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Athletic Training

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Core Courses

 

 

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AT101

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

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Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy
2
AT103

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.

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Techniques of Emergency Care
3
AT104

AT104 - Professional Interactions

This seminar style course introduces students to current concepts and theories of medical ethics and ethical decision making, understanding personal and professional values, exposure to multiculturalism and diversity and patient instruction in various professional settings. This course has a connected learning component that develops professional communication skills, patient education and recognition of cultural, ethical and socioeconomic diversity through a discipline-specific environment. Students also complete a service-learning component to gain a greater understanding of civil responsibility, multiculturalism and diversity and personal values. Prerequisite: EXSC 101 or AT101

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Professional Interactions
3
AT202

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

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Foundations in Sport Medicine
4
AT203

AT203 - Clinical Athletic Training I

This course requires a minimum of 125 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: AT 103, AT 104

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Clinical Athletic Training I
3
AT204

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

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Clinical Athletic Training II
3
AT211

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 205Formerly - AT350/350L

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Assessment Diagnosis I
4
AT212

AT212 - Assessment Diagnosis II

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

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Assessment Diagnosis II
4
AT213

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, AT 212

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Assessment & Diagnosis: Head & Spine
2
AT301

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.

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Pathophysiology
3
AT302

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 204.

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Clinical Athletic Training III
3
AT303

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.

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Therapeutic Modalities
4
AT304

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: EXSC 222.

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Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab Techniques
4
AT305

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.

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Clinical Athletic Training IV
3
AT402

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.

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Clinical Athletic Training V
3
AT405

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.

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Clinical Athletic Training VI
3
AT421

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

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Advanced Concepts in Patient Care
3
AT430

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

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Athletic Training Capstone
3
BIO205

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.

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Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BIO206

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.

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Anatomy & Physiology II
4
CHEM203

CHEM203 - General Chemistry I

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 104. Corequisite: CHEM 203L.

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General Chemistry I
4
EXSC104

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.

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Principles & Problems of Coaching
3
EXSC107

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

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Lifestyles & Human Behavior
3
EXSC209

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.

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Performance Nutrition
3
EXSC222

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.

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Kinesiology
4
EXSC302

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.

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Exercise Physiology
4
EXSC305

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.

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Strength Training & Conditioning
4
EXSC340

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.

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Research Concepts
3
MATH203

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 104 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.

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Precalculus
3
MATH208

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 104, MATH 109, or MATH 204 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing and ENG 102.

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Statistics
3
PHYS111

PHYS111 - General Physics I

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.

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General Physics I
4
PSYC101

PSYC101 - Psychological Perspectives

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.

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Psychological Perspectives
3

Areas of Inquiry Courses:  Aesthetic 1, Historical 1

General Education Core: 15 credits

Minimum credits required for graduation: 121
* In order to qualify for Clinical 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:
Math 208: Statistics

*** Courses listed below fulfill Area of Inquiry requirements:
Moral and Ethical/Multicultural
EXSC 104: Professional Interactions & Ethics
Scientific
BIO 205 & BIO 205L: Anatomy & Physiology I
Quantitative
MATH 208: Statistics
Psychological and Societal
PSYC 101: Intro to Psychology

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 ATEP. Students will progress through the program on a case by case basis after meeting with the Program Director and Department Chair to review their transcript if a repeat of a required course is needed to determine their eligibility to progress in the ATEP.

Retention Policy
The following requirements exist for progression through the Lasell College Athletic Training Education Program. The ATEP 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 athletic training education 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 ATEP, 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 103, AT 101 and AT 104 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)

Junior Year
In order to continue into the junior year professional coursework of the ATEP, 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 203, AT 204, AT 211, AT 212 and EXSC 222.
  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..

Senior Year
In order to continue into the senior professional coursework of the ATEP, 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.

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

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 hours of college coursework.
  2. Completion of the College General Education 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.