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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6610

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The course was inadvertently presented as a 2 credit course, but was designed and approved all through the process (USF Graduate Curriculum Committee and MCOM Curriculum Committee) as a 3 credit course. We would like to formally change it from the present 2 credits to the requested 3 credits. This was simply an oversight in the process. We simultaneously presented 22 new courses for approval and the mistake simply fell through the cracks.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5435 2016-03-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medicine MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Steve Zinder 8133969464

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ATR 6610 Research in Athletic Training

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Research in AT
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0




    Course Description

    The capstone project is the final cumulative work that

    exemplifies a body of knowledge that significantly contributes a

    worthy product to the profession of athletic training and one’s

    own professional endeavors.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    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?

    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.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current events occurring in

    athletic training, both at their place of employment as well as


    2. Identify a problem in the profession of athletic training (a

    weakness or lack of information in a particular area). This can

    pertain to the prevention, recognition, treatment or rehabilitation

    of an athletic injury, research in a particular area of sports

    medicine, policies and procedures, or any similar topic of


    3. Formulate a question regarding the particular area of athletic

    training in Objective 2, and conduct a literature search based on

    this formulated question.

    4. Create an annotated bibliography of the information gathered

    for the formulated question.

    5. Identify where the deficits exist in current policies, research,

    or treatment plans.

    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.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will complete a thorough literature review on a topic of

    their choosing after being approved by the instructor.

    Students will demonstrate ability to critically evaluate and

    appraise current research.

    Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of

    electronic database searches.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to the Capstone 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

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Specific course readings will be assigned as needed

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Discussion Board Participation 5%

    Annotated Bibliography: 10%

    Outline: 20%

    Written Project 30%

    PowerPoint Presentation 25%

    Peer Review 10%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    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 one’s own professional endeavors. A grading

    rubric for the written project will be distributed.

    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.

    Project Peer-Review:

    Students will peer-review a classmate’s PowerPoint presentation

    reflective of the finished written project. The peer review will

    consist of completing an evaluation form and providing a

    classmate with constructive criticism and comments to improve

    the quality of the capstone project.

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make up of missed work will be permitted, but points will be

    taken off for turning in work after the due date. No work will be

    accepted two weeks past its original due date and all course

    work must be turned in by the last day of class to receive credit.

    Academic Dishonesty:


    Each individual is expected to earn his/her degree on the basis

    of personal effort. Any form of cheating on examinations or

    plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit

    and dishonesty. Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and

    consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a

    published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by

    paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which

    the student employs information gathered from books, articles,

    or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts

    that are not generally know to the public at large must be

    attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation

    procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the

    body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's

    own, segments or the total of another person's work.

    Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the

    seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an “F” with

    a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F”

    shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option

    of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the

    latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    Detection of Plagiarism:

    The University of South Florida has an account with an

    automated plagiarism detection service, which allows instructors

    to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I

    reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted to

    me as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to Assignments are compared automatically with a

    huge database of journal articles, web articles, and previously

    submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing

    exactly how a student's paper was plagiarized.

    For more information about Academic Integrity of Graduate

    Students see http://www1.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Science in Athletic Training

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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