Rick Loutsch Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator

RickLoutsch

Education:
DAT, University of Idaho
M.S., B.S., University of Iowa

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

Rick Loutsch serves as the clinical education coordinator, assistant athletic trainer, and an instructor for Northwestern's athletic training program. He earned a doctorate of athletic training (DAT) degree from the University of Idaho and has a master's degree in exercise science from the University of Iowa. Professor Loutsch's research interests include clinical practice improvement and the evaluation and treatment of apparent hamstring tightness.

KIN234L - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab

A fee is associated with this course.

KIN251 - Practicum in Athletic Training I

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: KIN151 and 152, and acceptance into the athletic training education program.(1 credit)

KIN252 - Practicum in Athletic Training II

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: KIN151, 152 and 251, and acceptance into the athletic training education program.(1 credit)

KIN342 - Therapeutic Interventions

Knowledge and skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan ofrehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, and pharmacological interventionsneeded to improve a patent's participation and health-related quality oflife. Note: Includes one 90-minute laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: KIN234 and 243. (4 credits; alternate years, consultdepartment)

KIN351 - Practicum in Athletic Training III

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.(1 credit)

KIN352 - Practicum in Athletic Training IV

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.(1 credit)

KIN451 - Practicum in Athletic Training V

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.(1 credit)

KIN452 - Practicum in Athletic Training VI

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.(1 credit)

Loutsch RA, Baker RT, May JM, & Nasypany AM. (2015). Reactive neuromuscular training results in immediate and long-term improvements of measures of hamstring flexibility: a case report. International Journal of Sport Physical Therapy, 10(3):371-377.

Baker RT, Warren L, Nasypany A, Bonser B, Hancock C, Hansberger B, Loutsch R, Stanford E, & Zeigel A. (June 2015). Apparent hamstring tightness: Removing stretching from your daily practice. Accepted Learning Lab at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 66th Clinical Symposia, St. Louis, MO.

Bonser, R. J., Hancock, C. L., Hansberger, B. L., Loutsch, R. A., Stanford, E. K., Zeigel, A. K., ... & Cheatham, S. (2016). Changes in Hamstring Range of Motion Following Neurodynamic Sciatic Sliders: A Critically Appraised Topic. Journal of sport rehabilitation, 1-16.

Hancock, C., Hansberger, B., Loutsch, R., Stanford, E., Zeigel, A., Bonser, R., ... & Nasypany, A. M. (2016). Changes in Hamstring Range of Motion Following Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching Compared With Static Stretching: A Critically Appraised Topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 21(5), 1-7.

National Association of Athletic Trainers (NATA)

Mid-America Athletic Trainers'Association

Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society

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