Athletic Therapy Curriculum

4-year Athletic Therapy Plan

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


Athletic Therapy Courses (19 credit hours)


  • AT 1550 - Introduction to Athletic Therapy Credits: (1)
  • AT 2300 - Emergency Response Credits: (3) or
  • AT 2175 - Introduction to Sports Medicine Credits: (3)
  • AT 3300 - Evaluation and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Lower Extremities Credits: (3)
  • AT 3301 - Evaluation and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Upper Extremities Credits: (3)
  • AT 4150 - Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Therapy majors Credits: (3)
  • AT 4250 - Rehabilitation for Athletic Therapy majors Credits: (3)
  • AT 4650 - Management for Athletic Therapy majors Credits: (3)

Support Courses (31 credit hours)


  • HLTH 1030 SS - Healthy Lifestyles Credits: (3) *
  • HTHS 2240 - Introduction to Pharmacology Credits: (3)
  • NUTR 1020 LS - Science and Application of Human Nutrition Credits: (3) *
  • PEP 3280 - Methods of Teaching Strength and Conditioning Credits: (3)
  • ESS 3450 - Structural Kinesiology Credits: (3)
  • ESS 3500 - Biomechanics Credits: (3) *
  • ESS 3510 - Exercise Physiology Credits: (3)
  • PSY 1010 SS - Introductory Psychology Credits: (3) *
  • ZOOL 2100 - Human Anatomy Credits: (4) ***
  • ZOOL 2200 - Human Physiology Credits: (4) ***

Program Electives (must complete at least 14 credits of electives)


  • AT 3080 - Statistics and Evidence-Based Practice Credits: (3) or
  • GERT 3600 - Social Statistics Credits: (3) or
  • PSY 3600 - Statistics in Psychology Credits: (3)
  • AT 4800 - Individual Projects Credits: (1-4)
  • HLTH 3400 - Substance Abuse Prevention Credits: (3)
  • MICR 3603 - Advanced Microbiology for the Health Professions Credits: (3)
  • ESS 4370 - Clinical Exercise Physiology Credits: (2)
  • PSY 3010 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: (3)
  • PSY 3605 - Psychology Statistics Lab Credits: (1)
  • ZOOL 4900 - Topics in Zoology Credits: (1-4)
  • AT 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience Credits: (1-6) ** (Minimum of 3 credits required)

Note:

* These courses also fulfill General Education or degree requirements.

** Some students will be required to complete an FBI background check and drug test prior to completing the work experience. The expenses, approximately $75, will be paid for by the student. Some students may also be required to secure additional immunizations, including a hepatitis B vaccination, depending on the cooperative work experience site. The expenses, approximately $40-100, will be paid for by the students.

*** Students may also take HTHS 1110 and HTHS 1111 instead of ZOOL 2100 and ZOOL 2200. However, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that HTHS 1110 and HTHS 1111 will be accepted as prerequisite coursesfor their graduate program of choice.

Other Pre-Professional Courses


Athletic Therapy Students also generally take the coursework needed for their professional graduate school (athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, or medicine). These courses typically includeCHEM 1110 and CHEM 1120PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020, and MATH 1060 (Trigonometry). The prerequisites vary somewhat from one graduate program to another and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all pre-professional courses fulfill entrance requirements.