Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training

  • Prepare for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam
  • Classroom, clinical, and professional educational experiences 
  • Athletic training and sports medicine 

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Our athletic training education program (ATEP) has been designed to prepare the athletic training student to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. This is an entry-level exam for national verification as an athletic trainer. The fundamental knowledge and skills of the art of athletic training and the sports medicine concept will be addressed in classroom instruction, clinical experiences, and practical situations.

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The Center for Athletics and Wellness is designed to provide recreational opportunities for students and clinical space for burgeoning health research programs:

  • Sports arena
  • 5,000 square foot fitness center
  • Facilities dedicated to wellness therapy, athletic training, and recreation

The Keith J. O’Neill Center for Healthy Families combines academic programs, research activities, and community programs:

  • Human Performance Laboratory with nearly $1 million in equipment for research, teaching, and evaluation of Olympic athletes, as well as the general public

Our athletic training education program gives students the opportunity to become knowledgeable in athletic training and is designed to prepare students in the didactic and clinical knowledge necessary for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam.

  • Approximately 85% go directly into careers as athletic trainers.
  • Approximately 5% enter a program of graduate study.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Athletic Training

The three-year professional program combines intensive classroom and clinical education. Students interested in the athletic training program must meet strict and demanding admissions requirements, and formally apply to the program in the spring of their first year. Once admitted, students begin an intense didactic study with clinical experience in relevant and up-to-date practical knowledge. In addition to the minimum 126 credits, students will have clinical experience hours working with university athletic teams, local high schools, physician offices, and local physical therapy clinics.

Please see the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) website, or the most up-to-date information concerning all aspects of the ATEP. 

Program Requirements Athletic Training

Required Core Courses: (6 credits) 

BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
PSYC 211 General Psychology 3

Theory Courses: (17.5 credits) 

Students need to receive a minimum of a "B–" in HPE 180 and a "C" in all other required courses. 

BIOL 121L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
1
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 122L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
1
HPE 210 Anatomical Concepts 1
HPE 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy 3
HPE 225 Physiology of Exercise 3
HPE 225L Physiology of Exercise Lab .5
HPE 324 Motor Learning 2
HPE 424 Organization and Administration 3

Degree Courses (67 credits):

BIOL 114 Microbiology for the Health Professional 3
BIOL 114L Microbiology for the Health Professional Lab 1
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 121L Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
HPE 130 Emergency Response in Athletic Training 2
HPE 155 Pre-Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 1
HPE 180 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
HPE 255A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 3
HPE 255B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 3
HPE 308 Concepts in Athletic Training 3
HPE 311 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I 3
HPE 311L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers I Lab 1
HPE 313 Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II 1
HPE 313L Evaluation and Assessment for Athletic Trainers II Lab 1
HPE 355A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III 3
HPE 355B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV 3
HPE 360 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
HPE 360L Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab 1
HPE 400 Therapeutic Modalities 3
HPE 401 Therapeutic Modalities Lab 1
HPE 410 Therapeutic Exercise 3
HPE 411 Therapeutic Exercise Lab 1
HPE 418 General Medical Conditions for the Athletic Trainer 4
HPE 455A Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V 3
HPE 455B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI 3
HPE 459 Research in Athletic Training 3
HPE 460 Senior Seminar 3
N D 330 Sports Nutrition 3