Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

This program only applies to students who are currently in the professional phase of the program. It does not apply to those students who are enrolled in the B.S.A.T./M.S.A.T. 3+2 program.

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The Athletic Training (AT) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This degree provides professional preparation for students aspiring to be BOC certified athletic trainers (ATC). All students must meet specific program Selection Criteria and Technical Standards in order to pursue this degree. See the athletic training major for the requirements for selection to the athletic training program.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

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Foundational Sciences (17 hours)

CHM 120 Survey of Chemistry
CHM 127 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
FNS 370 Nutrition
HSC 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology
HSC 212 Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
HSC 308 Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Quantitative Literacy and Critical Thinking (9 hours)

ATR 478WI Research Methods in Athletic Training
PHL 105 Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
STA 282QR Introduction to Statistics

Behavioral Science and Culture Perspective (6 hours)

HSC 532 Diversity Issues in the Health Professions
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

Integrative Learning Experience: Requirement I (1 hour)

ATR 441 Pre-Internship and Professional Development

Integrative Learning Experiment: Requirement II (3-12 hours)

ATR 481 Athletic Training Practicum
ATR 482 Athletic Training Internship

Specialized Studies - Athletic Training Major (44 hours)

ATR 100 Foundations of Athletic Training
ATR 200 Functional Anatomy for Athletic Trainers
ATR 280 Field Experience in Athletic Training
ATR 310 Athletic Training Clinical I
ATR 315 Injury Prevention I
ATR 320 Athletic Training Clinical II
ATR 380 Athletic Training Assessment I
ATR 381 Athletic Training Therapeutics I
ATR 382 Athletic Training Assessment II
ATR 383 Athletic Training Therapeutics II
ATR 384 Athletic Training Assessment III
ATR 387 Athletic Training Therapeutics III
ATR 390WI Seminar in Athletic Training
ATR 394 Pharmacology in Athletic Training
ATR 415 Injury Prevention II
ATR 430 Athletic Training Clinical III
ATR 440 Athletic Training Clinical IV
ATR 480 Health Care Administration in Athletic Training
FNS 375 Nutrition and Performance


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the hours needed to complete the general education program and degree requirements.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 120 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed.  Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in the Bulletin for a complete description.