Athletic Training Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This major is designed for those students who are interested in becoming certified athletic trainers. The major is designed to prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification’s national examination and to work competently in the field of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Students must apply and be accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Admission to the program is based upon evaluation of the student’s entire application, including: the academic record, signed statement of ability to meet the Program Technical Standards, GPA and completion of prerequisite courses, professional references and a written essay. Applications are due the last day of winter quarter each year. The number of applicants may exceed the number of students that can be admitted to the program each year; therefore, no assurance can be given that all applicants admitted to the university and who complete the application requirements will be admitted to the ATEP. For further information regarding the application process, please contact the PEHR Department at 509.359.2341 or refer to program website, athletictraining . Opportunities for employment exist in but are not limited to, athletic training in high schools, colleges and professional and non-professional athletic teams; sports medicine clinics; hospitals; health clubs; and corporate fitness programs. Opportunities for those who elect to continue their education beyond the bachelor’s degree level also exist.

Degree Requirements:
  1. must earn a minimum ≥3.0 in each ATTR designated required course;
  2. must earn a minimum ≥ 2.5 in each Kinesiology and each Biology course;
  3. must have a minimum ≥2.0 in all other program required courses;
  4. must have a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.75 for each quarter while in the program;
  5. must be a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association;
  6. failure to comply with the above standards will prohibit degree eligibility.
Required Courses
ATTR 201INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING3
ATTR 288CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING I (repeat three times)3
ATTR 339ATHLETIC TRAINING4
ATTR 340THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES IN SPORTS MEDICINE4
ATTR 341REHABILITATION IN ATHLETIC TRAINING4
ATTR 350MEDICATIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS2
ATTR 360GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS3
ATTR 370CONTEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING3
ATTR 388CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING II (repeat three times)3
ATTR 428ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION I4
ATTR 429ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION II4
ATTR 439CURRENT TOPICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE (repeat nine times)9
ATTR 450ADVANCED PROCDURES AND TECHNIQUES IN ATHLETIC TRAINING3
ATTR 488CLINICAL ATHLETIC TRAINING III (repeat three times)6
ATTR 490SENIOR CAPSTONE4
BIOL 232HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS5
BIOL 233HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS5
BIOL 234HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS5
HLED 194EMERGENCY RESPONSE3
HLED 256MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
HLED 372APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS3
PHED 335STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROLAB2
PHED 349ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 350PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 352MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 452ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION4
Select one course from the following5
Note: must meet with your major advisor for other supporting courses.
CHEMISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Total Credits105

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • gain an understanding and demonstrate experience in being good citizens both in the community and in their professional organization;
  • gain clinical experiences in a variety of service learning settings that will allow them to be prepared to work in the diverse opportunities found within the field of Athletic Training;
  • gain the basic knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work competently as an entry level Certified Athletic Trainer.