Course Details

Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

Athletic training is a field of study where students learn how to prevent, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal and general medical conditions. The program is designed to provide students interested in the field of Athletic Training the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge through classroom experiences and clinical rotations to meet the competencies set forth by the National Athletic Trainersí Association Education Council. A four semester clinical experience is required as part of this program. Students successfully completing this program will be eligible to sit for the BOC certification exam. The Athletic Training program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE).

Athletic Training students must meet the following requirements to enroll in AT 2750 Athletic Training Clinical I:

  • minimum 2.33 overall grade point average
  • minimum 2.33 grade point average in
      AT 1010 Introduction to Athletic Training
      AT 2100 Introduction to Clinical Practice
      AT 2250 Prevention and Care of Injuries in Active Populations
      AT 3250 Injury Assessment I
      AT 3260 Injury Assessment Laboratory I
      HE 2500 First Aid and CPR/AED
      BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
      BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
      PE 3570 Kinesiology
  • successful completion of 80 observation hours (at PSU)
  • verification of compliance with the programís Technical Standards.

    Technical Standards are available to all interested students and can be obtained by contacting the Department of Health and Human Performance.

    The clinical component of the Athletic Training major requires all students to complete four successive clinical rotations (minimum of 200 hours each). Membership in the National Athletic Trainersí Association is required while enrolled in clinical courses. Clinical assignments are completed over no fewer than four academic semesters and include one full year of continual clinical assignment. To fulfill this requirement, students should anticipate remaining clinically active during the Winterim of their junior year. Athletic Training students who participate on a fall or spring athletic team should anticipate spending a minimum of two winter terms in the clinic. Students who participate on a winter athletic team may require one additional semester to complete their clinical requirement. Clinical assignment schedules for athletes pursuing a degree in Athletic Training are decided on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Clinical Instruction. Students should expect to complete approximately 20 clinical hours per week. Travel to off-campus clinical sites may be required.


  • Degree Requirements

    Credits

    AT 1010 Introduction to Athletic Training 1
    AT 2100 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
    AT 2250 Prevention and Care of Injuries in Active Populations 3
    AT 2750 Clinical Athletic Training I 4
    AT 3015 Clinical Integration 2
    AT 3250 Injury Assessment I 3
    AT 3260 Injury Assessment Laboratory I 1
    AT 3270 Injury Assessment II 3
    AT 3280 Injury Assessment Laboratory II 1
    AT 3350 Athletic Training Health, Prevention, and Management (WECO) (WRCO) 3
    AT 3400 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals 2
    AT 3760 Clinical Athletic Training II 4
    AT 4100 Administration of Athletic Training (INCO) 3
    AT 4200 Research and Statistics in Athletic Training (QRCO) (WRCO) 3
    AT 4250 Rehabilitation of Injuries for Active Populations 3
    AT 4260 Rehabilitation of Injuries for Active Populations Laboratory 1
    AT 4500 Therapeutic Modalities (TECO) 3
    AT 4510 Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory 1
    AT 4760 Clinical Athletic Training III 4
    AT 4800 Clinical Athletic Training IV 4
    BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
    BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
    BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
    BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
    HE 2500 First Aid and CPR/AED 1.5
    HE 3220 Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO) 3
    MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO) 3
    PE 3570 Kinesiology 3
    PE 3580 Physiology of Exercise 3
    PE 4780 Exercise Prescription 3
    General Education:
    EN 1200 Composition 3
    IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
    CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
    PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
    SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
    DICO Diversity Connection 3
    GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
    Electives 14.5

    AT 3760 requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. AT 4760 requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70. AT 4800 requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.

    *All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.