School of Health & Applied Human Sciences
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5659
Phone: (910) 962-7184
Fax: (910) 962-7073

Athletic Training Education Program

CAATE Accreditation Site
Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association
North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association

 

 

 

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Dr. Kirk Brown,  Program Director

Kirk Brown, Ph.D., ATC
Athletic Training Program Director
Associate Professor
Phone: (910) 962-7184


Andi Bender, ATEP Clinical Ed. Coordinator

Andi Bender, MS, LAT, ATC
Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator
Phone: (910) 962-7537


William R. Sutton, MD
Medical Director/Adjunct Professor
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery
OrthoWilmington
http://www.orthowilmington.com/


Scott Hill, MSEd, LAT, ATC
Director of Athletic Training
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-3584



Julie Francis, MSEd, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Head Women's Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-3239


Stacy Downar, MS, LAT, ATC
Associate Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-7418



Danielle Cotellessa, MS, LAT, ATC, CES
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-2036



Catherine Lenhardt, MA, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-3327



Zach Mishoe, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-2497


Lindsay Schroeder, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-3238



Vilija Bishop, MS, LAT, ATC, CES
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Preceptor
Phone: (910) 962-7265

 


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ATEP Outcomes Data


 
2009
2010
2010
2011
2011
2012
2012
2013
3 Yr
Aggregate
Number of students graduating from the ATEP.
13
13
10
14
37
Number of students graduating from ATEP who took the BOC exam.
13
12
9
13
34
Number of students who passed the BOC exam on their first attempt.
9
12
8
11
31
Percentage of students who pass the BOC exam on their first attempt.
69.23
100.00
88.89
84.62
91.18
Number of students who passed the BOC exam regardless of the number of attempts.
11
12
8
11
31
Percentage of students who past the BOC exam regardless of the number of attempts.
84.62
100.00
88.89
84.62
91.18

 

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Core Course Description

 

ATR 210. Introduction to Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Permission of instructor and BIO 201, Co-requisites: PSY 105. Introduction to the profession of athletic training. Topics will cover: injury/illness prevention and wellness protection, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, organizational and professional health and well-being. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 211. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) Pre-requisite: Athletic training majors only. This course will focus on acquiring knowledge and applying foundational concepts of athletic training in the areas of anatomy and kinesiology, general pathology of injury, injury prevention strategies and risk management techniques. Completion of minimum 150 or a maximum 250 clinical hours under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor/certified licensed athletic trainer. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour each week.

BIO 240. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3) Prerequisite: BIO 201 and CHM 101. Lecture must be taken concurrent with BIOL 240. An introduction to the human organism with particular emphasis on maintenance of an internal steady state. Tissues, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems are stressed. Three lecture hours each week.

BIO 241. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3) Prerequisite: BIO 240. Lecture must be taken concurrent with BIO-L 241. A comprehensive study of human organ systems as relates to the maintenance of homeostasis. Topics include cardiovascular, repiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three lecture hours each week.

ATR 300: Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1) Prerequisite: Athletic training majors only or by consent of instructor. This class is designed to expose athletic training students to various allied health care professionals from different settings.

ATR 302. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3) Prerequisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 304 and ATR 306; co-requisites ATR 305 and ATR 307. Theoretical fundamentals of therapeutic interventions with regard to the evidenced-based practice of therapeutic modalities. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 303. Therapeutic Rehabilitation in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only ATR 302, ATR 305, and ATR 307; and co-requisite: ATR 448. Theoretical fundamentals of therapeutic interventions with regard to the evidence-based practice of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial strategies relating to the injury process. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 304. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 211 and BIO 240; co-requisites: ATR 306 and BIO 241. Ttheoretical fundamentals of clinical evaluation and diagnosis with regard to evidence-based practice of orthopedic injuries to the spine and lower extremity. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 305. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic Training majors only, ATR 304, and ATR 306; and co-requisites: ATR 302 and ATR 307. Theoretical fundamentals of clinical evaluation and diagnosis with regard to evidence-based practice of orthopedic injuries to the spine and upper extremity. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 306. Clinical I in Athletic Training (3). Pre-requisites: Athletic Training majors only, ATR 211 and BIO 240; co-requisites: ATR 304 and BIO 241. This course will assess students on the clinical applications of acute care management of injuries and illnesses including planning, examination and immediate care of emergent conditions. Minimum requirement of 150 to maximum of 250 clinical experience hours. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 307. Clinical II in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic Training majors only, ATR 304 and ATR 306; and co-requisites: ATR 302 and ATR 305. This course will assess students on the clinical applications of clinical evaluation and diagnosis of the spine and lower extremity with regard to current evidence-based practice. Minimum requirement of 150 to maximum of 250 clinical experience hours. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

EXS 340: Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (3) Prerequisite: minimum C- in EXS 216 (or C- in BIO 240). Neuromuscular and mechanical principles of human movement, with emphasis on movement analysis most often encountered in fitness activities and sport skills.

EXS 349: Physiology of Exercise and Sport (4) Prerequisite: EXS 216 or BIO 240. Fundamental responses of the human body to the stress of exercise, including compensatory adjustments to long-term physical training. Three lecture and two lab hours each week.


ATR 445. Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 303 and ATR 448; and co-requisites ATR 449 and ATR 450. Topics will focus on understanding the dynamics of a complex healthcare system with regards to the delivery and management of individualized patient care.

ATR 448. Clinical III in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 302, ATR 305, and ATR 307; and co-requisite: ATR 303. This course will assess students on the clinical applications of clinical evaluation and diagnosis of the spine and upper extremity with regard to current evidence-based practice. Minimum requirement of 150 to maximum of 250 clinical experience hours. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 449. Clinical IV in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 303 and ATR 448; and co-requisites ATR 445 and ATR 450. This course will assess students on the clinical applications of therapeutic interventions focusing on comprehensive treatment planning and psychosocial strategies with regard to current evidence-based practice. Minimum requirement of 150 to maximum of 250 clinical experience hours. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

ATR 450. Pharmacology Concepts in Sports Medicine (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only or by consent of instructor, ATR 303 and ATR 448; and co-requisites ATR 445 and ATR 449. This course is designed as an introduction to pharmacology for Athletic Trainers. Topics include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles, drug regulation and therapeutic use in the context of physically active populations. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.

HEA 465. Exercise, Performance and Nutrition (3) Prerequisite: PED 216, PED 217 and junior status. Relationship of exercise, physical activity and performance to human nutrition. In depth information on human energy systems, weight control and proper dieting. Intermediate and cellular metabolism in relation to nutrition and overall health.

ATR 490. Clinical V in Athletic Training (3) Pre-requisites: Athletic training majors only, ATR 445, ATR 449, and ATR 450. This capstone course will assess students on clinical integration proficiencies encompassing the professional domains of athletic training. Preparation for employment and professional development will be a focus. Minimum requirement of 150 to maximum of 250 clinical experience hours. Lecture and laboratory skill practice included.



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Mission Statement


Since receiving national accreditation in 2002, the mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has been to provide a quality didactic and clinical education experience for students to become entry-level Certified Athletic Trainers. The curriculum is designed to successfully prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam which is structured around five professional domains as they relate to the care of physically active individuals: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. The UNCW ATEP seeks to foster a powerful learning environment which facilitates collaboration between students, faculty and clinical staff through classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences. Students will gain clinical skills and experience through a rich community engagement in a variety of clinical settings such as New Hanover Regional Medical Center, intercollegiate and high school athletics, sports medicine clinics, outpatient surgical and primary care facilities. Additionally, the UNCW ATEP seeks to develop students' critical decision making skills and professional behaviors to become successful candidates for entry-level employment and post-graduate studies.

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Program Objectives

 

The Athletic Training Education Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington prepares undergraduate students entry into allied health care profession.  The program seeks to accomplish its mission through the following goals and objectives:
1. To adhere to the code of ethics established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
2. Upon successful completion of the program, the athletic training students will be expected to have demonstrated knowledge of the Athletic Training Education Competencies in the following areas:

a.
Evidence-Based Practice
b.

Prevention and Health Promotion

c.
Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
d.
Acute Care of Injury and Illness
e.
Therapeutic Interventions
f.
Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
g.
Healthcare Administration
h.
Professional Development and Responsibility

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Professional Development and Responsibilities

 

1. To continue to evaluate and enhance the athletic training didactic and clinical proficiencies for athletic training students.
2. To provide athletic training students the opportunity to develop their clinical skills by working with those individuals involved in the areas of sport, athletics and physical activity.
3. To enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills through supervised clinical experiences.
4.  To provide the athletic training students the opportunity to work with other professionals of the athletic health care team both in the classroom and in the clinical settings.
5.  To prepare athletic training students to successfully complete the Board of Certification Examination. 
6.  To prepare athletic training students for successful entry into graduate education and/or employment as a Certified Athletic Trainer.

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Athletic Training Education Program applicants must meet the University entrance requirements as described in the University Undergraduate Catalog.  Once admitted to the University, students receive academic advising from the Student Academic Support Programs.  Students need to inform their advisor that they are interested in pursuing athletic training as a major and will be advised regarding the Pre-Athletic Training requirements. The Athletic Training Education Program application process is during the spring semester only. In order to be considered for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements (See Dr. Kirk Brown, PhD, ATC for application information).

 

1.
Admission to University of North Carolina Wilmington
2.
Grade point average of 2.7 or better on all course work attempted (both transfer course work and work completed at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are considered)
3.
Prerequisite BIO 201; Corequisites ATR 210 and PSY 105
4.
Grade of “C-“ or better in for BIO 201, ATR 210, and PSY 105
5.
Minimum of 40 hours observation in the athletic training room (completed while enrolled in ATR 210)
6.
Two page reflection paper
7.
Application form
8.
Minimum of two faculty recommendation
9.
Interview with Athletic Training Selection Committee
10.
Proof of physical examination including immunization and tetanu shot records
11.
Proof of HBV or wavier
12.
Must complete the technical standards
13.
Clinical evaluation from the athletic training staff
Note: Students may only apply to the ATEP if they have completed the prerequisite course BIO 201. Successful completion of above stated minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission to the program.  Due to a restrictive student to staff ratio admission is very competitive..

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73 hours. BIO 201; 465; PSY 105; ATR 210, 211, 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 445, 448, 449, 450, 490; BIO 240, 241, CSC 105; HEA 465; EXS 340, and 349.  Student progression in the program is contingent upon the following: 1) Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.7 or better on all course work. 2) Students must successfully complete all clinical experiences as evidenced by an approved clinical instructor evaluations. 3) Students must successfully complete clinical experiences as determined by current program requirements for completion of clinical competencies. 4) Students found to have been in violation of the University’s Academic Honor Code will be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the current Code of Student Life. 5) Students found to be in violation of the NATA Code of Ethics for practicing athletic trainers will be subject to dismissal from the program.

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It is required that all pre-athletic training students prior to being admitted to the athletic training education program receive a physical examination. Admission to the program is subject to successful completion of the physical examination.  Students admitted to the program must also demonstrate proof of current immunizations including tetanus and hepatitis B vaccinations.  Those students who choose not to receive the hepatitis B series must have a signed waiver on file with the Athletic Training Program Director. Additional costs once the student has been formally admitted into the ATEP to the student will be the purchase of Student Liability Insurance, Criminal Background Check, and 2 shirts per year that are to be worn during the athletic training student’s clinical rotations.

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Oral Communication Competency Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication competency requirement for the B.A. degree in athletic training a student must successfully complete ATR 306
Computer Competency Requirement:
To satisfy the computer competency requirement for the B.A. Degree in athletic training a student must successfully complete CSC 105.

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Course Prefixes

Credit Hr.

Course Description

PSY 105
(3)
Introduction to Psychology (co-requisites)
BIO 201
(4)
Principles of Biology (Prerequisite)
ATR 210
(3)
Introduction to Athletic Training (Only offered in the spring semesters )

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Course Prefixes
Credit Hr.
Course Description
ATR 211
(3)
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries and lab
BIO 240
(4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 241
(4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CSC 105
(3)

Introduction to Computing and Computer Applications (computer comp.)

ATR 300
(1 - 6)
Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals
ATR 302
(3)
Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training and lab
ATR 303
(3)
Therapeutic Rehabilitation in Athletic Training and lab
ATR 304
(3)
Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I and lab
ATR 305
(3)
Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II and lab
ATR 306
(3)
Clinical I in Athletic Training (fulfill oral com.)
ATR 307
(3)
Clinical II in Athletic Training
EXS 340
(3)
Biomechanics
EXS 349
(4)
Physiology of Exercise and Sport
ATR 445
(3)
Organization in Administration in Athletic Training
ATR 448
(3)
Clinical III in Athletic Training
ATR 449
(3)
Clinical IV in Athletic Training
ATR 450
(3)
Pharmacology for Health Sciences
HEA 465
(3)
Exercise Performance and Nutrition
ATR 490
(3)
Clinical V in Athletic Training

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Course Prefixes

Credit Hr.

Course Description

CHM 101

(4)

General Chemistry I

CHM 102

(4)

General Chemistry II

PHY 101

(4)

Elementary College Physics I

PHY 102

(4)

Elementary College Physics II

BIO 201
(4)
Principles of Biology: Cells
BIO 240
(4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 241
(4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

STT 215

(3)

Introduction to Statistics with Application in the Natural Sciences

PSY
(6)
Student should contact PT school for recommended course.

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Course Prefixes

Credit Hr.

Course Description

STT 215

(3)

Introduction to Statistics with Application in the Natural Sciences

EXS 359

(3)

Research and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education

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FIRST YEAR
32 Semester Hours

Fall (16)

Spring (16)

BIO 201 Principles of Biology Cells (4)

PSY 105, Introduction to Psychology (3)

University Studies (12)

ATR 210, Introduction to Athletic Training (3)

CHM 101 (4)

University Studies (6)

 

SECOND YEAR
31 Semester Hours

Fall (14)

Spring (17)

BIO 240 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) BIO 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

ATR 211,Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)

ATR 304, Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I and Lab (3)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

ATR 306, Clinical I in Athletic Training (3)

University Studies (6)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

 

University Studies (6)

 

THIRD YEAR
33 Semester Hours

Fall (16)

Spring (17)

ATR 307, Clinical II in Athletic Training (3) EXS 349, Physiology of Exercise and Sport (4)

ATR 302, Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training and Lab (3)

ATR 303, Therapeutic Rehabilitation in Athletic Training and Lab (3)

ATR 305, Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II and Lab (3)

ATR 448, Clinical III in Athletic Training (3)

EXS 340, Biomechanics (3)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

Approved Electives (3)

University Studies (6)

 

FOURTH YEAR
29 Semester Hours

Fall (16)

Spring (13)

ATR 445; Org. and Admin in AT (3) ATR 490, Clinical V in Athletic Training (3)

ATR 449; Clinical IV in Athletic Training (3)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

ATR 450; Pharmacology for Health Sciences (3)

HEA 465, Exercise, Performance & Nutrition (3)

ATR 300, Seminar with Allied Health Care Professionals (1)

University Studies (3)

Approved Electives (3)

Approved Electives (6)

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Last updated September 16, 2014
Designed and maintained by: Kirk W. Brown, Ph.D., LAT, ATC