Critical Incident Management & Primary Care in Athletic Training, Certificate

Learning Outcomes

  1. Goal 1: Develop and apply advanced practice leadership behaviors and skills. Incorporate the support system and interprofessional team into clinical decisions. Self-assess strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for quality improvement in urgent, emergent, and primary care.
  2. Goal 2: Articulate and integrate CIMPC strategies that are diverse, equitable, assessable, and inclusive. Describe the signs, symptoms, medical consequences, and treatment of traumatic injuries & medical conditions across the lifespan and for at-risk populations. Develop a comprehensive prevention plan for traumatic injuries & medical conditions. Appropriately manage traumatic injury or medical condition situations that requiring urgent or emergent care. Consider personal factors with communication and care with specific interest for diverse patients. Select and apply appropriate pharmacological interventions.
  3. Goal 3: Create and evaluate CIMPC policies and procedures and implement into athletic training clinical practice. Develop management plans within the context of policies and procedures for traumatic injuries & medical conditions. Demonstrate appropriate behavior regarding ethical and legal issues in the practice of athletic training emergent, urgent, and primary care.
  4. Goal 4: Appraise, conduct, and employ evidence for CIMPC. Critically consider the literature and begin the process of application of the literature to care decisions at the individual and population levels.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Certificate of Graduate Study in Critical Incident Management and Primary Care in Athletic Training program must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  1. Applicants are required to meet all University of South Carolina Graduate School general admission requirements.
    1. Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying.
    2. Candidates must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for all degrees earned.
  2. Candidates accepted for admission to the program will have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree in athletic training prior to enrollment from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Applicants to the certificate program must demonstrate Board of Certification (BOC) certification as an athletic trainer prior to matriculating.
  4. Candidates are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage. Accepted applicants are required to have a personal computer prior to matriculation and have access to a high-speed Internet connection.

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

Length of the Program

The certificate program consists of 6 classes (18 credits total) including 4 core content courses, one public health course, and one elective course from Exercise Science or Public Health. The proposed timeline is one full academic year (summer, fall, spring) with admission entrance points in the summer.

Course Title Credits
ATEP 761Primary Care in Athletic Training3
PUBH 700Perspectives in Public Health3
ATEP 742Traumatic Catastrophic Injury Management3
Public Health & Exercise Science Electives Options3-4
Practical Applications of Public Health Planning
Public Health Systems, Policy, and Leadership
Public Health Surveillance Systems
Physical Activity Applied Practice Experience
ATEP 743Management of Exertional Injuries and Medical Conditions3
ATEP 762Pharmacological Interventions in Sports Medicine3
Total Credit Hours18-19