Textbook: Prentice, W.E. (2010). Arnheim’s Principles of Athletic Training, 14. th Edition
Boston: McGraw Hill.
Outline: The following is a tentative schedule of class topics, exams, and assignments. Every attempt will be made to follow the schedule. However, some alterations may be made due to circumstances beyond control. If a change is going to be made, the students will be made aware through e-mail and/or announcement. The syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion.
DATE TOPIC IMPORTANT
8/22 Syllabus; Activity Shot records & Physical
MSU Athletic Training
8/26 History of Athletic Training
8/29 Obtaining/Maintaining Certification and Legal Issues
8/311 Handbook, Policies, Procedures M= 1.2; P= 4
9/2 Blood Borne Pathogens M= 1.12; P= 7
9/5 Labor Day Holiday-No Class
9/7 Record Keeping, Supplies,
EquipmentM= 1.3 & 1.4; P= 5 & 6
Hx, MSU, Legal, Policies
9/12 Emergency Action Plan M= 1.5; P= 1
9/14 Basic Life Support
9/16 Basic Life Support M= 1.6; P= 1
9/19 Basic Life Support= SCENARIO
9/21 Shock M= 1.7; P= 1
EAP, Basic Life, Shock
9/26 Closed Wounds
9/28 Open Wounds= SCENARIO M= 1.11; P= 7
RICES M= 1.10; P= 1
10/3 Splinting & Stabilization M= 1.8; P= 1
10/5 Splinting & Stabilization
10/7 Crutch & Cane Use= SCENARIO M= 1.9; P= 1
10/10 TAKE-HOME EXAM: Orthopedic
10/12 Environmental: Heat M= 1.13; P= 1
10/14 Environmental: Cold
10/17 Environmental and Other Considerations-
Dr. Keith Williamson, University Physician, Vinson Health Center
10/19 Anaphylaxis & Asthma M= 1.14; P= 1
10/21 Respiratory Conditions M= 1.17; P= 3
10/24 Introduction to Vital Signs
10/26 Blood Pressure & Pulse
10/28 Vital Signs
10/31 Height & Weight
11/02 EXAM: Environmental, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Vitals
11/04 Full Participation Screening=SCENARIO
11/07 Full Participation Screening M= 1.15; P= 12
11/09 Viral Infections
11/11 Sexually Transmitted Infections
11/14 Muscular System Disorders
11/16 Nervous System Disorders/Blood Disorders
11/18 Endocrine System & Seizures
11/21 Eating Disorders
11/23 No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday
11/25 No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday
11/28 EXAM: Diseases & Conditions
11/30 Sophomore Readiness
12/02 Course Review
12/07 Comprehensive Exam 10:
30am -12: 30pm
Exam= An exam will be given after a few major topics have been discussed. The purpose of each exam is to test your knowledge of the information for the topics covered. There will be a mixture of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions for each exam.
EXAM= 50 POINTS
Scenario= A scenario exam will be given for the following topics: Basic Life Support, Open Wounds, Crutch & Cane Use, and Participation Screenings. The purpose of the scenario exams is to introduce you to real-life situations and prepare you for future courses and the BOC. You must schedule these exams outside of class time. You must bring a partner and the proficiency with the Peer Evaluation already signed. If you pass the scenario exam with a 70% or better, the
ACI will sign the proficiency. If you do not pass the exam, you will need to attempt the proficiency again.
SCENARIO= 30 POINTS
Emergency Action Plan Assignment= The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to start thinking about possible emergencies at particular sporting events. This assignment will also assist you in getting better acquainted with both your
ACI and older peers. Once you have started the Observation process in the Athletic Training Room, ask your professor for the EAP Assignment. The assignment will require you to observe the particular sporting event, think of several possible hazards/injuries that could occur at that sport, discuss with your ACI the responsibilities of each student and staff during an emergency, discuss how to speak with an emergency dispatcher including an address & directions to the particular sporting event, potential issues in the EAP, and other details. This assignment may take several Observation periods to complete due to the thoroughness of the assignment. Please prepare your ACI in advance that you would like to complete this assignment with them while at practice.
EAP= 100 POINTS
Interview= The purpose of this assignment is to begin the process of understanding the profession of athletic training. You must interview 2 staff members and 1 student currently enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program at
MSU. The following questions must be asked, but you can ask additional questions as you feel necessary:
Where did you get your undergraduate degree?
Where did you get your Master’s degree?
Why did you choose to become an Athletic Trainer?
Why did you decide to become Certified and not just Licensed?
What is your definition of professionalism?
What do you enjoy about being an athletic trainer on a daily basis?
How do you relieve stress?
Who do you look to for answers to any questions that you may have?
Why did you choose to get your degree at Midwestern?
Are you getting a Minor in anything? If so, what is that Minor?
What do you plan to do when you graduate from
What are options for me once I graduate from
What is your definition of professionalism?
What rotation will require me to think of my feet? Either on-campus or off-campus.
How do you relieve stress?
What is some advice you can give me on how to be successful in this program?
Once you conduct all of your interviews, you must write the responses to each question and then write your own summary about how to be successful in the
MSU Athletic Training Education Program. You also need to include 1 paragraph about what professionalism means to you. This assignment will help you with your Portfolio. Each interview is worth 25 points and your summary is worth 25 points.
INVERVIEW= 100 POINTS
Proficiencies= Due to
CAATE standards, we must show that all students are proficient in each category before graduating from MSU with an Athletic Training degree. It is imperative that you complete all proficiencies to the best of your ability. All proficiencies test your knowledge on skills that athletic trainers use every day. You must practice a proficiency with a peer prior to an ACI assessing your skill. You cannot have your peer evaluate you on the same day that your ACI assesses you! You will receive 5 points for every proficiency that is turned in on-time. In order to pass the class, ALL proficiencies must be completed. Failure to complete ALL modules and If you do not complete a proficiency you will receive a failing grade. proficiences will result in a failing grade. If you wish to continue as an Athletic Training Major, you must retake ATRN 1073 to continue with the application process.
Proficiency and Module evaluations are
assignments for all students enrolled in this course. Late evaluations will receive no credit, but MUST be completed to pass the course. mandatory
PROFICIENCIES= 5 POINTS EACH
Comprehensive Exam= The purpose of the cumulative exam is to test your knowledge over all subject areas discussed over the entire semester. You will need this information as long as you are an Allied Health Care Professional; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you are confident in all subject areas presented in Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries. This exam will be given during the time scheduled by Midwestern State University (December 8, 2010 at 10:
COMPREHENSIVE= 125 POINTS
Portfolio= The purpose of the portfolio is to create a process by which the faculty at
MSU can assess your learning over time. It is important that we document that each student continues to learn and progress through each semester. This portfolio is due at the end of the semester and will be evaluated by your professor. If you do not include EVERY item that is required, you will receive a failing grade. You then have 1 week to make the necessary corrections. Components of the portfolio for Care & Prevention are: If the student again makes a failing grade, the student will receive an “F” in the course and must retake the entire course.
Current First-Aid, CPR/
Injury Treatment Philosophy #1
Definition of Professionalism
Goals for semester and reflection at conclusion of semester
Summary of observation experience
PORTFOLIO= PASS/FAIL FOR THE CLASS
DLS Attendance=Attendance at one lecture of the Allied Health Dignified Lecture Series is mandatory. Students who have conflicts with class schedules may be excused from the presentation but must watch a recorded video of the presentation within the following week. Students are expected to dress professionally. (Dr. Keith Williamson will present a heat illness lecture in October, other Dates andtopics TBA)
DLS= 5 POINTS
Observation Hours/Journal=Students will complete guided observation hours on two assigned afternoons throughout the semester, rotating through different sports. During these observations, students will wear an
MSU athletic training t-shirt (provided) and appropriate shorts or pants (denim is NOT allowed). Students are responsible for tracking observation hours on the appropriate hour logs.
Dates: Exams: On the date listed above
Scenario: Must schedule and complete within 1 week of the topic covered.
EAP: 2 weeks after starting Observation Hours.
Interview: November 16, 2010
Proficiencies and due dates:
Policies & Procedures = 9/9/2011
Blood Borne Pathogens = 9/12/2011
Record Keeping = 9/16/2011
Supplies & Equipment = 9/19/2011
Emergency Action Plan = 9/21/2011
Basic Life Support = 9/28/2011
Shock = 10/12/2011
Open Wounds = 10/14/2011
RICES = 10/17/2011
Splinting & Stabilization = 10/19/2011
Crutch & Cane Use = 10/21/2011
Environmental: Heat = 10/24/2011 (Dr. Keith Williamson DLS)
Environmental: Cold = 10/24/2011
Environmental: Other = 10/24/2011
Anaphylaxis & Asthma = 10/26/2011
Participation Screening = 11/2/2011
Common Syndromes = 11/7/2011
Common Syndromes = 11/9/2011
Common Syndromes = 11/11/2011
Athletic Training Observation= 12/02/2011
DLS: In 1 week of attending session
Portfolio: TBA in the spring 2012 semester
Observation Hours: Every week completed in the
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