Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6618
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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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2428 2010-12-08 Department College Budget Account Number Medical Sciences MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a Contact Person Phone Dr. Jeff Konin 8133969627 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title ATR 6618 Capstone Project 2 Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Capstone Project 2 Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
ATR 6XXX Capstone Project I.
Focus on completing a SWOT analysis of the plan & a formal written document. The final project will be used for immediate implementation, submission for publication/presentation & will ultimately result in improvement of healthcare for young athletes.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
B. 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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. 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
- Other Course Information
1. Complete a SWOT analysis of the Capstone I final project and identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the project.
2. Utilize the information from the SWOT analysis to formalize a comprehensive written document (systematic review, injury prevention program, policies & procedures manual, etc.) that addresses a gap in the scientific literature pertaining to youth sport injury (i.e. prevention of sudden death in youth sports, prevention of orthopedic injury, emergency procedures for youth athletes, etc).
3. Utilize their scientific background of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and emergency medicine to peer review their classmates’ projects by giving constructive criticism that would enhance the quality and value of the Capstone project.
4. Revise their own project based on findings from the SWOT analysis and peer review.
5. Identify and evaluate potential audiences for the most appropriate and effective dissemination of the final project.
6. Effectively disseminate a worthy project that will add to the scientific knowledge base of the profession of Athletic Training (in the form of a program implementation, submission for publication, or submission for presentation).
7. Evaluate the process of implementing a program or submission of the project that will enhance the medical care given to young athletes.
B. Learning Outcomes
1. Students will complete a SWOT analysis of the Capstone I final project in order to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the project.
2. Through written assignments, students will learn to utilize the information from the SWOT analysis to formalize a comprehensive written document that addresses a gap in the scientific literature pertaining to youth sport injury.
3. Students will develop competence in the utilization of their scientific background of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and emergency medicine by peer reviewing their classmates’ projects by giving constructive criticism that would enhance the quality and value of the Capstone project.
4. Students will revise their own project based on findings from the SWOT analysis and peer review.
5. Through the completion of writing assignments, students will identify and evaluate potential audiences for the most appropriate and effective dissemination of the final project.
6. Students will develop competence in the dissemination process of a worthy project that will add to the scientific knowledge base of the profession of Athletic Training (in the form of a program implementation, submission for publication, or submission for presentation).
7. Through reflection on the implementation of their program, students will learn to evaluate the process of implementing a program or submission of the project that will enhance the medical care given to young athletes.
C. Major Topics
Introduction to SWOT Analysis; Strengths and Weaknesses.
SWOT: Review of strength & weaknesses; Opportunities & Threats.
Strategic Plan/ Finding an Appropriate Audience.
Review of Dissemination Guidelines.
Preparation for Submission.
Final Project Presentations.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
SWOT Analysis: 15%
Peer Reviews: 15%
Final Written Project 30%
Final Presentation 15%
Project Evaluation 5%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Designated readings may be assigned for each module. The readings may include peer-reviewed articles, existing policies & procedures, or the your classmates’ projects for review.
A SWOT looks at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats/Challenges of a plan. During this course, students will use this analysis to improve the capstone project. The SWOT analysis will assist the student in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the project and determine the most effective means of dissemination. Students will need to complete a SWOT analysis worksheet indicating illustrating the process and the results of the analysis.
Each student will review at least 2 of their classmates’ projects. Students will utilize a form to critically and constructively review their peers’ projects.
Final Written Project and Presentation
The final project will consist of a comprehensive written document that is ready for submission. In addition, students will create a PowerPoint presentation of the final project that will be presented to the class. Grading rubrics will be provided.
This course requires successful implementation and/or dissemination of the final project. A grading rubric will be provided.
Students will evaluate the submission/implementation process and the future of the project.
H. Attendance Policy
I. 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.
J. Program This Course Supports
Master of Science, Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training
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