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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy

Prepare for graduate studies in athletic training, physical therapy or one of many other fields with your bachelor’s degree in athletic therapy. Please note, students who graduate from this program will not be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Why Choose Athletic Therapy at WSU?

As an athletic therapy major, you can explore a variety of healthcare careers while gaining a strong foundation in orthopedics. You’ll have the opportunity to shadow professionals in different fields and prepare for the graduate program of your choice.

What You'll Learn

Our athletic therapy classes cover a wide-range of topics, including:

  • Emergency care
  • Orthopedic assessment
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Therapeutic rehabilitation
  • General medical conditions
  • Management

You will also complete one or more internships to explore your graduate field of study and take prerequisites for your graduate program, such as chemistry, physics, biology and math.

What You Can Do

Our bachelor’s degree in athletic therapy is a pre-professional program, designed to help you prepare for your master’s degree in areas such as:

  • Athletic training (AT)
  • Physical therapy (PT)
  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Physician’s assistant programs (PA)
  • Medicine (MD or DO)


  • A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 40 of which must be upper-division (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • A minimum grade of B- must be earned in all athletic therapy major courses, and a grade of C or better must be earned in all support courses and electives.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all required courses in this major.

Course Requirements

Declare Your Major

Set up a meeting with your advisement coordinator Matthew Smith (801-626-6696; to declare your major.