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 application of the previously learned knowledge, skills and abilities.
Principles of Biology I
Foundations of Athletic Training
Emergency Care in Athletic Training
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training
Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy
Psychology of Exercise and Sport
General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active
Clinical Evaluation - Lower Extremity
Clinical Evaluation - Upper Extremity
Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Intervention
Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training
Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training
Professional Development in Athletic Training
Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription
Each athletic training course (AT XXX) has a clinical education hour requirement. These hours are completed during an assigned clinical rotation with a clinical preceptor approved by the program. The clinical 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 clinical preceptor to identify strengths, weaknesses of the students and opportunities for growth and improvement.
The minimum number of required clinical education hours increases as the athletic training student progresses through the program.
AT 144 Foundations of Athletic Training
AT 110 Emergency Care in Athletic Training
AT 221 Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training
AT 232 Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy
AT 332 Clinical Evaluation - Lower Extremity
AT 333 Clinical Evaluation - Upper Extremity
AT 408 Therapeutic Modalities
AT 455 Therapeutic Rehabilitation
AT 319 General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active
AT 360 Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
AT 430 Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training
AT 472 Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training
AT 480 Professional Development in Athletic Training
AT 483 Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription
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 clinical 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 athletic training education program.
Athletic training students should work directly with their assigned clinical preceptor to schedule clinical hours. Athletic training students are required to have one day off in every seven-day period. Athletic training students should not average more than 20 hours per week per term.