Athletic Training Practicum I


  2. A. Course Title: Athletic Training Practicum I
    B. Course Number: PY 131T - 30317
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Leslie, Nadia
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 128
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2745
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:

    This is a physical education practicum course that provides instruction for the entry level Athletic Training student. Hands-on education in the training room and athletic fields with emphasis on athletic training room procedures, practices, and basic taping is provided. This course has two components: the clinical assignments as well as mandatory weekly seminars in which educational modules will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. This is a one credit hour course.


    This course is designed as an entry-level course in the basic taping and wrapping skills in the discipline of athletic training. Please check with your institution of choice to gain information of transferability.



    1. Prentice WE, Arnheim DD. Essentials of Athletic injury Management. 9th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2013
    ISBN: 978-0-07-802261-6



    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    I. Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
    90 – 100% = A
    80 – 89.9% = B
    70 – 79.9% = C
    60 – 69.9% = D
    0 – 59.9% = F

    Students are graded on their mastery of taping and wrapping skills, their completion of required practicum hour requirements, as well as their attendance and in classroom and practicum assignments.

    Completion of Each Competency: 350 points (7 competencies @ 50 points each)
    Completion of Clinic Hours (320): 320 points
    Total Points Available = 670points


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    1. Students should be able to demonstrate organizational skills essential to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.
    2. Students should be able to identify benefits and drawbacks of available careers and opportunities in the related fields of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.
    3. Students should be able to design a program related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport within the community (NMJC institutional Self and Community outcome).
    4. Students should be able to communicate an awareness of the ethical issues/concerns related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    1. Demonstrate basic clinical skills and confidence working in the clinic
    2. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior as established by the NATABOC
    3. Demonstrate the ability to maintain records with sensitivity to patient confidentiality
    4. Demonstrate the ability to operate various modalities in the treatment of injury
    5. Demonstrate proper procedures for whirlpools and Hydro Collators (filling and cleaning)
    6. Demonstrate proper procedures for laundry
    7. Demonstrate the ability to tape (ankle, wrist/thumb and arch)


    Course outline is tentative


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

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    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

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    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Course Outline:
    Week 1:
    Training room orientation
    NATABOC ethics/professionalism
    Week 2:
    Athletic training room maintenance and laundry
    Week 3:
    Critical Signs in emergency first aid
    Heat Illnesses
    Week 4:
    Introduction to medical documentation
    Week 5:
    Stretching Techniques
    Week 6:
    General Evaluation Skills
    Week 7:
    Tape Competency: Ankle
    Tape Competency: Arch
    Tape Competency: Wrist/Thumb
    Week 8:
    Tape Competency: Ankle
    Tape Competency: Arch
    Tape Competency: Wrist/Thumb
    Week 9:
    Review of Critical Signs in emergency first aid
    Week 10:
    Review of Tape Competency: Ankle
    Review of Tape Competency: Arch
    Review of Tape Competency: Wrist/Thumb
    Week 11:
    Review of Tape Competency: Ankle
    Review of Tape Competency: Arch
    Review of Tape Competency: Wrist/Thumb
    Week 12:
    Review of Stretching Techniques
    Week 13:
    Review of General Evaluation Skills
    Week 14:
    Review of Injury Management
    Week 15:
    Review of Medical documentation
    Review of NATABOC ethics/professionalism
    Week 16: Final Exam-Practical