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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- Learn more about this program or visit the Health & Physical Education website.
- College: College of Health & Human Services
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Accomplished Health & Physical Education Faculty
Angela Hillman, PhD. ECP
Ellen Payne, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT
William Gear, PhD, LAT, ATC
Director of the Athletic Training Program
Shelby W. Yeager, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, NASM-PES, FMSC
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.
I opened a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager.
After graduating from Marywood in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physical Activity, I immediately entered the professional fitness world as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Planet Fitness in the Philadelphia area. Shortly thereafter, I was offered a chance to open a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager.
Opening a new location from the ground up was a difficult and time consuming task. However, my four years at Marywood gave me the tools and confidence I needed to tackle this challenge. The education I received in the classroom provided me with the knowledge needed to train clients and effectively manage a fitness club. Being a four-year member of Marywood’s Lacrosse team has also taught me great leadership and interpersonal skills which are applied daily, and will continue to help me as my career grows.
Wherever my career takes me, whether it is in fitness club ownership, or personal training, I know that everything I learned at Marywood will be with me every step of the way.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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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||
|BIOL 122||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||
|BIOL 122L||Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||
|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|