Research in Athletic Training

Course Details

Course Number: ATRN 4423  Section Number: 201

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: 131

Days & Times:

MWF 10:00am-10:50am



Course Attachments

Research in Athletic TrainingCourse syllabi   ATRN 4423 Research in Athletic Training-Syllabi Spring 2012.doc

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Benito J. Velasquez   
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Course Objectives

The focus on this course is to instruct the atheltic training student in the role that reasearch plays in the practice of athletic training. Topics include problem development, literature review, data analysis techniques and interpretations, institutional review board, and communicating the results.


Grading Standards

 

Grading Scale

 

1- Pre Test                   10 pts (this is 10 pts extra credit)

3-Exams                      25 pts each-Possible 75 points           SCALE:

Assignment     1          25 pts possible                                     550-495 =  A

Assignment     2          25 pts possible                                    494-440 =  B

Assignment     3          25 pts possible                                    439-385  = C

Assignment     4          50 pts possible                                    384-330  = D

Assignment     5          50 pts possible                                    329-0      =  F

Assignment     6          100 pts possible

Assignment     7          50 pts possible

Assignment     8          50 pts possible

Prof Presentation      100 pts possible

Total pts possible-     550 points


Final Exam5/6/2012  8:00 am

Submission Format Policy

 

Written Paper/Reports Requirements: You will need to follow APA style format.  This would include using 12 point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  1 inch margins ALL around, if you use quoted paragraphs, you must indent as per APA style.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. DOUBLE SPACE your paper.  References and citations as per APA style.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

 

Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day.  For example, the first assignment is due on   August 29, 2010.  Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date.  Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.

Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note).  All must be completed within one week of the original due date.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance Policy:  You are responsible for attending all scheduled classes on days we have lecture or presentations.  Most Fridays are work days, however on your course progression, attendance will be taken on the dates for lecture and presentations.  All students are required to attend the presentations. An absence due to illness will require a doctor’s note, or it is unexcused.  A total of three unexcused absences will result in a 10% reduction of your final grade.


Other Policies

 

Written Paper/Reports Requirements: You will need to follow APA style format.  This would include using 12 point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  1 inch margins ALL around, if you use quoted paragraphs, you must indent as per APA style.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. DOUBLE SPACE your paper.  References and citations as per APA style.

Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day.  For example, the first assignment is due on   August 29, 2010.  Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date.  Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.

Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note).  All must be completed within one week of the original due date.

 

Dignified Lecture Series:  Attendance at all lectures of the Allied Health Dignified Lecture Series is mandatory.  Students who have conflicts with class schedules or clinical/field rotations may be excused from the presentation but must watch a recorded video of the presentation within the following week.  All students will submit a written summary of each DLS lecture.  Students are expected to dress professionally or appropriate for lab.  20 pts per lecture with a possible 60 pts possible.

 

Portfolio*:  The purpose of the Student Portfolio is to document the learning and progression of each individual student while associated with the Athletic Training Education Program.  The portfolio is an opportunity to produce a notebook that can assist the individual prepare for the BOC exam and the interview process once a student has graduated from Midwestern State University.  This notebook gives you the opportunity to document and demonstrate your learning over time within the program.  Please refer to the Student Portfolio instructions for further details.

Due Date  May 4th, 2012  Pass/Fail * if you fail your portfolio or fail to submit the portfolio you will fail the class!!!

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.  It is the policy of Midwestern State University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program or activity at the University.  MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements.

Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Disability Support Services office to discuss your specific needs. Please contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4140 in room 168 Clark Student Center to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

 

Course Policies:

Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.

“Midwestern State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and complies with all federal and Texas laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action Requirements in all programs and policies.  Midwestern State University does not discriminate against any individual because of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability”

Academic integrity is expected of all students. Cheating in any form (including plagiarism) will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action.  Remember the MSU Student Creed,

“As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so”

Plagiarism:  All students must abide by the University Honor Code.  Plagiarism will not be tolerated and each student must do their own work and submit original material.  When necessary, a published work may be cited as per the APA style format.  Quotations must be cited and given proper credit to the original author.  By enrolling in this course, the student expressively grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.