Patient during indoor VR therapy
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Occupational Therapy. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

Health Sciences - Pre-Occupational Therapy - Physiotherapist in pediatric scoliosis clinic
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Physical Therapy. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

Doctor bandaging patients leg
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Health Sciences - Pre-Athletic Training Major concentration prepares students for graduate work in the Athletic Training health professions. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.

Athletic Trainer kinesiotaping therapy
Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training at Limestone University is a vigorous 60 credit-hour graduate program that takes place over 24 months in face-to-face and hybrid formats to prepare students to earn the certified athletic trainer credential.  Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians.

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AT180 - Fundamentals of Athletic Training

Course Description

This is an introductory athletic training course that deals with the prevention and care of injuries and illnesses as they relate to physical activity. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.

Credits:
4
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AT188 - Athletic Training Practicum I

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 180.

Credits:
1
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AT189 - Athletic Training Practicum II

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 180, and 201, and assignment to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT200 - First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Course Description

In this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and clinical skill in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider and Responding to Emergencies First Aid. Students must pass the certification requirements through the American Red Cross in order to progress in the Athletic Training Program.

Credits:
2
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AT201 - Emergency Care in Athletic Training

Course Description

In this course, students will be educated on theoretical and practical knowledge of prehospital emergency trauma and the medical techniques as well as overall emergency management for injuries and/or illnesses commonly seen in an athletic population.

Credits:
3
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AT280 - Clinical Anatomy I

Course Description
A clinical approach to the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. Topics and skills included are palpations, range of motion testing, manual muscle testing, circulation testing, and neurological testing for the shoulder, upper arm, hip, thigh, pelvis, cervical spine, head, face, eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
Credits:
2
Co-Requisites
AT380
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AT281 - Clinical Anatomy II

Course Description
A clinical approach to the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. Topics and skills included are palpations, range of motion testing, manual muscle testing, circulation testing, and neurological testing for the knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, spine, trunk, wrist, hand, fingers, and elbow.
Credits:
2
Co-Requisites
AT381
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AT288 - Athletic Training Practicum III

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 201, 280 and 380, and assignment to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT289 - Athletic Training Practicum IV

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 281, 381, and 383, and assignment to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT370 - Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

Course Description

This course is a study of general medical conditions that can affect the systems of the human body including medical examination, diagnostic imaging and testing, and differential diagnosis.

Credits:
2
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AT380 - Orthopaedic Injury Evaluation I

Course Description
This course is a study in the clinical evaluation and treatment of cranial, facial, eye, temporomandibular joint, shoulder, upper arm, thorax, abdomen, hip, thigh, pelvis, and cervical spine injuries as they relate to sports medicine trauma. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.
Credits:
4
Co-Requisites
AT280
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AT381 - Orthopaedic Injury Evaluation II

Course Description
This course is a study in the clinical evaluation and treatment of wrist, hand, elbow, forearm, knee, patellofemoral joint, knee, lower leg, foot, ankle, and thoracic and lumbar spine injuries as they relate sports medicine trauma. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.
Credits:
4
Co-Requisites
AT281
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AT383 - Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

Course Description

This course is a study of the physical principles, physiological and therapeutic effects, indications and contraindications, and the standard operating procedures of therapeutic modalities employed in the athletic training setting. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

Credits:
4
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AT385 - Rehabilitation in Athletic Training

Course Description

This course is a study of the physical principles, physiological and therapeutic effects, indications and contraindications, and the standard operating procedures of therapeutic exercises employed in the athletic training setting. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

Credits:
4
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AT387 - Basic Pharmacology and Nutrition in Athletic Training

Course Description

The intent of this course is to introduce students to various pharmaceutical agents and nutritional concepts used in the prevention and treatment of injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions of the physically active.

Credits:
3
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AT388 - Athletic Training Practicum V

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 385, and assignment to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT452 - Senior Seminar

Course Description

This course is the capstone course for the Athletic Training Major. In this course, students will review and discuss athletic training coursework, current issues, and trends in the profession, and research methodology in preparation to challenge the BOC Examination.

Credits:
2
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AT481 - Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

Course Description

This course educates students in the preparation of planning, designing, developing, organizing, programming, implementing, directing, and evaluating athletic training programs.

Credits:
3
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AT488 - Athletic Training Practicum

Course Description

In this course, students will be assigned to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT489 - Athletic Training Practicum VI

Course Description

Application and performance of cognitive and psychomotor competencies and selected clinical proficiencies learned in Athletic Training 370, 387 and 481, and assignment to a Clinical Preceptor for appropriate clinical experiences. Students supply own transportation.

Credits:
1
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AT490 - Athletic Training Internship

Course Description

The student is placed in a local high school or college setting to gain work-related experience consistent with the athletic training field of study. Internships are held at an institution that has been established as an affiliate clinical site and students are directly supervised by a Clinical Preceptor. Students are required to meet for one hour each week with the assigned instructor of this course. Students supply own transportation. This internship is only available for six credit hours which equates to 250 clinical hours. Please note: The Athletic Training Program defines Clinical Preceptor as a certified/licensed professional who teaches and evaluates students in a clinical setting using an actual patient base.

Credits:
6
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AT500 - Emergency Care in AT

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive approach to the identification of risk factors, preparation of emergency action plans, and recognition and care of emergency medical conditions including those that lead to sudden death. Students will complete a mini-rotation in the emergency department in the local hospitals as well as participate in a ride-along shift with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as part of the AT 510 Clinical Experience course in the Summer I term. Prerequisite: Current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and admission to the M. AT Program.

Credits:
4
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AT501 - Taping and Bracing

Course Description

Content will include athletic taping and bracing techniques commonly used to prevent and mitigate athletic-related injuries in the physically active population. Students will develop an understanding of the implications and use of protective equipment that is utilized in athletic and rehabilitative settings.

Students will be expected to complete specific taping, bracing and padding techniques as well as equipment inspection, and fitting and removal. Additional study includes the Orthopedic Physician Extender (OPE) curriculum regarding casting and orthopedic bracing. Upon completion of the OPE curriculum, students are eligible to take the OPE Certification Exam

Credits:
3
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AT510 - Clinical Experience

Course Description

Students will complete a mini-rotation in the emergency department in the local hospitals as well as participate in a ride-along shift with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as part of the AT 510 Clinical Experience course in the first Summer term. Prerequisites: Current certification in either American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and admission to the M. AT.

Credits:
1
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AT511 - Clinical Experience II

Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical experiences with a variety of age, gender, team, and individual sports. While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on clinical proficiencies required by the Athletic Training Program and the professional accreditation through CAATE. Additionally, students will complete journal reflections, bi-semester evaluations, and practical evaluation, while gaining clinical experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor.

Credits:
2
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AT512 - Clinical Experience III

Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical experiences with a variety of age, gender, team, and individual sports. While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on clinical proficiencies required by the Athletic Training Program and the professional accreditation through CAATE. Additionally, students will complete journal reflections, bi-semester evaluations, and practical evaluation, while gaining clinical experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor.

Credits:
2
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AT513 - Clinical Experience IV

Course Description

Students will complete a mini-rotation with a general practitioner, nurse practitioner, gynecology, dentistry, optometry, ENT, or immediate care as part of the AT 513 Clinical Experience course in the Fall term.

Credits:
1
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AT514 - Clinical Experience V

Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain clinical experiences with a variety of age, gender, team, and individual sports. While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on clinical proficiencies required by Limestone College AT program and the professional accreditation through CAATE. Additionally, students will complete journal reflections, bi-semester evaluations, and practical evaluation, while gaining clinical experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor.

Credits:
2
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AT515 - Clinical Experience VI

Course Description

In this course, students will participate in clinical experiences outside of the classroom that will expose them to diverse populations including but not limited to age, gender, team and individual sports, orthopedic and non-orthopedic conditions, and settings.  Specifically, students will complete a mini rotation with healthcare professionals under the general medical condition umbrella.  While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on CAATE curricular content standards addressed in AT NU 502 through assignments, clinical skills, and/or simulation.

Credits:
2
Co-Requisites
AT523
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AT516 - Clinical Experience VII

Course Description

In this course, students will participate in clinical experiences outside of the classroom that will expose them to diverse populations including but not limited to age, gender, team and individual sports, orthopedic and non-orthopedic conditions, and settings. Students will have the opportunity to choose a clinical site outside of the immediate Limestone University community. This course is an immersive clinical experience. There will be reduced didactic coursework with no synchronous meeting in order to allow students to focus on their clinical environment. While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on CAATE curricular content standards addressed in AT 523 through assignments and clinical skills.

Credits:
3
Co-Requisites
AT550
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AT517 - Clinical Experience VIII

Course Description

In this course, students will participate in clinical experiences outside of the classroom that will expose them to diverse populations including but not limited to age, gender, team and individual sports, orthopedic and non-orthopedic conditions, and settings.  While in this course, students will review and be evaluated on CAATE curricular content standards addressed in AT 550 and NU 503 through assignments, clinical skills, and/or simulation in addition to preparing for the Board of Certification Exam.

Credits:
2
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AT520 - Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis I: Lower Extremity

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremity including identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, management, and appropriate referral decisions.

Credits:
3
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AT521 - Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis II: Head/Spine

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries to the head, spine, and trunk including identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, management, and appropriate referral decisions.

Credits:
3
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AT522 - Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis III: Upper Extremity

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremity including identification of risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, management, and appropriate referral decisions.

Credits:
3
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AT523 - Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis IV: General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive approach to pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and appropriate intervention and referral for general medical conditions and disabilities; common diagnostic tests and imaging assessment tools including commonly used therapeutic medications. Students will identify risk factors, the role of clinical outcome measures, and the appropriate referral decisions. There will be an emphasis on the knowledge, skills and values required of the Athletic Trainer for pharmacological applications, including indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions, documentation, and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of injury and illness in athletic training.

Credits:
4
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AT530 - Therapeutic Interventions I: Lower Extremity

Course Description

This course is designed to place an emphasis on the theories, concepts and interventions involved in rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries associated with the lower extremity. Students will gain an understanding of how evidence-based clinical decisions is focal to the progression of athletic injury rehabilitation programs. Additional study will investigate and analyze indications, contraindications and biophysics of agents that augment the healing of athletic injuries and the reduction of pain utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities, basic therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitative techniques.

Credits:
3
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AT531 - Therapeutic Interventions II: Head/Spine

Course Description

This course is designed to place an emphasis on the theories, concepts and interventions involved in rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries associated with the head, spine, and trunk. Students will gain an understanding of how evidence-based clinical decisions is focal to the progression of athletic injury rehabilitation programs. Additional study will investigate and analyze indications, contraindications and biophysics of agents that augment the healing of athletic injuries and the reduction of pain utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities, basic therapeutic exercises and rehabilitative techniques.

Credits:
3
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AT532 - Therapeutic Interventions I: Upper Extremity

Course Description

This course is designed to place an emphasis on the theories, concepts and interventions involved in rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries associated with the head, spine, and torso.  Students will gain an understanding of how evidence-based clinical decisions is focal to the progression of athletic injury rehabilitation programs. Additional study will investigate and analyze indications, contraindications and biophysics of agents that augment the healing of athletic injuries and the reduction of pain utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities, basic therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitative techniques.

Credits:
3
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AT540 - Evidence-Based Practice I

Course Description

The purpose of this course is designed to enable the student’s clinical decision-making process in a manner that integrates the clinical experience, patient values, and the best available evidence. It is also intended to develop entry-level evidence-based practice courses with the use of informatics and technology to access medical literature. The course will cover topics related to the evidence-based practice process, framing clinical questions to enhance clinical decision-making, searching the literature, critical appraisal, integration and evaluation of the evidence, grading levels of evidence and strength of recommendations, patient values, and statistical terminology related to evidence-based practice.

Credits:
3
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AT541 - Evidence-Based Practice II

Course Description

The purpose of this course is designed to enable the student’s clinical decision-making process in a manner that integrates the clinical experience, patient values, and the best available evidence. It is also intended to develop entry-level evidence-based practice courses with the use of informatics and technology to access medical literature. The course will review topics related to the evidence-based practice process, framing clinical questions to enhance clinical decision-making, searching the literature, critical appraisal, integration and evaluation of the evidence, grading levels of evidence and strength of recommendations, patient values, and statistical terminology related to evidence-based practice. Students will complete the initial phase of a professional case study for publication. Co-requisites: AT 514, AT 523, and AT 533.

Credits:
3
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AT542 - Evidence-Based Practice III

Course Description

The purpose of this course is designed to enable the student’s clinical decision-making process in a manner that integrates the clinical experience, patient values, and the best available evidence. It is also intended to develop entry-level evidence-based practice courses with the use of informatics and technology to access medical literature. The course will cover topics related to the evidence-based practice process, framing clinical questions to enhance clinical decision-making, searching the literature, critical appraisal, integration and evaluation of the evidence, grading levels of evidence and strength of recommendations, patient values, and statistical terminology related to evidence-based practice. The student will complete and submit a professional case study or a quality improvement project for publication to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association or the Clinical Journal of Athletic Training.

Credits:
3
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AT550 - Health Care Administration and Professional Development

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive approach to understanding the health care system, organization and administration of athletic training services including strategic planning and assessment, managing a physical facility with current standards and regulations, managing budgetary and fiscal processes, identifying, and mitigating sources of risk, and navigating multi-payer insurance systems and classifications.

Credits:
4
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AT560 - Health Care Informatics

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the athletic trainer with a survey of relevant concepts, tools, and systems of healthcare informatics and technology. An understanding of informatics concepts and the skills related to the use of technology have been identified as critical for all modern healthcare professionals. Moreover, informatics and technology provide several distinct advantages to the modern healthcare system, including, but limited to cost savings, error detection, quality improvement, and improved patient outcomes.

Credits:
3
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AT570 - Quality Improvement

Course Description

Quality improvement is the consistent, combined effort of many to make changes in healthcare that will improve patient outcomes, system performance, and professional development. This course is designed to enhance the athletic trainer’s understanding of quality improvement, especially as it relates to patient outcomes (health), system performance (care), and professional development (learning). An overview of the history of quality improvement in healthcare will be provided to provide a global understanding of the value of the quality improvement to the advancement of patient care. Additionally, the Model of Improvement will serve as the theoretical foundation for the course. Topics will include creating and managing inter-professional teams, identifying quality improvement issues, process literacy, data collection for continuous improvement, and implementing system changes. During the course, students will also be introduced to common tools used in quality improvement projects, such as process diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, run charts, and plan-do-study-act cycles. Achievement of course learning objectives will occur through readings, multi-media presentations, discussions, presentations, and individual and/or group assignments. Co-requisites: AT 515, AT 542, and AT 560.

Credits:
3