Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science

Degree Description

An athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems of the physically active. The athletic training program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in athletic training. Successful completion of this program provides eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. Students are still eligible for certification while the program is on Probation.

Admissions

Applicants for the athletic training program are admitted once per year in the fall semester with applications being due February 28th. Students may obtain application materials from the HPER office, or online at the athletic training webpage. A grade of “C” or higher in PE 1010BMCH 2400BMCH 2500, and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 are required for admission. Acceptance will be based on the completeness and quality of the application, the number of openings available, GPA, academic performance in PE 1010BMCH 2400BMCH 2500, previous athletic training experience and an interview with the selection committee. Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Contact the School of HPER for admission requirements, acceptance criteria, and technical standards.

International applicants are required to have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (80 for the iBT). Accreditation standards require formal admission to this program.

Once admitted to the athletic training program, the student will obtain clinical experience hours as part of course requirements. Those experiences involve some nights, weekends, and travel. Students are expected to obtain an average of 20 hours of clinical experience per week. Clinical experience will vary by semester and student needs. Criteria for successful completion of each semester’s clinical experience are provided in course syllabi.

Requirements

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)

In addition to the university general education requirements, the following professional preparation courses must be taken:

PE 1010INTRO ATHLETIC TRAINING1
PE 1800FITNESS FOR LIVING3
BMCH 2400HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I4
BMCH 2500HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II4
PE 2700FUNDAMENTALS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
PE 2800MOTOR BEHAVIOR3
PE 4010LABORATORY METHODS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE6
PE 4310LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
PE 4320UPPER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
PE 4330ATHLETIC THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES3
PE 4340REHAB TECH ATHL TRAINING3
PE 4350ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATTION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
PE 4360ORTHOPEDIC AND MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
BMCH 4630BIOMECHANICS3
PE 4710CLINICAL PRACTICUM ATHLETIC TRAINING I1
PE 4720CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING II1
PE 4730CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING III1
PE 4740CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IV1
PE 4750CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING V1
PE 4930MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
PE 4940PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
PE 4960TOPICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE3
PE 4990INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAINING6
HPER 3090APPLIED NUTRITION3
PHYS 1110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
CHEM 1140
CHEM 1144
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
5
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
PSYC 3130STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 4440ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Additionally, 7 hours of electives approved by the advisor7
Total Credits94

Students must be formally admitted to the program to register for the athletic training core courses:

PE 2700FUNDAMENTALS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
PE 4310LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
PE 4320UPPER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
PE 4330ATHLETIC THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES3
PE 4340REHAB TECH ATHL TRAINING3
PE 4350ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATTION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
PE 4360ORTHOPEDIC AND MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING3
PE 4710CLINICAL PRACTICUM ATHLETIC TRAINING I1
PE 4720CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING II1
PE 4730CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING III1
PE 4740CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING IV1
PE 4750CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN ATHLETIC TRAINING V1
PE 4960TOPICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE3
PE 4990INTERNSHIP IN ATHLETIC TRAINING6

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, earn no grade lower than a “C” in the athletic training courses (PE 2700, PE 4310, PE 4320, PE 4330, PE 4340, PE 4350, PE 4360, PE 4710, PE 4720, PE 4730, PE 4740, PE 4750, PE 4960, and PE 4990), and must successfully complete all clinical experiences to remain in good standing with the program and be recommended for graduation. Specific retention policies can be found in the athletic training program Students Handbook, which can be accessed at the athletic training webpage http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/health-physical-education-recreation/undergraduate/athletic-training/index.php.