Print this Page

About MU Apply Now

Course Descriptions

Master of Athletic Training

ATTR 501 Foundations of Athletic Training Practice - 3 SH
Introductory course for MAT students. Topics include domains and standards of practice, history of the profession, concepts of injury and illness prevention, injury mechanisms and classifications, and immediate management of illnesses and injuries. Skills learned in this course are practiced and refined in a field experience component.

ATTR 511/ESS 411 Topics in Athletic Training - 1 SH
Provides an integration of prior coursework and expertise in athletic training, preparation for the BOC Certification Exam, and forum for discussion of athletic training issues of current concern. Graduate students will lead forum discussions and present current research in athletic training.

ATTR 515 Administration of Athletic Training Services - 3 SH
Health care administration topics for the athletic trainer. Topics include liability and risk management issues, athletic training facility design and operation, budgeting, and personnel management. Prerequisite: ATTR 501.

ATTR 530/ESS 330 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training - 3 SH
Survey of the therapeutic modalities commonly employed in athletic training and other rehabilitation settings. Theory, indications and contraindications for use, and practical application of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, intermittent compression, and various heating and cooling modalities in the treatment of athletic injuries are addressed. Graduate students will be required to present case studies and to submit a research paper on a designated therapeutic modality.

ATTR 535/ESS 335 Therapeutic Exercise - 3 SH
Theory and techniques of restoration of muscular flexibility, strength, endurance and functional ability following injury. Topics included are joint mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and other selected rehabilitation strategies and modalities. Graduate students will be required to present rehabilitation case studies and to submit a research paper on a designated rehabilitative technique.

ATTR 540 Research Methods in Human Performance - 3 SH
A survey of research methods appropriate for the human performance discipline. Topics include types of research, data collection methods, experimental design, and analysis. Course includes completion of introduction, review of literature, and methodology for an original research project.

ATTR 541/ESS 240 Ethics and Psychosocial Aspects of Sport - 3 SH
This course will investigate the impact of psychological and socio-cultural factors on sports structure and participation. Topics such as performance enhancement techniques for both competing and injured athletes, team dynamics and leadership, and socialization in sports will be examined. Ethical implications relating to the fields of sport psychology and sport sociology will be discussed. Graduate students will submit literature review papers on a specific performance enhancement issue and a specific ethical question involving sport as a requirement of the course.

ATTR 543 Teaching and Research Practicum - 3 SH
Directed teaching experience in the university setting, and supervised quantitative or qualitative research in human performance. The course involves designing, preparing, and delivering of educational content in the university classroom or laboratory; and completion of the research project started in ATTR 540. Culminating experiences are teaching a unit to undergraduate athletic training students, and public presentation of research. Prerequisite: ATTR 540.

ATTR 546/ESS 246 Medical Considerations for the Physically Active - 3 SH
A survey of non-orthopedic conditions and other factors which affect participation in physical activity. Topics included are diabetes, seizure disorders, the effects of various pharmacological agents, and the evaluation of systemic illness by athletic trainers. A case presentation and research paper on a non-orthopedic condition are required of graduate students enrolled in the course.

ATTR 547/ESS Pharmacology for Allied Health - 1 SH
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of pharmacology emphasizing drug law, routes of administration, basic pharmacokinetics, and the specific pharmacology of drugs commonly used in physical medicine. A class presentation and research paper are required of graduate students enrolled in this course.

ATTR 551/ESS 251 Musculoskeletal Assessment: Upper Extremity - 3 SH
Advanced physical assessment of injury and pathology of the upper extremity, cervical spine, thorax, and abdomen. Proper documentation of clinical findings is also addressed and practiced. This course will be focused on research and writing for graduate students on both exams and assignments. Case presentations are a required component of the course for graduate students.

ATTR 553/ESS 253 Musculoskeletal Assessment: Lower Extremity - 3 SH
This course focuses on the principles of orthopedic examination and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on the components of the comprehensive orthopedic clinical evaluation and diagnosis including: history, inspection, palpation, functional testing, and special evaluation techniques of the lumbar spine and lower extremity. Case presentations are a required component of the course for graduate students.

ATTR 570 Field Experience - 1 SH
Initial field experience for MAT students. Involves practice and evaluation of skills introduced in ATTR 501 in an athletic setting. Students are directly supervised by an Approved Clinical Instructor in Athletic Training. Prerequisite: ATTR 501.

ATTR 571 Clinical Module I - 3 SH
In this level of clinical experience in athletic training, students have the opportunity to practice and apply designated clinical techniques. Students are under supervision of an approved athletic training clinical instructor (ACI) who will evaluate the students' clinical proficiencies in an athletic training setting. Prerequisite: ATTR 570.

ATTR 572 Clinical Module II - 3 SH
In this level of clinical experience in athletic training, students have the opportunity to practice and apply designated clinical techniques. Students are under supervision of an approved athletic training clinical instructor (ACI) who will evaluate the students' clinical proficiencies in an athletic training setting.Prerequisite: ATTR 571.

ATTR 573 Clinical Module III - 3 SH
In this level of clinical experience in athletic training, students have the opportunity to practice and apply designated clinical techniques. Students are under supervision of an approved athletic training clinical instructor (ACI) who will evaluate the students' clinical proficiencies in an athletic training setting.Prerequisite: ATTR 572.

ATTR 574 Clinical Module IV - 3 SH
In this level of clinical experience in athletic training, students have the opportunity to practice and apply designated clinical techniques. Students are under supervision of an approved athletic training clinical instructor (ACI) who will evaluate the students' clinical proficiencies in an athletic training setting. Prerequisite: ATTR 573.

ATTR 575 Clinical Module V - 3 SH
In this level of clinical experience in athletic training, students have the opportunity to practice and apply designated clinical techniques. Students are under supervision of an approved athletic training clinical instructor (ACI) who will evaluate the students' clinical proficiencies in an athletic training setting. Prerequisites: ATTR 574.

ATTR 579 Internship in Athletic Training - 3 SH
Off-campus, elective internship for graduate athletic training students in the final semester of the program. The internship is an opportunity to gain experience in an athletic training setting of interest to the student, such as industry, professional sports teams, private clinics, or high schools. Prerequisites: Approval of Program Director.

GS 580 Special Problems - 3 SH
Special studies adapted to the needs and interests of advanced students, available in several departments. Guidelines for pursuing academic work under this designation are available from the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director and Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

PEAC 501 Conflict Transformation - 3 SH
A study and development of conflict transformation strategies and frameworks. Topics include conflict identification, framing the conflict, alternative pathways of perceiving conflict, problem resolution, application of conflict transformation processes, evaluation of conflict transformation within specific contexts.

STAT 520 Statistics - 3 SH
Topics include measures of central tendency and variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis; simple and multiple regression; ANOVA (including repeated measures and factorial analysis); and non-parametric techniques. Students will apply statistical techniques appropriate to their discipline. Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in statistical analysis.

Back to top

Master of Education

EDUC 510 Applied Curriculum - 3 SH
Focuses on curriculum development in the classroom, at the school level and at the corporation level. Topics include curriculum mapping, utilizing external standards, alignment of standards/goals/objectives with appropriate assessment, use of standardized tests, alternative assessment models, utilizing data to improve instruction. May require concurrent enrollment in EDUC 544.

EDUC 511 Emerging Issues in Teaching and Learning - 3 SH
Focuses on emerging issues and related research. May be repeated on different topics. May require concurrent enrollment in EDUC 544.

EDUC 513 Reflective Teaching - 3 SH
An in-depth study of reflective teaching. Includes problem solving structures, qualitative and informal analysis of teaching learning issues and problems in the classroom or school, informal methods of selecting, applying and evaluating the impact of best teaching practices within a framework of continuous improvement. May require concurrent enrollment in EDUC 544.

EDUC 515 Models of Teaching - 3 SH
A study of best practices in teaching, models of best practices based on research and best practice. Topics include the origins of models of teaching, information-processing models of teaching/learning, social dynamics of teaching, personal and behavioral models, individual differences, learning styles and underlying research literature.

EDUC 540 Focused Field Experience - 1 SH
Designed to provide an extended field experience for addressing a specific classroom, school or corporation issue through application of research-based solution. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.

EDUC 544 Applied Field Experience - 1 SH
Apply strategies and best practices in school settings over an extended period. Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 510, EDUC 511, EDUC 513, or EDUC 515.

EDUC 550 Research Methods - 4 SH
An introduction to educational research methods appropriate for the classroom, school or corporation level. Topics will include data collection, review and analysis. Particular emphasis will be placed on evaluating research findings and application to specific classroom and professional settings. Concurrent enrollment in STAT 520.

EDUC 585 Seminar - 1-4 SH
An in-depth consideration of a significant scholarly problem or issue. Students pursue a supervised, independent inquiry on an aspect of the topic and exchange results through reports and discussions. May be repeated on different topics for a maximum of four credit hours.

EDUC 610 Culminating Project - 3-6 SH
Completion and submission of a TWS (Teacher Work Sample) or PWS (Professional Work Sample), an applied project or series of projects conducted in a school or professional setting. Work will document application of best practices, assessment, appropriate case analysis and/action research process through collaboration with other school professionals in the classroom, school or school corporation, and reflection. Participants will construct a portfolio which will be evaluated by two departmental faculty and reflect the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Prerequisites: STAT 520 and EDUC 550.

GS 580 Special Problems - 3 SH
Special studies adapted to the needs and interests of advanced students, available in several departments. Guidelines for pursuing academic work under this designation are available from the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director and Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

PEAC 501 Conflict Transformation - 3 SH
A study and development of conflict transformation strategies and frameworks. Topics include conflict identification, framing the conflict, alternative pathways of perceiving conflict, problem resolution, application of conflict transformation processes, evaluation of conflict transformation within specific contexts.

STAT 520 Statistical Methods - 3 SH
Topics include measures of central tendency and variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis; simple and multiple regression; ANOVA (including repeated measures and factorial analysis); and non-parametric techniques. Students will apply statistical techniques appropriate to their discipline. Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in statistical analysis.

Back to top