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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology    
CSCI 101 & 3 from 101A, B, C, F, I or P Intro to Comp & Info Processing

3

Oral and Expressive Communication    
SPCH 201 Public Speaking

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics Met in another area with CSCI 101/labs & SPCH 201  
Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives    
HIST 211 US History to 1877

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines

 

Social Science See approved list

3-6*

PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must have at least 2 different designators

6-9*

   *must have 15 hours in these 2 areas    
Natural Science  

 

NUTR 221 Food and Nutrition

3

PHYS OR CHEM See approved list; must be a lab science

4

Intensive Writing Met in major with PHED 381

0

Constitution Requirement Met in another area with HIST 211

0

Athletic Training Core  

81

BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

HLTH 300 Personal and Community Health

3

PHED 242 Motor Learning and Control

3

PHED 267 Weight Training

1

PHED 361 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Re

1

PHED 381 Res Methods Phys Activ and Sprt

3

PHED 382 Kinesiology

3

PHED 384 Exercise Physiology

3

PHED 385 Exercise Physiology Lab

1

PHED 465 Strength and Conditioning Certif

2

PHED 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

PHED 401 Psych of Sport Physical Activ

3

ATRN 151 Foundations of Athletic Training

3

ATRN 152 Foundations of Athletic Trng Lab

1

ATRN 201 Clinical Observation in Ath Trng I

1

ATRN 202 Clinical Experience in Ath Trng I

2

ATRN 301 Clinical Experience in Ath Trng II

2

ATRN 302 Clinical Experience in Ath Trng III

2

ATRN 310 Assessment of Ahtletic Injuries & Illness: Lower Extremities

2

ATRN 311 Lower Extremity Lab

1

ATRN 320 Assessment of Ahtletic Injuries & Illness: Upper Extremities

2

ATRN 321 Upper Extremity Lab

1

ATRN 330 Assessment of Ahtletic Injuries & Illness: Head/Trunk

2

ATRN 331 Head/Trunk Lab

1

ATRN 350 Therapeutic Modalities

2

ATRN 351 Therapeutic Modalities Lab

1

ATRN 361 Advanced Emergency Care

2

ATRN 381 Advanced Taping Lab

1

ATRN 401 Clinical Experience in Ath Trng IV

3

ATRN 402 Clinical Experience in Ath Trng V

3

ATRN 450 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

2

ATRN 451 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehab Lab

1

ATRN 480 Capstone in Athletic Training

3

ATRN 510 Pharmacology and Drug Education

3

ATRN 563 Medical Aspects of Sport & Related Injuries

3

Select one course from the following list (with advisor approval):  

 3-4

NUTR 520 Sports Nutrition

3

EXSC 485 Ex Phys II and Lab

4

EXSC 511 Physical Act for Special/Aging

3

PHED 510 Fin Management of Fitness and Interscholastic Ath Prgms

3

PHED 525 Risk Management in Phys Act and Sport

3

Total  

127-128

Athletic Training Admissions Criteria

All students seeking to complete the Clinical Stage of the ATEP must meet all admission requirements and be formally admitted before they are allowed to enroll in clincial experience courses.

Transfer students must request a review of their transcripts. Appropriate transfer courses will be accepted if deemed equivalent by Winthrop University admissions and academic personnel. Transfer students who are admitted into the ATEP will be required to complete all of the clinical education components at Winthrop University.

Admission into the Clinical Stage of the WU-ATEP is a competitive process. Completing the application requirements does not guarantee admission into the ATEP. The ATEP is bound by accreditation standards to maintain strict ratios between athletic training students and clinical instructors and to assure that all athletic training students can meet rigorous technical standards. It is possible that a student might fulfill the application requirements and be denied admission into the WU-ATEP.

All applicants for admission into the Clinical Stage of the ATEP must meet the following requirements:
  1. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours.
  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all coursework and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for all coursework in the athletic training core.
  3. Complete the following Athletic Training core courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course: ATRN 151, 152, and PHED 361.
  4. Complete BIOL 307 or 308 (or equivalent)
    —Students who do not earn a grade of “C-” or better may be given probationary status in the ATEP.
  5. Complete a minimum of 75 hours of directed observation with certified Athletic Trainers. At least 25 of the hours must be done in an athletic training setting outside of Winthrop University.
  6. Submit an Application for Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program to the Program Director (PD) that includes:
    1. official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
    2. WU-ATEP application form.
    3. an admission essay that documents the student’s growth toward becoming an allied health professional.
    4. two letters of recommendation; one should be from a certified athletic trainer.
    5. log which documents 75 observation hours.
  7. Undergo a standardized interview with the Admission Selection Committee comprised of the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, Winthrop University Head Athletic Trainer, Winthrop University Assistant Athletic Trainer, one off-campus preceptor (when available), and two current athletic training students.

Continuation in the Athletic Training Education Program

Candidates admitted into the ATEP are required to maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5, a minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all coursework in the athletic training core, and must be in good standing within the University community.

Athletic Training Education Program Completion

To exit the ATEP, athletic training candidates must meet all degree requirements as well as the following requirements:
  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 127 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  2. Completion of the athletic training core with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  3. Completion of BIOL 307 and BIOL 308 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of “C-” in each.
  4. Successful completion of a competency and proficiency review by the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, and one preceptor.

Appeals

Students denied admission to the WU-ATEP and/or dismissed from the WU-ATEP may appeal to the selection committee in the following steps:
  1. Submit a letter of appeal to the Program Director and the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance. The letter should detail how the student believes he/she has met the appropriate criteria.
  2. Each appeal will be reviewed by an appeals committee comprised of the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance and two faculty members of the Chair’s choice.
  3. Upon review of the appeal, the Appeals Committee may request input from the selection committee and the student may request an open discussion with the Appeals Committee to explain his/her position.
  4. The Appeals Committee will submit a written document to the student and to the Program Director, regarding the decision on the student’s status.
  5. All Appeals Committee decisions remain confidential and final.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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