Athletic Training 425

ATTR 425: Organization and Administration of Athletic Training Programs

Prerequisites: ATTR 325 or consent of instructor

Credit Hours: (3)

This course will provide an overview of the administrative concepts and organization of an athletic training program and health care facilities in a variety of settings including university, secondary school and clinical athletic training environments.

Detailed Description of Course
The topics in this course will include the following:
-theoretical basis of management;
-program management and evaluation;
-human resource management, including the staff selection, hiring and evaluation;
-budgeting and purchasing;
-facility design and management;
-information management, including the sports medicine records;
-reimbursement for health care services (insurance);
-legal considerations in athletic training and sports medicine; and
-ethical issue in sports medicine/ athletic training.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
This will be a lecture style course including role playing, simulation, case studies and group learning. Class/group projects will be a part of the class. 

Goals and Objectives of the Course
A student who completes this course will be able to:
●  Identify the components of a mission and vision statements used for program planning
●  Describe program strategic planning strategies (eg: WOTS UP analysis)
●  Identify federal and state regulations related to employment of personnel (e.g.: Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act)
●  Describe the duties of a personnel manager
●  List and explain the steps used for recruitment and hiring of employees
●  Explain the role of state practice acts in the regulation of the athletic training profession
●  Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various personnel evaluation procedures
●  List and explain the components of the budgeting process
● Develop a budget, and provide a written justification for the budget presented.
●  Describe the design principles required for a safe and efficient athletic training facility.
●  Describe the various types of health insurance models (eg: HMOs, PPOs etc)
●  Describe the basic concepts of third-party reimbursement
●  Define and explain the basic legal concepts association with a medical practitioner’s responsibilities
●  Describe the basic organizational principles of a drug testing and screening program.
●  Develop a risk management plan for safe facility management
●  Develop and write policies and procedures appropriate for an athletic training facility
●  Describe current professional development requirements for athletic trainers

Assessment Measures
Students in this class may be graded on written exams, projects and class participation.

Other Course Information


Review and Approval
March, 2010