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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Athletic Training BS


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The Athletic Training major provides students with an understanding of the athletic training profession and the knowledge and skills necessary  to be a successful athletic trainer. Students enrolled in the five semester professional phase of the program will have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, hygiene, kinesiology, nutrition, taping, conditioning, prevention of injury methodology, protective equipment, first aid, and emergency care via formal classroom experiences. In addition to academic coursework, students are exposed to a variety of clinical settings throughout their five semesters via five practicum courses. Graduates of the Shawnee State Athletic Training Program are well versed to implement prevention-of-injury programs, assess athletic injuries, provide immediate treatment, and administer rehabilitation procedures for injured athletes. Graduates also possess the human relations and communication skills necessary to work well with team physicians, coaches, administrators, and athletes.

Special Note: Students are not automatically nationally certified and/or licensed to practice athletic training after the completion of the Athletic Training program. You must successfully take and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and any applicable state licensure exam upon successful completion of all requirements of a CAATE accredited athletic training program.

Application for Admission to the Athletic Training Program

Admission into the Athletic Training program ATP at Shawnee State University is selective and limited. The number of students accepted into the program each year is based on the availability of clinical preceptors and quality clinical instruction. Students must meet the following minimal eligibility requirements for consideration of formal admission into the athletic training program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.65 or higher.
  • Submission of a written application, including two character references; signature of acknowledgment and agreement of understanding of the Technical Standards for Admission to the ATP.
  • Successful completion of directed clinical observation hours (via ATTR 2100 and 2200).
  • Current CPR certification from approved provider and course.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better

AHNR 1102

Medical Terminology (1)

BIOL 1130

Prin. of Anatomy & Phys. 1 (4)
   
  • Completion of the following athletic training prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:

ATTR 2100

Intro. to Athletic Training (2)

ATTR 2150

Taping and Bracing (2)

ATTR 2200

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)

                     EMTP 1010

First Aid/CPR (2)
  •  Complete FBI/BCI criminal Background Check.
  •  Attendance and successful completion of a universal precautions in-service and proof of HVB vaccination (or initiation of the series) or sign a form of declination of the vaccine.

Note: Transfer students and sophomores who have met the above criteria are welcome to apply

PTA-AAS Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Students interested in obtaining both the Associate Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant and the Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training may do so concurrently. Students should seek out advising from the PTA program and Athletic Training program as soon as possible to reduce delay in graduation. See the Physical Therapy Assistant AAS section for a full list of requirements for admission to the program.


ATHLETIC TRAINING SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE:

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL English Composition (GEP) depends on placement scores 3
MATH Quantitative Reasoning (GEP) 3
EMTP 1010 First Aid/CPR 2
AHNR 1102 Medical Terminology 2
ATTR 2100 Introduction to Athletic Training 2
ATTR 2150 Taping and Bracing 2
UNIV1100 First Year Experience: University Foundations 1
  Total Hours 15

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1105 English Composition (GEP) 3
ATTR 2200 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
BIOL 1130 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SSPE2100 Health & Human Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Total Hours 16

Semester 3 (Fall)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 1131 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ATTR 2890 Lower Body Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum 2
ATTR 3300 Assessment of the Lower Body 3
ATTR 3400 Therapeutic Exercise 4
SSPE 2200 Human Nutrition 3
  Total Hours 16

Semester 4 (Spring)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ATTR 3200 Assessment of the Upper Body 3
ATTR 3500 Therapeutic Modalities 4
ATTR 3600 General Medical Conditions 3
ATTR 3890 Upper Body Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum 2
XXXX GEP (Fine and Performing Arts or Social) 3
   Total Hours 15

Semester 5 (Fall)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
SSES 3000 Physiology of Exercise 3
     
SSES 3050 Functional Anatomy for Exercise Sciences  OR 4
BIOL3650 Kinesiology  
     
ATTR 2300 Athlete Health Maintenance 3
ATTR 3990 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum 2
XXXX GEP (Integrative Level) 3
XXXX Elective 3
  Total Hours 18

Semester 6 (Spring)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
SSES 3100 Scientific Foundations and Techniques of Strength & Conditioning 3
ATTR 3700 Administration and Organization in Athletic Training 3
ATTR 4990 General Medical Intensive Clinical Techniques and Practicum 2
XXXX GEP (Integrative Level) 3
  Total Hours 11

Semester 7 (Fall)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ATTR 4100 Counseling in Sports Medicine 2
ATTR 4500 Current Issues and Research Methods in Athletic Training 3
ATTR 4890 Equipment Intensive Sports Clinical Techniques and Practicum 2
XXXX GEP (Integrative Level) 3
XXXX Elective 4
  Total Hours 14

Semester 8 (Spring)

Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ATTR 4700 Athletic Training Assessment Capstone 3
IDST 4490 Senior Seminar (GEP) 3
XXXX Electives 7
  Total Hours 13


 

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 45 Hours

The BIOL sequence (1130, 1131, and 3630) in the concentration meet the GEP requirement for natural sciences. PSYC 1101 meets the GEP requirement for social sciences. Further information is listed in the General Education Program .

 
Athletic Training Major 68 Hours
University Electives 7 Hours
   
Total Hours Required 120 Hours

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