Athletic Training 333

ATTR 333: Athletic Training Skill Assessment

Prerequisite: ATTR 150

Credit Hours: (1) One hour lab/assessment evaluation


Students in this course will be evaluated over psychomotor athletic training skills.

Note(s): These skills will be taught in ATTR 205, ATTR 250, ATTR 323, ATTR 325, ESHE 345, ATTR 365, ATTR 420, and ESHE 422.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Various athletic training psychomotor skills will be assessed in this course.  The exact skills to be assessed will be dependent upon the student's semester in the ATEP program.  Below serves as a rough outline of the skills assessed in each semester.

Semester: Spring sophomore year    Accompanying course: ATTR 205

Skills Assessed:   

  • Joint taping
  • splinting and wrapping
  • Applying ice & heat
  • electrical stimulation and ultrasound
  • Wound care
  • Vital sign assessment
  • Height/weight/vision assessment
  • Joint exercise and stretching basics


Semester:  Fall Junior year     Accompanying courses: ATTR 250/323

Skills Assessed:   

Body areas covered: 

  • foot
  • ankle
  • knee
  • thigh
  • shoulder
  • elbow
  • wrist and hand
  • Neurologic assessment (extremities)
  • Extremity palpation (bony ligamentous and soft tissue)
  • Range of motion assessment including measures using a goniometer
  • Joint special testing.  Environmental risk assessment using sling psychrometer


Semester:  Spring Junior year      Accompanying courses: ATTR 325/345/422

Skills Assessed:   

Body areas covered:

  • hip
  • spine
  • head
  • internal organ
  • Neurologic assessment (cranial nerves)
  • Extremity palpation (bony ligamentous and soft tissue)
  • Range of motion assessment including measures using a goniometer
  • Joint special testing
  • Head injury assessment
  • Postural assessment
  • Stethoscope/otoscope usage


Semester:   Fall Senior Year     Accompany courses: ATTR 365/420

Skills Assessed:   

  • Therapeutic Modality Interventions
  • Therapeutic heat and ice decision making
  • Ultrasound, various electrical devise usage and decision making
  • Intermittent compression, paraffin bath
  • Therapeutic exercise skills
  • Joint mobilization techniques
  • Weight lifting techniques and spotting
  • Isokinetic machine usage
  • Manual muscle testing techniques
  • Plyometrics
  • Exercises for strength, power and endurance
  • Proprioceptive skills


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will be a supplement to other courses taught in the athletic training education program.  Students will meet weekly with the instructor of this course to demonstrate proficiency of various athletic training psychomotor skills.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will demonstrate specific psychomotor skills.  The specific skills required will be dependent upon the student's semester in the Athletic Training Education Program.


Assessment Measures

All skills in any given semester must be successfully completed for a student to receive a passing grade in the class.  This is necessary to ensure the program's learning-over-time component (an accreditation standard) is maintained.

In addition, grades in this course will be awarded based upon the student successfully performing the psychomotor skills in a timely manner throughout the semester.  Each week students will be assigned a series of skills that must be attempted and mastered.  This will be the student's "quota" for the week.  The student's grade will be assigned based upon the number of quotas they miss.

0-1 miss = A

2-3 misses = B

4-5 misses = C

6-7 misses = D

7 or more misses = F


Other Course Information

This course can be repeated for additional credit.


Review and Approval
October, 2006 

March, 2010