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Health & Human Perfor Courses

HHPA 140 - Introduction to Athletic Training
Hours: 1
The students will learn basic history, policies and procedures, management, and prevention techniques related to the allied-health field of athletic training. Emergency care techniques for athletic injuries will also be covered. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule.

HHPA 214 - Preventive Techniques in Athletic Training
Hours: 1
Students will learn taping, wrapping, and padding techniques used to support and prevent athletic injuries. Techniques for making and applying special preventative pads and splints as well as fitting of protective equipment will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: HHPK 213 or instructor approval.

HHPA 259 - Athletic Injury Assessment I
Hours: 3
A study of the knowledge, skills, and values an athletic trainer must possess to assess and evaluate injured athletes and other physically active individuals. Content areas to include the following: pathology and on and off-field assessment procedures for the foot, ankle, knee, thigh/hip, and lumbar spine. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval.

HHPA 260 - Athletic Injury Assessment I Lab
Hours: 1
This lab course is designed to teach general and specific assessment and evaluation techniques for the foot, ankle, knee, thigh/hip, and lumbar spine. Pathology and on-field assessment procedures will also be taught. Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval. Corequisites: HHPA 259.

HHPA 339 - Therapeutic Rehabilitation
Hours: 3
A study of knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer or health care provider must possess to plan, apply, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation programs. Scientific theories and application principles will be discussed. Content areas include: basic rehab concepts, therapeutic exercise parameters, general and specific therapeutic rehabilitation applications. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 340 - Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab
Hours: 1
Students will learn the application of therapeutic exercises and rehab equipment. Indications, contraindications and legal implications of applying therapeutic rehabilitation programs will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 339.

HHPA 369 - Athletic Injury Assessment II
Hours: 3
A study of the knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer must possess to assess and evaluate injured athletes and other physically active individuals. Content areas to include: pathology, on and off-field assessment procedures for the head, neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand, and wrist. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 370 - Athletic Injury Assessment II Lab
Hours: 1
This lab course will teach the general and specific assessment and evaluation techniques for the head, neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand, and wrist. Pathology and on-field assessment procedures will also be taught. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BSC 251 with a minimum grade of C or BSC 2401 with a minimum grade of C or instructor approval, 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 369.

HHPA 441 - Therapeutic Modalities
Hours: 3
A study of knowledge, skills and values an athletic trainer or health care provider must possess to plan, apply, document and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic modalities. Scientific theories and application principles will be discussed. Content areas include: cold, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, and manual therapy techniques. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPA 442 - Therapeutic Modalities Lab
Hours: 1
A study of application of therapeutic physical modalities and other therapeutic agents applied to treat injuries. Indications, contraindications, and legal implication will be taught. Course fees and lab fees are listed in the current course schedule. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Corequisites: HHPA 441.

HHPA 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of athletic training program director.

HHPA 497 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4