Kinesiology faculty

Rick Loutsch, M.S., ATC

Instructor in Athletic Training

M.S., B.S., University of Iowa

712-707-7319
rloutsch@nwciowa.edu
Bultman Center

Profile

Rick Loutsch serves as the clinical coordinator, assistant athletic trainer, and an instructor for Northwestern's athletic training program. He majored in exercise science and athletic training at the University of Iowa and then earned a master's degree in exercise science from his alma mater. Loutsch has served as an athletic trainer for NAIA national wrestling and women's basketball tournaments. He has also worked as an athletic trainer for the Center for Neuroscience Orthopedics & Spine in Dakota Dunes, S.D. He is board certified (BOC) and holds Iowa credentials as an athletic trainer.


Courses

  • Practicum in Athletic Training IV

    Practicum in Athletic Training IV

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience in developing knowledge of other health care professionals and other important issues regarding the overall health and well-being of athletes/physically active individuals. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN251, 252, 351 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.
  • Practicum in Athletic Training I

    Practicum in Athletic Training I

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience with skills related to the prevention and care of athletic/physically active individual's injuries. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN152 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.
  • Practicum in Athletic Training II

    Practicum in Athletic Training II

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience with skills related to recognition and evaluation of athletic/physically active individual's injuries in the upper extremity and cervical/thoracic spine regions. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN152, KIN251, and acceptance into the athletic training education program.
  • Practicum in Athletic Training V

    Practicum in Athletic Training V

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience with skills related to modalities and the psychosocial aspects of the athlete/physically active individual. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN351, 352 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.
  • Practicum in Athletic Training VI

    Practicum in Athletic Training VI

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience with skills related to rehabilitation and the organization and administration in athletic training. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN351, 352, 451 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab

    Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab

  • Therapeutic Interventions

    Therapeutic Interventions

    Knowledge and skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, and pharmacological interventions needed to improve a patent's participation and health-related quality of life. Includes one 90-minute laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: KIN234 and 243. (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
  • Practicum in Athletic Training III

    Practicum in Athletic Training III

    (1 credit) Provides practical experience with skills related to recognition and evaluation of athletic/physically active individual's injuries in the lower extremity and thoracic/lumbar spine regions. This course will provide competency and proficiency assessment of student's knowledge and skills gained to ensure learning over time. Prerequisites: KIN251, 252 and acceptance into the athletic training education program.

Memberships

  • National Association of Athletic Trainers (NATA)
  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers'Association
  • Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society