Bachelor of Science
As 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)
|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 3580||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PE 4780||Exercise Prescription||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|
|GACO||Global Awareness Connection||3|
|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.