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Athletic Training Program Details

Master of Science

Bethel's M.S. in Athletic Training program brings together advanced clinical experiences and didactic learning in a supportive, values-centered environment. In just two years, students will gain the latest evidence-based research, assessment, and therapeutic intervention skills required for Certified Athletic Trainers. 

Blended

Mostly Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete 30-80% of your coursework online.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Fall 2018

Total Credits

50

Finish in as Few as

24 months

Courses

  • Lower Extremity Assessment (ATRN601)

    aCreation of patient centered treatment plans addressing the lower extremity. Synthesis of information to solve problems. Evaluation of patient status and care plans with consideration of patient goals. Carrying out athletic training services that prioritize patient care. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into the care plan.

    3 credits

  • Upper Extremity Assessment (ATRN602)

    Creation of patient centered treatment plans addressing the upper extremity. Synthesis of information to solve problems. Evaluation of patient status and care plans with consideration of patient goals. Carrying out athletic training services that prioritize patient care. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into the care plan.

    3 credits

  • Therapeutic Interventions I (ATRN611)

    Utilization of ethical, respectful therapeutic modalities, that adhere to standards and best practices. Evaluation of a patient's status, including the use of appropriate outcome measures continually. Creation of care plans that meet the needs of the patient and empower the patient to participate in their health care while maximizing efficiency.

    3 credits

  • Therapeutic Interventions II (ATRN612)

    Utilization of ethical, respectful therapeutic rehabilitation, that adhere to standards and best practices. Evaluation of a patients status, including the use of appropriate outcome measures continually. Creation of care plans that meet the needs of the patient and empower the patient to participate in their health care while maximizing efficiency.

    3 credits

  • Therapeutic Interventions III (ATRN613)

    Performance of ethical, respectful therapeutic interventions. Creation of care plans. Correct identification of appropriate pharmacological agents. Proper administration of medications using enteral and parenteral route of administration. Management of a patient with a behavioral health crisis. Identification of patients with behavioral health conditions. Facilitation of case management.

    3 credits

  • Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (ATRN631)

    Application of business principles to the management and delivery of healthcare services. Evaluation of contemporary leadership models . Examination of the athletic trainer as a healthcare provider in the healthcare system. Reaction to situations that aligns with professional ethics, values and regulations. Development of risk management strategies in healthcare.

    3 credits

  • Advanced Emergency Care (ATRN632)

    Integration of plans of care for patients with acute conditions including triaging those that are life threatening. Examination of policies that pertain to emergency preparedness. Creation of care plans designed to meet and advocate for the needs of patients. Integration of restrictive, assistive, and prophylactic devices into care plan.

    3 credits

  • Current Topics in Athletic Training (ATRN633)

    Application of current treatment techniques of the injured physically active. Administration of medications utilizing best practices for appropriateness. Utilization of evidence-based practice to evaluate effectiveness of current treatment techniques. Evaluation of current professional and legislative issues in athletic training. Creation of a professional development plan.

    3 credits

  • Integrative Assessment and Application (ATRN634)

    Demonstration of ethical healthcare that advocates for the patient. Education of clients/patients on a variety of health related issues focusing on nutrition. Construction of exercise programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and maximize sport performance. Integration of biometrics/physiological monitoring systems. Translation of data into preventative measures, clinical interventions, and performance enhancement.

    3 credits

  • Pathology and Medical Conditions (ATRN641)

    Explanation of basic pathologies and standard techniques and procedures for the clinical examination of common injuries, conditions, illnesses, and diseases. Identification of diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical agents to make clinical judgments. Application of principles of disease prevention and behavioral change. Implementation of prevention strategies for at-risk individuals/groups.

    3 credits

  • General Medical Assessment (ATRN642)

    The delivery of patient care, assessment and appropriate intervention or referral strategies for general medical conditions and disabilities. Completion of comprehensive examinations, development of clinical differential diagnoses and formulation of treatment plans.

    3 credits

  • Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training (ATRN650)

    Application of research models to athletic training topics. Differentiation between quantitative and qualitative research. Make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice methods. Critically responding to research dilemmas in a way that aligns professional ethics and values. Application of basic statistical measures to clinical problems.

    3 credits

  • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I (ATRN671)

    Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.

    2 credits

  • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II (ATRN672)

    Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.

    2 credits

  • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III (ATRN673)

    Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.

    2 credits

  • Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV (ATRN674)

    Supervised athletic training experience focused on psychomotor and cognitive competencies. Integration of professional standards, codes, regulations, and technologies with effective patient assessment, treatment, and education. Ethical, collaborative practices and ongoing professional development planning. 250 hours over 18 weeks.

    2 credits

  • Athletic Training Master's Project I (ATRN750)

    Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style.

    3 credits

  • Athletic Training Master's Project II (ATRN790)

    Identification of an athletic training problem/issue and examination through theories and research. Analysis of literature and recommendation of evidence-based practices. Use of appropriate academic writing style. Continuation and completion of work from Athletic Training Masters Project I.

    3 credits

Accreditation and Affiliations

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Bethel's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), which accredits professional, post-professional and residency programs in Athletic Training and is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA)

Bethel is an affialiate undergraduate program with the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA)

Bethel is an affiliate undergraduate program with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA).

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