Athletic Training and Exercise Science Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
ATES 111

These are activity courses, designed to improve physical fitness. Activities may include aerobic dance, slimnastics, jogging, walking, karate.

1
ATES 111R Weight Lifting and Conditioning

Develop proper skills and techniques for safe weight training and program design. Learn major muscle groups and their actions. Generally offered every semester.

1
ATES 112 Selected Sports

These are seasonal team and individual sports, including tennis, golf, badminton, bowling, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, and racquetball. May involve additional fees.

1
ATES 113 Swimming for the Timid Nonswimmer

For the student with no swimming ability. Student will learn the basic strokes.

1
ATES 115 Basic Aquatics

For the student with little swimming ability, who is comfortable in deep water. Student will learn the five basic strokes and water safety skills.

1
ATES 120 Lifeguard Training

Designed for the student who wishes to become a certified lifeguard.

Prerequisite: intermediate swimming level.

1
ATES 121 Water Safety Instructor

Designed for the student who possesses a better-than-average swimming ability. Training and the practical application of knowledge and skills in swimming leads to certification as an American National Red Cross Safety Instructor.

Prerequisite: intermediate swimming level.

1
ATES 130 Emergency Response for Athletic Trainers

Course is designed to provide knowledge and experience in emergency care procedures, blood borne pathogens, and first aid. Students will receive certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and in First Aid, upon successful completion of course. Involves fee.

2
ATES 155 Pre-Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I

Gives students applying for admission into the athletic training education program exposure to clinical education and learning. Involves fee.

1
ATES 160 Foundation of Physical Education

An introductory course about the services by physical education teachers, physical activity professionals, coaches, fitness trainers, athletic trainers, and athletic administrators emphasizing professionalism, quality programs, heritage, and the changing philosophies within sport and physical activity. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 180 Introduction to Athletic Training

An introductory course designed to expose interested students to athletic training. The course centers around familiarizing students with the variety of subject areas needed to become an athletic trainer. 

BIOL 121, 121L to be taken concurrently. Involves fee. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 201 Team Sports

This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of team games including, but not limited to, field hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and team handball.

 No prior experience in all activities is required. Offered fall semester.

2
ATES 202 Recreation Sports

This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of recreation games including but not limited to, bowling, golf, badminton, tennis, and lawn games. 

No prior experience in all activities is required. Offered fall semester.

2
ATES 203 Individual Sports

This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of individual games including but not limited to, track and field, dance and educational gymnastics.

 No prior experience in all activities is required. Offered spring semester.

2
ATES 204 Teaching Group Exercise

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the educational concepts, performance techniques, program design, and leadership skills needed to teach instructor-led exercise programs. The course will include basic analysis and application of safe and effective exercise procedures for all fitness levels. This class involves a high degree of practical experience, and you can expect to workout often. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ATES 221, 210, 225, and 225L.

2
ATES 210 Anatomical Concepts in ATES

This course reviews and expands upon selected topics of anatomy and physiology relative to the Health and Physical Education major. Systems emphasized are: skeletal, muscular, nervous, lymphatic, and circulatory. Organ function and location is also highlighted. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L, ATES 221 taken concurrently. Offered fall semester.

1
ATES 215 Introduction to Sports Medicine

Covers fundamentals of basic emergency procedures applicable to the physical education classroom and presents a basic introduction to conditioning and the care of the more common athletic injuries.

Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L.

2
ATES 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy

Presents practical application of human anatomy to sport with the major emphasis on the biomechanical analysis of movement. Involves fee. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L. ATES 210 taken concurrently. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 225 and 225L Physiology of Exercise and Lab

Presents a comprehensive study of the human body subjected to physical stress in relation to sports and athletics. Particularly emphasizes the relationship of metabolism, environmental stress and body composition to optimal performance. Involves fee. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L. Must enroll in ATES 225L concurrently. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 236 Tests and Measurements

Designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of testing and evaluating performances through the development of assessment devices and the use of standardized tests.

Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 275 Research in Athletic Training

Interpretation of statistical procedures and research designs commonly used in athletic training research. Prepares students to conduct research projects related to the field of athletic training.

3
ATES 308 Concepts in Athletic Training

This course will address current concepts, such as injury/illness prevention, evidence-based practice, professional position statements and sport specific requirements as they relate to athletic training. Involves fee.

 Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L; ATES 130, 155, 180. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 311 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I

Introduces the student to fundamentals of injury evaluation. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of injuries to the foot, ankle/lower leg, knee, hip, thigh, and pelvis. 

Prerequisites: ATES 221, 308. Must also enroll in ATES 311L. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 311L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I Lab

Provides opportunity for the student to apply evaluation techniques learned in ATES 311.

Offered spring semester.

1
ATES 313 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II

Continues to introduce athletic injury evaluation techniques to the student. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of injuries to the shoulder, upper arm/elbow/forearm, wrist/hand, head/face, spine, and thorax/abdomen/visceral.

Prerequisites: ATES 311. Must also enroll in ATES 313L. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 313L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II Lab

Practice application of materials learned in ATES 313. 

Offered fall semester.

1
ATES 324 Motor Learning and Movement Education

Introduces motor theory and its application in teaching of motor skills. Also discusses movement activities as a means of cognitive and motor development. 

Offered spring semester.

2
ATES 350 Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training I

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Involves fee.

3
ATES 351 Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training II

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses. Involves fee.

Prerequisite: ATES 350. with C or better.

3
ATES 360 Exercise Testing and Prescription

Provides information aimed at fitness professionals whose clientele are considered apparently healthy adults as well as the special populations such as pregnant women, children, elderly, and pulmonary patients. Focuses on physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription and includes 1) use of field tests and laboratory tests to appraise physical fitness levels; 2) designs of individualized physical fitness programs; and 3) evaluation of exercise programs. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 121, 121L, 122, 122L; PED 221, 225 (or taken concurrently). Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 360L Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab

This course covers laboratory and field tests used for assessing physical fitness components as well as principles of exercise prescription. Test results are used in developing individualized exercise prescriptions to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body weight and body composition, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Current enrollment in ATES 360. Offered spring semester.

1
ATES 380 Exercise and Disease Prevention

This course will follow the American College of Sports Medicine mantra that “Exercise is Medicine.” Throughout the semester students will identify and analyze current disease issues related to exercise, physical activity, and lifestyle. Topics covered include diabetes, cardiopulmonary diseases, cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune disorders.

Involves fee. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 400 Therapeutic Modalities

Theories and concepts in the appropriate application and utilization of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries.

Prerequisites: ATES 308. Must also enroll in ATES 401. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 401 Therapeutic Modalities Lab

A supervised laboratory experience to ensure that students develop the appropriate psychomotor skills in applying and using therapeutic modalities safely.

Offered spring semester.

1
ATES 410 Therapeutic Exercise

Theories and concepts in the appropriate application and utilization of therapeutic exercises in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

Prerequisites: ATES 311, 400. Must also enroll in ATES 411. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 411 Therapeutic Exercise Lab

A supervised laboratory experience to ensure that students develop the appropriate psychomotor skills in applying and using rehabilitation techniques. 

Offered fall semester.

1
ATES 418 General Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer

The recognition, evaluation, management, and treatment of non-orthopedic medical conditions that affect the physically active population. Pharmacological application of therapeutic medications commonly prescribed for acute and chronic health problems and injuries are also covered. 

Prerequisites: ATES 313, 400.

4
ATES 421 Coaching

Concentrates on coaching techniques and strategies, responsibilities of a coach, standards for conducting a sports program, and basic psychology of coaching. 

Offered spring semester.

2
ATES 424 Organization and Administration of Physical Education


spring

This course will help prepare students for entry into the athletic training, physical activity, or education professional fields. This course will address administration responsibilities, professional and ethical practices, job seeking, and interview skills. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 440 Advanced Exercise Physiology


fall

This is an advanced undergraduate course in the physiology of exercise dealing with acute and chronic responses of various systems to exercise and training. Experimental design and data collection techniques commonly used in exercise science literature will be addressed. Mini-experiments will be utilized to demonstrate various physiological responses in the exercise arena. Special emphasis will be given to environmental physiology (altitude, temperature, underwater and microgravity environments) and its impact on human performance. 

Prerequisites: ATES 225, ATES 225L, ATES 360, ATES 360L, ATES 380, and a valid CPR certification. Offered fall semester.

3
ATES 450 Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training III

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses.

Involves fee. Prerequisite: Completion of ATES 350, 351 with a C or better.

4
ATES 451 Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training IV

Athletic training psychomotor skills are enhanced and assessed by a preceptor during clinical rotations. Emphasis is on competencies and proficiencies previously instructed in didactic courses.

Involves fee. Prerequisite: Completion of ATES 350, 351, 450 with a C or better.

4
ATES 455C Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training

Affords the student the opportunity to work directly with a certified athletic trainer in a variety of sports medicine settings. Opportunity will be provided for experience in additional medical settings. 

Involves fee. Prerequisite: Formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATP.

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ATES 457 Sports and Recreation Management

This course is designed to prepare prospective personal trainers, managers, directors, and program coordinators for employment and management of sport and fitness settings. Emphasis will be placed on facility design and layout, human resource management, fiscal management, marketing and risk management.

3
ATES 460 Senior Seminar


spring

This course will discuss skills, strategies, and tactics specific to the athletic trainer.

Prerequisite: Senior class status, within one semester of graduation. Offered spring semester.

2
ATES 475 Clinical Exercise Physiology


spring

The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the role of the clinical exercise physiologist in the exercise management of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Practice areas will include cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic, and hemotologic disorders. Students will learn and become competent in 12-lead EKG set-up and interpretation. 

Prerequisites: ATES 225, ATES 225L, ATES 360, ATES 360L, ATES 380, ATES 425, and a valid CPR certification. Offered spring semester.

3
ATES 480 A,B Exercise Science Practicum

A guided practical experience with an appropriate organization required for Physical Activity majors. This course requires 120 hours of contact time with a specified site supervisor, with the purpose of affording students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an employment setting similar to their aimed profession. This course requires a one hour meeting at the beginning of the semester with the University supervisor to go over roles and course expectations for the semester.

3 credits each
ATES 495 Senior Seminar

This seminar is designed to orient students to Exercise Science graduate programs and serves as a forum for exchange of research in the field. Emphasis is placed on student’s oral presentation with class interactions. Critical thinking and evaluation of research in literature is included. Concepts and issues raised by students are reviewed and further discussed with leadership of the instructor. Integration of previous exercise science course material as well as recent issues are the objectives of this course. Meets bi-weekly. Prerequisites: Final semester of senior year.

0.5
ATES 499 Independent Study

Offered for students who desire to do research and study on an individual basis. 

Approval of the department chairperson and dean is required.

variable credit