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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Athletic Training Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

In the summer of 2017, BC launched a new master of science in athletic training. Bridgewater College is no longer admitting students into the bachelor of science in athletic training program. Any student wishing to pursue athletic training at Bridgewater College should consider seeking admissions to the master of science in athletic training program as an accelerated B.S./M.S. or post-baccalaureate program student.

Further information related to the bachelor of science in athletic training program can be found in the publically accessible BSAT Student handbook found at:  https://www.bridgewater.edu/academics/divisions/health-human-sciences/athletic-training-major

Consists of 56 credit hours in the following courses:

ES-249 Nutritional Concepts in Exercise Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements for active individuals and the relationship of proper nutrition to increased health and human performance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins) can influence exercise performance, appropriate ways to manage weight, and evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids in human performance.

ES-250 Emergency Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Survey course in athletic training. Introduces the student to prevention of injuries, emergency care, general medical conditions and administration.

ES-251 Basic Concepts in Athletic Training

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the student to risk factors, prevention, etiology (anatomical, biomechanical and physiological mechanisms), recognition and treatment of recreational and competitive sports injuries. Prerequisites: ES-250 and BIOL-305 Corequisites: ES-320

ES-252 Clinical Affiliation I: Introduction to Athletic Training

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the newly admitted athletic training student to the competencies and proficiencies related to the field of athletic training. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisites: ES-250 and admission to the Athletic Training Educational Program

ES-301 General Medical Conditions

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of general medical conditions of all body systems including causes of pathogen-related illnesses, chronic diseases, and other acute illnesses. The application of basic human anatomy is required for common medical condition screening, assessment, referral and treatment. Prerequisites: BIOL-305

ES-320 Kinesiology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examination of the function of the human musculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletal structures and their functions, as well as analysis of movements as they relate to physical activity, exercise and sport. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-335 Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic physiological concepts of the nervous, muscular and energy systems, including the effect of exercise on such functions as circulation, respiration and temperature regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL-305 or ES-318

ES-351 Athletic Injury Evaluation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of systemic evaluation techniques for injuries. The ability to recount, analyze and demonstrate an accurate systemic evaluation, suggest a physical dysfunction based on the analysis of the evaluation findings and plan a treatment approach based on the assessment is required for course completion. Prerequisites: ES-251 and BIOL-314 or permission of instructor

ES-352 Clinical Affiliation II: Lower Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of lower extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-252

ES-353 Clinic Affiliation III: Upper Extremity

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of upper extremity injuries and illnesses. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-352

ES-354 Therapeutic Modalities

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the theoretical bases of treatment goals, appropriate therapeutic modality selection, application and assessment of the treatment response that is required for the successful integration of therapeutic modalities into the athletic training practice. Identification of theoretical foundations (physiology, physics and safety) for appropriate decision-making in the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality, including appropriate psychomotor skills for pre-treatment assessment, treatment set-up, modality application, and assessment of treatment response and appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-355 Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Development of rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injury. Upon identification of theoretical and practical approach for the design of rehabilitation protocols and the use of available rehabilitation equipment including specific parameters for providing exercise and rehabilitation recommendations for people encountering special disease, illness or injury states. Prerequisite: ES-351 or permission of instructor

ES-450 Advanced Clinical Evaluation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of advanced evaluation skills enabling professionals to critically analyze injuries and their ensuing treatments. Prerequisite: ES-351

ES-451 Clinical Affiliation IV: Equipment Intensive

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the application and care of protective medical devices and athletic equipment. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-353

ES-452 Clinical Affiliation V: General Medical

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Assessment of the competencies and proficiencies related to the evaluation and care of general medical conditions. This clinical affiliation may require travel to off-campus clinical sites. Prerequisite: Satisfactory grade in ES-451

ES-453 Counseling & Pharmacology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the concepts of pharmacology and counseling as related to healthcare. Prerequisite: ES-450

ES-456 Management Concepts in Health Care

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Concepts of administration such as devising policy and procedures, record-keeping, budgeting, facility design, risk management and productivity standards for healthcare professionals. (Cross-listed as at-456)

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the biological sciences, covering biological chemistry, cell/tissue structure and function, genetics and microevolution. Intended for biology, health and human sciences, and environmental science majors. Three lectures and one lab per week. Corequisites: MATH-110 or MATH-118 Biology and environmental science majors should take MATH-110. Other students should consult with their advisor about which course to take. FILA general education: natural and physical sciences

BIOL-305 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the structure and function of the human body, examining the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture focuses on topics of physiology/function, histology, and their relation to anatomical structure, while the lab focuses on descriptive anatomy. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-110, or permission of instructor

BIOL-314 Human Physiology

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduction to the physiology of the human body including the physiology of enzymes and membranes, tissue physiology (nervous, muscular), and a detailed survey of the physiology of the major organ systems. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIOL-111; or BIOL-110 and BIOL-305 Credit may not be received for both BIOL 311 and 314

Technical Standards Information

The Athletic Training Program at Bridgewater College is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards set forth by the Athletic Training Program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]). The following abilities and expectations must be met by all students admitted to the Athletic Training Program. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted into the program. Compliance with the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program must demonstrate:

1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts and problem solve to formulate assessment and therapeutic judgments and to be able to distinguish deviations from the norm.

2. Sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function and coordination to perform appropriate physical examinations using accepted techniques; and accurately, safely and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and treatment of patients.

3. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with patients and communicate judgments and treatment information effectively. Students must be able to understand and speak the English language at a level consistent with competent professional behavior.

4. The ability to record the physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.

5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.

6. The perseverance, diligence and commitment to complete the athletic training education program as outlined and sequenced.

7. Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.

8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and quality patient care.

Candidates for selection to the Athletic Training Program will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they will meet the standards.

The Bridgewater College director of academic support services will evaluate a student who states he or she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws.

If the student states he or she can meet the technical standards with accommodation, then the College will determine whether it agrees that the student can meet the technical standards with reasonable accommodation; this includes a review of whether the accommodations requested would jeopardize clinician/patient safety, or the educational process of the student or the institution, including all coursework, clinical experiences and internships deemed essential to graduation.

Additional Information for BSAT Students

• There are additional requirements for program progression and retention identified in the BSAT Student Handbook. Please contact the department of health and human sciences or the BSAT program director for a copy of this handbook.

• BSAT students may be required to complete their clinical experiences during normal college breaks e.g., spring break, holidays.

• Additional fees for the BSAT program are announced in the BSAT Student Handbook and may include but are not limited to things such as the cost for books, laboratories, clinical expenses, certifications, background checks, and uniforms.

• BSAT students may be required to travel off-site for clinical experiences. Reliable transportation is required.

• Following successful completion of this program, a student will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for credentialing as an athletic trainer.