Stephen F. Austin State University

Curriculum

COURSE PROGRESSION FOR
MASTER'S OF ATHLETIC TRAINING
GRADUATE ENTRY-LEVEL ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM

Summer I (Session II)
KIN 521 Clinical I 2
KIN 510 Med. Term (online) 1
KIN 512 Protective Methods 3
6hrs

Fall I
KIN 554 Intro to AT 3
KIN 550 Intro to Research 3
KIN 532/L Evaluation w/Lab 3 / 1
KIN 522 Clinical II 2
12hrs

SPRING I
KIN 570 Gen. Med. Cond. 3
KIN 533/L Evaluation w/Lab 3 / 1
KIN 531/L Ther. Mod. w/ Lab 3 / 1
KIN 541 Clinical III 2
13hrs
Summer II
KIN 542 Clinical IV 2
KIN 534 Mgmt Strat in AT 3
KIN 508 Emergency Care 1
6hrs

Fall II
KIN 560 Biomechanics 3
KIN 536/L Ther. Exer. w/Lab 3 / 1
KIN 574 Adv. Athletic Training 2
KIN 550:01 Clinical V 3
12hrs

SPRING II
KIN 553 Physiology of Ex 3
KIN 585 Research Anal 3
KIN 530 Seminar in AT 2
KIN 551:02 Clinical V 3
11hrs



**TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR MS DEGREE IN
ATHLETIC TRAINING = 60HOURS

REQUIRED COURSES: KIN 508: EMERGENCY CARE (1 hr) - The design is a two-week intensive course to allow the athletic training student a review and re-application of exposure guidelines to bloodborne pathogens and standard and advanced emergency care, in addition to meeting recommended guidelines as stated by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, OSHA, and the NCAA. This course can be repeated only one time for a maximum curriculum value of two credit hours. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major.

KIN 510: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (1 hr) - An on-line WEBCT course of medical terminology used by health professionals. Content will include musculoskeletal and orthopedic definitions, medical abbreviations, and athletic training specific terminology. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

KIN 512: PROTECTIVE METHODS IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 hrs) - The athletic training student will learn various techniques for taping, wrapping, and the application of supportive and protective equipment that is utilized in the prevention and rehabilitation of the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor.

KIN 521: ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL I (2 hrs)- The design of this course is to place the entry-level athletic training student in the university clinical setting. Laboratory and clinical experiences of KIN 521 will consist of basic clinical skills using hands-on-approach application of competencies and proficiencies that are introduced in the didactic setting. Proficiencies to be assessed in KIN 521 are detailed in the SFA Graduate Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training major and must be concurrently taking KIN 512.

KIN 522: ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL II (2 hrs)- The design of this course is to place the entry-level athletic training student in a variety of work settings including, but not limited to: college/university; high school; clinic/outreach variety of clinical settings. Laboratory and clinical experiences of KIN 522 will apply the clinical skills learned in KIN 521, in addition to the advancement and progression of competencies and proficiencies learned during the current semester. Proficiencies to be assessed in KIN 522 are detailed in the SFA Graduate Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major and completed KIN 521.

KIN 530: SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 hrs)- Classroom forum of current trends and issues, competency review, and professional development in athletic training. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major.

KIN 531: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES (3 hrs)- Classroom presentation of theoretical principles of acute inflammatory response, wound healing, and clinical application of therapeutic modalities as used in the treatment and care for the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 531L.

KIN 531L: THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES LABORATORY (1 hr)- Laboratory accompanying KIN 531. Students will learn psychomotor skills through the performance of clinical application of therapeutic modalities as used for the treatment and care of the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 531.

KIN 532: EVALUATION TECHNIQUES OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY (3 hrs)-Classroom study of clinical evaluations involving bony and soft-tissue anatomy, signs and symptoms, and orthopedic testing for lower extremity, pelvic, and lumbar injuries and conditions commonly sustained by the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 532L.

KIN 532L: EVALUATION TECHNIQUES OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY LABORATORY (1 hr)- Laboratory accompanying KIN 532. Students will learn psychomotor skills through the application process of systematic evaluation techniques for lower extremity, pelvic, and lumbar injuries sustained by the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 532.

KIN 533: EVALUATION TECHNIQUES OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY (3 hrs)-Classroom study of clinical evaluations involving bony and soft-tissue anatomy, signs and symptoms, and orthopedic testing for upper extremity, cervical, thoracic, head and face, and abdominal injuries and conditions commonly sustained by the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 533L.

KIN 533L: EVALUATION TECHNIQUES OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY LABORATORY (1 hr)- Laboratory accompanying KIN 533. Students will learn psychomotor skills through the application process of systematic evaluation techniques for upper extremity, cervical, thoracic, head and face, and abdominal injuries sustained by the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 533.

KIN 534: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 hrs.)- This course is designed to introduce the athletic training student to management techniques, professional practice, and health care administration that are encountered in athletic training. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training major.

KIN 536: THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE (3 hrs)- Classroom presentation of theoretical principles and practical applications of techniques related to therapeutic exercises implemented with the non-surgical / surgical rehabilitation of the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 536L.

KIN 536L: THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE LABORATORY (1 hr)- Laboratory accompanying KIN 536. Students will learn psychomotor skills of the theoretical principles and practical applications of techniques related to therapeutic exercises implemented with the non-surgical / surgical rehabilitation of the physically active Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor and must be concurrently taking KIN 536.

KIN 541: ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL III (2 hrs)- The design of this course is to place the athletic training student in a variety of work settings including, but not limited to: college/university; high school; clinic/outreach. Laboratory and clinical experiences of KIN 541 will require the application of learning over time as the student completes each rotation, in addition to the advancement and progression of competencies and proficiencies learned during the current semester. Proficiencies to be assessed in KIN 541 are detailed in the SFA Graduate Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major and completed KIN 522.

KIN 542: ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL IV (2 hrs)- The design of this course is to allow the second year athletic training student to experience pre-season athletic preparation in the high school, university setting and/or professional setting. Completion of the assignment will occur during the summer semester and during the interim leading to the fall semester. Prerequisite: Admittance to athletic training major and completed KIN 541.

KIN 550: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH (3 hrs) - The application of research methods to health and physical education with experience in developing techniques of gathering, analyzing and reporting data. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of Health Science or Kinesiology/Physical Education.

KIN 551 (sections :01 and:02) ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL V (3 hrs)- KIN 551:01 is designed specifically for the second year athletic training student to fulfill two seven-week rotations and to select a sport / ACI / CI assignment. Proficiencies to be assessed in KIN 551 are detailed in the SFA Graduate Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual. Completion of KIN 551:02 will involve an assignment for the whole semester / season of the sport underneath an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) or Clinical Instructor (CI). May be repeated only once. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major and completed KIN 542 and approval of Program Director.

KIN 553: PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3 hrs)- Physiological basis of movement and exercise. Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours of Health Science or Kinesiology/Physical Education.

KIN 554: INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING (3 hrs) - An introduction to the profession of Athletic Training. An overview of common techniques and principles of recognition, evaluation, prevention, and care for the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to Athletic Training Major or consent of instructor.

KIN 574: ADVANCED ATHLETIC TRAINING (2 hrs) - Advanced knowledge and skills specific to a greater understanding of techniques and principles of recognition, evaluation, prevention, and care for the physically active. Prerequisite: Admittance to athletic training major or consent of instructor and completed KIN 554.

KIN 560: BIOMECHANICS (3 hrs)- The purpose of this course is to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to scientifically analyze human movement using different methods of analysis and to assist the student in acquiring a more in-depth understanding of the mechanical principles that influence human movement.

KIN 570: GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS (3 hrs)- A specialized course of general medical conditions designed for the entry-level athletic training student with presentations made by various health professional specialists focusing on pathology and pharmacology. Prerequisites: Admittance to Athletic Training Major and completed KIN 554.

KIN 585: RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 hrs) -Through the understanding of research concepts and processes, statistics, computer application, and measurement theories, a variety of research methodologies will be introduced. Throughout the course, emphasis will be made for the students in two areas: (a) to understand the importance of research in relation to the professional mission of physical education and exercise science, and (b) to improve the research abilities of the students for scientific inquiry. Prerequisites: Twelve semester hours of Health Science or Kinesiology/Physical Education.