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Luzita Vela

Assistant Professor of Education, General Faculty
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Department of Kinesiology
Office location and address
210 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
M.S., Barry University, 2000
B.S., Texas Woman's University, 1998
KINE 4600: Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3
An course in principles, procedures, and techniques in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. A one-credit laboratory experience is available in addition to the regular course. Co-requisite: Anatomy, instructor permission.
KINE 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for undergraduates working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 5700: Foundational Athletic Training Skills & Emergency
Credits: 4
Theory, laboratory and clinical experiences designed to provide students with formal instruction and evaluation about the allied health profession of Athletic Training. Competencies and clinical proficiencies related to the practice of athletic training and prevention and emergency care of injuries will be covered. Prerequisite: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS)
KINE 5715: Clinical Practicum
Credits: 1
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Observation and performance of professional skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer; focuses on student's psychomotor skills and clinical proficiencies introduced in KINE 5700. Prerequisite: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS)
KINE 5730: Medical Aspects of Athletic Training
Credits: 3
Study of general medical conditions, disabilities, abnormalities, and diseases of physically active individuals; prevention, recognition, physical examination, management, and referral of common general medical conditions. Prerequisites: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS), must have taken (or currently taking) KINE 5700 and KINE 5710
KINE 5735: Clinical Practicum II
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Observation and performance of professional skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer; focuses on psychomotor skills and clinical proficiencies introduced in KINE 5700 and 5710. Prerequisites: MS Athletic Training (ATHTRN-MS), must have taken (or currently taking) KINE 5700 and KINE 5710
KINE 5765: Clinical Practicum III
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Observation and performance of professional skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer; focuses on psychomotor skills and clinical proficiencies introduced in KINE 5720 and 5750.
KINE 5775: Clinical Immersive I
Credits: 4
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Designed to expose the student to theories, concepts and challenges through completion of a six-week clinical education experience at an approved affiliate clinical site.
KINE 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study for master's level students working in cooperation with a faculty member.
KINE 6710: Administration Strategies in Athletic Training
Credits: 3
This course will provide the student with a foundation in Administration and Leadership within the Athletic Training profession. The purpose of this course is for the student to gain knowledge in management techniques in athletic training including personnel, facility, financial, and information management, leadership, daily operations, budgeting, facility design, insurance, ethics, and governmental affairs.
KINE 6720: Psychosocial Aspects of Injury
Credits: 3
This course provides the student with the knowledge of psychosocial aspects of physical activity and injury. Topics include but are not limited to theories related to the psychological and emotional aspects of trauma and forced inactivity, use of motivational activities toward rehabilitation, principles of mental preparation, relaxation, and visualization, theories and techniques of interpersonal and cross-cultural communication.
KINE 6725: Clinical Immersive II
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Designed to expose the student to theories, concepts and challenges through completion of a six-week clinical immersive and 7-week clinical experience at an approved affiliate clinical site.
KINE 6740: Athletic Training Seminar
Credits: 3
This course will explore critical questions, problems, and contemporary issues in athletic training involving ethics, governmental affairs, employment, service, diversity and education. In addition, preparation for the BOC certification examination will be part of this course.
KINE 6755: Clinical Practicum IV
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with on and/or off-grounds clinical experiences in athletic training and sports medicine. Observation and performance of professional skills under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer; expanding on skills and clinical proficiencies introduced in KINE 6730.
KINE 8998: Master's Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines.
KINE 8999: Master's Thesis
Credits: 1–6
Designed to give masters students who are completing a master's thesis.