For this course, key topics in both cellular and systems physiology related to muscle and nerve function are presented, in addition to basic neuromuscular methodology in the laboratory. These concepts are then related to mechanisms of adaptation and exercise, force control, and control of functional movements in healthy adults, in addition to aging and disease. GSPRT 582 Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 credits This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the current knowledge and trends in rehabilitation of populations with cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic disorders through assessment and specific exercise programming. This will further include a thorough explanation of the pathogenesis of these disorders. The course will also expose the student to the interpretation of electrocardiograms both at rest and during submaximal and maximal exercise bouts. GSPRT 600 Master’s Thesis I 3 credits For this course, the student will complete the first four chapters of his or her master’s thesis. The chapters include the introduction, literature review, statement of the problem and hypothesis, and proposed methods. This course will be completed prior to data collection on his or her master’s thesis and prior to GSPRT 601. GSPRT 601 Master’s Thesis II 3 credits For this course, the student will complete the final two chapters of his or her master’s thesis. The chapters include the results and discussion sections. This course prepares the student for the final thesis defense prior to obtaining the master’s degree. GSPRT 602 Master’s Internship I 3 credits For this course, the student will engage in a practical internship as assigned by the director or instructor of the Sport and Exercise Science Master’s program. The majority of these assignments will be in a clinical setting, a corporate fitness or community fitness facility, or with one of the athletic teams at the university. This internship will last the duration of the fall semester and require 150 hours of internship hours. GSPRT 603 Master’s Internship II 3 credits This course is a continuation of GSPRT 602: Master’s Internship I. For this course, the student will engage in a practical internship as assigned by the director or instructor of the Sport and Exercise Science Master’s program. The majority of these assignments will be in a clinical setting, a corporate fitness or community fitness facility, or with one of the athletic teams at the university. This internship will last the duration of the spring semester and require 150 hours of internship hours.
Master of Athletic Training Program Director: Becky Mokris, D.Ed., LAT
INTRODUCTION The Gannon University Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program in Erie, PA is designed to prepare students to become certified Athletic Trainers through the Board of Certification (BOC). The Master of Athletic Training Program is designed around a comprehensive curriculum that has been created to integrate formal classroom instruction, online coursework and hands on, clinical education experiences. The purpose of the Graduate Professional Program in Athletic Training is to prepare athletic trainers as health care providers using evidence-based principles to provide patient-centered care. The student develops clinical reasoning, psychomotor, communication skills and demonstrates foundations of professional behavior throughout the program. Students also develop independent learning abilities in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.
MISSION The mission of Gannon University Athletic Training Program is to provide comprehensive didactic, evidence-based, and clinical education to prepare students for a career in athletic training. The Masters of Athletic Training Program will provide outstanding classroom and clinical instruction in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of physically active individuals. The student has the opportunity to develop competency and proficiency in performing skills incorporating analytical problem-solving abilities to assist with the practice of athletic training.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Outcomes have been designed in conjunction with the Standards for accreditation set forth by the national accrediting body that oversees athletic training programs, the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
Program Goals The Master of Athletic Training Program will: 1. Promote and support excellence in academic and clinical teaching and learning. 2. Prepare students to become certified athletic trainers who will be recognized as excellent entry-level professionals. 3. Provide support and promote the field of athletic training in the community. 4. Promote, support and participate in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.