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UTC-GATP Curriculum

Semester Class
1st Summer HHP 5500 (Athletic Training Techniques)
HHP 5510 (Foundational Concepts for Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction)
HHP 5525 (Summer Practicum)
Total = 9hrs
1st Fall HHP 5600 (Cadaver Anatomy of the Trunk and Extremities)
HHP 5610 (Orthopaedic Evaluation)
HHP 5615 (Orthopaedic Evaluation Lab)
HHP 5625 (Athletic Training Practicum I)
Total = 16hrs
1st Spring HHP 5700 (Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation)
HHP 5705 (Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation Lab)
HHP 5710 (Therapeutic Modalities)
HHP 5715 (Therapeutic Modalities Lab)
HHP 5725 (Athletic Training Practicum II)
Total = 11hrs
2nd Fall HHP 5810 (Graduate Seminar)
HHP 5820 (General Medical Aspects in Athletic Training)
HHP 5825 (Athletic Training Practicum III)
HHP 5830 (Research Methods in Sports Medicine)
Total = 12hrs
2nd Spring HHP 5900 (Healthcare Finance and Administration)
HHP 5910 (Professional Behaviors for Athletic Trainers)
HHP 5925 (Advanced Athletic Training Practicum)
HHP 5990 (Athletic Training Research Project)
Total = 12hrs

Course Descriptions

HHP 5500 Athletic Training Techniques
Introduction of athletic training skills and techniques such as taping, wrapping, bracing, immobilization, splinting, transporting, non-weight bearing techniques and preparticipation examinations. Includes laboratory experiences. Practicum course fee applies.
HHP 5510 Foundational Concepts for Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills that relate to modification of physiological processes associated with musculoskeletal injury, pain, and tissue repair for the purpose of restoring optimal musculoskeletal function.
HHP 5525 Summer Practicum

Students will obtain clinical experience with college football and other athletic training clinical activities related under the direct supervision (auditory and visual) of a BOC certified athletic trainer. The NATA Educational Competencies in Athletic Training serve as a guideline for the psychomotor skills that athletic training students should obtain in a CAATE GATP. These competencies will be instructed in a classroom setting and practiced and evaluated in laboratory and clinical settings. Students will be assigned to approved clinical preceptors for UTC football where they will have the opportunity to observe and assist the clinical preceptors in healthcare delivery. Students will also be instructed and will participate in the day-to-day operation of an athletic training facility and for the sport of football, including record keeping and maintenance of a healthcare facility.
HHP 5600 Cadaver Anatomy of the Trunk and Extremities

Prosection of human cadavers with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, articular, nervous and vascular systems. Prosection experiences will be supplemented with classroom lectures. The role of anatomical structures as they relate to athletic injury mechanism, evaluation and rehabilitation will be emphasized. Laboratory experience to support and enhance topics covered in HHP 5600.
HHP 5610 Orthopaedic Evaluation

The purpose of this class is to study the clinical evaluation of orthopedic injuries and neurological disorders. Emphasis on proper evaluation for the purpose of (1) administering proper first aid and emergency care and (2) making appropriate referrals to physicians for diagnosis and medical treatment. Co-requisite: HHP 5615.
HHP 5615 Orthopaedic Evaluation Lab

This two-credit hour lab will examine the evaluation process of the upper and lower extremities, head, neck and trunk. Detailed anatomy, biomechanics, evaluation, and immediate care will be discussed. Co-requisite: HHP 5610.
HHP 5625 Athletic Training Practicum I

The student's first clinical rotation in the GATP. Integration of psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies learned in the didactic component of the program in the clinical setting under the direct supervision (physically present) of an approved clinical preceptor. Administered from a clinical/laboratory; students will learn the professional aspects of athletic training as well as the day-to-day operation of an athletic training facility, including basic record keeping and facility maintenance. The course has a lecture component. Pre-requisites: Exercise Physiology, HHP 5500 and permission of GATP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
HHP 5700 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation

A classroom and practical study in the appropriate use of therapeutic rehabilitation techniques for athletic injuries, encompassing scientific/physiological rationales, selection criteria, indications/contraindications, clinical applications, and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.
HHP 5705 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation Lab

The student will learn psychomotor skills by applying various therapeutic exercises in a practical environment. Proper SOAP note documentation will be presented to properly record exercises in a clinical setting. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development for each exercise technique. Co-requisite: HHP 5700.
HHP 5710 Therapeutic Modalities

Teaches theoretical applications of therapeutic modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries and conditions. Scientific/physiological rationales will be provided along with selection criteria, indications, contraindications and clinical applications. Co-requisite: HHP 5715.
HHP 5715 Therapeutic Modalities Lab

The student will learn psychomotor skills by applying various therapeutic modalities in a practical environment. Proper SOAP note documentation will be presented to properly record modalities in a clinical setting. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development for each modality technique. Co-requisite: HHP 5710.
HHP 5725 Athletic Training Practicum II

The student's second clinical rotation in the GATP. The student will continue to integrate clinical skills learned in the didactic component of the program into the clinical setting under the direct supervision (physically present) of an approved clinical preceptor. This practicum course will be administered from a clinical/laboratory setting on campus. The student will build on skills and responsibilities from Practicum I and will learn and apply psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies from them NATA Competencies in Athletic Training. This course has a lecture component. Pre-requisites: Sport Psychology/Sociology, HHP 5625 and permission of GATP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
HHP 5810 Graduate Seminar

Basic theory related to nutritional requirements and pharmacological aspects for all levels of athletic performance. Course content includes pharmacology, energy systems, hydration, pre- and post-event nutrition, weight management and body composition and ergogenic aids. Pre-requisite: department head approval.
HHP 5820 General Medical Aspects in Athletic Training

An overview of the knowledge, skills and values that the entry-level athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat and refer when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.
HHP 5825 Athletic Training Practicum III

The student's third clinical rotation in the GATP. Students will be responsible for assisting in the healthcare of athletes during practices, games, and treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of a clinical preceptor either on campus or at an off-campus affiliate site. The student will apply new skills learned in the didactic component of the program. The student will also build on the psychomotor skills/clinical proficiencies and responsibilities from Practicum II. The course has a lecture component. Pre-requisites: HHP 5725 and permission of GATP-Director. Practicum course fee applies.
HHP 5830 Research Methods in Sports Medicine
Overview of conceptualization, design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of research, including analysis of published research in the field and preparation of a literature review.
HHP 5900 Healthcare Finance and Administration
This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills that relate to the rapidly changing nature of healthcare finance, cost containment strategies and clinical, corporate and scholastic practice settings.
HHP 5910 Professional Behaviors for Athletic Trainers
Course content will include basic legal and ethical terminology, areas of legal and ethical risks for the athletic trainer, measures to reduce those risks and appropriate professional behavior. Course content will also include basic psychological theories and the psychological aspects of injury and illness.
HHP 5925 Advanced Athletic Training Practicum

The student's fourth and final clinical rotation in the GATP. Students will be responsible for assisting in the healthcare of athletes during practices, games, and treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of a clinical preceptor either on campus or at an off-campus affiliate site. Designed to provide the student with a means to integrate and augment all concepts, skills and knowledge covered in the curriculum. In addition to lecture and clinical proficiency evaluation, much of this course is discussion based and requires the students to be fully participative. The planning, coordination, and supervision of all administrative components of an athletic training program. Administrative/leadership skills will be emphasized. Pre-requisites: HHP 5820, 5825. Practicum course fee applies.
HHP 5990 Athletic Training Research Project
Prepares students to conceptualize and conduct independent research. Pre-requisites: admission to candidacy and department head approval.

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