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Athletic Training

King University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 2020. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

If you are interested in pursuing athletic training in graduate school, please contact Scott Landis selandis@king.edu for more information on the appropriate bachelor’s degree preparation.

Athletic Training is gaining popularity in colleges across the nation. At King University, the Athletic Training Program is a three-year program, fully accredited by CAATE, which requires application and acceptance into the program.

King University is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective May 2020.  The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

Our program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue a career in athletic training. The courses in our program include lecture and clinical experiences so the students receive opportunities to learn the skills required to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and to become a successful certified athletic trainer.

The role of the certified athletic trainer has expanded exponentially over the past decade. You can now find athletic trainers not only on the sports field, but also in the military, medical clinics, hospitals, physicians’ offices, industrial facilities, and in the performing arts. Athletic trainers provide medical and allied health care services to a variety of populations in diverse settings. One of the unique aspects of King’s Athletic Training Program is the senior clinical internship program. Senior athletic training students complete a 500 hour clinical internship during the last semester of their senior year. Students are matched to clinical sites and preceptors who are closely aligned with their professional goals.

Once Athletic Training students pass the BOC, they are qualified to seek employment as a certified athletic trainer in a variety of disciplines such as secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional athletic teams, sports medicine clinics, industrial clinics, orthopedic offices, wellness facilities, and education. Students may also pursue graduate school opportunities with additional coursework to complete prerequisites for programs such as exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, education, or other related fields.

Athletic Training Courses

Examines the incidence, causes, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries. Topics stressed are conditioning for sports, injury recognition, and evaluation, taping techniques, first aid care, treatment, and reconditioning of athletic injuries. Required for Athletic Training Program admission. – 4 s.h.

This course focuses on the interaction of the components of the research process with application to the theory and practices of Healthcare. This course emphasizes the critical appraisal and utilization of health-related research including selected theories and ethical considerations. Critical and reflective thinking, as a health-care clinician who provides evidence-based practice, will be emphasized. This course is designed to prepare students to write their own case study or research project. – 2 s.h.

Students will receive clinical instruction in order to meet clinical competencies in athletic training. Class will also include coverage of athletic teams and events. Requires a minimum of 150 and maximum of 400 clinical hours. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program

Students will receive clinical instruction in order to meet clinical competencies in athletic training. Class will also include coverage of athletic teams and events. Requires a minimum of 150 and maximum of 400 clinical hours. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program, ATEP 3400

Students will receive clinical instruction in order to meet clinical competencies in athletic training. Class will also include coverage of athletic teams and events. Requires a minimum of 150 and maximum of 400 clinical hours. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program, ATEP 3401

Students will receive clinical instruction in order to meet clinical competencies in athletic training. Class will also include coverage of athletic teams and events. Requires a minimum of 150 and maximum of 400 clinical hours. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program, ATEP 3402

Students will receive clinical instruction in order to meet clinical competencies in athletic training. Class will also include coverage of athletic teams and events. Requires a minimum of 150 and maximum of 400 clinical hours. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Program, ATEP 3403

Advanced study in the pathophysiology and pharmacology involved in injuries and conditions commonly seen in the area of sports medicine. This will include a detailed macro and microscopic analysis of underlying pathophysiologies of sports-related injuries. In addition, this course will
explore the interrelationship of current therapeutic pharmacological agents and their physiological effects on the body. – 4 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; BIOL 1010, 1020;
CHEM 1020 or 1110

Emphasis on the professional preparation of athletic trainers and their role in the athletic health care delivery system. Current issues and trends in athletic training and sports medicine including history, legal implications, stress management, and organization of sports medicine programs. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510

Principles in planning and implementation of rehabilitation programs for injured athletes with emphasis on contemporary therapeutic exercise techniques for lower extremity injuries. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; Co-requisite: ATEP 3460

Principles in planning and implementation of rehabilitation programs for injured athletes with emphasis on contemporary therapeutic exercise techniques for upper extremity injuries. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; Co-requisite: ATEP 3470

This course covers advanced study of the use of therapeutic agents in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, including heat, cold, hydrotherapeutic,
electrotherapeutic, and manual techniques. – 4 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; BIOL 1010

Advanced study of the etiology, pathology, and clinical signs of common athletic injuries to the lower extremity and spine. Emphasis is placed on clinical evaluation of injury by the athletic trainer. Application of orthopedic and neurological assessment is included. – 4 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; Co-requisite: ATEP 3440

Advanced study of the etiology, pathology, and clinical signs of common athletic injuries to the upper extremity, head, and cervical spine. Emphasis is placed on clinical evaluation of injury by the athletic trainer. Application of orthopedic and neurological assessment is included. – 4 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 2510; Co-requisite: ATEP 3445

An analysis of the mechanics of human movement. Involves a study of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the basic principles underlying motor skill. – 4 s.h.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1010, 1020

A study of the physiological and biochemical responses of the human body to exercise. -4 s.h.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1010, 1020

A two-hour class designed for athletic training students to receive a broad overview of athletic training principles and recent research findings. In addition, this course will
serve to prepare athletic training students for NATABOC certification and better prepare them for employment in the field of athletic training. – 2 s.h.

Prerequisite: Open only to graduating seniors in the Athletic Training Program

This course is designed to allow athletic training majors to gain clinical experience hours off-campus at a clinical site in their final semester under the supervision of a licensed athletic trainer and other health care providers. A minimum of 500 and maximum of 700 clinical hours is required. – 10 s.h.

Prerequisite: ATEP 3404 and approval of the program coordinator

Undergraduate level. All candidates for a degree from King are required to demonstrate competency in their major field. Students with more than one major must demonstrate competency in each of their major fields. Athletic Training students will take a comprehensive exam over the five domains of athletic training knowledge and must obtain a score of 700 or above. – 0 s.h.

 

Athletic Training Coursework

To view all required courses for a BS in Athletic Training please click here.
For Athletic Training course descriptions pleaseclick here.
For the Athletic Training Student Handbook, and Retention Criteria please click here.