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  • MS in Medical Sciences- AT Concentration: Students admitted to program before Fall 2016

    Program of Study:


    Fall 1 (first 10-week session)

    ATR 5605

    Youth Injury Epidemiology
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the prevalence and statistics related to youth sport injuries. Key issues in epidemiology, injury etiology, risk factors related to both internal and external variables, and the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive measures in regard to youth sport injury will be analyzed and discussed.

    3 credits

    ATR 6236

    Pediatric Sports Medicine
    The unique orthopedic conditions specific to adolescents are addressed in this course. Issues such as anatomical and physiological considerations, genetics, circulatory disorders, neuromuscular disorders, mechanisms of injury, protective equipment, biomechanics, immature skeletal disruption, and others are covered.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits


     

    Spring 1 (second 10-week session)

    ATR 5508

    Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training
    This class takes a unique look at the current issues facing the profession of athletic training. Historical perspectives, current implications, and futuristic opportunities and threats are discussed. Examples include the exploration of public health concerns such as MRSA, exertional heat illness, and sudden cardiac death.

    3 credits

    ATR 5515

    Administration of Injury Prevention Programs
    The development and implementation of injury prevention programs for youth sports are addressed in this course. Issues such as evidence based research, pharmacological interventions, budgeting, marketing, and measuring effectiveness are identified. An example of a program analysis would be the relationship of the chemical cascade associated with a concussion and its relevance to a practical injury prevention program.

    3 credits

    ATR 5319

    Rehabilitation Considerations for Children
    Principles of rehabilitation for children are addressed in this course. Physical, physiological, and psychological components are discussed. Examples include phases of inflammation and repair, bone healing, and other structural considerations.

    3 credits

    Total: 9 credits


     

    Summer 1 (third 10-week session)

    ATR 6615

    Evidence Based Research & Writing
    A thorough look at the process of utilizing evidence-based medicine and the importance for applying such outcomes to clinical practice is discussed. The process of preparing case studies, abstracts, and poster presentations are taught.

    3 credits

    ATR 6920

    Athletic Training Professional Colloquium*
    This week-long in residence course is conducted by leaders in the profession of athletic training. A variety of topics are covered, including national trends, association issues, and professional challenges.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits

    *Includes one 5-day session on Tampa campus of USF.


    Fall 2 (fourth 10-week session)

    ATR 6446

    Medical Conditions of Adolescents
    This course focuses on non-orthopedic conditions in children. Examples of topics covered include diabetes, exercise induced asthma, and concussions. Particular detail will emphasize the physiology and chemistry of these conditions and their influence on recovery.

    3 credits

    ATR 6617

    Capstone Project I
    The capstone project is the final cumulative work that exemplifies a body of knowledge that significantly contributes a worthy product to the profession of athletic training and one’s own professional endeavors. The intent CP-1 is to incorporate all pertinent anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, and other factors related to a given problem associated with an adolescent injury/illness and provide a comprehensive overview. CP-1 focuses on identifying a problem, reviewing the literature, and developing a plan.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits


    Spring 2 (fifth 10-week session)

    ATR 6516

    Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare
    Current ethical and legal issues related to health care will be addressed with an emphasis on legal terminology and awareness. Controversial topics, case law, and anticipated issues related to future health care delivery will be covered. Examples will include cases involving right to die, informed consent, and other controversial medicolegal issues.

    1 credit

    GMS 6871

    Health Sciences Ethics
    Examines selected ethical considerations that have become significant components of the practice of the biomedical sciences and which often represent important considerations that must be addressed in both the “basic” and “clinical” sciences. Must be taken in conjunction with ATR 6516.

    2 credits

    ATR 6618

    Capstone Project 2
    CP-2 focuses on completing a SWOT analysis of the plan and formalizing a comprehensive written document. The intent of CP-2 is to consider the relevant pre-existing factors of an adolescent injury/illness (epidemiology, evidence-based emergency care and rehabilitation, and/or injury prevention strategies) and develop a plan or solution for practical implementation in an effort to promote participation in physical activity. The written document may consist of a systematic review or injury prevention program. The final project will be used for immediate implementation in a clinical setting, or submission for publication or presentation in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and/or symposia.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits

  • MS in Advanced Athletic Training: Students admitted to program Fall 2016 or later

    MS in Advanced Athletic Training: Course Sequence & Course Descriptions:


    Fall 1

    ATR 6236

    Pediatric Sports Medicine
    The unique orthopedic conditions specific to adolescents are addressed in this course. Issues such as anatomical and physiological considerations, genetics, circulatory disorders, neuromuscular disorders, mechanisms of injury, protective equipment, biomechanics, immature skeletal disruption, and others are covered.

    3 credits

    ATR 6235

    Motor Development & Skill Acquisition

    This course is designed to familiarize students with the theories and approaches of skill acquisition in young athletes. Key issues in principles of motor control, including focus, feedback, and constraints will be analyzed and discussed.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits


    Spring 1

    ATR 5605

    Youth Injury Epidemiology
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the prevalence and statistics related to youth sport injuries. Key issues in epidemiology, injury etiology, risk factors related to both internal and external variables, and the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive measures in regard to youth sport injury will be analyzed and discussed.

    3 credits

    ATR 5515

    Administration of Injury Prevention Programs
    The development and implementation of injury prevention programs for youth sports are addressed in this course. Issues such as evidence based research, pharmacological interventions, budgeting, marketing, and measuring effectiveness are identified. An example of a program analysis would be the relationship of the chemical cascade associated with a concussion and its relevance to a practical injury prevention program.

    3 credits

    ATR 6615

    Evidence Based Research & Writing
    A thorough look at the process of utilizing evidence-based medicine and the importance for applying such outcomes to clinical practice is discussed. The process of preparing case studies, abstracts, and poster presentations are taught.

    3 credits

    Total: 9 credits


    Summer 1

    ATR 6616

    Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports Settings This course is designed to familiarize students with the common causes of fatalities in young athletes and methods of prevention, management, and return to play. Key issues in principles of airway management, cardiac events, and other emergency management skills will be analyzed and discussed.

    3 credits

    ATR 5508

    Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training
    This class takes a unique look at the current issues facing the profession of athletic training. Historical perspectives, current implications, and futuristic opportunities and threats are discussed. Examples include the exploration of public health concerns such as MRSA, exertional heat illness, and sudden cardiac death. This course includes a week-long in residence course is conducted by leaders in the profession of athletic training. A variety of topics are covered, including national trends, association issues, and professional challenges.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits

    *Includes one 5-day session on Tampa campus of USF.

    Fall 2

    ATR 5319

    Rehabilitation Considerations for Children
    Principles of rehabilitation for children are addressed in this course. Physical, physiological, and psychological components are discussed. Examples include phases of inflammation and repair, bone healing, and other structural considerations.

    3 credits

    ATR 6617

    Capstone Project I
    The capstone project is the final cumulative work that exemplifies a body of knowledge that significantly contributes a worthy product to the profession of athletic training and one’s own professional endeavors. The intent CP-1 is to incorporate all pertinent anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, and other factors related to a given problem associated with an adolescent injury/illness and provide a comprehensive overview. CP-1 focuses on identifying a problem, reviewing the literature, and developing a plan.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits

    Spring 2

    ATR 6446

    Medical Conditions of Adolescents
    This course focuses on non-orthopedic conditions in children. Examples of topics covered include diabetes, exercise induced asthma, and concussions. Particular detail will emphasize the physiology and chemistry of these conditions and their influence on recovery.

    3 credits

    ATR 6618

    Capstone Project 2
    CP-2 focuses on completing a SWOT analysis of the plan and formalizing a comprehensive written document. The intent of CP-2 is to consider the relevant pre-existing factors of an adolescent injury/illness (epidemiology, evidence-based emergency care and rehabilitation, and/or injury prevention strategies) and develop a plan or solution for practical implementation in an effort to promote participation in physical activity. The written document may consist of a systematic review or injury prevention program. The final project will be used for immediate implementation in a clinical setting, or submission for publication or presentation in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and/or symposia.

    3 credits

    Total: 6 credits