Athletic Training

Assistant Professor Gregory Jancaitis, ATC (Program Director); Assistant Professor Janine Osterman, ATC (Clinical Coordinator); Lecturer Kate Harney, ATC

As of November 2019, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted approval for Norwich University to offer the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree.  The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree will be phased out as of the Spring 2022 semester and the MAT program will be offered starting the Fall 2022 semester.  Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years, or two years as an external candidate.

To be considered for admission into the MAT program, the following criteria is required:

Accelerated 3+2 program: Completion of all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HE 439 to be taken spring of senior year; cumulative GPA of at least a 2.7. In addition, Norwich University Health Sciences students must complete prerequisite courses as described in the course catalog.

External 2 year program: Provide an official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75. Completed the following college-level courses with a grade of at least a C+ in: 1 year Biology, 1 year Human Anatomy & Physiology; and 1 semester each in Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent), Motor Development, Nutrition.

The Master of Athletic Training Program is not available until Fall 2022.

The Master of Athletic Training uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Using a medical education model, athletic training students gain experience in a variety of educational domains to prepare them to serve as allied health care providers for the physically active population. Certified Athletic Trainers have specialized education in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and illness affecting physically active populations. Educational content is based on cognitive (knowledge), psycho-motor (skills), and clinical proficiencies (professional, practice-oriented outcomes). The Athletic Training Program incorporates hands-on experience in various professional settings. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Goals:
  • Students will be prepared to enter the field of Athletic Training upon graduation and successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. 
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary for clinical practice and leadership within the profession of athletic training.
  • Students will be instructed in didactic, lab, and clinical settings in a manner that encourages the development of critical thinking skills, utilization of technology, and promotes a culture of lifelong learning.
Outcomes:

The measurements of the Athletic Training Program are:

  • Passing the National Athletic Trainers Board of Certification National Examination.
  • Full employment as an Athletic Trainer or enrollment in further educational programs within 6 months of degree completion.
Careers for this Major:

The following areas are opportunities where Certified Athletic Trainers are being employed.

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Hospital & Clinical Settings
  • Occupational Health
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Physician Extender
  • Professional Sports
  • Public Safety
  • Secondary Schools

M.A.T. in Athletic Training Curriculum Map beginning Fall 2022. Until this time this degree is not offered.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp. Summer Cr. Comp.
HE 501 Athletic Training in Healthcare 11HE 507 Care of Orthopedic Injuries II 14HE 601 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 13
HE 502 Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Interventions 14HE 508 Therapeutic Interventions II 14HE 602 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training II3
HE 503 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 12HE 509 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 13HE 603 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III2
HE 504 Advanced Emergency Management 11HE 510 Simulation in Athletic Training I 11   
HE 505 Care of Orthopedic Injuries I 14HE 450 Evidence - Based Healthcare 33   
HE 506 Therapeutic Interventions I 13      
         
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15Summer Semester Total Cr.: 8
Second Year
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp. Summer Cr. Comp.
HE 605 Administration in Athletic Training2HE 608 Leadership and Professional Advancement3   
HE 606 Injury and Disease Prevention3HE 609 Simulation in Athletic Training III1   
HE 604 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV5HE 610 Clinical Experience V3   
HE 607 Simulation in Athletic Training II1HE 611 Seminar in Athletic Training3   
         
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 11Spring Semester Total Cr.: 10Summer Semester Total Cr.:
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THIS MAJOR: 59

Courses

HE 136 Emergency Care of Injury and I 3 Cr.

Follows the national standards for Advanced First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Recognition, care, and temporary treatment of injuries and illness are discussed and the associated skills are practiced. In addition, this course will introduce basic concepts of emergency actions plans and initial injury evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded national certification cards for: Advanced First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, and Bloodborne Pathogens training. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours. (Spring).

HE 138 Introduction to Health Professions 3 Cr.

Provides students with an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, medical terminology, and documentation used in the care of physically active individuals. Students will have opportunities to explore various careers in the field of healthcare. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: Health Science (HLS) standing. (Fall).

HE 139 Health Science Research Methods 3 Cr.

Provides the foundation for understanding basic research methods and the application of research findings to health care. Current literature is used to demonstrate the fundamentals of research design. Focus is on concepts of evidence-based practice with emphasis on forming answerable clinical questions, effective literature search strategies, and evaluation of the strength and relevance of clinical evidence. 3 lecture hours. (Fall).

HE 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 200 Foods and Nutrition 4 Cr.

Provides a background in organizational structure and activities that emphasize the physiological basis of nutrition with an analysis of nutritional needs at various age levels. Consideration given to the relationship of nutrition to health and fitness, principles of food selection, metabolism of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, energy balance and obesity, food safety and technology. 3 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: BI 101 (Spring).

HE 212 Health Promotion 3 Cr.

Provides students with the knowledge and skills essential for understanding the etiology and prevention of common injuries and illness. Students will learn practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. Students will gain an understanding of how assessment, public policy, culture, and research impact health promotion planning. 3 lecture Hours. Prerequisites: PE 163, HE 139. (Fall).

HE 214 Clinical Anatomy 3 Cr.

This course is designed to explore musculoskeletal anatomy relating to human performance. Students will be able to identify major anatomical landmarks through palpation and perform range of motion assessments upon completion of the course. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BI 215, BI 216.

HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 Cr.

Covers applications of Epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Other topics include quantitative aspects of epidemiology, data sources, measures of morbidity and mortality, evaluation of association and causality, study design, and screening for disease. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisites: SM 139 Health Science Research Methods and MA 232 Elementary Statistics. (Spring).

HE 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 310 Pathophysiology in Sports Medicine 4 Cr.

The study of human pathology with primary emphasis on the pathogenesis of those pathological states most commonly encountered in sports medicine, their disruption of normal physiology and the body's mechanism for restoring the steady state (homeostasis) are discussed in this course. The biology of the disease process is examined at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organ system level. 3 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. Prerequisites: BI 215, BI 216, Grade C or higher or Permission of instructor. (Spring).

HE 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 439 Leadership & Management in Healthcare 3 Cr.

Focuses on leadership, management, and professional ethics in healthcare. Students will complete a series of organization and administrative projects and papers focused on personal and professional ethics. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: J2 standing or higher.

HE 450 Evidence - Based Healthcare 3 Cr.

A culminating experience in the health science program providing students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate and apply skills and competencies gained through their previous coursework. Students develop an evidence-based research topic or service project in healthcare based on an area of interest, prepare a written review of the existing scientific literature, and present work at the end of the semester. Satisfies general education capstone requirement. J2 or higher Health Science (HLS) standing. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisites: HE 212 Health Promotion, HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology. (Spring).

HE 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.