Course Descriptions

  • GGSPRT 501 - Foundations of Athletic Training Practice

    This course is designed to give athletic training students an overview of essential functions, duties and professional responsibilities 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.

    GGSPRT 504 - Clinical Applications of Care and Prevention in AT    

    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.

    GGSPRT 513 - Clinical in Athletic Training: Preseason I

    This course consists of athletic training experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting. The course meets throughout the preseason for fall sports and introduces the student to many concepts including the pre-participation health screening, heat acclimatization, insurance management, concussion baseline testing, hydration management, and others. This course also includes skill refinement in taping and wrapping techniques and first aid.

    GGSPRT 514 - Clinical Experience II                         

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; standard fitting of protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing, padding and other custom devices used within injury prevention, acute care, emergency management, and documentation.

    GGSPRT 522 - Clinical Evaluation I: Lower Extremity            

    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.

    GGSPRT532    Therapeutic Intervention I                  

    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.

    GGSPRT 536 - Applying Evidence-Based Practice in AT         

    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.

    GGSPRT 542 - Clinical Experience III                        

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; standard fitting of protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing, padding and other custom devices used within injury prevention, perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with a lower extremity injury or condition, and documentation.

    GGSPRT 552 - Clinical Evaluation II: Upper Extremity

    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.

    GGSPRT 554 - Health and Fitness Principles

    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, application of programs for diet planning, and aerobic and anaerobic training.

    GGSPRT 556 - Practical applications of Health and Wellness

    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.

    GGSPRT 562 - Therapeutic Intervention II

    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.

    GGSPRT 572 - Assessment of Professional Preparation and Practice

    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.

    GGSPRT 575 - Pharmacology and Professional Issues          

    A general overview of the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of acute and overuse injuries. 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.

    GGSPRT 605 - Clinical Evaluations III: Head, Neck and Spine

    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.

    GGSPRT 610 - Clinical Evaluation IV: General Medical Skills

    This course prepares the athletic training student to assess and manage non-orthopedic injuries and illnesses that may 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 of various general medical conditions including concussion management, heat management and other pathological conditions pertaining to the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, genitourinary, and neurological systems.

    GGSPRT 613 - Clinical in Athletic Training: Preseason II

    This course consists of hands-on clinical education experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting. The course meets throughout the preseason for fall sports and continues to build on upper extremity evaluation techniques, pharmacology application, rehabilitation design and principles of strength and conditioning.

    GGSPRT 620 - Clinical Experience IV

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; administering testing procedures for a client's/patient's level of general health, design, implement, and evaluate or modify a performance health program; perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity and lower extremity.

    GGSPRT625       Transition to Clinical Practice

    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.

    GGSPRT 640 - Clinical Experience V

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; performing a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, and/or spine injury or condition, or with a common illness/condition that includes appropriate clinical reasoning in the selection of assessment procedures and interpretation of history and physical examination findings in order to formulate a differential diagnosis, develop, implement, and monitor prevention strategies for at-risk individuals (eg, persons with asthma or diabetes, persons with a previous history of heat illness, persons with sickle cell trait), perform all duties ethically, and with proper documentation.

    GGSPRT 656 - Administrative Application in Athletic Training

    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.

    GGSPRT685       Behavioral & Psychological Considerations in AT

    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.

    GGDPT 800 - Human Gross Anatomy

    An examination of the structure of the human body considered from both systems and regional approaches. Subject matter is organized in 3 modules. Module 1 includes the thorax and abdomen, Module II includes Head and Neck, and Module III includes the limbs. Within these modules the musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and urogenital systems will be identified in detail and discussed. Laboratory sessions entail examination of plastic models, prosections, exercises in living anatomy, computer "dissection", x-ray, CT and MRI images. 

    GGSPRT 501 - Foundations of Athletic Training Practice

    This course is designed to give athletic training students an overview of essential functions, duties and professional responsibilities 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.

    GGSPRT 504 - Clinical Applications of Care and Prevention in AT    

    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.

    GGSPRT513    Clinical in Athletic Training: Preseason I

    This course consists of athletic training experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting. The course meets throughout the preseason for fall sports and introduces the student to many concepts including the pre-participation health screening, heat acclimatization, insurance management, concussion baseline testing, hydration management, and others. This course also includes skill refinement in taping and wrapping techniques and first aid.

    GGSPRT 514 - Clinical Experience II                         

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; standard fitting of protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing, padding and other custom devices used within injury prevention, acute care, emergency management, and documentation.

    GGSPRT 522 - Clinical Evaluation I: Lower Extremity            

    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.

    GGSPRT 532 - Therapeutic Intervention I                  

    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.

    GGSPRT 536 - Applying Evidence-Based Practice in AT         

    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.

    GGSPRT 542 - Clinical Experience III                        

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; standard fitting of protective equipment, taping, wrapping, bracing, padding and other custom devices used within injury prevention, perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with a lower extremity injury or condition, and documentation.

    GGSPRT 552 - Clinical Evaluation II: Upper Extremity

    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.

    GGSPRT 554 - Health and Fitness Principles

    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, application of programs for diet planning, and aerobic and anaerobic training.

    GGSPRT 556 - Practical applications of Health and Wellness

    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.

    GGSPRT 562 - Therapeutic Intervention II

    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.

    GGSPRT 572 - Assessment of Professional Preparation and Practice

    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.

    GGSPRT 575 - Pharmacology and Professional Issues          

    A general overview of the use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of acute and overuse injuries. 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.

    GGSPRT 605 - Clinical Evaluations III: Head, Neck and Spine

    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.

    GGSPRT 610 - Clinical Evaluation IV: General Medical Skills

    This course prepares the athletic training student to assess and manage non-orthopedic injuries and illnesses that may 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 of various general medical conditions including concussion management, heat management and other pathological conditions pertaining to the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, genitourinary, and neurological systems.

    GGSPRT 613 - Clinical in Athletic Training: Preseason II

    This course consists of hands-on clinical education experiences under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved healthcare provider in a professional setting. The course meets throughout the preseason for fall sports and continues to build on upper extremity evaluation techniques, pharmacology application, rehabilitation design and principles of strength and conditioning.

    GGSPRT 620 - Clinical Experience IV

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; administering testing procedures for a client's/patient's level of general health, design, implement, and evaluate or modify a performance health program; perform a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity and lower extremity.

    GGSPRT 625 - Transition to Clinical Practice

    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.

    GGSPRT 640 - Clinical Experience V

    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. This hands-on course content includes integrative techniques, application and evaluation of skills related to; performing a comprehensive clinical examination of a patient with an upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, thorax, and/or spine injury or condition, or with a common illness/condition that includes appropriate clinical reasoning in the selection of assessment procedures and interpretation of history and physical examination findings in order to formulate a differential diagnosis, develop, implement, and monitor prevention strategies for at-risk individuals (eg, persons with asthma or diabetes, persons with a previous history of heat illness, persons with sickle cell trait), perform all duties ethically, and with proper documentation.

    GGSPRT 656 - Administrative Application in Athletic Training

    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.

    GGSPRT 685 - Behavioral & Psychological Considerations in AT

    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.

    GGDPT 800 - Human Gross Anatomy

    An examination of the structure of the human body considered from both systems and regional approaches. Subject matter is organized in 3 modules. Module 1 includes the thorax and abdomen, Module II includes Head and Neck, and Module III includes the limbs. Within these modules the musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and urogenital systems will be identified in detail and discussed. Laboratory sessions entail examination of plastic models, prosections, exercises in living anatomy, computer "dissection", x-ray, CT and MRI images.