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Curriculum

The Athletic Training Education Program at Upper Iowa is a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. Athletic training students become competent and proficient in athletic training knowledge, skills and abilities through a specified course sequence. Athletic training courses incorporate traditional coursework in the domains of athletic training, laboratory experience for practicing clinical skills and abilities, and clinical education rotations for integration of the previously learned knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Coursework
AT 144 Foundations of Athletic Training 3 credits
AT 110 Emergency Care in Athletic Training 3 credits
AT 221 Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training 3 credits
AT 232 Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy 1 credit
AT 319 General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active 4 credits
AT 332 Clinical Evaluation – Lower Extremity 4 credits
AT 333    Clinical Evaluation – Upper Extremity 4 credits
AT 360 Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Intervention 1 credits
AT 408 Therapeutic Modalities 4 credits
AT 430 Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training 4 credits
AT 455 Therapeutic Rehabilitation 4 credits
AT 472 Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training 4 credits
AT 480 Professional Development in Athletic Training 3 credits
AT 483 Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription 1 credit
BIO 270  Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 275 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
EXSS 283 Sports Nutrition 3 credits
EXSS 302 Exercise Physiology 3 credits
EXSS 305 Kinesiology 3 credits
EXSS 318 Psychology of Exercise and Sport 3 credits
PSY 190  General Psychology 3 credits

Clinical Education

Each athletic training course in the professional phase of the program has a clinical education hour requirement. These hours are completed during an assigned clinical rotation with a preceptor approved by the program. The preceptor is responsible for instructing students in the clinical setting in the areas of prevention, acute care, evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, professional responsibility, and healthcare administration. During the clinical experience the students will be evaluated by their assigned preceptor to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for growth and improvement.

Note: The minimum number of required clinical education hours increases as the athletic training student progresses through the program. 

Clinical Hours
 AT 221   Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training 45 hours
 AT 232   Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy 45 hours 
 AT 332   Clinical Evaluation – Lower Extremity 45 hours 
 AT 333  Clinical Evaluation – Upper Extremity 45 hours 
 AT 408   Therapeutic Modalities 60 hours
 AT 455   Therapeutic Rehabilitation 60 hours 
 AT 319   General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active 60 hours 
 AT 360   Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Strategies and Referral 60 hours 
 AT 430  Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training 75 hours
 AT 472  Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training 75 hours
 AT 480  Professional Development in Athletic Training 75 hours
 AT 483  Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription   75 hours

All athletic training students, regardless of year in the program, are required to log a minimum of 5 clinical education hours per week with their preceptor.  This, in no way, guarantees the fulfillment of the clinical education hour minimum, but will ensure students have continuous involvement in the clinical education portion of the program.

Athletic training students should work directly with their assigned preceptor to schedule clinical hours. Students are required to have one day off in every seven-day period and should not average more than 20 hours per week per term. 

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