Student Handbook - Clinical Education Course Descriptions
KPE 201 Athletic Training Clinical Skills – 1
For the beginning athletic training student: emphasizes decision-making skills in the application of theory and skills to practical situations in the student’s first clinical experiences. Students will be introduced to the organization and administration specific to an athletic training room setting. Students will also become proficient in taping, wrapping, padding bracing and padding techniques.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: KPE 250
KPE 202 Athletic Training Clinical Skills – 2
Students will become proficient at strength and flexibility testing and fitness protocols. Anthropometric measurements, isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic, strength training and measurements will be covered. Based on hands-on experience in the athletic training settings where the student will he under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: KPE 253
KPE 301 Athletic Training Clinical Skills – 3
Through hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer, the student will focus on evaluating and treating athletic injuries using assessment skills, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation skills necessary for the profession. Focuses on lower extremity evaluations using theories and problem solving skills while in an athletic training setting.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: KPE 385 and KPE 387 or KPE 388 or permission of ATE Director.
KPE 302 Athletic Training Clinical Skills – 4
Focus on evaluation and treatment using assessment skills, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation exercises for head, cervical/thoracic spine and upper extremity injuries. The student will develop competency and proficiency in these skills while working in an athletic training setting and will be under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: KPE 386, KPE 387 and KPE 388
KPE 401 Senior Seminar – Athletic Training
This course is the highest level athletic training course. Students will prepare for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Board of Certification athletic training certification exam. The student is required to complete 150 hours in a clinical setting under the supervision of an Approved Clinical Instructor or Clinical Instructor. This experience will include completion of skills proficiencies as required by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Council as well as mentoring Levels 1 and 2 Athletic Training Students. Students will invsetigate recent sports medicine research.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: Final Year in ATEP or ATE Program Director Permission
KPE 427 Internship – Athletic Training
This course is designed to give the student practical experience in the health/fitness field. Experiences available may include the following: occupational health, adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine, athletic training, recreation, and independent research.
The internship consists of 300 contact hours and is performed during one semester (fall, spring or summer). The usual distribution of the 300 hours consists of 10 – 15 weeks with the workweek ranging from 20 – 30 hours. This schedule is contingent on the site supervisor and the employer’s needs.
Prerequisites and Course Notes: Final Year in ATE or ATE Program Director Permission
Athletic Training Skills Course Offerings
- KPE 201 and KPE 301 are offered in the Fall Semester.
- KPE 202, KPE 302 and KPE 401 are offered in the Spring Semester.
- KPE 427 is offered every semester including Summer Semester.
In the event that you need a course that is not offered during this time schedule, please contact the Program Director to make appropriate arrangements.