• GMAT 502:  Applied Kinesiology (3 cr lecture/lab)

    The purpose of this course is to explore human movement during performance of activities, especially the geometry of movement (kinematics) and the forces influencing movement (kinetics). This course will focus on applying an understanding of human movement and pathomechanics in a manner that is foundational for future studies in rehabilitation.                     

    GMAT 503:  Foundations in Therapeutic Interventions ( 2 cr. lecture)

    This introductory course provides students with knowledge of theory and physiological concepts related to physical rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities.  This course will relay foundational knowledge needed for clinical application.    Prerequisite: GMAT 505

    GMAT 504:  Clinical Application of Care/Prevention in AT (3cr.)

    This course will develop the essential skill application needed for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute and emergent illnesses and injuries within the profession of athletic training. Emergency procedures, therapeutic taping, bracing, splinting techniques, and referral decisions will also be evaluated in this course.

    GMAT 505:  Principles of Athletic Training (3 cr.)

    This course provides an introduction and overview of essential functions and duties of an athletic trainer. Students will gain basic skills required for injury prevention, treatment and an overview of psychological and social aspects associated with injury, recovery and administration of athletic training.

    GMAT 513:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I (1 cr.)

    This course consists of a full-immersion 3-week athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting providing a practical hand- on experience for the students.Prerequisite: Enrolled in MAT Program.

    GMAT 515:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II (3 cr.)

    This supervised, immersive clinical educational experience develops hands-on application of athletic training skills with program approved health care providers. Students will be able to develop professional behaviors and interactions within a health care team. There will be an immersive component to this course.

    GMAT 517:  Evidence-Based Practice I (1cr.)

    This course is designed to discuss the role of research in the health professions. Content will discuss research terminology, epidemiology, database searches, developing research questions and the use disablement models.

    GMAT 531:  Evaluation and Treatment of the Lower Extremity (4 cr.)

    This course addresses evaluation and assessment techniques of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremity. Through didactic and hands-on learning the student will integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiological principles, and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. Decision-making will be based on recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of orthopedic injuries caused by physical activity or exercise. This course will further discuss appropriate therapeutic intervention techniques used to treat pathological conditions related to lower extremity function.

    GMAT 529:  Evidence Based Practice II (1cr.)

    This course will introduce the students on the research process which includes research hypotheses, research design, methods, statistical techniques and the ethical issues regarding human subjects.

    GMAT 538:  Evaluation and Treatment of the Upper Extremity (4 cr.)

    This course addresses evaluation and assessment techniques of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremity. Through didactic and hands-on learning the student will integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiological principles, and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. Students will review clinical reasoning skills based on recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of orthopedic injuries in the upper extremity. This course will further discuss appropriate therapeutic intervention techniques used to treat pathological conditions related to upper extremity function.

    GMAT 542:  Clinical Medicine I (2 cr.)

    This course is an introduction to medical conditions for the athletic trainer/health care provider, diagnostic imaging testing, and basic principles of pharmacology. The course will review common procedures used in the athletic training facility. This course will also discuss special considerations for athletes such as drug misuse and performance enhancing drugs used by athletes and ethical issues surrounding the use of pharmacology in sport.

    GMAT 545:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III (3cr.)

    This supervised, semester long, clinical educational experience develops hands-on application of athletic training skills with program approved health care providers. Students will be able to develop professional behaviors and interactions within a health care team.

    GMAT 554:  Health and Fitness Principles (2 cr.)

    Course will examine the principles of Nutrition and Wellness as specifically related to sports participants. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to apply sound nutritional, strength and conditioning, and wellness practices in the athletic population. This course also focuses on the design and application of programs for diet planning, aerobic and anaerobic training.

    GMAT 556:  Practical applications of Health and Wellness (2cr.)

    Course will examine the principles of Nutrition and Wellness as specifically related to sports participants. This course is designed to instruct students in the safety and proper mechanics of wellness and weight training. Students will acquire knowledge as to the developments of specific resistance training programs through activity, laboratory and technology experiences. This course also focuses on the design and application of programs for diet planning, aerobic and anaerobic training.

    GMAT 577:  Evaluation and Treatment of the Head, Neck and Spine (3 cr.)

    This course addresses evaluation and assessment techniques of musculoskeletal injuries to the head, neck and spine. Through a hands-on approach the student will integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiological principles, and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment. Decision-making will be based on recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of injuries to the head, neck and spine. Treatment intervention strategies will be addressed related to pathologies discussed within the course.

    GMAT 611:  Clinical Medicine II (2 cr.)

    This course is a continuation of Clinical Medicine I that continues to prepare athletic training students with normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems and the differential diagnoses of various medical conditions. The course will discuss the pharmacological agents used to in the treatment of the medical conditions.

    GMAT  612:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV (2 cr.)

    This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop clinical proficiency in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of non-orthopedic conditions developed through the life-span.

    GMAT  630:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V (5 cr.)

    This supervised, immersive clinical educational experience develops hands-on application of athletic training skills with program approved health care providers. Students will be able to develop professional behaviors and interactions within a health care team.  There will be an immersive component to this course.

    GMAT 633:  Evidence Based Practice III (1 cr.)

    This course will educate students regarding development of discussion points and finalize scholarly research. Students will also prepare scholarly work with the intent of utilizing a public forum for dissemination.

    GMAT 655:  Lower Body Extremity Assessment

    This course addresses evaluation techniques and assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the spine, trunk, abdomen, and lower extremities. The student must integrate knowledge of anatomical structures, physiology principles, and evaluative techniques to provide a basis for critical decision-making in an injury management environment.  Decision-making will be based on recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of orthopedic injuries caused by physical activity or exercise.

    GMAT 688:  Capstone in Athletic Training (1 cr.)

    This course is designed to discuss contemporary issues of transition to practice as an entry level professional and to prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination.

    GMAT 670:  Clinical Integration VI (8 cr.)

    This full-time clinical experience is designed for immersion into supervised athletic training practice. Working closely with preceptors, students will gain continued experience in all aspects of athletic training with an emphasis on inter-professional practice. Working closely with preceptors, students will gain continued experience in all aspects of athletic training, placing emphasis on transition to practice and development of leadership and organizational skills.

    GMAT 685:  Behavioral & Psychological Considerations in AT (2cr.)

    Students in the course will gain a comprehensive understanding of the psychosocial impact of injury and the rehabilitation process. Topics include, but are not limited to, psychosocial antecedents to injury, the emotional impact of injury, and the role that the athletic trainer plays in the rehabilitation process, not only physically, but psychosocially.


Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

Gannon University announces the launch of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK).