Athletic Training (MSAT)

MSAT 501. Manual Based Exam & Treatment. (3 Credits)

This course will familiarize the student with the theory, skills, and clinical applications of various forms of manual soft tissue examination and treatment. The manual therapy techniques that this course will focus on include Graston Technique, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, myofascial release techniques, cupping, and Kinesio-tape. All skills will be demonstrated and practiced in a hands-on lab environment.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 505. Professional Development. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to prepare students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program for the process of seeking credentialing and employment upon graduation. Students will learn how to prepare a professional cover letter and resume, refine their interview skills, and obtain certification as an athletic trainer. 1 credit.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 510. Pathophys, Pharm & Gen Med. (4 Credits)

is designed to provide the learner with information regarding diseases and conditions addressed in the profession of athletic training. Classroom and laboratory experiences will encompass classroom exercises addressing illness/condition recognition, assessment, differential diagnosis, referral, and treatment of a variety of different patient populations. The course will examine pharmaceutical drug applications, interactions, and their value to the injury-healing process and athletic performance. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: fifth year Athletic Training Student.

MSAT 512. General Medical Conditions Assessment & Diagnosis. (3 Credits)

MSAT 515. Patient Centered Care. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program for providing patient centered care. This course will explore health care delivery, cultural competence, ethical and legal obligations, documentation, communication skills, and professionalism, in the field of athletic training.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 520. Basic Stats for Athletic Train. (3 Credits)

is designed to help athletic trainers acquire skills related to consuming research. Fundamental scientific inquiry skills related to searching electronic data bases, reading, understanding, and appraising the athletic training research literature for the purpose of evidence-based practice is emphasized. Students are exposed to basic concepts of research methodology and a review of conceptually-based statistics that further enhances skills with consuming the scientific literature. Students will practice reading and critiquing professional literature. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 525. Athletic Training Foundations with Lab. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the foundational knowledge and skills related to the athletic training profession. The lab component is designed to give the student the opportunity to practically apply everyday skills related to the athletic training profession.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 530. Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to define the role of the athletic trainer within the psychosocial aspect of athletic injuries. Beyond the recognition of common psychological stressors associated with the athletic population, this course will analyze and critically assess the psychosocial ramifications of athletic injuries. Discussion on the impact of the athlete’s psyche as it relates to injury, rehabilitation and return to play will be addressed with a focus on educating the athlete and athletic training professional through this process.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 532. Psychosocial Principles of Athletic Training. (3 Credits)

MSAT 535. Emergency Care in Athletic Training with Lab. (3 Credits)

This course will prepare students to make appropriate decisions regarding acute injury and emergency care management, and to act proficiently on those decisions. Students will review concepts associated with American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and first aid certification, including adult, child and infant CPR and AED. Additionally, special concerns seen in athletic populations will be addressed and practiced as they apply to the profession of athletic training.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 540. Applied Kinesiology. (3 Credits)

is an examination of human movement mechanics in applied settings. Focus will be placed on functional assessment, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Advanced application of arthrokinematics, musculoskeletal function, and relative biomechanics as they relate to evidenced based science will be the focus of class content. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 541. Athletic Training Seminar. (1 Credit)

MSAT 542. Clinical Education I. (2 Credits)

MSAT 543. Clinical Eduction II. (2 Credits)

MSAT 544. Clinical Education III. (3 Credits)

MSAT 545. Clinical Education IV. (3 Credits)

MSAT 546. Clinical Education V. (3 Credits)

MSAT 547. Clinical Education VI. (3 Credits)

MSAT 550. Therapeutic Modalities with Lab. (3 Credits)

This course involves the study of the principles and applications of cryotherapy, thermotherapy, ultrasound, laser, diathermy, traction, and electrical stimulation. This course will explore the various applications of modalities as they relate to pain management and orthopedic injuries.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 551. Orth Assess/Mgmt of LE. (3 Credits)

MSAT 552. Orth As/Mgmt-UE/Head/Neck/Spn. (3 Credits)

MSAT 553. Therapeutic Mod for Ath Inj. (3 Credits)

MSAT 554. Palp & Func Anatomy for ATs. (3 Credits)

MSAT 555. Therapeutic Exercise. (3 Credits)

MSAT 556. Acute Emerg Care of Ath Inj. (3 Credits)

MSAT 557. Advanced Injury Managment. (3 Credits)

MSAT 558. Pharmacology. (3 Credits)

MSAT 559. Admin & Organization of AT. (3 Credits)

MSAT 560. Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries I with Lab. (4 Credits)

This course involves the in-depth study of the orthopedic assessment of the head and face, foot, ankle, lower leg, and knee. Specifically, course information will include taking a complete medical history, inspecting the area, measuring range of motion, proper performance and interpretation of neurologic and special tests, determining a differential diagnosis, proper documentation, and coming to a clinical diagnosis based on the information obtained.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 561. Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries II with Lab. (4 Credits)

This course involves the in-depth study of the orthopedic assessment of the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. Specifically, course information will include taking a complete medical history, inspecting the area, measuring range of motion, proper performance and interpretation of neurologic and special tests, determining a differential diagnosis, proper documentation, and coming to a clinical diagnosis based on the information obtained.

Prerequisites: MSAT 560

MSAT 562. Recognition & Evaluation of Orthopedic Injuries III with Lab. (4 Credits)

This course involves the in-depth study of the orthopedic assessment of the spine, pelvis and related structures. Specifically, course information will include taking a complete medical history, inspecting the area, measuring range of motion, proper performance and interpretation of neurologic and special tests, determining a differential diagnosis, proper documentation, and coming to a clinical diagnosis based on the information obtained.

Prerequisites: MSAT 561

MSAT 565. Rehabilitation Techniques of Orthopedic Injuries I with Lab. (3 Credits)

This course involves the study, methods, and application of rehabilitation techniques as they relate to orthopedic injuries.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 566. Rehabilitation Techniques of Orthopedic Injuries II with Lab. (3 Credits)

This course expounds on the student’s knowledge of the study, methods, and application of rehabilitation techniques as they relate to orthopedic injuries.

Prerequisites: MSAT 565

MSAT 568. Research Methods in Sports Medicine. (3 Credits)

MSAT 569. Research Methods. (3 Credits)

This course explores methods commonly used to design, implement and appraise sports medicine research including a review of statistical methods, epidemiology, and evidence-based practice. The course includes examination of descriptive, quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students completing this course will draft a literature review of a sports medicine-related topic.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 570. Internship Athletic Training. (1-6 Credits)

is designed to expose students to various aspects involved with health care and rehabilitation in either a clinical or non-clinical setting. Although the student is only at the pre-professional level, he/she can be involved in the observation, assistance, and discussion of patients' treatment and care, as the experienced professional deems appropriate. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 571. Adv Pract & Admin in Ath Train. (3 Credits)

will prepare students for advanced practice and administrative roles in the athletic training field. It will explore organizational structure and employment considerations at the University, Clinic/Hospital, and Outreach settings. This course will prepare the student for assuming administrative roles and managing resources as well as explore the facets of teaching and mentoring students and young professionals in the athletic training field. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 572. Adv Musculoskeletal Anatomy. (3 Credits)

is designed for students seeking to gain a higher level understanding of human anatomy.  The course will provide a comprehensive review of human cadaver anatomy for health professionals.  Major muscles, skin, bones and joints, internal organs, blood vessels, the brain, spinal cord and major nerves will be covered.  The students will use dissected cadavers to study anatomical variations, pathologies, and changes due to disease/injury.  The students enrolled in the course will attend clinical lectures followed by cadaver exploration and identification. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSAT 573. Athletic Training Capstone. (1-6 Credits)

MSAT 574. General Medical Conditions with Lab. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the learner with information regarding the pathophysiology of diseases and conditions encountered in the profession of athletic training. Classroom and laboratory experiences will encompass addressing illness/condition recognition, assessment, differential diagnosis, referral, and treatment of a variety of patient populations. Additionally, the course will examine pharmaceutical drug applications, interactions, and their value to the injury-healing process and athletic performance.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 575. Case Studies in Athletic Training. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to allow students to employ their knowledge base and data-gathering skills gained during clinical education and coursework. Students will analyze and evaluate the management of healthcare related patient cases. The course will utilize both self-directed and peer group based learning.

Prerequisites: MSAT 550, MSAT 561, MSAT 565

MSAT 578. Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers. (3 Credits)

MSAT 579. Administration & Management in Athletic Training. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare students for the administrative and management responsibilities of an entry-level athletic trainer. This course will explore payor systems, systems of quality assurance and quality improvement, health informatics, resource management, policies and procedures, advocacy, and professional growth.

Prerequisites: MSAT Program Admission or Instructor Consent

MSAT 580. Athletic Training Clinical I. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the first semester of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will observe and gain hands-on experience in recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor. The purpose of this course is to incorporate specific clinical proficiencies with real life injury situations.

Prerequisite: MSAT Program Admission

MSAT 581. Athletic Training Clinical II. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the second semester of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will observe and gain hands-on experience in recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor. The purpose of this course is to incorporate specific clinical proficiencies with real life injury situations.

Prerequisites: MSAT 581

MSAT 582. Athletic Training Clinical III. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the third semester of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will observe and gain hands-on experience in recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor. The purpose of this course is to incorporate specific clinical proficiencies with real life injury situations.

Prerequisites: MSAT 582

MSAT 583. Athletic Training Clinical IV. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the fourth semester of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will observe and gain hands-on experience in recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor. The purpose of this course is to incorporate specific clinical proficiencies with real life injury situations.

Prerequisites: MSAT 583

MSAT 584. Athletic Training Clinical V. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the last year of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will observe and gain hands-on experience in recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor. The purpose of this course is to incorporate specific clinical proficiencies with real life injury situations.

Prerequisites: MSAT 584

MSAT 590. Immersion Experience in Athletic Training. (6 Credits)

This course is designed to formally structure clinical experience specific to the last year of enrollment in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students will be fully immersed in the responsibilities of the clinical site, gaining hands-on experience with recognition, diagnosis, and management of injuries and illnesses and daily setting-specific administrative tasks at Concordia University affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of a preceptor.

Prerequisites: MSAT 583

MSAT 595. Capstone. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to help the student hone their research skills through the execution of a rigorous project under the advisement of a faculty member. Students will propose a capstone project, obtain approval from a majority of the Athletic Training Faculty, create a scholarly product, and disseminate the project in a public forum.

Prerequisites: MSAT 569

MSAT 599. Thesis in Athletic Training. (3 Credits)

MSAT 600. Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

this course is designed to help students hone their research skills through the implementation of a research proposal under the advisement of a faculty member. Students will propose a research project, obtain IRB approval, perform data collection, and analyze their data. Additionally, students will create a complete thesis document. Students are expected to work semi-independently with their thesis adviser and must produce scholarly work. Students must also orally defend the thesis in a public forum. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MSAT 569 Research Methods.