Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science

DescriptionDegree Requirements

ath_trainingAs an Athletic Training major, you’ll master the skills you need to become a certified athletic trainer.

While gaining a background in human anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology and therapeutic modalities, you’ll learn how to prevent and assess injuries and illness, design rehabilitation programs, and promote health, nutrition and wellness among athletes.

An intensive four-semester clinical rotation experience and observation requirements are the backbone of the program, allowing students to apply their knowledge and gain practical experience.  All Plymouth State University students in the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program are required to complete a minimum of 800 and a maximum of 1200 supervised and approved clinical hours.

Our curriculum is based on the standards of and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam.

 For information on our Technical Standards for Admission click here.

The clinical component of the Athletic Training major requires all students to complete at least four clinical rotations for a total minimum of 800 clinical hours and a maximum of 1200 clinical hours. Membership in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is required while enrolled in clinical courses. Students are responsible for the purchase of appropriate athletic training clinic attire (practice/game shirts, khaki pants/shorts, closed-toe shoes). Clinical Proficiency Documentation Journals, and all required immunizations necessary to complete clinical assignments. 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 and the student is responsible for all associated travel costs and the cost of any required background check for clinical assignment in one of the public schools.

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

Degree Requirements (120 credits)

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 2015-2016 Catalog.

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