Athletic Training Courses

 

Messiah College Course Catalog

 

ATED 102 Introduction to Athletic Training (1)
An overview of the athletic training profession, career opportunities, the history of the NATA, and athletic training related organizations and requirements.

ATED 136 Prevention and Risk Management (3)
The study of injury and illness risk factors encountered by athletes and physically active in order to plan and implement prevention and risk management programs.

ATED 137 Prevention and Risk Management Lab (1)
The application of injury and illness prevention and risk management psychomotor skills and competencies.

ATED 180 First Aid and Emergency Care (3)
Study and practical application of appropriate first aid and emergency care for acute athletic injuries/illnesses. Class meets requirements for American Red Cross First Responder certification. Prerequisite: Athletic Training Major status.

ATED 203 Medical Terminology and Topics (2)
The study and application of medical terminology, documentation and specific medical topics/conditions associated with physically active individuals.

ATED 231 Injury Assessment I (2)
Study and practice of athlete and physically active injury/illness assessment techniques for the lower extremity, head and face. Includes 1.5 laboratory hours per week.

ATED 232 Injury Assessment II (2)
Study and practice of athlete and physically active injury/illness assessment techniques for the upper extremity, head and spine. Includes 1.5 laboratory hours per week.

ATED 233 Injury Assessment III (2)
Study and practice of the physically active injury/illness assessment techniques for the abdomen and spine. Includes 1.5 laboratory hours per week.

ATED 246 Practicum in Athletic Training I (2)
The course requires 80-100 clinical hours specialized clinical education experience for second semester sophomore Athletic Training majors under the supervision of on-campus certified athletic trainers. It includes classroom lecture, practical applications and physician observations. Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Major. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week.

ATED 291 Clinical Experience (.5-1)
A repeatable practical clinical education experience offered during the J-Term or Summer Session. Course requires 20-60 clinical hours under the supervision of on-campus certified athletic trainers. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week. (Pass/Fail grade only.)

ATED 330 Pharmacology for Athletic Training (2)
Study of pharmacologic applications for injury/illness to athletes and the physically active. Includes pharmacokinetics, pharmaco dynamics, indications, contraindications, interactions of medications, and relevant governing regulations.

ATED 335 Therapeutic Exercise (4)
Study of theoretical and practical applications of exercise, rehabilitation, and reconditioning programs for the injured athlete. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

ATED 337 Therapeutic Modalities and Treatment Techniques (4)
Study of the theories, uses, and clinical applications for physical therapy modalities, agents, and treatment techniques. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

ATED 346 Practicum in Athletic Training II (2)
Specialized clinical education experience for first semester junior Athletic Training majors. The course requires 80-120 clinical hours under the supervision of on-campus certified athletic trainers in the athletic training room and with an on-campus sport. It includes classroom lecture, practical application and physician observations. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week.

ATED 348 Practicum in Athletic Training III (2)
Specialized clinical education experience for second semester junior Athletic Training majors. The course requires 80-120 clinical hours under the supervision of on-campus certified athletic trainers in the athletic training room and with an on-campus sport. It includes classroom lecture, practical application and physician observations. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week.

ATED 442 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3)
Principle and strategies for organization, supervision, and implementation of all the administrative components of traditional athletic training programs (i.e., high school, college, pro and non-traditional programs, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, industrial settings).

ATED 446 Collision Sport in Athletic Training (2)
Specialized class for senior Athletic Training majors. Includes classroom lecture, seminar, and practical applications related to contact-collision sports which are equipment intensive (i.e., football and lacrosse). (Offered Fall Semester.)

ATED 447 Clinical Athletic Training (2)
Specialized class for senior Athletic Training majors. Includes classroom lecture, seminar, and applications related to issues in clinical athletic training and sports medicine (i.e., care of the physically active, licensure, third-party reimbursement, employment, etc.). (Offered J-Term.)

ATED 449 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training (1)
60 hours practical experience (care of the physically active) in an off campus allied health facility, medical facility, or industrial setting. Learning activities include surgery observation(s), a patient case study, and special topic presentation. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week.

ATED 450 Collision Sport Experience (1-3)
A specialized collision sport clinical education experience for senior Athletic Training majors. The course requires 120-200 clinical hours under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Students taking the course in the fall gain football related experience and those taking the course in the spring gain lacrosse experience. Students may not acquire more than 20 hours per week.

ATED 480 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training (4)
A specialized senior capstone course that evaluates final mastery of athletic training competencies and proficiencies. Includes special medical topics, pathology-related topics, and preparation for the BOC certification examination. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

ATED 497, 498 Major Honors (3, 3)
Independent research program for students who have a strong academic record for a minimum of five previous semesters of college study. Overall GPA of 3.5 and department approval required for enrollment.