The Athletic Training Education Program at Upper Iowa is a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. Athletic training students become competent and proficient in athletic training knowledge, skills and abilities through a specified course sequence. Athletic training courses incorporate traditional coursework in the domains of athletic training, laboratory experience for practicing clinical skills and abilities, and clinical education rotations for integration of the previously learned knowledge, skills and abilities.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|AT 144||Foundations of Athletic Training||3 credits|
|AT 110||Emergency Care in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|AT 221||Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|AT 232||Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy||1 credit|
|AT 319||General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active||4 credits|
|AT 332||Clinical Evaluation – Lower Extremity||4 credits|
|AT 333||Clinical Evaluation – Upper Extremity||4 credits|
|AT 360||Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Intervention||1 credits|
|AT 408||Therapeutic Modalities||4 credits|
|AT 430||Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training||4 credits|
|AT 455||Therapeutic Rehabilitation||4 credits|
|AT 472||Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training||4 credits|
|AT 480||Professional Development in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|AT 483||Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription||1 credit|
|BIO 270||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4 credits|
|BIO 275||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4 credits|
|EXSS 283||Sports Nutrition||3 credits|
|EXSS 302||Exercise Physiology||3 credits|
|EXSS 305||Kinesiology||3 credits|
|EXSS 318||Psychology of Exercise and Sport||3 credits|
|PSY 190||General Psychology||3 credits|
Each athletic training course in the professional phase of the program has a clinical education hour requirement. These hours are completed during an assigned clinical rotation with a preceptor approved by the program. The preceptor is responsible for instructing students in the clinical setting in the areas of prevention, acute care, evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, professional responsibility, and healthcare administration. During the clinical experience the students will be evaluated by their assigned preceptor to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for growth and improvement.
Note: The minimum number of required clinical education hours increases as the athletic training student progresses through the program.
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
|AT 221||Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training||45 hours|
|AT 232||Clinical Practice in Applied Anatomy||45 hours|
|AT 332||Clinical Evaluation – Lower Extremity||45 hours|
|AT 333||Clinical Evaluation – Upper Extremity||45 hours|
|AT 408||Therapeutic Modalities||60 hours|
|AT 455||Therapeutic Rehabilitation||60 hours|
|AT 319||General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active||60 hours|
|AT 360||Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Strategies and Referral||60 hours|
|AT 430||Healthcare Administration in Athletic Training||75 hours|
|AT 472||Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training||75 hours|
|AT 480||Professional Development in Athletic Training||75 hours|
|AT 483||Clinical Practice in Exercise Prescription||75 hours|
All athletic training students, regardless of year in the program, are required to log a minimum of 5 clinical education hours per week with their preceptor. This, in no way, guarantees the fulfillment of the clinical education hour minimum, but will ensure students have continuous involvement in the clinical education portion of the program.
Athletic training students should work directly with their assigned preceptor to schedule clinical hours. Students are required to have one day off in every seven-day period and should not average more than 20 hours per week per term.