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,ATC
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. Athletic Trainers (Ats) are health care professionals who collaborate with other healthcare providers, under the direction of a physician, to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports. Athletic Trainers practice in professional, collegiate, high school, military, performing arts physician offices, industrial settings and a variety of other nontraditional settings.
VISION The Master of Athletic Training Program will be recognized within the community as a leader in preparing students to become exceptional athletic trainers, embracing social responsibility, and contributing to the profession’s body of knowledge.
MISSION The Gannon University Athletic Training Program is dedicated to the professional preparation of knowledgeable, confident, skilled, compassionate, and reflective entry-level athletic trainers. Through comprehensive didactic, clinical education, and studentfaculty interactions, the MAT program will provide a foundation to promote critical thinking; foster foundational behaviors, develop interprofessional collaboration, life-long learning, and ethical practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The program is built upon fostering social responsibility within the athletic training community, and serving as an advocate to meet the future needs of health and wellness of the patients and society.
PHILOSOPHY The philosophy of the MAT program is to create and foster an environment that supports the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities of an athletic trainer to carry on throughout the profession.