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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6617
Tracking Number - 2426

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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: 2010-12-08
  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: jkonin@health.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: ATR
  9. Number: 6617
  10. Full Title: Capstone Project 1
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: Z - Directed Individual Study
  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?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Capstone Project 1
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ATR 5XXX Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training; ATR 5XXX Administration of Injury Prevention Programs; and ATR 6XXX Evidence-Based Research and Writing.
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: The capstone project is a cumulative work that exemplifies a scientific body of knowledge that contributes to the field of AT. CP-1 focuses on identifying a problem, reviewing literature, & developing a plan to enhance the healthcare of young athletes.

  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 masterís 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. Utilize their foundation of anatomy, biology, and physiological sciences to demonstrate knowledge of the current events occurring in athletic training and analyze them based on the scientific principles of the profession.

    2. Identify a problem in the profession of athletic training (a weakness or lack of information in a particular area) pertaining to the prevention, recognition, treatment or rehabilitation of an athletic injury, research in a particular area of sports medicine, emergency medicine or preventive policies and procedures, or any similar topic related to sports medicine.

    3. Formulate a question regarding the particular area of athletic training in Objective 2, and conduct a review of the medical literature based on this formulated question.

    4. Create an annotated bibliography of the information gathered from the medical literature for the formulated question.

    5. Identify where the deficits exist in current policies, medical research, or medical treatment plans for orthopedic injuries or medical conditions in the youth population.

    6. Create a project plan that will address the issue depicted in Objectives 3 & 4.

    7. Outline the various phases of the project plan and include the purpose of each phase.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Through online activities, students will learn to utilize their foundation of anatomy, biology, and physiological sciences to demonstrate knowledge of the current events occurring in athletic training and analyze them based on the scientific principles of the profession.

    2. By completing assigned readings and conducting research, students will identify a problem in the profession of athletic training (a weakness or lack of information in a particular area) pertaining to the prevention, recognition, treatment or rehabilitation of an athletic injury, research in a particular area of sports medicine, emergency medicine or preventive policies and procedures, or any similar topic related to sports medicine.

    3. After completion of online activities, students will be prepared to formulate a question regarding the particular area of athletic training in Objective 2, and conduct a review of the medical literature based on this formulated question.

    4. Students will create an annotated bibliography of the information gathered from the medical literature for the formulated question.

    5. Students will develop competence in the identification of deficits in current policies, medical research, or medical treatment plans for orthopedic injuries or medical conditions in the youth population through participation in online assignments.

    6. Students will use the knowledge gained through research to create a project plan that will address the issue depicted in Objectives 3 & 4.

    7. After completion of writing assignments in the course, students will be prepared to outline the various phases of the project plan and include the purpose of each phase.

  31. Major Topics: Introduction to the Capstone I project.

    Formulation of a Question.

    Gathering the Evidence.

    Creating an annotated bibliography.

    Appraising the Evidence.

    Setting up a plan of action.

    Appraising the Plan.

    Completing the Plan.

    Project Presentations.

    Project Presentations.

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Annotated Bibliography: 15%

    Outline: 20%

    Written Project 40%

    PowerPoint Presentation 25%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Reading Assignments

    Designated readings may be assigned. It is essential that students complete the reading assignments, as they will assist in the development of the Capstone I project.

    Annotated Bibliography

    An annotated bibliography will assist the student in organizing the available sources of information in order to effectively design the Capstone I project.

    Capstone I Outline

    This outline will consist of the various phases and topics that the final Capstone I project will consist of. All students will be expected to develop a well-thought and properly researched plan of action and submit an outline of this plan.

    Capstone I Final Written Project

    The finished written product will consist of a culmination of the information gathered and developed into a project that significantly contributes a worthy product to the profession of athletic training and oneís own professional endeavors. A grading rubric for the written project will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

    Capstone I Project Presentation:

    Students will create a PowerPoint presentation reflective of the finished written project. This presentation will include the background information that led to the creation of the project.

  36. Attendance Policy: Online
  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:


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