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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5515
Tracking Number - 2421

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-08-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: in GC review 3/7/11. Needs punctuation added to topics. Updated - to GC 4/4/11. Appd. To USF system 5/3/11; ready for SCNS 5/11/11. Approved effective 5/1/11

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-12-06
  2. Department: Medical Sciences
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Jeff Konin
  6. Phone: 8133969627
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ATR
  9. Number: 5515
  10. Full Title: Administration of Injury Prevention Programs
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: O - Other
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Admin of Injury Prevention Pgm
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Discusses the development and implementation of injury prevention programs for youth sports. Issues such as research, budgeting, marketing, and measuring effectiveness are identified.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? There are over 350 accredited undergraduate athletic training programs and only 14 recognized post-graduate athletic training programs in the U.S. Though approximately 70% of certified athletic trainers hold masters-level degrees, few pertain to athletic- training- specific education. USF will offer a degree of interest via a predominantly online format that would allow individuals to continue their employment at other institutions yet have those schools pay their tuition toward our degree. This degree has been specifically designed to prepare certified athletic trainers for career growth in the area of youth sports injury. Based on previous feasibility studies, it is evident that a hybrid learning (combination of online and resident learning) athletic training master’s program is viable at the University of South Florida.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent, and appropriate training and experience in the topic
  29. Objectives: 1. Identify commonly used sports injury prevention programs.

    2. Incorporate neuromuscular aspects of muscle firing patterns into injury prevention programs.

    3. Incorporate neurophysiological principles of biomechanical adaptation tomovement patterns.

    4. Develop a realistic budget for an injury prevention program.

    5. Establish a marketing plan to administer an injury prevention program.

    6. Devise an outcome tool for assessment purposes following the implementation of an injury prevention program.

    7. Review the literature to evaluate existing injury prevention programs.

    8. Identify the need for an injury prevention program that currently does not exist as a commonly acceptable program

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will develop competence in identifying commonly used sports injury prevention programs through the completion of assigned readings and online activities.

    2. Students will become adept at incorporating neuromuscular aspects of muscle firing patterns into injury prevention programs by successfully completing online exercises.

    3.Through the online assignments and an exam, students will become capable of incorporating neurophysiological principles of biomechanical adaptation tomovement patterns.

    4. Students will become adept at developing a realistic budget for an injury prevention program through the completion of written assignments.

    5. Students will demonstrate the abilities needed to establish a marketing plan to administer an injury prevention program by completing writing assignments.

    6. Students will demonstrate the ability to devise an outcome tool for assessment purposes following the implementation of an injury prevention program through online exercises.

    7. Through assigned readings, students will review the literature to evaluate existing injury prevention programs.

    8. After successful completion of assigned readings and online activities, students will be able to identify the need for an injury prevention program that currently does not exist as a commonly acceptable program.

  31. Major Topics: Prevention as a domain of athletic training.

    Prevention as a healthcare tool.

    Effective marketing techniques for injury prevention programs.

    Injury prevention programs budgetary analysis.

    Measuring outcome effectiveness of an injury prevention program.

    Challenges associated with implementing injury prevention programs.

    Future potential for injury prevention programs.

  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: All reference material will be inclusive of assigned readings and professor presentations assigned via the course syllabus and also noted on the course webpage.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Discussions 30%

    Quizzes: 20%

    Written Paper: 20%

    Final Exam 30%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Reading Assignments: Specific chapters in the textbooks and peer-reviewed journal articles required for the course will be assigned for each module. The reading assignments are the primary means by which each student will acquire the core content of the course. It is essential that students complete the reading assignments for comprehension early in each unit. Class Discussions: Class discussion topics will be introduced throughout the course. All students are expected to participate in, and in some cases, lead the class discussions. Question and answer activities, as well as identification of valuable web resources will be the focus of the discussions. Discussions are asynchronous, meaning that participants post messages to discussion lists. The advantage of this is that participants do not have to find a time when everyone can log in simultaneously. However, because exchange of ideas is so important, participants will have to be working on the same topics at roughly the same time. It is not possible, therefore, for participants to work entirely at their own pace, for example by doing all coursework in the first few days of the course or by leaving all coursework until the end. Therefore, it is imperative that you be able to participate in the discussions on a regular basis during the course. If you have questions about whether the course will be flexible enough for your purposes, please contact the course instructor. Students are expected to be active members of the class, and therefore each student should be able to log into the class at least twice a week to check for announcements and to participate in the class discussions. At a minimum, students will be required to respond to each discussion prompt, adding meaningful reflection or information in each post (short comments such as “I agree” or “Good point” do not count towards your participation in the discussion). Quizzes: For each module, a quiz will be posted on Blackboard with which students can self-test their level of comprehension of the reading assignment. The quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish so that you can determine your level of understanding of the reading material. Grades will be recorded in the grade book for completing each quiz. Written Paper: The submission of a written paper will be required as part of the completion for class credit. This paper will be a reflection of your knowledge as it pertains to pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, and in particular will pertain to the development of a patient education sheet. A grading rubric will be provided in advance so the expectations are clearly outlined. Final Exam: This exam will be comprehensive of all material covered during the entire course. The specific days and time during which the Final exam will be available will be identified in the course schedule. You will be able to take the Final exam only once and a time limit to complete the exam will be in operation.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: No work will be accepted late without prior approval from the instructor. If you anticipate missing a due date for an assignment, please contact the instructor to discuss your reason(s) and alternative options. The instructor maintains the discretion to accept or refuse late work based on individual student circumstances.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Science, Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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