BHS in Athletic Training
Degree Program Description
Athletic training is a health care profession in which the Athletic Trainer assumes responsibility for the overall health care of the athletic population, particularly having an integral role in the prevention, recognition, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Athletic Trainers have been employed in traditional settings including high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics. The practice of athletic training also includes, but is not limited to, physicians’ offices, corporate and industrial institutions, the military and the performing arts. Regardless of the practice setting, Athletic Trainers practice athletic training (or provide athletic training services) according to educational preparation and state practice act. The Athletic Training Program consists of a one-year pre-professional phase followed by a three-year professional phase. Athletic Training is a professional program requiring secondary admission and a clinical education component. Clinical education experiences are completed at locations on and off campus during the three-year professional phase.
Major Program Requirements
The University of Missouri’s Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The undergraduate program is currently in the process of transitioning to a master’s degree and will apply to the CAATE for a change in level of degree pending institutional, state, and regional accreditor approval. The Athletic Training program anticipates notifying the CAATE for a level of degree change in late 2018 or early 2019.
The Athletic Training program is no longer accepting students to the undergraduate athletic training program following the 2017-18 academic year. Pending graduate program approval, program updates will be announced, along with requirements, application procedures and timeline on the Athletic Training program web site.
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation *||3|
|or ENGLSH 1000H||Honors Exposition English|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra *||3|
|or MATH 1160||Precalculus Mathematics|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory ~
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|or BIO_SC 1500H||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory Honors|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 1000H||General Psychology - Honors|
|Major Core Requirements|
|ATHTRN 1100||Athletic Training Skills I ^||2|
|ATHTRN 1200||Athletic Training Skills II ^||2|
|ATHTRN 2100||Principles and Fundamentals of Athletic Training ^||3|
|ATHTRN 2150||Athletic Training Practicum I ^||3|
|ATHTRN 2250||Athletic Training Practicum II ^||3|
|ATHTRN 2500||Elementary Human Anatomy ~||3|
|ATHTRN 2550||Examination of Cadaveric Human Anatomy ~||4|
|ATHTRN 2600||Human Physiology ~||3|
|ATHTRN 3100||Mental Health in Athletic Training ^||3|
|ATHTRN 3150||Athletic Training Practicum III ^||3|
|ATHTRN 3200||Therapeutic Modalities ^||4|
|ATHTRN 3250||Athletic Training Practicum IV ^||3|
|ATHTRN 3300||Injury Assessment I ^||4|
|ATHTRN 3400||Injury Assessment II ^||4|
|ATHTRN 3500||Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries ^||4|
|ATHTRN 3600||Administration of Athletic Training ^||3|
|ATHTRN 3800||General Medical Conditions ^||3|
|ATHTRN 4150||Athletic Training Practicum V ^||3|
|ATHTRN 4250||Athletic Training Practicum VI ^||3|
|PH_THR 4250||Human Kinesiology ~||3|
|PH_THR 4420||Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise ~||3|
|ATHTRN 4500||Nutrition for Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation ^||3|
|ATHTRN 4800||Medical Diagnostics and Procedures in Athletic Training ^||3|
|ATHTRN 4970||Seminar in Athletic Training ^||3|
Designates courses that require grades of C- or better.
Designates courses that require grades of B- or better.
Designates courses that require grades of C or better.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|ATHTRN 1100||2||ATHTRN 1200||2||ATHTRN 2550||4|
|ATHTRN 2100||3||ATHTRN 2500||3|
|MATH 1100||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
& BIO_SC 1020
|HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 1100||3||Elective||3|
|ATHTRN 2150||3||ATHTRN 2250||3|
|ATHTRN 2600||3||ATHTRN 3400||4|
|ATHTRN 3300||4||2000+ Behavioral or Soc Science||3|
|2000+ Humanities||3||Humanities (Writing Intensive)||3|
|ATHTRN 3150||3||ATHTRN 3250||3|
|ATHTRN 3100||3||ATHTRN 3500||4|
|ATHTRN 3200||4||ATHTRN 3600||3|
|PH_THR 4250||3||ATHTRN 3800||3|
|ATHTRN 4150||3||ATHTRN 4250||3|
|ATHTRN 4500||3||ATHTRN 4800||3|
|ATHTRN 4970W||3||ESC_PS 4170 Intro to Applied Stat||3|
|Physical Science Course||4||Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
*The Freshman year is considered pre-professional. Students apply into the professional portion of the program during the Freshman year. All students applying into the professional portion of the program must meet the minimum requirements for application into the BHS in Athletic Training degree program.
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