE I (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course investigates the concepts of evidence based practice as it relates specifically to musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis with a primary focus on clinician-and patient-oriented outcome measures and appropriate referral decisions. Students will explore primary literature focused on clinical questions related to a comprehensive approach to injury evaluation. Pre-requisite: admission to MSAT

ATR 5245 PEDIATRIC SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL ROTATION (2 cr) This clinical rotation focuses on the health care needs of pediatric/adolescent athletes. This rotation is completed concurrently with other weekly courses required in the first professional year of study. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clinical hours/semester, maximum 300 clinical hours/ semester, participating in an inter-professional sports medicine team providing care to competitive high school athletes, with an emphasis on football and wrestling.

ATR 5315 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS I (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course explores the concepts of designing therapeutic interventions for patients with physical dysfunctions that stem from inflammation, pain, and limited movement patterns.  The primary focus is on the use of therapeutic modalities, pharmacotherapy, and manual therapy techniques.  Co-requisites: ATR 5316 Therapeutic Interventions II and ATR 5325 Clinical Decision Making II

ATR 5316 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS II (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides an in-depth exploration of the concepts of designing therapeutic interventions and corrective exercise plans for patients with physical dysfunctions and limitations associated with orthopedic injuries, pathological movement patterns, and non-operative rehabilitation. Co-requisites: ATR 5315 Therapeutic Interventions I and ATR 5325 Clinical Decision Making II

ATR 5317 MANUAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on using functional movement and isolated segment assessment approaches and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Impairments of Body Function. Key evidence-based examination and intervention techniques will be covered for all regions. A combined lecture and lab format will be used to provide evidence to guide management of each region and to learn and practice key skills. Select mobilization techniques including thrust and non-thrust; mobilizations with movement; massage; and myofascial release will be included.

ATR 5325 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING II (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Through the use of problem-based learning, case studies and standardized patients this course allows for the assessment of patient status using clinician-and patient-oriented outcome measures. Based on this assessment and with consideration of the stage of healing and goals, students will design and implement comprehensive therapeutic interventions to maximize the patient’s participation and health-related quality of life. Co-requisites: ATR 5315 Therapeutic Interventions I and ATR 5316 Therapeutic Interventions II.

ATR 5335 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE II (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course investigates the concepts of evidence based practice as it relates specifically to therapeutic interventions with a primary focus on clinician-and patient-oriented outcome measures. Students will explore primary literature focused on clinical questions related to the design, implementation, and modification of therapeutic interventions. 

ATR 5345 COLLEGIATE SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL ROTATION I (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This clinical rotation focuses on the health care needs of collegiate athletes. This rotation is completed concurrently with other weekly courses required in the first professional year of study. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clinical hours/semester, maximum 300 clinical hours/ semester, participating in an inter-professional sports medicine team providing care to competitive collegiate athletes in the immediate Piedmont Triad region.

ATR 6101 GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS (3 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course explores the physical, mental, and social health problems seen in the physically active individual, emphasizing the recognition of signs, symptoms, and predisposing conditions related to the specific illness or disease and its recommended treatment.

ATR 6102 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides an in-depth exploration of altered structural and physiological adaptation processes and how they apply to assessment and treatment of disease and injury with an emphasis on conditions encountered in athletic training and health care.

ATR 6103 CASTING, BRACING, AND ORTHOTICS (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a lab-based course that prepares students in common orthopedic office procedures including upper and lower extremity casting and splinting application, orthotic fabrication and fitting, and selection and fitting of various durable medical equipment.

ATR 6145 ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL ROTATION. (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This 3-week, clinical rotation occurs in an orthopedic physician practice setting. Students will participate in an inter-professional health care team focused on orthopedic assessment and clinical procedures with patients across the lifespan. This rotation is an immersive clinical experience that is taken independent of other coursework. Students will complete a minimum of 100 clinical hours, maximum 130 clinical hours.

ATR 6215 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course focuses on business management principles associated with athletic training clinical practice as well as leadership and professional development.

ATR 6217 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS III (3 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an in-depth exploration of the care and rehabilitation of patients who have undergone common orthopedic surgical procedures. The class will be focused on designing therapeutic intervention plans for post-operative patients based upon concepts and understanding of wound and tissue healing, surgical procedures, functional and structural impairments, foundational movement patterns, and post-operative rehabilitation. Pre-requisites: ATR 5315 Therapeutic Interventions II and ATR 5325 Clinical Decision Making II.

ATR 6235 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE III (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course synthesizes the concepts of evidence based practice as it relates to clinical practice. Students will collect and analyze actual clinician-and patient-oriented outcomes generated in the context of their own clinical practice in order to improve patient care.

ATR 6245 COLLEGIATE SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL ROTATION II. (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This full-time clinical immersion rotation focuses on the health care needs of collegiate athletes. The course is designed to facilitate synthesis and the integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into patient care. This rotation allows students to participate in the full scope of athletic training clinical practice (e.g., emergency and acute care, assessment and diagnosis, rehabilitation, reconditioning, return to sport) as part of an inter-professional sports medicine team. Students will complete a minimum of 400 clinical hours/semester, maximum 600 clinical hours/semester.

ATR 6255 – INTERPROFESSIONAL SEMINAR I (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to provide students in health care professional programs with introductory knowledge of interprofessional teamwork within an evolving health care system.  The purpose of the course is to introduce concepts in interprofessional education to health profession students for collaborative patient, family, and community health care.  The philosophical and theoretical foundations of interprofessional health care are explored.  Interactive learning experiences provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of each professions contribution to health care.  This is a foundation course for future interprofessional study of evidence-based practice, health promotion, issues of health care delivery, and clinical application of these concepts.

ATR 6315 OPTIMIZING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE (3 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores the concepts of assessing, designing, and implementing specialize performance programs to address the health and performance goals of the athletes. The primary focus is on movement instruction, nutrition, energy systems, and program design.

ATR 6317 SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (1 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course serves as a formal review for the national Board of Certification, Inc. examination for certification as an athletic trainer. Students will also discuss current professional issues pertinent to their entrance into the profession as practicing clinicians.

ATR 6345 Elective Clinical Rotation. (4 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This full-time clinical immersion rotation provides the athletic training student the opportunity to gain experience in a specific area of clinical practice. Areas of interest are chosen from a variety of practice foci including but not limited to out-patient rehabilitation, orthopedic practice, primary care, dance medicine, industrial and occupational health, military, and athletic performance, professional sport, high school and collegiate athletics. The course is designed to facilitate synthesis and the integration of knowledge, skills, and clinical decision-making into patient care. This rotation allows students to participate in the full scope of athletic training clinical practice relative to the specific rotation as part of an inter-professional sports medicine team. Students will complete a minimum of 400 clinical hours/semester, maximum 600 clinical hours/semester.

ATR 6445 Pre-Season Clinical Rotation (2 cr)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 4-week clinical rotation focuses on the health care needs of athletes during the summer pre-season training period. This rotation is an immersive clinical experience that is taken independent of other coursework. Students will complete a minimum 200 hours/semester, maximum 300 clinical hours/rotation).