Division of Molecular, Health & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the major in Athletic Training (B.A.):
The CAATE accredited athletic training education program is designed designed to provide quality classroom and clinical athletic training experiences that will prepare students to be caring professionals, active learners and responsible contributors in healthcare careers. The main focus of the major is on classroom learning applied during clinical rotations (ATR 280, 281, 380, 381, 482, 483). Clinical rotation sites include: college athletics, high school athletics, USHL hockey, and a variety of hospital and clinic settings. Information on specific clinical rotation policies can be found on the program’s webpage.

Students must apply to the athletic training major. Selections for admission into the ATP are made during each spring semester for traditional students. Transfer and non-traditional students should contact the program director for further information on applying to the major. The selection process is competitive. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong academic ability, motivation for the program, a plan to use the major in their future career, and ability to integrate and work well within the major and clinical assignments.

The application process will start during the fall semester and include observation hours, a written essay and an interview. Students must achieved 70% of possible points on the evaluations during the interview process. Additionally, a minimum GPA of 2.25 during the first year and a B- or higher in ATR 130 is required. See the athletic training website for further details:

Upon acceptance into the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 each semester in major courses and earn a C- or better in all major courses. Failure to meet the minimum GPA requirement will place the student on probation. A student will have one semester to achieve a minimum GPA. Failure to do this will result in the student being dismissed from the program.
Req Course Cr's
1   L.ATR-140: Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries/First Aid 3
2   L.ATR-130: Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
3   L.ATR-150: Medical Terminology and Pharmacology 1
4   L.ATR-280: Athletic Training Clinical I 1
5   L.ATR-281: Athletic Training Clinical II 1
6   L.ATR-290: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I 3
7   L.ATR-291: Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II 3
8   L.ATR-380: Athletic Training Clinical III 1
9   L.ATR-381: Athletic Training Clinical IV 1
10   L.ATR-382: Therapeutic Modalities 3
11   L.ATR-383: Therapeutic Exercise 3
12   L.ATR-455: Advanced Care and Prevention 3
13   L.ATR-480: Organization and Administration in Athletic Training 3
14   L.ATR-482: Athletic Training Clinical V 1
15   L.ATR-483: Athletic Training Clinical VI- Portfolio 1
16   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology 4
17   L.BIO-260: Human Anatomy and Physiology-AH 4
18   L.BIO-365: Human Cadaver Anatomy 4
19   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
20   L.KIN-145: Nutrition 3
21   L.KIN-230: Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
22   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
23   L.KIN-344: Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning 3
24   L.KIN-370: Fitness Prescription and Exercise 3
Select two from Req 25
25   L.PSY-101: Intro to Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
25   L.PSY-221: Abnormal Psychology 3
69 total required credits

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