Courses

EXSC 155 - Introduction to Athletic Training
1 Credit Hours

An introduction to the profession for prospective athletic training majors. The course examines the history of the profession, the roles and responsibilities of the certified athletic trainer, as well as educational preparation and employment opportunities. Students become familiar with the WVWC athletic training department through structured observation hours (minimum of 20 hours required), a mentoring program, and related assignments and clinical competency requirements that orient them to the Athletic Training Facility operations and policy and procedures.
EXSC 160 - Athletic Training I
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the basic principles of prevention, evaluation, and management of athletic injuries. Topics covered include training and conditioning techniques, protective sports equipment, mechanisms and characteristics of sports trauma, tissue response to injury, environmental considerations, and additional health conditions. Requires a minimum of 40 hours of supervised clinical observation.
Prerequisites: PHED 140; EXSC 155.
EXSC 163 - Athletic Training Taping Lab
1 Credit Hours

Introduction to the basic principles of selection, fabrication, and application of preventative and protective taping, wrapping, splinting and bracing devices.
Prerequisites: PHED 140; EXSC 155, 160.
EXSC 211 - Athletic Training Practicum I
1 Credit Hours

Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and approved clinical instructor, the athletic training student (ATS) will complete a minimum of three three-week rotations. Emphasis will be placed on improving taping and wrapping skills, first aid, general medical assessment, general practice and game coverage procedures, observations with team physician(s), and campus health center observations. Co-requisite: EXSC 213.
Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into ATEP program and: EXSC 155, 160, 163.
EXSC 212 - Athletic Training Practicum II
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 211. Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer/ACI, the student will complete a minimum of three three-week rotations. Emphasis will be placed on observation of team orthopedic surgeon(s) in both office and surgical settings, taping, wrapping, general medical assessment, and lower extremity evaluation techniques. Co-requisite: EXSC 214.
Prerequisites: EXSC 211.
EXSC 213 - Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training I
4 Credit Hours

In-depth study of athletic injury and evaluation of injury to the lower extremity, and gait analysis.
Prerequisites: Co-requisite: EXSC 211.
Other: Laboratory included.
EXSC 214 - Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training II
4 Credit Hours

In-depth study of athletic injuries to the upper extremity (shoulder complex, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand) and spine.
Prerequisites: Co-requisite: EXSC 212.
Other: Laboratory included.
EXSC 220 - Psychology of Injury
3 Credit Hours

Exploration of theory and research related to psychological aspects of injury and rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on psychological precursors to injury, response to injury, and rehabilitative care in concert with psychological interventions to improve rehabilitative efficacy.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101.
Other: Offered every other spring, alternating with EXSC 261.
EXSC 261 - Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
3 Credit Hours

Psychological effects and implications of participation in sport and exercise. Emphasizes personality and behavioral dynamics of sport, psychological changes associated with exercise, assessment in sport psychology.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101.
EXSC 276 - Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the clinical aspects and study of therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of athletic injuries. Students will gain hands-on experience with the various modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage) currently used in athletic training.
Prerequisites: EXSC 160, 211, 212, 213.
EXSC 301 - Organization and Administration of Athletic Training Programs
2 Credit Hours

Introduction to the basic organizational and administrative components of an athletic training program, including the planning, coordinating and supervision of services pertaining to health care service delivery (physical examinations and screenings, emergency care, follow-up care, referrals, insurance, liability and rehabilitation), financial management, training room management, personnel management, and public relations.
Prerequisites: AT majors only.
EXSC 302 - Organization and Administration in Exercise Science and Physical Education
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the basic organizational and administrative components of exercise science and physical education arenas. Students will be exposed to management strategies, budgeting projects, grant writing, certification/licensure issues, physical education policy and procedure development, and exercise science service delivery in traditional physical education and clinical settings.
Prerequisites: EXSC/PHED majors only.
EXSC 311 - Athletic Training Practicum III
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 212. Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer/ACI, the student will complete a full semester clinical rotation. Emphasis will be placed on lower extremity evaluation techniques, general assessment of medical conditions, and day to day practice, game, and athletic training facility procedures. The ATS will be required to pass a minimum of 4 mastery level evaluation scenarios for progress to EXSC 312.
Prerequisites: EXSC 212.
Other: Co-requisite: EXSC 313
EXSC 312 - Athletic Training Practicum IV
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 311. Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer/ACI, the student will complete a full semester clinical rotation. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of upper and lower extremity and spine, general medical assessment, and day to day practice, game, and athletic training facility procedures. The ATS will be required to pass a minimum of 4 mastery level evaluation scenarios to progress to EXSC 411.
Prerequisites: EXSC 311.
EXSC 313 - Clinical Techniques in Athletic Training III
4 Credit Hours

Evaluation of the head, face, thorax, abdomen, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, general medical conditions, and vital signs trends evaluation. Guest speakers.
Prerequisites: Admission into the athletic training major.
Other: Laboratory included.
EXSC 315 - Exercise Science Practicum I
1 Credit Hours

Supervised clinical and laboratory experience for third year students in Exercise Science. The student will complete a minium of 30 contact hours in structured laboratory, research, and applied exercise testing and prescription arenas under the supervision of department faculty in Exercise Science.
EXSC 316 - Exercise Science Practicum II
1 Credit Hours

Supervised clinical and laboratory experience for third year students in Exercise Science. The student will complete a minium of 30 contact hours in structured laboratory, research, and applied exercise testing and prescription arenas under the supervision of department faculty in Exercise Science.
EXSC 320 - Exercise Physiology
3 Credit Hours

The physiological effects of exercise on the human body; areas of interest include concepts of physical fitness, fatigue, weight control, nutrition, environmental stresses and review of the latest research in human performance.
Prerequisites: BIOL 151, 152.
EXSC 325 - Kinesiology
3 Credit Hours

A study of the arthological, neurological and myological basis for human movement, including an introduction to the basics of movement and sport skill analysis.
Prerequisites: EXSC 320.
EXSC 331 - Laboratory Techniques in Adult Fitness I
1 Credit Hours

Practical experience in areas of fitness evaluation, prescription, and supervision. The development of basic techniques in a supervised setting.
Prerequisites: BIOL 152.
Other: Pass/ Fail grading. Co-requisite: EXSC 338.
EXSC 335 - Perceptual-Motor Development and Movement Experience
3 Credit Hours

Considers the life span approach to human motor development. Focus is on the process developing perception and its relationships to motor development in addition to providing theoretical information and practical experience in the areas of perceptual-motor development, basic movement skills and motor fitness as part of a well integrated program of movement education in the overall elementary and special education curriculum. Knowledge of the development of the psychomotor domain completes and complements the knowledge previously learned related to the cognitive and affective domains of the young child, helping teachers to more effectively work with the whole child (To count as requirements for the Physical Education K-12 major, to meet NCATW Standards).
EXSC 338 - Exercise Testing and Perscription
3 Credit Hours

A course designed to provide knowledge and experience in the field of graded exercise testing, exercise prescription and rehabilitation of persons with cardiovascular disease.
Other: Co-requisite: EXSC 331.
EXSC 360 - Foundations of Strength and Conditioning
3 Credit Hours

A structured exploration of the physiology and biomechanics of strength and conditioning theory. An in-depth study and structured review for the NCSA National Certification Exam for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.
Prerequisites: EXSC 320,325
Other: Offered alternate years.
EXSC 372 - Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training
2 Credit Hours

A course designed to develop and enhance individual competencies necessary to plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation/reconditioning program for injuries/illnesses sustained by the competitive athlete. Students will develop skills related to performing orthopedic musculoskeletal and neurological evaluations and the integration of physical assessment into a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. The competencies are intended to stimulate further growth and development of the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills necessary to athletic training/physical therapy.
Prerequisites: EXSC 160, 276.
EXSC 395 - Internship in Exercise Science
1 Credit Hours

A structured clinical internship in exercise science/fitness in which the student must spend 120 hours under the supervision of fitness specialists in an applied setting. This is primarily an affective experience within the applied setting. Students will write clinical case studies for each week of the experience.
Prerequisites: This internship may only be taken during the summer between junior and senior years, and after successful completion of EXSC 338.
EXSC 396 - Athletic Training Clinical Internship
1 Credit Hours

A structured 120 hour (minimum) clinical experience off site at rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, professional sports organizations, or other allied health arenas as approved by program director. This is primarily an affective experience designed to familiarize the ATS with the processes of critical thinking, clinical decision making, patient interaction, rehabilitation, assessment, medical record documenttion, and other proficiencies necessary for entry level practice in the allied health and rehabilitative industry via direct observation of clinical health care providers at the site. The ATS, in concert with the program director must orchestrate the site agreement with the clinic or organization, and must complete the clinical internship during the summer between the third and fourth year in the ATEP program ONLY. The ATS is responsible for travel and costs associated with travel to this experience.
Prerequisites: Senior level standing in ATEP.
EXSC 403 - Senior Seminar in Athletic Training I
1 Credit Hours

Developing basic skills in research methodology and scientific communication through the formation of a research question, review of the literature, and writing a paper. Written and oral presentations. The ATS will be required to submit a formal abstract to the WVATA annual conference oral presentation committee for referred judging and potential oral presentation at the annual state conference.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in athletic training major or permission of instructor.
Other: In combination with EXSC 404, satisfies advanced composition requirement for general studies.
EXSC 404 - Senior Seminar in Athletic Training II
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 403, including written and oral interpretation of research findings. Emphasis on analyzing the results of research studies and critically examining the applications of those results.
Prerequisites: EXSC 403 or permission of instructor.
Other: In combination with EXSC 403, satisfies advanced composition requirement for general studies.
EXSC 411 - Athletic Training Practicum V
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 312. Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer/ACI, the student will complete a full semester clinical rotation. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of upper and lower extremity and spine, general medical assessment, and day to day practice, game, and athletic training facility procedures. ATS? at this level will be expected to sharpen clinical skills via maximum exposure to clinical scenarios and the learning over time model. The ATS will be required to pass a minimum of 4 mastery level evaluation scenarios to progress to EXSC 412.
Prerequisites: EXSC 312.
EXSC 412 - Athletic Training Practicum VI
1 Credit Hours

Continuation of EXSC 411. Under the direct supervision of a NATABOC certified athletic trainer/ACI, the student will complete a full semester clinical rotation. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of upper and lower extremity and spine, general medical assessment, and day to day practice, game, and athletic training facility procedures. ATS? at this level will be expected to sharpen clinical skills via maximum exposure to clinical scenarios and the learning over time model. The ATS will be required to pass a minimum of 4 mastery level evaluation scenarios to complete the clinical practicum sequence.
Prerequisites: EXSC 411.
EXSC 415 - Exercise Science Practicum III
1 Credit Hours

Supervised clinical and laboratory experience for fourth year students in Exercise Science. The student will complete a minium of 40 contact hours in structured laboratory, research, and applied exercise testing and prescription arenas under the supervision of department faculty in Exercise Science.
EXSC 416 - Exercise Science Practicum IV
1 Credit Hours

Supervised clinical and laboratory experience for fourth year students in Exercise Science. The student will complete a minium of 40 contact hours in structured laboratory, research, and applied exercise testing and prescription arenas under the supervision of department faculty in Exercise Science.
EXSC 420 - Research Design in Exercise Science
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to research design, data acquisition, and scientific writing consistent with research in the field of exercise science. Students will propose, and write capstone level research in the arena of exercise science.
Prerequisites: Senior level standing in Exercise Science.
Other: This course will satisfy the advanced composition requirement for general studies as it will be a capstone writing/research experience.