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Athletic Training B.S.

Delivery Method: Day/Fulton Campus

This major academically prepares students interested in a career as a certified athletic trainer. Upon graduation students will be eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Board of Certification examination. The program encompasses specific coursework in the areas of the sports sciences and athletic training. The program was granted initial CAAHEP accreditation in April 2004.

Students are required to formally apply for acceptance into the major. Traditionally this process will take place during the second semester of the candidate’s freshman year. Students must accumulate 200 hours of observation prior to beginning their clinical courses.

The student will formally accumulate 800 clinical hours under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The majority of the clinical hours will be completed on campus with the opportunity to complete the balance of the clinical hours off campus at an approved clinical site.

Students are required to attend monthly sports medicine seminar as part of their formal clinical education. This aspect of the program allows the student the opportunity to interact and discuss current sports medicine related topics with a variety of allied health professionals.

The major also prepares students for continued study at the graduate level in a variety of areas in the sports sciences, or other allied health field.

Course List - Total Hours: 57

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Course # Course Title Hours
ATR100 Personal Health 3
ATR103 Nutrition 2
ATR230 Prevention and Care of Injuries 2
ATR231 Prevention and Care Lab 1
ATR310 Clinical I 2
ATR323 Clinical II 2
ATR325 Therapeutic Modalities 4
ATR326 Therapeutic Modalities Lab 0
ATR330 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity 4
ATR331 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity Lab 0
ATR340 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity 4
ATR341 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity Lab 0
ATR350 Therapeutic Exercise/Rehabilitation 4
ATR351 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Lab 0
ATR420 Clinical III 2
ATR423 Clinical IV 2
ATR433 Administration in Athletic Training 2
ATR443 General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology 3
EXS315 Exercise Technique and Prescription 3
PED104 First Aid and CPR 2
PED205 Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology 3
PED221 Physiology of Exercise 3
PED245 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
PED321 Kinesiology 3
PED405 Measurement and Evaluation 3

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