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Athletic Training: Curriculum

Our 120-credit program leading to the Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training degree is designed to be completed in four years (eight semesters). The combined PTA/Athletic Training program requires five years (10 semesters plus one summer semester).

Students majoring in Athletic Training who participate in intercollegiate athletics, hold part-time jobs or have other commitments that conflict with clinical education can expect to complete the Athlletic Training program in 5 years or less.

The Athletic Training dual major is available to anyone interested in most secondary education teacher certification programs. The Athletic Training requirements are the same as in the non-teacher certification programs. If interested, you will need to contact a second adviser in the College of Education and Human Services in your chosen area of teacher certification. 

Get a description of each of Cal U's Athletic Training courses from our Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training: 120 credits

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in four years.

First Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

** UNI 100 First Year Seminar

1 cr.

**ENG 101 English Comp I

3 crs.

**HSC 110 A&P I

4 crs.

**PSY 100 General Psychology

3 crs.

General Education Course 3 crs.

Second Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

*HSC 115 Current Health Issues

3 crs.

**ATE 150 Intro to Athletic Training

4 crs.

**HSC 120 A&P II

4 crs.

General Education Course3 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 204 Ath. Training Clinical Ed I

2 crs.

*ATE 225 Evaluative Techniques

4 crs.

*HSC 275 Functional Kinesiology

3 crs.

*HSC 301 Emergency Med Resp

3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Course3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 206 Ath. Training Clinical Ed II

2 crs.

*ATE 265 Evaluative Techniques

4 crs.

*HSC 290 Therapeutic Modalities

4 crs.

ATE 215 Evidence Based Practice
3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Courses

3 crs.


Fifth Semester – 17 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 330 Therapeutic Exercise

4 crs.

*ATE 305 Athletic Training Clinical Ed III

2 crs.

*ATE 425 Admin Strategies in Athletic Training

2 crs.

*MAT 205 Statistics
3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*HSC 325 Physiology of Exercise

3 crs.

*ATE 315 General Medical Assessment

3 crs.

*ATE 306 Athletic Training Clinical Education IV

2 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Course

7 crs.

Seventh Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 400 Upper Extremeties Ortho Eval in Sports Medicine

1 cr.

*ATE 405 Athletic Training Clinical Education V

2 crs.

*ATE 460 Sports Medicine Research

3 crs.

ATE 440 Pharmacology
2 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 401 Lower Extremeties Ortho Eval in Sports Medicine

1 cr.

*ATE 406 Athletic Training Clinical Education VI

2 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses