​3+2 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Master of Science in Athletic Training Requirements

The 3+2 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)/Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) program is designed for students who are interested in completing a master's degree in athletic training in five years. To receive the B.S.A.T., students must complete the M.S.A.T. requirements. The goal of the undergraduate athletic training major is to prepare students for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited graduate athletic training program. Upon completion of the M.S.A.T., students will be eligible for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) national certification examination for athletic trainers. All students must meet specific program criteria and technical standards in order to pursue this degree.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.) Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

All General Education Requirements are listed within the bulletin.

Foundational Sciences I (4-5 hours) Select from the following options:

​CHM 120 Survey of Chemistry

Elementary concepts in chemistry. For students on curricula needing minimal chemical background or students who need additional preparation for CHM 131. This course provides suitable preparation for the successful completion of the laboratory courses, CHM 112 or CHM 127. Cannot be counted on a Chemistry/Biochemistry major or Chemistry minor. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Recommended: High school Algebra II or MTH 105. (University Program II-B: Quantitative and Mathematical Science).

Credits 4(4-0) 

Contact Hours (4-0) 

Course Syllabus 

CHM 127 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 

Elementary laboratory experiments which parallel the syllabus for CHM 120. Recommended for students in dietetics, sports medicine, health education, and elementary/middle school education. No credit toward chemistry or biochemistry major or minor. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. Pre/Co-requisite: CHM 120. (University Program Group II-B: Quantitative and Mathematical Science) 

Credits 1(0-2) 

Contact Hours (0-2) 

Course Syllabus

​CHM 131 General Chemistry I 

Introductory course covering fundamental concepts of chemistry including atoms, properties of matter, reactions and stoichiometry, electronic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, thermochemistry, gas laws. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. Recommended: High school algebra or MTH 107; high school chemistry or CHM 120. (University Program Group II-B: Quantitative and Mathematical Sciences). 

Credits 4(3-3) 

Contact Hours (3-3)

Foundational Sciences II (3-4 hours) Select from the following:

​An exploration of physical concepts; their social and philosophical implications; and the utility and limitations of physics for solution of problems in the modern world. The mathematical level will be that of beginning high school algebra. Not intended for potential science majors. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. (University Program Group II-B: Quantitative and Mathematical Sciences). 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Mechanics, heat, kinetic theory, and sound. The mathematics used is algebra and trigonometry. The sequences PHY 130-131, PHY 170-171 satisfy minimum requirements for medical and dental schools. Quantitative Reasoning. Recommended: A high school math background that includes a good foundation in algebra and trigonometry, or MTH 109. (University Program Group II-B: Quantitative and Mathematical Sciences).

Credits 4(4-0) 

Contact Hours (4-0) 

Course Syllabus

Foundational Sciences III (23 hours)

The study of living organisms. Fundamental principles of biology are integrated with local and global issues of current interest. No credit toward Biology major or minor. May be used toward satisfying the requirements of Integrated Science major or minor for students seeking certification in Elementary education only. Credit may not be earned in more than one of: BIO 101, BIO 105, BIO 110, and 165. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. This course may be offered in a hybrid or online format. (University Program Group II-A: Descriptive Sciences). 

Credits 3(2-2) 

Contact Hours (2-2) 

Course Syllabus

A self-study module course for learning anatomical directions, planes, comprehensive clinical vocabulary, words made from word parts, and imaging terms used in health care. Recommended: Successful completion of at least two semesters of coursework at the college level. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​A comprehensive course in the structure of the human body organized by systems. Laboratory work includes identification of fundamental anatomical structures on models and cadavers. Prerequisites: HSC 211 or 12 credit hours completed with one course in BIO or CHM or PHY. 

Credits 4(3-3) 

Contact Hours (3-3) 

Course Syllabus

​A comprehensive course that studies the function of the organ systems of the human body. Laboratory work in fundamental physiological principles is included. Pre/Co-Requisite: HSC 214. 

Credits 4(3-2) 

Contact Hours (3-2) 

Course Syllabus

​The study of functional aspects of human movement, including basic biomechanics and structural kinesiology. Prerequisites: HSC 214, HSC 215. 

Credits 3(2-2) 

Contact Hours (2-2) 

Course Syllabus

Lectures on basic principles of physiology of exercise. The basics of exercise, performance conditioning, and the human organism response to these conditions. Prerequisites: HSC 211; or HSC 214, 215. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Principles of normal nutrition as related to the health of all age groups. This course may be offered in an online format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group II-A: Descriptive Sciences). 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Quantitative Literacy (3 hours)

​Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, regression. Course does not count on major, minor in mathematics. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses: STA 282, STA 382, STA 392. Quantitative Reasoning. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Recommended: MTH 105 or competency. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Behavioral Science and Cultural Perspective (12 hours)

Introduction to public health, and services provided to citizens and educators by official and voluntary health agencies. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

This course covers diversity issues in order to help students become effective, multiculturally competent health practitioners. This course may be offered in an online format. Prerequisites: ATR 383 or HSC 317; or graduate standing.

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Survey of concepts, methods, and fields of psychology. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. (University Program Group III- A: Behavioral Sciences). 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Research-based findings on the development of human behavior from conception through late adulthood. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Specialized Studies

​In order to receive the B.S.A.T., students must complete the M.S.A.T. requirements. The goal of the undergraduate athletic training major is to prepare students to transition into the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited graduate athletic training program.

Core Requirements (23 hours)

Introduction to the profession of athletic training. Exploration of the domains of athletic training. 

Credits 3(3-0)

Course Syllabus

Functional human anatomy focusing on lower body surface anatomy, palpation of anatomical landmarks, and the fundamental principles of human movement for athletic trainers. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Functional human anatomy focusing on trunk and upper body surface anatomy, palpation of anatomical landmarks, and fundamental principles of human movement for athletic trainers. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Concepts related to therapeutic modalities and exercise. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Content related to the admission into the athletic training graduate program. Athletic training field experience under the supervision of a preceptor. CR/NC Only. 

Credits 2(Spec)

Course Syllabus

​Concepts related to emergency responses for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Concepts in health care research and evidence-based medicine. Students will read, critically-appraise, and summarize various types of research in athletic training. Writing Intensive. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Focus is upon sports nutrition for athletes and individuals in recreation. Analysis of the interaction among energy expenditure, fuel needs and utilization, and all nutrients. Prerequisites: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Core I Requirements (30 hours double counted for B.S.A.T. and M.S.A.T.)

All courses listed under the M.S.A.T. Core Requirements I

Total: 53 semester hours

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) Requirements

Core I Requirements (30 hours double counted for B.S.A.T. and M.S.A.T.)

​Planning, evaluating, and conducting research in athletic training. Writing Intensive. 

Credits 3(3-0)

Course Syllabus

The first of two immersive clinical education experiences. Provides a four-week full-time athletic training experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 2(Spec)

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Evidence combined with theoretical application and appropriate selection of prophylactic, assistive, and restrictive devices, materials, and techniques. 

Credits 2(1-1)

Course Syllabus

​First of four clinical education courses exposing students to the clinical education environment and clinical decision-making. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

Course Syllabus

​The second of four clinical education courses integrating didactic learning and patient care. Clinical education experience will be under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

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Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for lower extremity injuries. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge, skill, and application of therapeutic modalities for tissue healing and pain management. 

Credits 3(2-1)

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​Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for trunk and upper extremity injuries. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Knowledge and skills related to therapeutic exercise. Other topics include documentation, patient and functional outcomes, girth, and goniometry. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an examination, formulate a clinical diagnosis, and develop an immediate care plan for head, cervical spine, and environmental injuries.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Application of therapeutic concepts to develop a rehabilitation plan for common musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. 

Credits 3(2-1)

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​Application of manual therapy techniques. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Core II Requirements (35 hours)

​Third of four clinical education courses synthesizing didactic learning and patient care. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

Course Syllabus

​The last of four clinical courses integrating didactic learning, clinical decision-making, and patient care. Clinical education experience under the supervision of a preceptor. 

Credits 1(Spec)

Course Syllabus

​Application process for athletic training certification and state credentials. Final preparation for the prospective entry-level athletic training professional. 

Credits 2(2-0)

Course Syllabus

Implementation of advanced strength and conditioning principles for the purpose of injury prevention in athletic training. 

Credits 2(1-1)

Course Syllabus

​Knowledge and skills necessary to manage emergent conditions. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Prepares athletic training students to administer programs and manage facilities that provide health care services to athletes and other individuals. This course may be offered in an online format. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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Etiology, examination, and recognition of illnesses and general medical conditions. 

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Application of the principles and concepts of evidence-based clinical decision making.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Knowledge of cultural views and the effect on health care. Prepares students to become culturally competent athletic trainers. This course may be offered in an online format.

Credits 3(3-0)

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​Pharmacological principles of common medications used in the treatment of illness and injury encountered in athletic training. This course may be offered in an online format.

Credits 2(2-0)

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​Completion and presentation of a clinical research project, case study, systematic review, or other creative activity. 

Credits 3(Spec)

Course Syllabus

​Consists of a 15-week immersive clinical education experience. A capstone experience applying athletic training knowledge and skills in a practical “on-the-job” environment.

Credits 9(Spec)

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Total: 65 semester hours