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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 438W Administration and Issues in Athletic Training (3) Theoretical and practical aspects for management of an Athletic Training professional practice and identifying contemporary issues related to the profession.

KINES 438W Administration and Issues in Athletic Training (3)

This course is designed to instruct students in the concepts and skills required for successful administration of an athletic training program and to understand and discuss contemporary professional issues attendant to the Athletic Training profession. General topics to be covered include theoretical basis of management, program management, human resource management, financial resource management, facility design and planning, information management, athletic injury insurance, legal aspects of sports medicine, ethical considerations in sports medicine, preparticipation physical and drug-testing, professional preparation issues, professional practice issues, and clinical practice issues. Experts from the community are brought in to lecture on several of the topics. The course meets for three hours per week and utilizes both lecture and discussion formats. Student assessment includes written examinations, written homework assignments, class participation and debates. This is a writing intensive course. Writing will be used to facilitate critical thinking about course material. Written assignments are based on the technical writing requirements of an athletic training administrator and are graded on both their content and quality.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: KINES 436
Concurrent: KINES 395I

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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