Athletic Training B.S.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Shannon M. Courtney, M.A., ATC

Location: Gunter 2590

Telephone: 970.351.2535

Website: http://www.unco.edu/NHS/ses

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; http://ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

This program is designed for the undergraduate who wishes to prepare for a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Preparation for this allied health profession focuses on the areas of prevention, management and rehabilitation of injuries that occur in sport. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have fulfilled the requirements to take the National Certification Examination administered by the Board of Certification.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • The designation of Athletic Training as a major does not assure admission to the Clinical Athletic Training Program. The number of students enrolled in the clinical program is limited.
  • Students must make a separate application to the Clinical Athletic Training Program, typically during the fall semester of their sophomore year. Applications are only accepted during fall semester. Prior to application, student must complete the prerequisite courses: BIO 110, BIO 245 or BIO 341PHYS 220, SES 181, SES 220, SES 233, and SES 380.
  • To apply, SES students must possess a minimum GPA of 2.8. Admission is based on available openings, GPA grades in the prerequisite courses, prerequisite exam and an interview.
  • Students must complete the full five semester Clinical Program to graduate with the Athletic Training degree and to be eligible to sit for the BOC National Exam.
  • A grade of “C" or higher is mandatory in all required Athletic Training courses; the course must be retaken until a "C" or higher is achieved. C minus is not acceptable.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 18 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems

PSY 120Principles of Psychology

3

LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences

BIO 101Biological Perspectives

4

FND 250Principles of Nutrition

3

PHYS 220Introductory Physics I

5

Remaining LAC — 22 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core ”.

2. Required Major — 75 credits

Take all of the following courses:

SES 181Introduction to Clinical Athletic Training

1

SES 220Anatomical Kinesiology

4

SES 233Advanced First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

2

SES 322Exercise Physiology I

3

SES 323Motor Learning and Development

3

SES 324Exercise Physiology II

3

SES 331Biomechanics

3

SES 333Psychological Analysis of Sports Exercise and Physical Activity

3

SES 380Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries

3

SES 381Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training Level I

3

SES 382Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training Level II

3

SES 383Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training Level III

3

SES 480Advanced Functional Assessment of Strength and Conditioning

3

SES 481Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training Level IV

3

SES 482Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training Level V

3

SES 485Mechanisms and Evaluation of Sports Injury

5

SES 486Clinical Methods of Sports Injury Rehabilitation

4

SES 487Therapeutic Modalities

3

SES 488Athletic Training Administration

3

SES 489Medical Conditions

2

FND 210Medical Terminology

2

FND 455Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance

3

 Choose one of the following:

BIO 476Pharmacology

3

NURS 327Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

3

Anatomy and Physiology:

Complete both

BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 246Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

OR, complete both

BIO 341Human Anatomy

3

BIO 350Human Physiology

4

3. University-Wide Credits — 5 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 5 credits.