Program Requirements

The sports medicine and athletic training department offers a offers a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. The curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students to pass the Board of Certification exam.


Athletic Training program requirements

Students selected for the program must complete all required coursework and clinical requirements. Those requirements include the following:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirements:
    1. BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(3) and BMS 111(1)
    2. CHM 116(4) and 117(1) or both CHM 160(4) and CHM 161 (only the CHM 116(4) and CHM 117(1) combination will satisfy general education requirements)
    3. MTH 135 or a higher numbered mathematics course listed in the Quantitative Literacy requirement of general education
    4. PSY 121(3)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Related Requirements: BMS 240(3), 307(4), 308(4), 430(3), 450(3), 567(4); PSY 200(3)
    2. Athletic Training Requirements: ATC 220(1), 221(2), 224(4), 225(1), 240(2), 241(2), 320(3), 324(4), 326(3), 328(4), 329(4), 332(2), 340(2), 341(2), 344(4), 354(4), 420(3), 425(2), 440(2), 441(2)
    3. Upon acceptance into the major, students will be required to fulfill six (6) semesters of clinical experiences. Students must receive a satisfactory clinical evaluation score for each experience. All students will be required to complete the following clinical experiences:
      1. One fall pre-season experience
      2. One fall season of interscholastic or intercollegiate football
      3. At least one (two preferred) semester assigned to University intercollegiate team experiences
      4. At least one (two preferred) semester at an affiliated sports medicine clinic
      5. At least one (two preferred) semester at an affiliated high school
      6. Two semesters of integrated interprofessional health care experiences
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ATC 320(3).

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  4. The AT Program faculty will retain the right to consider mitigating circumstances relative to all program requirements (admissions, retention, course prerequisites, etc.) and may alter one or more of these requirements for admission and program progression. Should a student's academic sequence be interrupted for any reason, that individual must meet with the AT Program faculty to determine the course of action. This decision will be on an individual basis, taking the situation and circumstances into consideration.