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  • 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/lab)

    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.     

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

    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 506:  Principles of Athletic Training (2 cr. lecture)

    This course provides an introduction to athletic training profession and an overview of the essential functions and duties of an athletic trainer as well as the sports medicine team. Students will gain basic skills required for general injury and illness prevention, legal considerations, environmental concerns, and general evaluation process.  

    GMAT 516:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I  (4 cr. clinical)

    This supervised 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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 504 and GMAT 506  

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

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

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 517  

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

    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. 

    Prerequisite: GMAT 502  

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

    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. 

    Prerequisite: GMAT 531  

    GMAT 542:  Clinical Medicine I (2 cr. lecture)

    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 546:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II  (4 cr. Clinical )  

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 516  

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

    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. lab)

    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

    Prerequisite: GMAT 554  

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

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 538  

    GMAT 611:  Clinical Medicine II (2 cr. lecture)

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 542  

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

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 545  

    GMAT  631:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV  (4 cr. clinical)   

    This supervised 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. 

    Prerequisite: GMAT 612  

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

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 517 and GMAT 529  

    GMAT 655:  Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3 cr. lecture)

    Discussion of the issues in the organization and administration of athletic training programs to facilities. Topics will cover the knowledge to develop, administer, and manage a facility. Legal responsibility, protection of individuals, and implications of misconduct will be addressed. In addition, professional responsibilities and avenues of professional development will be addressed.  

    GMAT 670:  Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V  (8 cr. clinical)

    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.

    Prerequisite: GMAT 630  

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

    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.  

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

    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.