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HPER 425. Capstone in Athletic Training. 1 Hour.

The capstone course is a course designated to allow students to show case their knowledge and research skills that they have learned while in the program. The theme for this courses is professional development and responsibilities. The courses format is a two part format with one portion of the course is devoted to allowing students to be active in creating evidence based medicine through a research project or presentation of a comprehensive literature review and the other portion devoted to preparing the athletic training student for the certification exam. The semester will start out with an introduction of the expectations for athletic training students for the certification exam. The semester will start out with an introduction of the expectations for research presentations. Students will select a research topic that provides an opportunity for scholarly work. The topics will be selected by the students a the onset of the semester to allow ample opportunities for an open forum format or presented at the North Dakota Athletic Trainer's Association's annual meeting. The next portion of the course will provide students with study techniques and practice exams to prepare them for the BOC, Inc. certification exam. Instructors, prior students, and outside guests will be invited to speak to the students on athletic training topics. Prerequisites: Students must complete HPER 423 and have senior status before enrolling in this course.