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Academic Program Guide

Athletic Training

College: Education, Health, and Human Sciences
Degree: BS
Specialized Admission: Yes

Contact: Angela Sehgal
Address: Sandels Building
Phone: (850) 644-1899

Description of Major

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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. This is a limited access program that prepares students for professional programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant or medicine.

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.
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra, MAC 1140 (3) Pre-Calculus, MAC 1114 (3) Trigonometry
HUN X201 (3) Science of Nutrition or HUN X941 (B minus or better required)
CHM X045, CHMX045L (3, 1) General Chemistry I and Lab or CHM X045c (4) General Chemistry I with Lab
BSC X010, BSC X010L (3,1) Biological Science I and Lab or BSC X010c (4) Biological Science I with Lab

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 General Education, as it is prerequisite to several of the above courses.

Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
This is a Specialized Admissions major; admission is competitive. Since access to clinical opportunities is limited, students must complete the following to be admitted:
1) a minimum FSU GPA of 2.50 or higher on a minimum of 12 hours,
2) successful completion of ATR 1800 and
3) must meet all required program standards for admission.

Contact an academic advisor for details.

** Athletic Training is a “Specialized Admissions” 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 Summer semester.* Transfer students are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for the Spring semester only as major courses are restricted to formally accepted students. **


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 2.50 and a grade of “C minus“ or higher in all required courses. *Note: HUN1201 Science of Nutrition requires a final grade of B minus or better.

Required mathematics/science/psychology courses: (27 hours)
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra
MAC 1114 (3) Trigonometry
MAC 1140 (3) Precalculus
STA 2122 (3) Introduction to Applied Statistics
BSC 2010, 2010L (3, 1) Biological Science I, Lab (BSC2010c)
CHM 1045, 1045L (3, 1) General Chemistry I, Lab (CHM1045c)
PHY 2053C (4) College Physics A (PHY 2053, 2053L)
PSY 2012 (3) General Psychology

Departmental Coursework: (18 hours)
HUN 1201 (3) Science of Nutrition
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)
APK3110C (4) Applied Exercise Physiology
Choose one: HSC 4711 (3) or PET 3361 (3) or HUN 4362 (3)

Athletic Training core coursework: (27 hours)
ATR 1800 (1) Introduction to Athletic Training
ATR 2020 (2) First Aid - Professional Rescuer
ATR 3102 (3) Athletic Training I
ATR 3012c (3) Orthopedic Assessment–Upper Ext.
ATR 3132 (3) Kinesiology
ATR 3213c (3) Orthopedic Assessment-Lower Ext
ATR 3312c (3) Therapeutic Exercise/Rehabilitation
ATR 4302c (3) Therapeutic Modalities
ATR 3512 (3) Athletic Training Administration
ATR 4932 (3) Issues in Athletic Training

* Students must choose one of four options (Est. 21-26 hours) to complete for graduation:

1). AT option: APK3113 (3), ATR1810 (1), ATR2820 (1), ATR3832 (1), ATR4842 (1) + Electives if needed to reach 120 hours (Est.14hrs of electives).

2). PT option: BSC2011 + Lab (4), CHM1046 + Lab (4), PHY2054C (4), PSYxxxx (3-6) in addition to PSY2012; please see academic advisor for applicable courses + Electives if needed to reach 120 hours (Est.3-6hrs of electives).

3). PA option: CHM1046 + Lab (4), MCB2004 + Lab or MCB4403 + Lab (4), APK2001 (3) or CLT 2049 (3), CHM3217 + Lab (4) or CHM 2210 + CHM 2211 + CHM 2211L (9 hours) + Electives if needed to reach 120 hours (Est. 6hrs of electives).

4). Sports Medicine option: BSC2011 + Lab (4), CHM1046 + Lab (4), CHM2210 (3), CHM2211 (3), CHM2211 Lab (3), PHY2054C (4), BCH4053 (3) ) + Electives if needed to reach 120 hours (Est. 3-9hrs of electives).

Digital Literacy: (3 beyond required coursework)
This requirement may be met with any University accepted Digital Literacy course.

Oral Communication Competency: (3 hours)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met with any University approved OCC course.

Minimum Program Requirements – Summary
Min. Hrs. Required 120
Prerequisites 0 beyond coursework required for Liberal Studies and the major*
General Education 36*
Major Coursework 97*
Minor Coursework 0
Digital Literacy 3 hours
Oral Competency 3 hours
Electives to bring total hours to 120

*NOTE: The following coursework required for the major can also apply to General Education: all math courses; CHM 1045, 1045L, HUN 1201, and/or BSC 2010, 2010L; PSY 2012.

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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: For more information go to: National Association of Colleges and Employers ( or the Occupational Outlook Handbook ( provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.

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