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).

  • GGSPRT501 Foundations of Athletic Training practice (4 cr.)

    This course is designed to give athletic training students an overview of essential functions, duties and professional responsibility of an athletic trainer. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of general prevention principles and strategies, concepts related to prophylactic and protective equipment, planning for emergency procedures, introduction to musculoskeletal injuries and health care administration. Pre-requisite: Enrolled in MAT Program.

    GGSPRT504 Clinical Applications 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. Pre-requisite: Enrolled in MAT Program.

    GGSPRT513 Clinical In Athletic Training: Preseason I (1cr.)

    This course consists of a full-immersion athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting.  Pre-requisite: Enrolled in MAT Program. Pre-requisite: Enrolled in MAT Program.

    GGSPRT514 Clinical Experience II (2 cr.)

    This course consists of clinical athletic training experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting providing a practical hands-on experience for the students. Pre-requisite: GGSPRT513.

    GGSPRT522 Clinical Evaluation I: 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. Pre-requisites:  GGDPT800, GGSPRT501.

    GGSPRT532 Therapeutic Intervention I (3cr.)

    This course introduces the basic physiological responses of the human body to injury, application of therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise. Content includes techniques, indications, and contraindications of therapeutic modalities and exercise progression related to athletic injury treatment, rehabilitation and return to participation guidelines. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT501.

    GGSPRT536 Applying Evidence-Based Practice in AT (2 cr.)

    This course will develop the essential skills needed for evidence-based practitioners in health care. Students will learn how to develop clinical questions and conduct literature searches to interpret, evaluate, and integrate relevant research into their clinical practice. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT522, GGSPRT532.

    GGSPRT542 Clinical Experience III (3 cr.)

    This course consists of clinical athletic training experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting providing a practical hands-on experience for the students. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT 514.

    GGSPRT552 Clinical Evaluation II: Upper Extremity (4 cr.)

    This course addresses evaluation techniques and assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremities. Through a didactic and 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 orthopedic injuries caused by physical activity or exercise. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT522.

    GGSPRT554 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. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT562.

    GGSPRT556 Practical applications of Health and Wellness (2 cr.)

    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. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT562.

    GGSPRT562 Therapeutic Intervention II (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on advanced concepts and application of therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise. Content includes manual techniques, development, and application of complete rehabilitation programs for non- and post-surgical athletic injuries. Pre-requisite: GGSPRT532.

    GGSPRT572 Assessment of Preparation and Practice in Athletic Training (2 cr.)

    This course will review and evaluate student knowledge, skill, and behavior, within the domains of athletic training. This course will prepare  the  student  for  ongoing  professional  self- assessment,  reflection ,  professional  development, and preparation  for ethical clinical practice as a heath  care provider. Pre-requisite: GGSPRT575.

    GGSPRT575 Pharmacology and Professional Issues (3 cr.)

    A general overview of the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of acute and overuse injury. Additional course material will consider performance enhancement and social drugs often associated with athletic populations. Additionally ethical issues related to athletic training will be discussed including privacy laws, ethical conduct, mandatory reporting, drug testing, and others as deemed appropriate. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT562.

    GGSPRT605 Clinical Evaluation III: 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 orthopedic injuries caused by physical activity or exercise. Pre-requisite: GGSPRT552.

    GGSPRT610 Clinical Evaluation IV: General Medical Skills (3 cr.)

    This course prepares the athletic training student to assess and manage non-orthopedic injuries and illnesses that ma y be encountered while working in the athletic training profession. The course offers simulations or hands-on learning of general medical skills.  The course will focus  on the etiology, recognition, pathological course, treatment , and prognosis is of various general medic al conditions including concussion management , heat management and other pathological conditions pertaining to the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, genitourinary, and neurological systems . Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT552.

    GGSPRT613 Clinical Experience: Preseason II (1 cr.)

    This course consists of a full-immersion hands-on clinical education experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT514.

    GGSPRT620 Clinical Experience IV (3 cr.)

    This course consists of clinical athletic training experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting providing practical hands­-on experience for the students. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT542.

    GGSPRT625 Transition to Clinical Practice (2 cr.)

    This course is designed to teach the student theories, research, and applicable skills in order to navigate clinical practice as a new professional. Emphasis will be placed on development of the student’s ability to critically analyze, understand, communicate, and apply problem solving strategies related to best practices in health   care. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT572, GGSPRT620.

    GGSPRT640 Clinical Experience V (6 cr.)

    This course consists of a full-immersion clinical 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. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT620.

    GGSPRT656 Administrative Application in Athletic Training (2 cr.)

    Examination and application of administrative aspects in Athletic Training. Course content includes; program organization, management, employment, budget, facility design, risk management, medical records, insurance, legal, and practice regulations. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT572.

    GGSPRT685 Behavioral & Psychological Considerations in AT (2 cr.)

    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. Pre-requisite:  GGSPRT572.

    GGDPT 800 Gross Human Anatomy (5 cr.)

    Gross Human Anatomy consists of lecture and laboratory. Laboratory sessions primarily involve the study of bones, models and palpation.  Lectures are designed to concentrate on the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, integrating functional and clinical correlations.  In addition, pertinent information on microscopic and histological anatomy will be presented.  Students work in lab groups to improve interpersonal, oral and non-verbal skills. Pre-requisite: Enrolled in MAT Program.