The focus of the course is on the critical reading of athletic training and sports medicine literature, the interpretation of research, and the analysis of research methodology appropriate in the field. This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to be consumers of research information, participants in the research process, and communicators of research results. Students are required to conduct a research project and write a comprehensive research report, including introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. Discussions also focus on current knowledge and future trends in athletic training and sports medicine, as seen in the literature. Meets the general studies upper-division writing intensive requirement.