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College: Human Sciences
Degree: B. S.
Limited Access: YES
Contact: Ms. Michelle Garber or Dr. Angela Sehgal
Address: College of Human Sciences, FSU
  Tallahassee, FL 32306-1493
Phone: (850) 644-1828
E-Mail: ;

Description of Major:
The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares students to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Athletic training is offered to students interested in gaining clinical experience with injury prevention, recognition and immediate care, rehabilitation, health care management and professional development in a sports medicine environment. Athletic training students have an opportunity to complete clinical rotations in a variety of settings, both on and off campus. This is a limited access program.

Prerequisite Coursework: 0 hours beyond other requirements.
All of the following also count toward major requirements. Some may also be used to meet general education requirements.
BSC X010, X010L (3,1) or BSC X010C (4) Biology I with Lab
PHY X053, X053L (3,1) or PHY X053C (4) College Physics A with Lab
PSY X012 (3) General Psychology
STA X122 (4) Introduction to Applied Statistics or STA X023 Statistical Methods (STA X122 preferred)
HUN X201 (3) Science of Nutrition or HUN X941 (“B-“or better required)
PET X322, X322L (3,1) Functional Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab; or BSC X085, X085L; or equivalent (C+ or better required)
PET X323C (4) Functional Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab; or BSC X086, X086L; or equivalent

Note 1: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .
Note 2: Students should take MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra to partially satisfy the math area requirement for Liberal Studies, as it is prerequisite to several of the above courses.

Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
This is a limited access major; admission is competitive. Please visit, or contact the department directly for more information. Students should apply for admission to this program during the second semester freshman year, as seven semesters of clinical athletic training are required. Since access to clinical opportunities is limited, students must complete the following to be admitted: 1) a minimum FSU GPA of 2.5 or higher on a minimum of 15 hours, 2) successful completion of ATR 1800 and admittance into ATR 1810, and 3) must meet all technical standards for admission. Contact an academic advisor for details.
** Athletic Training is a “Limited Access” major, meaning that students must complete a separate application process for POSSIBLE admission into the program. Formal acceptance into the major occurs ONLY in the Spring semester. Transfer students are STRONLGY encouraged to apply for the Spring semester only as major courses are restricted to formally accepted students. **
To qualify to take the BOC certification examination, students must complete all didactic and clinical experiences. Completion of clinical courses requires a minimum of seven semesters. All athletic training core courses required for the major must be taken at FSU.

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Major Program of Studies at FSU: 97 hours
Many of these courses may also be used to satisfy general education requirements. Please contact the department regarding possible curricular changes. In order to graduate with a degree in Athletic Training, students must have a minimum FSU overall GPA of 2.5 and a grade of “C-“or higher in all required courses, and a “B-“or higher in all Athletic Training courses.
Required mathematics/science/psychology courses (26 hours)
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra
MAC 1114 (2) Trigonometry
MAC 1140 (3) Precalculus
STA 2122 (3) Introduction to Applied Statistics
BSC 2010, 2010L (3, 1) Biological Science I, Lab
CHM 1045, 1045L (3, 1) General Chemistry I, Lab
PHY 2053C (4) College Physics A (PHY 2053, 2053L)
PSY 2012 (3) General Psychology
College of Human Sciences Core (6 hours)
FAD 2230 (3) Family Relationships
HSC 4711 (3) Wellness/Risk Reduction
Departmental coursework (21 hours)
HUN 1201 (3) Science of Nutrition
APK 3113 (3) Strength and Conditioning Principles
PET 3322, 3221L (3,1) Functional Anatomy and Physiology I or BSC 2085, 2085L (3,1)
PET 3323C (4) Functional Anatomy and Physiology II or BSC 2086, 2086L (3,1)
PET 3361 (3) Nutrition and Sports
PET 3380C (4) Applied Exercise Physiology
Athletic Training coursework (44 hours)
ATR 1800 (1) Introduction to Athletic Training
*ATR 1810, *ATR 2820, *ATR 3832, *ATR 4842, *ATR 4852, *ATR 4862 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) Athletic Training Clinical I-VI
*ATR 2020 (2) First Aid-Professional Rescuer
*ATR 3102, (3) Athletic Training I
*ATR 3012C, *ATR 3942r (3, 1) Orthopedic Assessment-Upper Extremity, Lab
*ATR 3132 (3) Kinesiology
*ATR 3213C, *ATR 3942r (3, 1) Orthopedic Assessment-Lower Extremity, Lab
*ATR 3312C, *ATR 3942r (3, 1) Therapeutic Exercise, Rehabilitation, Lab
*ATR 4302C, *ATR 3942r (3, 1) Therapeutic Modalities, Lab
*ATR 3512 (3) Athletic Training Administration
*ATR 4502 (3) Athletic Training Professional Development
*ATR 4503 (3) Athletic Training II
*ATR 4932 (3) Issues in Sports Training
*ATR 4947 (1) General Medical Issues Clinical (summer only)
* Due to CAATE accreditation standards, all athletic training core courses required for the major must be taken at FSU and must be passed with a grade of “B-“ or higher (ATR 1800 with an “S”). Graduates of the Athletic Training major must complete all didactic and clinical experiences to be eligible to take the Board of Certification exam.

Computer Skills Competency: 0 beyond required coursework: CGS 2060 (3) or BSC 2010L (1).

Oral Communication Competency: 0-3 hours
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through appropriate high school speech training or with an approved college-level course.

Minimum Program Requirements – Summary
Min. Hrs. Required 120
Prerequisites 0 beyond coursework required for Liberal Studies and the major*
Liberal Studies 36*
Major Coursework 97*
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0-3 hours
Oral Competency 0 beyond major requirements
Electives to bring total hours to 120
*NOTE: The following coursework required for the major can also apply to Liberal Studies: all math courses; CHM 1045, 1045L, HUN 1201, and/or BSC 2010, 2010L; PSY 2012, FAD 2230.

1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Certified Athletic Trainer (after passing certification exam).

Representative Employers: All sports settings, including: colleges and universities, professional sports, clinical medical sites, hospitals, allied health facilities, corporate/ industrial, and high schools.

Updated: Summer 2015