This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
|Department:||Building 72, Room 241|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The Athletic Training major is designed to prepare students for an entry-level allied healthcare career in the athletic training profession (high school athletics, college/university athletics, professional sport teams, industrial, or sports medicine clinic/outreach settings). This program, specifically designed to meet national and state licensure requirements, includes a three-year comprehensive plan of study starting in the sophomore year that combines classroom and clinical education components. Students graduating from this program may be eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC) examination and athletic training state licensure/certification in Florida (as well as other states). BOC exam eligibility requirements are defined in the ATP Retention and Program Progression Guidelines. Contact the Program Director for this information. The Athletic Training major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is a limited access program and acceptance to the University does not constitute admission to the upper division portion of the Athletic Training major. A separate application must be made to the department during spring semester of the sophomore year.
Students may declare a preliminary major in Athletic Training, but may not enroll in the initial clinical course (ATR 3812 Athletic Training Clinical I) until the fall semester of each year after being formally admitted to this limited access program. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Minimum application requirements are based on the prerequisites for entry into ATR 3812. After meeting admission requirements, the student must earn a grade of “B-” or better in all major courses and a grade of "C" or better in all major-related courses to graduate. Additionally, students admitted into the athletic training major must adhere to the program retention policies as outlined in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. BOC certification exam eligibility requirements are defined in the program retention policies. For more information, contact the Director of Athletic Training Education.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Studies Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Athletic Training majors should take BSC 1085/BSC 1085L and BSC 1086/BSC 1086L to satisfy the natural science component, PSY 2012 to meet the behavioral perspectives component, and STA 2023 to partially meet the mathematics component of General Studies.
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|BSC 1005+L||General Biology for Non-Majors (+Lab) *||3|
|BSC 1085+L||Anatomy and Physiology I (+Lab) *||4|
|BSC 1086+L||Anatomy and Physiology II (+Lab) *||4|
|PHY 2053+L||General Physics I (+Lab) *||4|
|PSY 2012||General Psychology *||3|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
|Principles of Nutrition|
|Sport Nutrition and Weight Control|
Indicates common prerequisite which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirements
|Sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4999) to meet this elective requirement.||0-13|
Students with an interest in the Athletic Training major should contact the Director of Athletic Training to discuss this rigorous program before declaring this as a preliminary major. Students must be accepted into this limited access program before beginning upper division course work.
Graduation requirements for the program are:
|ATR 4933||Senior Seminar in Athletic Training||3|
|ATR 3212||Evaluation Techniques of Athletic Injuries I +||3|
|ATR 4420||Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training +||3|
|ATR 2000||Basic Care and Prevention Principles of Athletic Training||3|
|ATR 2010||Advanced Prevention and Care of Injuries in Health, Leisure, and Sports||3|
|ATR 3132||Functional Kinesiology +||3|
|ATR 3512||Management Strategies in Athletic Training +||3|
|ATR 3812||Athletic Training Clinical I +||3|
|ATR 3822||Athletic Training Clinical II +||3|
|ATR 3104||Protective Methods in Sports Medicine +||3|
|ATR 4432||General Medical Conditions||2|
|ATR 4213||Evaluation Techniques of Athletic Injuries II +||3|
|ATR 4314+L||Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (+Lab) +||4|
|ATR 3302+L||Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (+Lab) +||4|
|ATR 4832||Athletic Training Clinical III +||3|
|ATR 4842||Athletic Training Clinical IV +||3|
|APK 3110+L||Exercise Physiology (+Lab) +||4|
|APK 4114C||Physiological Basis of Strength Development +||3|
|Mechanics of Human Motion|
|Biomechanical Basis of Movement|
Courses included in the major GPA