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    Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Training Occupational Skills Award


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The Athletic Training Occupational Skills Award prepares the student for careers in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy for skills necessary for entry-level positions in Physical Therapy Clinics and provides foundational preparation for students interested in Athletic Training programs. Skills learned in this program are additionally valuable to students interested in such professions as fitness trainer, coach, or teacher in the physical education and kinesiology field. Students will learn basic exercise physiology, be able to identify common athletic injuries and causes, and be able to apply specific stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitation techniques for preventive and rehabilitative care. In addition, students will become cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certified and learn how to write subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) notes and injury reports.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify the basic fundamentals of physiology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of exercise physiology and the biomechanics of human movement.
  • Recognize and describe the signs and symptoms of emergency situations and athletic injuries.
  • Demonstrate proper response procedures to emergency situations and athletic injuries.
  • Apply preventative and rehabilitative techniques for common sports conditions and various athletic injuries.

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Units
HLTH 2   First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillator 1.5
KNES 52   Fundamentals of Human Movement 3
KNES 53   Introduction to Athletic Training 3
KNES 56  * or Practicum in Athletic Training - Fall Sports 2
KNES 59  * Practicum in Athletic Training - Spring Sports 2

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE AWARD:


9.5

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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