2016 - 2017 Academic Catalog

Athletic Training

Overview Requirements Course Descriptions Department Faculty

The mission of the Lasell College Athletic Training Program is to support the intellectual and personal growth of students pursuing a career as an Athletic Trainer. The role of an Athletic Trainer as part of a health care team and the development of professional and ethical principles are emphasized within a comprehensive, competency-based didactic and clinical education designed to prepare the student for eligibility to take the Board of Certification (BOC) national examination. Athletic Trainers are involved in the care, prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of Injuries and medical conditions for athletes and the physically active. Athletic Trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as Healthcare Professionals, and are employed in numerous settings including high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, non-profit organizations, industrial medicine settings, and hospitals. The program is fully accredited under the guidelines set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The four-year program in Athletic Training includes formal classroom instruction along with extensive clinical experiences under the direct supervision of Athletic Trainers. Clinical experiences take place at Lasell College and affiliated off-campus sites. Clinical experiences include learning in a variety of clinical settings and exposures to a wide range of activities. Athletic Training majors are afforded opportunities to participate in domestic and international service-learning. The program culminates with students engaged in a year of undergraduate research through research concepts and capstone courses, in addition to extensive clinical experiences in Clinical Athletic Training V and VI. While enrolled in the Athletic Training Program, students have the opportunity to acquire certifications in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Strength and Conditioning, and Coaching Education.

Candidates for admission are expected to complete a college preparatory program of an approved secondary school, satisfying the following Carnegie Units:

  • 4 Units of English
  • 3 Units of Mathematics, including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry (4 recommended)
  • 2 Units of Laboratory Science (3 recommended)
  • 2 Units of Social Science (3 recommended)
  • 2 Units of Foreign Language recommended (not required)

Lasell College will also consider applicants who have successfully fulfilled the requirements for a secondary school diploma or GED.

Academic Program Specific Requirements

Admission into the Athletic Training Major is competitive and includes: successful completion of all required Carnegie Units with a minimum two units of Laboratory Science (preferably Biology and Chemistry or Physics), a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum combined SATI score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math sections only). With more applications than admission slots, the College may restrict enrollment into the Athletic Training Major. Both first year and transfer applicants who are admitted into the Athletic Training program enter directly into the major; there is no secondary selection process. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application process by January 15th for fall (September) consideration.

Transfer applicants may be accepted into the Athletic Training Program at Lasell College based upon their previous record of academic performance. Transfer students will only be considered on a space-available basis, as admission is competitive in nature, and transfers need to be aware of the possibility of additional time beyond eight academic semesters of college work in order to complete all of the program requirements due to the sequencing of courses and their prerequisites.

Lasell College students (including students who are designated as Undeclared Allied Health) wishing to transfer into the Athletic Training Program will be considered on a space-available basis following their freshman year. A change of major form should be filed with the Program Director at the end of the spring semester of their freshman year. The applicants' grades for their freshman year will then be reviewed. Specifically, a "C" or better is needed for all AT, EXSC, and BIO courses. A cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better will be required for admission into the Athletic Training Program and to enroll in AT 203.

Graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.

Program Fee
Each Athletic Training student is charged a program fee for each semester. The program fee is used to provide instructional supplies, discipline-specific technology, guest speaker honoraria, educational opportunities outside of the classroom, and miscellaneous materials/supplies needed to maximize student learning.

Students in the Athletic Training major may incur some extra costs associated with their clinical education experience, including costs associated with travel to off-campus affiliated clinical sites and dress code requirements. If the students do not have access to an automobile, public transportation is available.

The following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Athletic Training:

Goal 1: Communication
Upon completion of the major program of study in Athletic Training, students will be able to

  1. interpret, develop, produce, and disseminate disciplinary research
  2. understand and create discipline specific written work
  3. deliver effective Professional Oral Presentations
  4. interact professionally and educate clients, patients, peers, colleagues and medical/athletic personnel
  5. apply a team approach to patient care

Goal 2: Foundational Behaviors
Upon completion of the major program of study in Athletic Training, students will be able to

  1. adhere to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) code of ethics
  2. identify ethical issues
  3. deliver patient center care
  4. model professional conduct and behavior
  5. advance knowledge through the use of evidence based practice
  6. practice cultural competence

Goal 3: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
Upon completion of the major program of study in Athletic Training, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate knowledge in eight athletic training content areas as required by the CAATE (The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
  2. demonstrate skills in eight athletic training content areas as required by the CAATE (The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
  3. demonstrate abilities through clinical integration proficiencies (CIP) in eight athletic training content areas as required by the CAATE (The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)

Goal 4: Clinical Reasoning
Upon completion of the major program of study in Athletic Training, students will be able to

  1. incorporate evidence based practice into clinical decision making to improve patient outcomes
  2. distinguish between Hypothetical Deductive Reasoning and Case Based Reasoning for clinical decision making
Course Code Course Title Credits
Core Courses
AT101 Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2
AT103 Techniques of Emergency Care 3
AT202 Foundations in Sport Medicine 4
AT205 Clinical Athletic Training I 2
AT206 Clinical Athletic Training II 2
AT211 Assessment Diagnosis I 4
AT212 Assessment Diagnosis II 4
AT213 Assessment & Diagnosis: Head & Spine 2
AT301 Pathophysiology 3
AT302 Clinical Athletic Training III 3
AT303 Therapeutic Modalities 4
AT304 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab Techniques 4
AT305 Clinical Athletic Training IV 3
AT407 Clinical Athletic Training V 4
AT421 Advanced Concepts in Patient Care 3
AT430 Athletic Training Capstone 3
BIO205 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO206 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
EXSC209 Performance Nutrition 3
EXSC222 Kinesiology 4
EXSC302 Exercise Physiology 4
EXSC305 Strength Training & Conditioning 4
EXSC340 Research Concepts 3
MATH203 Precalculus 3
MATH208 Statistics 3
PHYS111 General Physics I (KP) 4
PSYC101 Psychological Perspectives (KP) 3

Major Requirements: 93 credits

Core Curriculum Requirements: 18-24 credits

Unrestricted Electives: 3-9 credits

Minimum credits required for graduation: 120

***Courses listed below fulfill Knowledge Perspective requirements:
Individuals & Society
PSYC 101 Psychological Perspectives

Scientific Inquiry & Problem Solving
PHYS 111 General Physics I

MATH 203 fulfills the Quantitative Literacy requirement of the Core Curriculum for Athletic Training.

* In order to qualify for Clinical Athletic Training Education, students must obtain and maintain certificates in First Aid/ CPR. Some clinical sites may require a CORI check of students.   

** The following courses may require additional coursework depending upon Math placement:
MATH203: Precalculus 
MATH208: Statistics

Program Course Retake Policy
Students in the program are limited to only one retake of one required AT or EXSC course during their enrollment in the ATP. If a repeat of a required course is needed to determine their eligibility to progress in the ATP, students will progress through the program on a case by case basis after meeting with the Program Director and Department Chair to review their transcripts.

Retention Policy

The following requirements exist for progression through the Lasell College Athletic Training Program. The ATP coursework, with associated prerequisites, need to be completed in sequence to successfully fulfill the guidelines for progression through the academic program.

Freshman Year

In order to advance into the second semester of your first year in the Aathletic Training Program, you must receive a grade of "C" or better in all AT, BIO and EXSC courses. Failure to do so will necessitate the repetition of this course and the inability to progress in the program without consultation with the Program Director and Department Chair.

Sophomore Year

Prior to beginning the sophomore professional coursework of the ATP, each student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of college coursework.
  2. Completion of BIO 205, BIO 206, AT 202, AT 101 and AT 103 with grades of "C" or better.
  3. A minimum of a 2.3 cumulative GPA in all college coursework.
  4. Proof of appropriate vaccinations (Tetanus, Hepatitis B)
  5. Proof of current CPR/AED and First Aid certification (ProfessionalRescuer/AED)
  6. Completion of Blood borne Pathogen Training

Junior Year
In order to continue into the junior year professional coursework of the ATP, the students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 hours of college coursework.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better: AT 205, AT 206, AT 211, AT 212, and AT 213 .
  3. Minimum of a 2.3 cumulative GPA in all college coursework.
  4. Proof of current CPR/AED and First Aid certification (ProfessionalRescuer/AED).
  5. Demonstration of minimal proficiency in the 8 content areas required by the CAATE..
  6. Completion of Blood borne Pathogen Training

Senior Year
In order to continue into the senior professional coursework of the ATP, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 90 hours of college coursework.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better: AT302, AT 303, AT 304, AT 305, and AT 301.
  3. Minimum of a 2.3 cumulative GPA in all college coursework.
  4. Proof of current CPR/AED and First Aid certification (Professional Rescuer/AED).
  5. Demonstration of minimal proficiency in the 8 content areas required by the CAATE.
  6. Completion of Blood borne Pathogen Training

Graduation Requirements
In order to successfully complete the athletic training program, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 hours of college coursework.
  2. Completion of the College Core Curriculum requirements and the requirements of the athletic training program
  3. Completion of all AT, BIO, EXSC courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Demonstration of minimal proficiency in the 8 content areas as required by the CAATE.

AT101 - Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy

This course provides students with foundational concepts associated with the healthcare and fitness industry. Through connected learning projects, emphasis is placed on understanding musculoskeletal anatomy and medical nomenclature. Formerly - AHLT101

AT103 - Techniques of Emergency Care

This course emphasizes principles and techniques for recognition and management of life-threatening and non-life-threatening medical emergency situations. Additionally, the course content includes a variety of injury and illness prevention techniques including, taping, bracing and proper hydration. The lab component of the course includes techniques for immobilization, airway management, athletic equipment management, and removal in emergency situations. At the completion of the course students will be eligible for certification in CPR Professional Rescuer/AED and First Aid by the American Red Cross.

AT202 - Foundations in Sport Medicine

This course is a basic athletic training course providing an overview of prevention, recognition, and initial management of common athletic injuries. Additional topics covered in the course include: issues in health care administration, nutritional considerations, environmental issues, protective equipment, tissue healing, bloodborne pathogens and rehabilitation concepts. Formerly - AT201

AT204 - Clinical Athletic Training II

This course requires a minimum of 125 hours of supervised clinical education experience at affiliated athletic training sites. Emphasis is placed on the athletic trainer’s role in working with an athletic team. The laboratory component meets two hours weekly to develop additional evaluation techniques and knowledge of anatomical landmarks. Prerequisites: AT 211

AT205 - Clinical Athletic Training I

"This course requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical education experience at affiliated athletic training sites. Clinical education experiences include working with intercollegiate athletic teams with an emphasis placed on understanding the operation of an AT facility, policies and procedures, implementation of emergency techniques and first aid, application of taping and bracing techniques and engaging in professional interactions. The laboratory component of the course meets 2 hours weekly and focuses on musculoskeletal anatomy, taping and bracing, wound care and basic injury evaluations. Prerequisites: AT103 & AT202; Co-requisite AT 211Formerly - AT203"

AT206 - Clinical Athletic Training II

This course requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical education experience at affiliated athletic training sites. Emphasis is placed on the athletic trainer’s role in working with an athletic team. The laboratory component meets two hours weekly to develop additional evaluation techniques and the application of knowledge, skills and abilites aquired in previous coursework Prerequisites: AT 205, AT 211; Co-requisite AT 212 and AT 213

AT211 - Assessment Diagnosis I

This course focuses on techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremities and low back. The lab component emphasizes developing clinical skills including palpation of bony landmarks, manual muscle testing, goniometry measurements, stress tests and special tests. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: AT 202 & BIO 205 Formerly - AT350/350L

AT212 - Assessment Diagnosis II

This course focuses on techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremities and thorax, as well as internal injuries. The laboratory component emphasizes developing clinical skills including palpation of bony landmarks, performing stress and special tests. Prerequisite: AT 211.Corequisite: AT212L

AT213 - Assessment & Diagnosis: Head & Spine

Course Description:This course provides a comprehensive study of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Topics include applied biomechanics, techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment, and rehabilitation/management techniques. These topics are addressed through a problem-based learning format. Through lecture and laboratory opportunities, the student will develop a systematic approach to the evaluation process and develop accurate impressions and treatment protocols. Prerequisite: AT 211

AT301 - Pathophysiology

In this course, major pathophysiologic concepts are explored using a body systems approach relating them to the practice of the health care professional. Theories relating etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. The course also describes the impact of cellular dysfunction, interpretation of medical laboratory tests and drug interaction and pharmacology for the health care provider. The course encourages critical analysis of clinical data to identify logical connections and integration. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

AT302 - Clinical Athletic Training III

This course requires between 150 and 225 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students may have peer teaching responsibilities. The laboratory component meets two hours per week. Emphasis is placed on identification of anatomical landmarks and evaluation techniques being stressed. Prerequisite: AT 206

AT303 - Therapeutic Modalities

This course is an examination of the treatment of athletic injuries through the use of cold and heat modalities, hydrotherapy, and electrical modalities. Emphasis is placed on theoretical and physiological effects on healing, and on indications and contraindications for use of each modality. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

AT304 - Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab Techniques

This course presents intermediate and advanced principles and techniques of rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Emphasis is placed on designing rehabilitation progressions and integrating them appropriately for return to sport activity. The lab component focuses on proper techniques for specific exercises, exercise contraindications, and use of special rehabilitation equipment.Corequisite AT304L. Prerequisite: AT212 and AT 213

AT305 - Clinical Athletic Training IV

This course requires between 150 and 225 hour of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students are exposed to increasing amounts of responsibility and advanced tasks within the role of the athletic trainer. Students may have peer teaching responsibilities. The laboratory component of the course meets 2 hours weekly and focuses on rehabilitation techniques with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: AT 302.

AT306 - Applied Ethics in Health Care

Develop a moral and ethical decision making framework as related to the healthcare field as individuals (clinician) and groups (healthcare team) through the application ethical principles and concepts

AT402 - Clinical Athletic Training V

This course requires between 150-225 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students have increasing responsibility for coordinating all aspects of athletic training services for an athletic team. Increasing amounts of administrative and peer teaching responsibilities are provided. The laboratory component meets for two hours weekly with emphasis on rehabilitation techniques, specifically therapeutic modalities. Prerequisite: AT 305.

AT403 - Organization & Healthcare Administration

This course presents administrative concerns of the certified athletic trainer including: development of policies and procedures, legal issues, budget management, facility planning, staffing, hiring process, medical insurance issues and drug testing. Prerequisite: AT 305.

AT405 - Clinical Athletic Training VI

This course requires between 150-225 hours of supervised clinical experience at the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Increased emphasis on research, peer teaching, and presentations. The laboratory component meets for two hours weekly to review anatomical landmarks and special techniques. Prerequisite: AT 402.

AT407 - Clinical Athletic Training V

"This course requires minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students have increasing responsibility for coordinating all aspects of athletic training services for an athletic team. Increasing amounts of administrative and peer teaching responsibilities are provided. BOC Exam prepartation is emphasized. The laboratory component meets for two hours weekly with emphasis on rehabilitation techniques, specifically therapeutic modalities. Prerequisite: AT 305.Formerly - AT402"

AT421 - Advanced Concepts in Patient Care

This course focuses on pharmacology, ethics, psychosocial aspects of care and athletic training for special populations. Emphasis is placed on advance concepts intended to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field of athletic training. Prerequisites: Senior standing, PSYC 101, AT 301

AT430 - Athletic Training Capstone

This course is designed to serve as a capstone course for seniors in the athletic training education program. The primary goal is to better prepare students to engage in research at the graduate level. The content of this course focuses on opportunities for undergraduate research, with three course design options: development of original case study research, with focus on adhering to written and oral presentation standards within the field; development of an original research question, with focus on methodology, data collection and statistical analysis; development of an understanding of the research process, with focus on review of the literature, defining the research question, and study methodology. Prerequisites: Senior standing, EXSC340

BIO101 - Principles of Biology I (KP)

This is an introductory lecture and laboratory course in biology to develop an appreciation for the patterns and functions that characterize living organisms. Emphasis is placed on cellular biology. Topics include: the chemistry of life, cell structure, and cell metabolism (respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis.) Corequisite: BIO 101L.

BIO102 - Principles of Biology II (KP)

This course emphasizes the evolutionary history of life on earth. Topics include: Darwinian evolution, genetics, a survey of the five kingdoms of life, principles of ecology, and human ecology. The laboratory introduces the student to the diversity of living organisms. Corequisite: BIO 102L.

BIO107 - Topics In Biology (KP)

Preliminaries of the molecules of life and cell structures are investigated in this course. Topics from cell biology, nutrition, energy production, respiratory and circulatory systems, genetics, reproduction, evolutionary thought, and ecosystems are also explored.

BIO112 - Human Biology

This is a one semester lab course focusing on the functions of the human body in health and disease. The structure and function of the major body systems are emphasized. Systems discussed include: skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, excretory, reproductive, nervous and endocrine. Corequisite: BIO 112L.

BIO205 - Anatomy & Physiology I

This is a comprehensive course focusing on the structure and function of the human body. The course introduces students to aspects of human biology ranging from the chemical basis of life and cell biology to the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems. Topics covered include: cell biology, major body tissues, and the structure and function of the following systems: skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. The laboratory component includes dissection. Students should have successfully completed one year of at least secondary (high school) level Biology before electing this course. Corequisite: BIO 205L.

BIO206 - Anatomy & Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 205. The following systems are covered during the semester: endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive. The laboratory component includes dissection. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Corequisite: BIO 206L.

CHEM105X - Chemistry of Art & Fashion (KP)

This course examines the connections between chemistry and art. This course is a lab centered course where students will explore topics such as light absorption and reflection; the nature of color; synthesis and use of dyes, paints, and pigments. Students will use spectroscopy and other methods of chemical investigation such as chromatography to examine materials used in art. Students will conduct inquiry-based projects focusing on areas of interest.

CHEM203 - General Chemistry I (KP)

The course begins with a study of measurement and matter. An introduction to atomic theory follows. Mass relationships in chemical reactions are introduced, followed by the study of chemical reactions in aqueous solutions. The gas laws are then covered, followed by an introduction to thermodynamics. Concepts of chemical bonding are studied along with periodic relationships among the elements. Quantum theory is used to explain the electronic structure of atoms. Laboratory experiments complement the material covered in lecture. The laboratory experiments are designed to introduce methods, materials, and equipment of chemistry as well as to illustrate important chemical principles. Prerequisite: MATH 106 or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 203L.

CHEM204 - General Chemistry II

This second half of this two-semester sequence explores areas of solution chemistry, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics and physical chemistry, nuclear, and organic chemistry. Physical properties of solutions are explained including vapor pressure lowering, boiling point elevation, freezing point depression and osmotic pressure. The effects of chemical kinetics on reactions are covered. Chemical equilibrium, acid and base equilibrium, and solubiity equilibrium are introduced. Laboratory experiments complement the material covered in lecture. The laboratory experiments are designed to introduce methods, materials, and equipment of chemistry as well as to illustrate important chemical principles. Prerequisite: CHEM 203. Corequisite: CHEM 204L.

CHEM301 - Human Biochemistry

This course is an in-depth study of biochemical substances and their reaction in the body with major emphasis placed on metabolism at the cellular level and examined in the tissues of the various organs where these reactions occur. Correlation of biochemical processes underlying pathologic conditions are made whenever practical. Prerequisite: CHEM 202.

EXSC101 - Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy

This course provides students with foundational concepts associated with the healthcare and fitness industry. Through connected learning projects, emphasis is placed on understanding musculoskeletal anatomy and medical nomenclature Formerly - AHLT101

EXSC104 - Principles & Problems of Coaching

This course provides students with an introduction to the profession of coaching. Students develop a base of knowledge through the study of principles and concepts from the areas of coaching philosophy, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology, and sports management. Upon successful completion of the course, students have a thorough understanding and appreciation of possible solutions for those problems that are most frequently encountered in coaching, as well as the ability to apply principles of coaching to individual athletes and/or a team.

EXSC106 - Resistance Training

This course will explore the fundamentals of strength and conditioning instruction. Students will develop a practical/technical foundation for designing, instructing, and evaluating strength and conditioning routines for a variety of clientele. Major compound movements, Olympic lifts, and advanced conditioning techniques will be emphasized. Students will utilize their anatomical and kinesiological knowledgebase to evaluate exercise technique and form. Students will also develop foundational knowledge of exercise safety, cueing/correction techniques, exercise demonstration and modification, exercise progression and professionalism.

EXSC107 - Lifestyles & Human Behavior

This course focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the interactive principles of human behavior across the lifespan from adolescence through adult development. Topics include exercise adherence and maintenance, weight management, smoking cessation, and stress management. Formerly - AHLT107

EXSC108 - Group Exercise

This course will introduce students to group exercise instruction methods. Students will gain knowledge of and skill in planning exercise sessions for groups of exercisers using a variety of formats and instructional techniques. Communication, instruction, safety, motivation, organization, music selection, and choreography with be discussed and practiced. In addition, the application of common anatomy, physiology, and behavior modification principles will be used in designing and progressing group exercise sessions. A variety of fitness activities will be explored including sports conditioning, circuit training, boot camp, step aerobics, kickboxing, strength training, yoga and indoor cycling. This course will also prepare students to sit for national certification exams.

EXSC202 - Applied Coaching Techniques

The course is designed to help aspiring coaches teach the skills athletes need in order to perform effectively in team and individualized sports. Students will learn how to address the various issues faced by athletic coaches by thoroughly examining such concepts as individual differences exhibited by athletes; technical, tactical, and mental skills athletes need to learn; content and structure of skill practice; the art of providing feedback; and the preparation of athletes for competition. This exploration prepares coaches to work with athletes competently and confidently in most coaching settings.

EXSC209 - Performance Nutrition

This course studies the effects, benefits, and sources of major nutrients. It includes an overview of nutritional issues involved in disease processes and nutritional needs for an active population. Special focus on patient assessment and development of dietary plans based on energy expenditure. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

EXSC211 - Personal Fitness

This course prepares students for national certification exams as personal trainers. Each class addresses pertinent topics of the health fitness professional. These topics include health screening and assessment and comprehensive program design for multiple populations. The course empowers students with the skills necessary to become qualified fitness professionals.

EXSC213 - Coaching Practicum

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the principles and practices of coaching in a junior high, high school, or collegiate environment. Students participate actively in practical coaching experiences under the guidance and supervision of a qualified coach. Prerequisite: EXSC 104 and EXSC 202

EXSC222 - Kinesiology

This course examines the anatomical and mechanical concepts required for critical assessment, description, and qualitative analysis of human motion. The laboratory component includes analysis of human motion. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206, PHYS 111.

EXSC302 - Exercise Physiology

This course explores the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the structure and function of the body with an emphasis on the acute responses of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neuromuscular systems. Various concepts related to physical fitness such as body composition, skill related fitness, and cardiovascular fitness are introduced. The practical applications of major principles are demonstrated in a laboratory setting. Students are advised that the capability to exercise moderately and maximally may be required and that documentation of a medical examination indicating cardiopulmonary status and exercise capacity may be requested by the instructor. Writing intensive course. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

EXSC304 - Exercise Testing & Prescription

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to engage in the application of physiological principles and development of practical skills for fitness evaluation and exercise prescription. Course content will emphasis: pre-test screening and assessment and prescription fundamentals for cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and flexibility. Prerequisite EXSC 302.

EXSC305 - Strength Training & Conditioning

Lecture and practical sessions include principles of weight training and conditioning, orientation to different modalities, including free weights, weight machines (i.e., Nautilus), and circuit training and development of individual and group exercise programs. Students may be required to obtain medical clearance prior to participation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EXSC306 - Applied Ethics in Health Care

Develop a moral and ethical decision making framework as related to the healthcare field as individuals (clinician) and groups (healthcare team) through the application ethical principles and concepts.

EXSC307 - Advanced Sports Performance

This course is designed to provide students advanced concepts in strength and conditioning. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles and theories covered in the Strength and Conditioning class. Students focus on the development of sports specific programs for the purpose of improving athletic performance. Prerequisite: EXSC 305.

EXSC340 - Research Concepts

This course covers research concepts in the healthcare and fitness industy including the logic of experimental and correlational designs, issues of control, sampling, measurement of variables, ethical issues in research, use of online professional search procedures, and writing in APA style. Students engage in various aspects of the research process culminating in a research paper on a discipline specific topic. Prerequisite: MATH 208.

EXSC401 - Exercise Science Seminar II

This course provides students with the skills needed to prepare for entrance into the workforce or graduate school. Emphasis is placed on cover letters and resume writing, interview skills, the graduate school application process, professionalism, and ethical decision making. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Co-requisite - EXSC 340

EXSC403 - Exercise for Special Populations

This course provides the exercise physiologist with an in-depth knowledge of application of exercise principles for patients participating in adult fitness programs. It includes client characteristics, screening, and program supervision. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: EXSC 302 or EXSC304

EXSC405 - Organization & Healthcare Administration

This course presents the principles of managing physical education, intramural and athletic programs, and sport and fitness businesses. Course topics include facility management, human relations, legal issues, scheduling, drug testing, staffing, and related duties of facility managers. Writing intensive course. Prerequisites: Senior standing.

EXSC406 - Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology

This course explores and evaluates current concepts in the understanding of physiological function and effects of exercise. Particular emphasis is placed on the physiological function and effects of exercise across the lifespan and in-depth examination of current literature in advanced exercise science topics. Pre-requisite: EXSC 302.

EXSC410 - Exercise Science Field Experience I

This is an off-campus experience in a hospital, clinic, corporate, university or commercial setting, as appropriate. Concepts, theories, and practices learned in the classroom are applied in a supervised setting. Students must successfully complete at least 150 hours of field experience in addition to written assignments. Prerequisites: EXSC 302, EXSC 305 and Permission of Department Chair.

EXSC420 - Exercise Science Field Experience II

This is an off-campus experience in a hospital, clinic,corporate, university or commercial setting, as appropriate. Concepts, theories, and practices learned in the classroom are applied in a supervised setting. Students must successfully complete at least 300 hours of field experience in addition to written assignments. Prerequisites: EXSC 302, EXSC 305 and Permission of Department Chair.

EXSC430 - Exercise Science Capstone

The capstone course synthesizes theories and practices of exercise physiology into one culminating and progressive exercise program for a client. Students serve as subjects, technicians, and administrators. The primary goal is to better prepare students to engage in research at the graduate level and to create an opportunity for students to apply various concepts and theories attained throughout the curriculum. The content of this course focuses on opportunities for exercise program design and undergraduate research, with three course design option; development of original case study research, with focus on adhering to written and oral presentation standards within the field; development of an original research question, with focus on methodology, data collection and statistical analysis; or development of an understanding of the research process, with focus on review of the literature, defining the research question, and study methodology. Prerequisite: EXSC 340

PHYS111 - General Physics I (KP)

This is the first semester of a one-year course that surveys the field of physics at a non-calcu­lus level. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, force, uniform circular motion, work and energy, and statics of rigid bodies. The laws of thermodynamics are introduced. Laboratory experiments are conducted to com­plement the material covered in lecture. Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: PHYS 111L.

PHYS112 - General Physics II (KP)

This is a continuation of PHYS 111. Topics include waves motion, electric potential, electric current, resistance, capacitance, and magnetism. Geometrical and wave optics are introduced. Atomic and quantum theory are also included. Laboratory experiments are conducted to com­plement the material covered in lecture. Prerequisite: PHYS 111. Corequisite: PHYS 112L.

Marisa Hastie

Associate Professor and Program Director of Exercise Science

Office: 70 Maple Street

Cristina Haverty

Chair of Athletic Training & Exercise Science; Associate Professor of Athletic Training

Office: 70 Maple Street

Ron Laham

Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Office: 70 Maple Street

Dominique Ross

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Coordinator of Clinical Education

Office: 70 Maple Street

AT101 - Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy

This course provides students with foundational concepts associated with the healthcare and fitness industry. Through connected learning projects, emphasis is placed on understanding musculoskeletal anatomy and medical nomenclature. Formerly - AHLT101

AT103 - Techniques of Emergency Care

This course emphasizes principles and techniques for recognition and management of life-threatening and non-life-threatening medical emergency situations. Additionally, the course content includes a variety of injury and illness prevention techniques including, taping, bracing and proper hydration. The lab component of the course includes techniques for immobilization, airway management, athletic equipment management, and removal in emergency situations. At the completion of the course students will be eligible for certification in CPR Professional Rescuer/AED and First Aid by the American Red Cross.

AT202 - Foundations in Sport Medicine

This course is a basic athletic training course providing an overview of prevention, recognition, and initial management of common athletic injuries. Additional topics covered in the course include: issues in health care administration, nutritional considerations, environmental issues, protective equipment, tissue healing, bloodborne pathogens and rehabilitation concepts. Formerly - AT201

AT205 - Clinical Athletic Training I

"This course requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical education experience at affiliated athletic training sites. Clinical education experiences include working with intercollegiate athletic teams with an emphasis placed on understanding the operation of an AT facility, policies and procedures, implementation of emergency techniques and first aid, application of taping and bracing techniques and engaging in professional interactions. The laboratory component of the course meets 2 hours weekly and focuses on musculoskeletal anatomy, taping and bracing, wound care and basic injury evaluations. Prerequisites: AT103 & AT202; Co-requisite AT 211Formerly - AT203"

AT206 - Clinical Athletic Training II

This course requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical education experience at affiliated athletic training sites. Emphasis is placed on the athletic trainer’s role in working with an athletic team. The laboratory component meets two hours weekly to develop additional evaluation techniques and the application of knowledge, skills and abilites aquired in previous coursework Prerequisites: AT 205, AT 211; Co-requisite AT 212 and AT 213

AT211 - Assessment Diagnosis I

This course focuses on techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremities and low back. The lab component emphasizes developing clinical skills including palpation of bony landmarks, manual muscle testing, goniometry measurements, stress tests and special tests. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: AT 202 & BIO 205 Formerly - AT350/350L

AT212 - Assessment Diagnosis II

This course focuses on techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremities and thorax, as well as internal injuries. The laboratory component emphasizes developing clinical skills including palpation of bony landmarks, performing stress and special tests. Prerequisite: AT 211.Corequisite: AT212L

AT213 - Assessment & Diagnosis: Head & Spine

Course Description:This course provides a comprehensive study of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Topics include applied biomechanics, techniques for orthopedic and neurological assessment, and rehabilitation/management techniques. These topics are addressed through a problem-based learning format. Through lecture and laboratory opportunities, the student will develop a systematic approach to the evaluation process and develop accurate impressions and treatment protocols. Prerequisite: AT 211

AT301 - Pathophysiology

In this course, major pathophysiologic concepts are explored using a body systems approach relating them to the practice of the health care professional. Theories relating etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. The course also describes the impact of cellular dysfunction, interpretation of medical laboratory tests and drug interaction and pharmacology for the health care provider. The course encourages critical analysis of clinical data to identify logical connections and integration. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

AT302 - Clinical Athletic Training III

This course requires between 150 and 225 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students may have peer teaching responsibilities. The laboratory component meets two hours per week. Emphasis is placed on identification of anatomical landmarks and evaluation techniques being stressed. Prerequisite: AT 206

AT303 - Therapeutic Modalities

This course is an examination of the treatment of athletic injuries through the use of cold and heat modalities, hydrotherapy, and electrical modalities. Emphasis is placed on theoretical and physiological effects on healing, and on indications and contraindications for use of each modality. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

AT304 - Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab Techniques

This course presents intermediate and advanced principles and techniques of rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Emphasis is placed on designing rehabilitation progressions and integrating them appropriately for return to sport activity. The lab component focuses on proper techniques for specific exercises, exercise contraindications, and use of special rehabilitation equipment.Corequisite AT304L. Prerequisite: AT212 and AT 213

AT305 - Clinical Athletic Training IV

This course requires between 150 and 225 hour of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students are exposed to increasing amounts of responsibility and advanced tasks within the role of the athletic trainer. Students may have peer teaching responsibilities. The laboratory component of the course meets 2 hours weekly and focuses on rehabilitation techniques with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: AT 302.

AT407 - Clinical Athletic Training V

"This course requires minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Lasell College Athletic Training facility or an affiliated site. Students have increasing responsibility for coordinating all aspects of athletic training services for an athletic team. Increasing amounts of administrative and peer teaching responsibilities are provided. BOC Exam prepartation is emphasized. The laboratory component meets for two hours weekly with emphasis on rehabilitation techniques, specifically therapeutic modalities. Prerequisite: AT 305.Formerly - AT402"

AT421 - Advanced Concepts in Patient Care

This course focuses on pharmacology, ethics, psychosocial aspects of care and athletic training for special populations. Emphasis is placed on advance concepts intended to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field of athletic training. Prerequisites: Senior standing, PSYC 101, AT 301

AT430 - Athletic Training Capstone

This course is designed to serve as a capstone course for seniors in the athletic training education program. The primary goal is to better prepare students to engage in research at the graduate level. The content of this course focuses on opportunities for undergraduate research, with three course design options: development of original case study research, with focus on adhering to written and oral presentation standards within the field; development of an original research question, with focus on methodology, data collection and statistical analysis; development of an understanding of the research process, with focus on review of the literature, defining the research question, and study methodology. Prerequisites: Senior standing, EXSC340

BIO205 - Anatomy & Physiology I

This is a comprehensive course focusing on the structure and function of the human body. The course introduces students to aspects of human biology ranging from the chemical basis of life and cell biology to the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems. Topics covered include: cell biology, major body tissues, and the structure and function of the following systems: skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. The laboratory component includes dissection. Students should have successfully completed one year of at least secondary (high school) level Biology before electing this course. Corequisite: BIO 205L.

BIO206 - Anatomy & Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIO 205. The following systems are covered during the semester: endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive. The laboratory component includes dissection. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Corequisite: BIO 206L.

EXSC209 - Performance Nutrition

This course studies the effects, benefits, and sources of major nutrients. It includes an overview of nutritional issues involved in disease processes and nutritional needs for an active population. Special focus on patient assessment and development of dietary plans based on energy expenditure. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

EXSC222 - Kinesiology

This course examines the anatomical and mechanical concepts required for critical assessment, description, and qualitative analysis of human motion. The laboratory component includes analysis of human motion. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206, PHYS 111.

EXSC302 - Exercise Physiology

This course explores the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the structure and function of the body with an emphasis on the acute responses of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neuromuscular systems. Various concepts related to physical fitness such as body composition, skill related fitness, and cardiovascular fitness are introduced. The practical applications of major principles are demonstrated in a laboratory setting. Students are advised that the capability to exercise moderately and maximally may be required and that documentation of a medical examination indicating cardiopulmonary status and exercise capacity may be requested by the instructor. Writing intensive course. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206.

EXSC305 - Strength Training & Conditioning

Lecture and practical sessions include principles of weight training and conditioning, orientation to different modalities, including free weights, weight machines (i.e., Nautilus), and circuit training and development of individual and group exercise programs. Students may be required to obtain medical clearance prior to participation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EXSC340 - Research Concepts

This course covers research concepts in the healthcare and fitness industy including the logic of experimental and correlational designs, issues of control, sampling, measurement of variables, ethical issues in research, use of online professional search procedures, and writing in APA style. Students engage in various aspects of the research process culminating in a research paper on a discipline specific topic. Prerequisite: MATH 208.

MATH203 - Precalculus

This course prepares students for the study of calculus, physics and other courses requiring precalculus skills. Included is a review of algebra, coordinate geometry, the solution of systems of equations, and the analysis and graphing of lin­ear, quadratic, inverse, polynomial, and rational functions. There is a thorough treatment of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. An important goal is for students to develop a geometric understanding of functions and their properties. Prerequisite: MATH 106 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing. Restrictions: not open to students who have completed 205, 206, or any 300 level mathe­matics course successfully.

MATH208 - Statistics

This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on applications in business and the social and biological sciences. Topics include: data analysis, and graphical methods of describing data, measures of central tendency and variability, probability, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 106 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing and ENG 102.

PHYS111 - General Physics I (KP)

This is the first semester of a one-year course that surveys the field of physics at a non-calcu­lus level. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, force, uniform circular motion, work and energy, and statics of rigid bodies. The laws of thermodynamics are introduced. Laboratory experiments are conducted to com­plement the material covered in lecture. Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: PHYS 111L.

PSYC101 - Psychological Perspectives (KP)

In this course, students learn to think like psychologists as they study classic and contemporary topics in human behavior, feeling, and thought. Students learn to apply psychological perspectives of thought, including biological, cognitive, sociocultural, humanistic, psychodynamic, and behaviorist, to better understand the human experience. Students will learn to use these perspectives to explore how individual behavior is influenced by and influences one’s biology, family, community and society. Topics may include human development, personality, psychopathology, human relationships, language, memory, perceptual processes, and intelligence, among others.