Community & Visitors Parents & Families Future Students Current Students Alumni & Friends Faculty & Staff
Majors and More

Majors and More

College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy                     

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing 

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Technology See approved listmay be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with PESH 381 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity Met in major with PESH 102 0
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
    Global Perspectives See approved list

0

    Historical Perspectives See approved list

0

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

    Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

3

     PSYC 101      General Psychology 3
    Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science
    Quantitative Skills See approved list 3-4
Natural Science Met in major with NUTR 221

0

Subtotal   31-41
Athletic Training Core  

85

BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

HLTH 300 Personal and Community Health

3

PESH 242 Motor Learning and Control

3

PESH 102 Weight Training

1

PESH 201 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Re

1

PESH 381 Res Methods Phys Activ and Sprt

3

EXSC 382 Biomechanics

3

EXSC 384 Exercise Physiology

3

EXSC 385 Exercise Physiology Lab

1

EXSC 465 Strength and Conditioning 

2

EXSC 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

EXSC 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 Athletic Injuries & Illness: Lower Extremities

2

ATRN 311 Lower Extremity Lab

1

ATRN 320 Assessment of Athletic Injuries & Illness: Upper Extremities

2

ATRN 321 Upper Extremity Lab

1

ATRN 330 Assessment of Athletic 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

SPMA 501 Org & Admin of Physical Ed & Sport

3

Electives   0-4
Total  

120-126

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 clinical 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 PESH 201.
  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 120 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.

Go to the complete Majors & More list.