Academics > Doctor of Athletic Training

Curriculum

Program Structure 

year 1

SUMMERFALLSPRING
ATR7108c: Clinical Management in AT (UF Summer B Term) ATR7210c: Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Examination I ATR7211c: Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Examination II
    ATR7300c: Evidence-Based Therapeutic Intervention ATR7318c: Sport Performance and Intervention
ATR7229c: Diagnostic Imaging for ATs ATR7438c: Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for ATs I
ATR7818c: Advanced Clinical Experience I ATR7828c: Advanced Clinical Experience II

year 2

SUMMERFALLSPRING
ATR7128c: Advanced Cadaveric Dissection (UF Summer A Term) ATR7209c: Movement Screening and Assessment ATR7509: Leadership and Mentoring in AT Clinical Practice
    ATR7439c: Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for ATs II ATR7519: Administration in AT
ATR7628c: Clinical Research in AT I ATR7629: Clinical Research in AT II
ATR7838c: Advanced Clinical Experience III ATR7848c: Advanced Clinical Experience IV

Course Descriptions


ATR 7108c Clinical Management in Athletic Training  Designed to enhance the independent clinical practice of new athletic training practitioners.  Content focuses on creating effective, comprehensive policy and procedures (e.g., emergency management, pre-participation evaluation and clearance) for appropriate clinical management of traumatic and environmental conditions.  Appropriate documentation, practice standards and communication skills discussed and practiced. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. (UF Summer B Term) >>Top


ATR 7128c Advanced Cadaveric Dissection  Advanced clinical anatomy course, employing human cadaver dissection as a means to learn the major musculoskeletal, vascular, and nervous structures relevant to the field and practice of Athletic Training. Students will be responsible for dissecting the human cadaver and discussing applications of gross anatomy knowledge. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. (UF Summer A Term) >>Top


ATR 7209c Movement Screening and Assessment  Athletic Trainers will advance foundational knowledge to effectively implement and interpret screening tools for injury prevention, management and comprehensive therapeutic intervention programming. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7210c Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Examination I  Athletic Trainers develop skills and appraise the principles and procedures used in the musculoskeletal assessment of upper-extremity function and dysfunction.  Topics include the statistical evaluation of diagnostic tests, 3-dimensional kinematics, interpreting contemporary diagnostic tests and treatment of upper-extremity pathology/dysfunction and critical reviews of related research. Pre-requisite: ATR 7108c Clinical Management in Athletic Training. >>Top


ATR 7211c Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Examination II  Athletic Trainers develop skills and appraise the principles and procedures used in the musculoskeletal assessment of lower-extremity function and dysfunction.  Topics include the statistical evaluation of diagnostic tests, 3-dimensional kinematics, interpreting contemporary diagnostic tests and treatment of upper-extremity pathology/dysfunction and critical reviews of related research. ATR 7210c Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Examination I. >>Top


ATR 7229c Diagnostic Imaging for Athletic Trainers  Provides Athletic Trainers background information on the physics, physiology, appropriate use and appraisal of diagnostic imaging techniques used in sports medicine including: radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine.  Athletic Trainers develop skills interpreting diagnostic imaging and analyze the principles and procedures used in each technique. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7300c Evidence-Based Therapeutic Intervention  Prepares athletic trainers to utilize current evidence when designing and implementing therapeutic intervention programs for optimal patient outcomes.  Students will incorporate disablement model framework, disability measures and documentation tools to guide intervention strategies.  Discussion will include complimentary or alternative therapies, injury prevention programs and protocol-based vs. criteria-based rehabilitation approaches. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7318c Sport Performance and Intervention  Furthers the Athletic Trainers’ therapeutic and functional performance knowledge and advances clinical skills in the design and implementation of exercise and nutrition programs for the prevention, management and enhancement of activity/performance.  ATR 7300c Evidence-Based Therapeutic Intervention. >>Top


ATR 7438c Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers I  Designed to advance Athletic Trainers application and implementation of pharmacology; including medications commonly used among physically active patients.  Athletic Trainers will advance their skills and experience with using techniques employed clinically for diagnostics, management and treatment intervention for injury, illness and emergent conditions. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7439c Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers II — Provides the Athletic Trainer with advanced clinical diagnostic skills to assess patients using medical evaluation procedures and employ appropriate and culturally sensitive therapeutic intervention or referral strategies for injury, illness and emergent conditions.   ATR 7438c Clinical Techniques and Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers I. >>Top


ATR 7509 Leadership and Mentoring in AT Clinical Practice  Provides Athletic Trainers with specific knowledge of learning theories, teachings methods, clinical transition to practice and the role of mentorship and professional engagement in athletic training. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7519 Administration in Athletic Training  Offers Athletic Trainers an in-depth examination of the standards, policies and practices of a healthcare organization; allowing for safe, effective and quality patient care.  Discussions will include current topics related to professional development, credentialing and legislative issues.  Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7628 Clinical Research in Athletic Training I  Equips Athletic Trainers with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to make independent judgments about the validity, results, and application of clinical research and to implement evidence-based clinical practice in their careers. Content addressed will enhance professional writing, scholarship appraisal and application of current evidence for improved patient outcomes. Pre-requisite: Admission into the Doctor of Athletic Training program. >>Top


ATR 7629 Clinical Research in Athletic Training II  Advances the research experience for Athletic Trainers and fosters the integration of evidence-based clinical practice for improved patient outcomes. Students will improve professional writing skills and scholarship appraisal and produce a scholarly work (e.g., presentation, publication). ATR 7628 Clinical Research in Athletic Training I. >>Top


ATR 7818c Advanced Clinical Experience I  Allows Athletic Trainers to develop a specialized body of knowledge and skills through scholarly appraisal, seminar attendance, clinical experiences; designed to promote integration and synthesis of cognitive and psychomotor skills learned in previous semesters.  One of a series of courses affording didactic and clinical integration of content within the specialty. ATR 7108c Clinical Management in Athletic Training. >>Top


ATR 7828c Advanced Clinical Experience II  Allows Athletic Trainers to develop a specialized body of knowledge and skills through scholarly appraisal, seminar attendance, clinical experiences; designed to promote integration and synthesis of cognitive and psychomotor skills learned in previous semesters.  One of a series of courses affording didactic and clinical integration of content within the specialty. ATR 7818c Advanced Clinical Experience I. >>Top


ATR 7838c Advanced Clinical Experience III  Allows Athletic Trainers to develop a specialized body of knowledge and skills through scholarly appraisal, seminar attendance, clinical experiences; designed to promote integration and synthesis of cognitive and psychomotor skills learned in previous semesters.  One of a series of courses affording didactic and clinical integration of content within the specialty. ATR 7828c Advanced Clinical Experience II. >>Top


ATR 7848c Advanced Clinical Experience IV  Allows Athletic Trainers to develop a specialized body of knowledge and skills through scholarly appraisal, seminar attendance, clinical experiences; designed to promote integration and synthesis of cognitive and psychomotor skills learned in previous semesters.  One of a series of courses affording didactic and clinical integration of content within the specialty. ATR 7838c Advanced Clinical Experience  >>Top


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