Instructor: E. Joanna Soles, M. S., Atc, lat

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KINE 4142 - Practicum in Athletic Training VI

East Texas Baptist University

Spring 2014 Syllabus

Instructor: E. Joanna Soles, M.S., ATC, LAT

Office: HD Bruce 205A

Office Hours: Posted on office or by appointment

Phone: 903-923-2234


Course Times: MW 1:00 – 1:50; HDBR 202

Final Exam: Monday, April 27th. 1:00 – 2:50
Course Description: This course consists of directed practical experiences for working with the physically active population. Eights semester AT students will work toward mastery of specific competencies and proficiencies in the areas of Injury Assessment and Evaluation, Injury Management, Risk Management, Communication, Administration, and presentation. Skills will be instructed under the supervision of an approved clinical instructor. This class will meet two times per week. Prerequisite: KINE 4141.
Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, students will demonstrate a higher understanding and / or mastery of competencies related to injury prevention, recognition, and treatment of athletic injuries. Advanced topics will be emphasized.
Required Text: Rozzi, Futrell, & Kleiner (2011). Study guide for the BOC entry-level AT certification examination. Philadelphia, PA. F.A. Davis Company. ISBN: 978-0-8036-0020-1
Attendance Policy: The policy outlined in the university catalog will be enforced. Regular attendance is both recommended and expected by each student as this will greatly enhance the student’s level of success. Students should arrive on time and be appropriately dressed for the day’s activities. Shorts, a t-shirt and athletic shoes are required for participation. In addition to the university policy, use of cell phones or MP3 players during class will result in an absence for the day.
Late Work: Late work will not be accepted. Assignments not turned in due to an excused absence must be turned in the day you return to class. It is the responsibility of the student to find out what assignments have been missed.


Clinical experience

15 weeks x 20 pts

300 pts

Weekly labs / quizzes

10-20 pts each

175 pts

AT game

100 pts


75 pts

Proficiency evaluation

100 pts

Benchmark exam

100 pts

Mock practical final

150 pts


1000 pts

A = 900 – 1000 pts B = 800 – 899 pts C = 700 – 799 pts D = 600 – 699 pts

Tentative Course Schedule:

Weeks 1-15:

Clinical experience

Week 1:

Clinical skills: emergency care

Splinting / spine board / wound care / crutch / cane

Week 2:

Clinical skills: concussion management / neurological screening

BESS / SCAT / ImPact / cranial nerves / dermatomes / myotomes / reflex

Week 3:

Clinical skills: foot, ankle and lower leg

Palpations / special tests

Week 4:

Clinical skills: knee

Palpations / special tests

Week 5:

Clinical skills: hip / pelvis

Palpations / special tests

Week 6:

Clinical skills: spine (2/9: Rotation 1 proficiencies / mentorship essay due)

Palpations / special tests

Week 7:

Clinical skills: shoulder

Palpations / special tests

Week 8:

Clinical skills: elbow

Palpations / special tests

Week 9:

Clinical skills: wrist, hand, fingers

Palpations / special tests

Week 10:

Clinical skills: facial structures

Palpations / special tests / otoscope / ophthalmoscope

Week 11:

Clinical skills: trunk (3/23: Rotation 2 proficiencies / mentorship essay due)

Palpations / heart / lung / abdominal assessment

Week 12:

Clinical skills: modalities

Week 13:

Clinical skills: rehabilitation

(4/15: Game due)

Week 14:

Clinical skills: taping

Benchmark testing

Week 15:

Practical final

(4/27: Rotation 3 proficiencies / mentorship essay due)

Major Assignments:

Clinical hours:

All students enrolled in this course are required to complete the clinical experience rotation portion which includes participation in intercollegiate athletic practices and competitions, as well as a rotation with an off-campus Allied Health Care Professional, when applicable. You are expected to accumulate hours in your assigned clinical rotation as scheduled by your facility supervisor. Failure to complete 400 clinical hours throughout the year will result in the student being withheld from progressing through the course rotation for the Athletic Training Major.

Weekly hours are due by Tuesday at 12:00. 20 points will be given to hours turned in correctly, on time, and with a minimum of 12 hours. 10 points will be given to hours turned in on time with a minimum of 6 hours but less than 12. No credit will be given if hours are not turned in on time, without the proper signature, or with less than 6 hours. Turn in hours, even if they are late. The hours will still count toward the 400 goal.
Clinical Proficiencies:

All students enrolled in this course are required to complete the appropriate proficiency evaluation form(s) by the completion of the semester. Proficiency checklists will be located in the AT skills lab located in HD Bruce 205. Students will be expected to practice proficiencies in the skills lab. When a student feels comfortable with a skill he / she is to go demonstrate that skill to his / her current preceptor. While students are encouraged to use the skills lab as needed, a maximum of 15 clinical experience hours may be earned in the AT lab each semester.

At the end of each clinical rotation, proficiency forms will be submitted. Failure to complete this evaluation will result in the student being withheld from progressing through the course rotation for the Athletic Training Major. See rubric below:


100 pts max

90 – 100

50 – 89

0 – 50

  1. Proficiencies were evaluated by rotation preceptor(s)

  2. Progress evident through all clinical rotations

  3. Successfully addressed all low scores by the end of the semester


Turned in proficiencies on time after each rotation showing progress each time. Ended the semester with 3’s on the majority of skills.

Turned in proficiencies on time after two rotations showing overall progress. Ended the semester with 3’s on some skills.

Failed to turn in proficiencies on time after two rotations or showed lack of progress. Ended the semester with mostly 1 or 2’s skills. OR failure to complete form.

Total points earned:

____ / 100

Benchmark Exam:

At the end of each semester in the AT program, all students will take a benchmark exam. This exam has been designed to A) prepare students for the type of questions that will be on the BOC examination, B) identify students that may need additional assistance (i.e. study sessions, additional coursework), and C) establish a standard level of expectation across the program. Students in AT Practicum I are expected to score a 50% on the exam. Students that score a 70 or higher on the exam will receive the full 100 points allocated. A minimum score of 70% must be attained on the benchmark in order to receive endorsement to sit for the BOC examination.

Mock Practical Final:

This will be a cumulative practical exam designed to prepare you for the practical portion of the Texas state licensure exam and to test your practical knowledge. This exam will cover everything from taping, wound care, special tests, palpations, rehab, modalities, etc.


This element of the class has been added to enhance your leadership skills, and will require initiative on your part. During each clinical rotation this semester, you will select a sophomore ATS you can serve as a mentor to. The sophomore needs to be in the same ATR you are assigned, and must consent to the relationship. The purpose of this initiative is to help build relationships and to help support sophomore students as they learn both in the ATR and the classroom. See rubric for grading information.

Mentorship Initiative Grading Rubric (75 pts total; 25 pts / rotation)






75 pts max

22 – 25

12 – 21

0 – 12

  1. Appropriate mentor / mentee relationship established during the first week of each rotation

  2. Met weekly with mentee to discuss challenges / successes / life

  3. Included mentee in daily activities in the ATR

  4. Encouraged / assisted mentee with proficiencies

  5. Reflect on experience after each rotation with a 1 page paper

R1: ____

R2: ____

R3: ____

Positive relationship established AND quality reflection paper

Relationship established BUT few regular interactions OR no / poor reflection paper

No relationship established OR relationship did not reflect the criteria provided.

AT game:

The purpose of this assignment is to help foster a learning environment in the athletic training rooms. It is time for some new games! Games will be due April 15th. You will be graded on: creativity, playability, and presentation. You can either do this independently or with a partner.

AT Game Rubric

Maximum Grade

Grade Earned

Game Content



  • Students at each academic level can play

  • Game takes at least 15 minutes to play

  • Rules / instructions / scoring are clear to understand

  • The game is fun!



  • Visual appeal of the game

  • Game is neat and organized




Disability Accommodation Statement

A student with a disability may request appropriate accommodations for this course by contacting the Office of Academic Success and Graduate Services, Marshall Hall, Room 301, and providing the required documentation.  If accommodations are approved by the Disability Accommodations Committee, the Office of Academic Success and Graduate Services will notify you and your professor of the approved accommodations.  You must then discuss these accommodations with your professor. 

East Texas Baptist University


KINE 4142 Athletic Training

Spring Semester Senior Year

Clinical Proficiency Evaluation

Student: ________________________________________ Semester/Year: ___________________

Clinical Instructor Rotation I: ___________________________Clinical Assignment: ___________
Clinical Instructor Rotation II: ___________________________Clinical Assignment___________
Clinical Instructor Rotation III: __________________________ Clinical Assignment___________

Evaluation Criteria

This evaluation form is to be used by the ACI to evaluate each athletic training student’s clinical proficiencies based on the student’s performance in the clinical education assignment. These clinical proficiencies represent the student’s ability to integrate specific knowledge, clinical skills, and foundational behaviors into his/her daily practice as an athletic training student. The specific clinical proficiencies included in this evaluation and the rating criteria are based on the student’s developmental level in the athletic training education program (Level 1 Fall/Spring Sophomore year, Level 2 Fall/Spring Junior year, Level 3Fall/Spring Senior year).




Able to perform the task safely and accurately without direction or intervention.


Requires intervention and direction to perform the skill accurately and safely.


Unable to perform the task even with intervention and direction.

Directions: write scores and comments below.


    1. Demonstrate the ability to conduct an intervention and make appropriate referral of an individual with suspected substance abuse or other mental health problem.


  1. Demonstrate the ability to counsel a patient in proper nutrition. Including:

      1. Nutritional program for weight gain _____

      2. Nutritional program for weight loss _____

      3. Basic measurements and calculations:

        1. Body composition _____

        2. BMI _____

        3. BMR _____

        4. Calorie intake and expenditure _____

      4. Pre-participation meal plan _____

      5. Identify when referral to other medical professional is needed _____

  1. Demonstrate the ability to recognize disordered eating, and eating disorders:

  1. Establish a professional helping relationship with the patient _____

  2. Interact through support and education _____

  3. Encourage vocal discussion and other support through

referral to the appropriate medical professionals _____





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