Kinesiology

Curriculum - Athletic Training

In order to properly prepare students for a career as an athletic trainer, The ATEP is divided into a “Pre-Professional” and a “Professional” phase.  For more information regarding the Pre-Professional Phase, please see the section titled “Acceptance into the ATEP”.

The Board of Certification has identified five specific roles that define the practice of athletic training.  In order to properly prepare students for a career as an athletic trainer, the curriculum during the professional phase of the ATEP consists of specific sequencing and courses designed to implement the theory, knowledge and application of the eight content areas as defined the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE):

                 Evidence-Based Practice

                Prevention and Health Promotion

                Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

                Acute Care of Injury and Illness

                Therapeutic Interventions

                Psychosocial Strategies and Referral

                Healthcare Administration

                Professional Development and Responsibility

 The CAATE provides accredited programs with a matrix of required competencies that must be included in the curriculum.  Programs are asked to organize the competencies into categories and include them in both classroom and laboratory settings.  For a complete list of the competencies, please visit the CAATE website.

Suggested Four Year Course Schedule

1st year

+KINE 1110 Intro to Athletic Training (2)
*ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3)
HHS 1000 College Orientation (1)
BIOL 2150 Biology I (4)
BIOL 2160 Biology I Lab (1)
*MATH 1340 Algebra & Trig (4)

Total: 15 hours

+KINE 1650 Care and Prevention of Ath Inj (3)
+KINE 1660 Athl Trn Taping Techniques (1)
+HEAL 1500 First Aid (2)
+KINE 2510 Human Anatomy (3)
+KINE 2520 Anatomy Lab (1)
KINE 1700 Intro to Exercise Science (2)
BIOL 2170 Biology II (4)
BIOL 2180 Biology Lab (1)

Total: 17 hours

2nd year

+KINE 2610 Lower Extremity Evaluation (3)
+KINE 2630 Applied Anat for Athletic Training I (1)
+KINE 2710 Clin Skill Development I (2)
ENGL 2950 Scientific Tech Report Writing (3)
*CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 1280 General Chemistry I Lab (1)


Total: 14 hours

 

+KINE 2620 Upper Extremity Evaluation (3)
+KINE 2640 Applied Anat for Athletic Training II (1)
+KINE 2720 Clin Skill Development II (2)
KINE 2530 Human Physiology (3)
KINE 2540 Human Physiology Lab (1)
PSY 1010 Principles of Psychology (3)
COMM 1010 Communications Principles (3)

Total: 16 hours

3rd year

+KINE 3630 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
+KINE 3710 Clin Skill Development III (2)
+KINE 3830 Strength Training (3)
KINE 3520 Applied Exercise Physiology (3)
KINE 3530 Exercise Physiology Lab (1)
PHYS 2070 Physics - Mechanics (5))

 Total: 17 hours



+KINE 3660 Rehab of Athletic Injuries (3)
+KINE 3610 General Medical Conditions for AT (2)
+KINE 3680 Sport and Exercise Pharmacology (2)
+KINE 3720 Clinical Skill Development IV (2)
xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
xxxx Multicultural Elective (3)

Total: 15 hours

4th year

+KINE 4650 Admin Athletic Training Programs (3)
+KINE 4710 Clinical Skill Development V (2)
HEAL 2500 Personal Health (3)
KINE 4540 Applied Biomechnics (3)
KINE 4550 Applied Biomechanics Lab (1)
MATH 2600 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Total: 15 hours

+ These course MUST be taken in the semester specified
* These courses require a placement test.
Failure to obtain the required score will mean
additional course work must be taken.

+KINE 4720 Clinical Skill Development VI (2)
HEAL 4000 Nutrition Science (3)
xxxx KINE Elective (4)
xxxx Multicultural Elective (3) 
xxxx Social Science Core Elective (3)

Total: 15 hours

PROGRAM TOTAL = 124 hours

In order to earn a degree of Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, the following courses are required.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

I. University Core Curriculum (34-36 hours)

Skill  Areas (10-12)
1. ENGL 1110 Composition I (3) or ENGL 1100 Introduction to Writing (3)
2. ENGL 2950 Scientific and Technical Report Writing (Composition II) (3)
3. Math 1340 College Algebra and Trigonometry (4)
    or MATH 1320 College Algebra (3) and MATH 1330 Trigonometry (3)
Competency Areas (24)
1. Humanities/Fine Arts (6) (one course should be COMM 1010 Communications Principles (3))
2. Social Science (6) (one course must be PSY 1010 Principles of Psychology (3))
3. Natural Science (6) (see II below)
4. Multicultural Studies (6) (one course from Diversity of US Culture and one course from Non-Western)

II. Science Core (20 hours - 6 of these count toward the University Core Curriculum above)

1. CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I (4)
2. CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab I (1)
3. BIOL 2150 Fundamentals of Life Sciences I (4)
4. BIOL 2160 Fundamentals of Life Sciences Lab I (1)
5. BIOL 2170 Fundamentals of Life Sciences II (4)
6. BIOL 2180 Fundamentals of Life Sciences Lab II (1)
7. PHYS 2070 General Physics I (5)

III. Exercise Science Core (30 hours)

1. KINE 1700 Introduction to Exercise Science (2)
2. KINE 2510 Human Anatomy (3)
3. KINE 2520 Human Anatomy Lab (1)
4. KINE 2530 Human Physiology (3)
5. KINE 2540 Human Physiology Lab (1)
6. KINE 3520 Applied Exercise Physiology (3)
7. KINE 3530 Applied Exercise Physiology Lab (1)
8. KINE 4540 Applied Biomechanics (3)
9. KINE 4550 Applied Biomechanics Lab (1)
10. KINE 4910 Senior Project (4)
11. HEAL 1500 First Aid, (2)
12. HEAL 4700 Nutrition Science (3)
13. MATH 2600 Introduction to Statistics (3)

IV. Athletic Training Core (45 hours)

1. KINE 1110 Introduction to Clinical Athletic Training (2)
2. KINE 1650 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
3. KINE 1660 Athletic Training Taping Techniques (1)
4. KINE 2610 Lower Extremity Evaluation (3)
5. KINE 2630 Applied Anatomy for Athletic Training I (1)
6. KINE 2620 Upper Extremity Evaluation (3)
7. KINE 2640 Applied Anatomy for Athletic Training II (1)
8. KINE 3610 Medical Conditions for Athletic Trainers (2)
9. KINE 3630 Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers(3)
10. KINE 3660 Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (3)
11. KINE 3680 Sport and Exercise Pharmacology (2)
12. KINE 3830 Strength Training (3)
13. KINE 4650 Administration of Athletic Training Programs (3)
14. KINE 2710 Clinical Skill Development I (2)
15. KINE 2720 Clinical Skill Development II (2)
16. KINE 3710 Clinical Skill Development III (2)
17. KINE 3720 Clinical Skill Development IV (2)
18. KINE 4710 Clinical Skill Development V (2)
19. KINE 4720 Clinical Skill Development VI (2)
20. HEAL 2500 Personal Health (3)

Total Hours: 124 semester hours credit

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 8/10/15