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.

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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.

Program Requirements
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation *3
or ENGLSH 1000H Honors Exposition English
MATH 1100College Algebra *3
or MATH 1160 Precalculus Mathematics
BIO_SC 1010
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 1200Introductory Statistical Reasoning3
or STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics
or ESC_PS 4170 Introduction to Applied Statistics
PSYCH 1000General Psychology3
or PSYCH 1000H General Psychology - Honors
Major Core Requirements
ATHTRN 1100Athletic Training Skills I ^2
ATHTRN 1200Athletic Training Skills II ^2
ATHTRN 2100Principles and Fundamentals of Athletic Training ^3
ATHTRN 2150Athletic Training Practicum I ^3
ATHTRN 2250Athletic Training Practicum II ^3
ATHTRN 2500Elementary Human Anatomy ~3
ATHTRN 2550Examination of Cadaveric Human Anatomy ~4
ATHTRN 2600Human Physiology ~3
ATHTRN 3100Mental Health in Athletic Training ^3
ATHTRN 3150Athletic Training Practicum III ^3
ATHTRN 3200Therapeutic Modalities ^4
ATHTRN 3250Athletic Training Practicum IV ^3
ATHTRN 3300Injury Assessment I ^4
ATHTRN 3400Injury Assessment II ^4
ATHTRN 3500Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries ^4
ATHTRN 3600Administration of Athletic Training ^3
ATHTRN 3800General Medical Conditions ^3
ATHTRN 4150Athletic Training Practicum V ^3
ATHTRN 4250Athletic Training Practicum VI ^3
PH_THR 4250Human Kinesiology ~3
PH_THR 4420Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise ~3
ATHTRN 4500Nutrition for Athletic Performance and Rehabilitation ^3
ATHTRN 4800Medical Diagnostics and Procedures in Athletic Training ^3
ATHTRN 4970Seminar in Athletic Training ^3

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Semester Plan

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.

First Year
ATHTRN 11002ATHTRN 12002ATHTRN 25504
ATHTRN 21003ATHTRN 25003 
MATH 11003ENGLSH 10003 
BIO_SC 1010
BIO_SC 1020
5PSYCH 10003 
HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 11003Elective3 
 16 14 4
Second Year
ATHTRN 21503ATHTRN 22503 
ATHTRN 26003ATHTRN 34004 
ATHTRN 330042000+ Behavioral or Soc Science3 
2000+ Humanities3Humanities (Writing Intensive) 3 
 13 13  
Third Year
ATHTRN 31503ATHTRN 32503 
ATHTRN 31003ATHTRN 35004 
ATHTRN 32004ATHTRN 36003 
PH_THR 42503ATHTRN 38003 
PH_THR 44203  
 16 13  
Fourth Year
ATHTRN 41503ATHTRN 42503 
ATHTRN 45003ATHTRN 48003 
ATHTRN 4970W3ESC_PS 4170 Intro to Applied Stat3 
Physical Science Course4Elective3 
 16 15  
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.

Click here for ATP Application Requirements and Forms.

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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