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Athletic Training 205

ATTR 205: Introduction to Athletic Training Skills

Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of 2.75
Corequisites: ESHE 201 and ATTR 225

Credit Hours: (2)

Didactic and psychomotor skill instruction with practical examinations covering taking and recording of vital signs, emergency care procedures, taping, wrapping, splinting, and basic modality theory and application.

Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ESHE 205 and ATTR 205.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to be taken in conjunction with ESHE 201.  Students in this course will develop skills in taping of an arch, ankle, great toe, shin, wrist, hand, finger, and elbow.  In addition, students will learn how to construct and apply a splint, how to care for open wounds, basic assessment skills, and first aid and emergency care for an injured athlete.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Instructional methods in this course will be brief lecture, followed by demonstration and then student hands-on learning.  Students will work in groups to develop psychomotor skills associated with the care of injured athletes. Skills will be assessed by the students prior to being assessed by the instructor.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. Appropriately apply tape to support or protect the following, arch, ankle, shin, patellar tendon, finger, thumb, wrist, hand, elbow.
2. Apply an ace bandage to the quadriceps, groin, shoulder, elbow, calf.
3. Fit a pair of crutches and instruct an athlete on the correct way to use them.
4. Identify the indications, contraindications, basic therapeutic effects and application methods for ice, superficial heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
5. Demonstrate the proper technique for cleaning and covering an open would.
6. Construct or apply a splint for a finger, wrist, ankle and knee.
7. Measure the following vital signs: pulse, blood pressure, consciousness and breathing.

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include one or more of the following:

• Written Exams  
• Oral Practical Exams

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

Revised 2012

September 2002 Revised Jon Poole

March, 2010