Athletic Training 325

ATTR 325: Practicum III (Athletic Training)

Prerequisites: ATTR 250 and cumulative GPA of 2.75
Corequisites: ATTR 422

Credit Hours: (3)

Laboratory and clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation in the Entry Level 331 Athletic Training Clinical Proficiencies This course requires the completion of 180 hours of clinical experience performed under the supervision of a program approved Clinical Instructor, and has a corequisite of ATTR 422.

Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ESHE 325 and ATTR 325.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to allow the future certified athletic trainer a chance to develop their cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills while interacting in an athletic environment, with a concentration in the psychomotor domain areas in upper extremity assessment, rehabilitation and exercise.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will meet at the beginning of the semester to be briefed on the conduct required of them while in the athletic training room and to be advised of the clinical competencies that must be mastered in the course. Students will be required to work with a certified athletic trainer to participate in coverage of athletic events, and the assessment, rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries. At the same time, students will be developing their psychomotor domain skills in upper extremity assessment, rehabilitation and exercise. Students will only be allowed to perform tasks for which competency has been established in oral examinations with the clinical instructor staff or the ATEP program director.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. Relate the principles and concepts involved in fabrication of dynamic and static splints.
2. Implement the prevention and treatment of environmental stress factors pertaining to acclimatization and conditions.
3. Demonstrate the ability to use a systematic method to obtain a history of an injury or illness.
4. Demonstrate the ability to store, inventory, track, and follow appropriate policy and procedures relating to medications.
5. Select, fabricate and apply appropriate preventative taping for the thumb, wrist, fingers, shoulder, and elbow.
6. Perform CPR on an adult and child, using a protective pocket mask.
7. Transport a physically active individual using a manual conveyance technique, and an individual with a hip fracture.
8. Select and perform flexibility exercises for the shoulder joint, shoulder girdle, elbow, and wrist, including PNF(proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching techniques.
9. Perform a PNF strengthening technique for a shoulder.
10. Demonstrate proper lifting technique for shoulder press, dead lift, arm curl, and triceps extension as well as the proper spotting technique for the shoulder and bench press.
11. Wrap or wrap/pad a shoulder (including AC joint).
12. Select, fit and instruct an athlete in the use of a cane.
13. Implement the EAP (emergency action plan) at an activity or event.
14. Appropriately document injuries and rehabilitation.
15. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills to calm reassure and explain a potentially catastrophic injury to a physically active individual.
16. Effectively communicate with physicians, EMT and other allied health care professionals.
17. Use SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment plan) notes to record an injury.
18. Perform appropriate specialized tests for the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.
19. Correctly set up and apply and ice bag, moist heat pack, whirlpool, ultrasound and electrical stimulation treatment.
20. Instruct an athlete in a functional progression for an upper extremity injury including progressive throwing, double and single arm balancing.
21. Instruct an athlete on the proper way to use an upper body ergometer.\

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include one or more of the following:

• written examination(s)
• Class Assignments
• Completion of Clinical Hours
• Assessment by preceptor staff.

Additional Course Information


Review and Approval

Revised 2012

September 2002 New Course Jon Poole

March, 2010