BSAT Four-Year Degree Plan

Gain certification

Become a certified athletic trainer and function as a health care provider within an evolving health care delivery system.

You may officially apply to the athletic training program after completing the pre-admission requirements, which typically takes one year. This model degree plan demonstrates how you might complete those requirements and earn an athletic training degree in four years.

Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives and your placement in English and mathematics.

Make an appointment with an advisor to discuss schedules and options. Review the projected course offerings when planning your curriculum.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours14-17
ATC 220 Introduction to Athletic Training 1
ATC 225 Athletic Training Observation 1
BMS 110 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences 3
BMS 111 Introductory Laboratory in the Biomedical Sciences 1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
General education course 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours17
ATC 221 Clinical Skills in Athletic Training 2
BMS 307 Human Anatomy 4
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours16
ATC 224 Basic Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Techniques 4
ATC 240 Clinical Practicum I 2
BMS 308 Human Physiology 4
Writing II (or and GEC 105) 3
BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours16
ATC 241 Clinical Practicum II 2
ATC 328 Lower Body Assessment 4
ATC 324 Therapeutic Modalities 4
BMS 450 Introduction to Biomedical Biomechanics 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours17
ATC 329 Upper Body Assessment 4
ATC 340 Clinical Practicum III 2
ATC 344 Foundations of Rehabilitation 4
BMS 567 Physiology of Exercise Metabolism 4
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15
ATC 326 Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training 3
ATC 341 Clinical Practicum IV 2
ATC 354 Clinical Applications of Rehabilitation 4
ATC 420 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training 3
General Education course 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours10+
ATC 320 Athletic Training Administration 3
ATC 332 Research Methods in Athletic Training 2
ATC 440 Clinical Practicum V 2
BMS 430 Sports Nutrition 3
General education course (as needed)

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours4+
ATC 425 Contemporary Topics in Athletic Training 2
ATC 441 Clinical Practicum VI 2
General education course (as needed)