First Year: Fall Semester

EXSS 730 – Care and Management of Athletic Injuries (Fall, 3 hrs).

An overview of advanced techniques for all phases of athletic training, including evaluation, rehabilitation, and management.

EXSS 732 – Anatomy (Fall, 4 hrs).

Dissection of human cadavers with emphasis placed on the functional and clinical aspects of the neck, back and extremities as related to athletic injuries.

EXSS 736 – Clinical Methods in Athletic Training (Fall, 3 hrs).

A lecture/laboratory course stressing clinical techniques involved in the use of therapeutic modalities, back evaluation, and various techniques of manual therapy (PNF, joint mobilization, positional release, active release technique).

EXSS 700 – Applied Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science (Fall, 3 hrs).

Prerequisite, undergraduate statistics course required. Problem-solving and practical experience in applied statistical analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data from the field of exercise and sport science.

First Year: Spring Semester

EXSS 705 –  Research Methods and Laboratory Techniques(Spring, 3 hrs).

Planning, conducting, and reporting of research. Thesis writing and writing for publication. Demonstration and practice with the various types of laboratory equipment including motion analysis, EMG, force plates and balance equipment used typically in sports medicine research.

EXSS 735 – Sports Medicine Analysis-Special Problems (Spring, 3 hrs).

Selected topics of interest and importance ancillary to the practice of athletic training and sports medicine are discussed in this seminar course. Speakers include a dentist, dermatologist, ENT, podiatrist, ophthalmologist, chiropractor, lawyer, nutritionist, etc.

EXSS 739 – Practicum in Athletic Training (Spring, 3 hrs).

The clinical experience, team coverage, instructor’s CPR certification and in-service projects are stressed. The implementation of theories and practices in a professional setting under the direction of a competent practitioner.

EXSS 479 – Performance Enhancement Specialist (Spring, 1 hr.)

The Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) course is designed for students in the allied health professions interested in creating individualized, integrated training programs. Can lead the certification as a Performance enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Second Year: Fall Semester

EXSS 733 – Psychological Considerations for Injury and Rehabilitation (Fall, 3 hrs.)

This seminar is designed to assist the athletic training graduate student to understand the psychological impact that injury and rehabilitation has on the injured athlete. The stress resulting from injury will be addressed, along with a working knowledge of coping skills to deal with the rigors of rehabilitation. The athletic training graduate student will learn to improve communication skills in order to improve the relationship between the athletic trainer, the injured athlete, and the injured athlete’s coach.

EXSS 737 – Advanced Muscular Assessment and Treatment (Fall, 3 hrs).

Discussion of mechanical properties and healing of musculoskeletal tissues throughout the life cycle, and laboratory/seminar units concerned with assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pathology.

EXSS 993 – Masters Thesis (Spring, 3 hrs.)


Second Year: Spring Semester

EXSS 993 – Masters Thesis (Spring, 3 hrs).