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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

**ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

**HSC 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 crs.

**PSY 100 General Psychology

3 crs.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Course 3 crs.

Second Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 150 Introduction to Athletic Training

3 crs.

**ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

**HSC 115 Current Health Issues

3 crs.

**HSC 120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 crs.

General Education Course3 crs.

Third Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 225 Evaluative Techniques I with Lab

4 crs.

*HSC 275 Functional Kinesiology

3 crs.

*HSC 300 Emergency Medical Technician

4 crs.

*ATE 204 Athletic Train. Clinical Education I

2 cr.

General Education OR Elective Course3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 265 Evaluative Techniques II with Lab

4 crs.

*HSC 290 Therapeutic Modalities with Lab

4 crs.

*ATE 204 Athletic Training Clinical Education I

2 cr.

General Education OR Elective Courses

6 crs.


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 330 Therapeutic Exercise with Lab

4 crs.

*ATE 305 Athletic Training Clinical Education II

2 cr.

*ATE 425 Administrative Strategies in Athletic Training

2 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

7 crs.

Sixth Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

*HSC 325 Physiology of Exercise

3 crs.

*ATE 315 General Medical Assessment

3 crs.

*ATE 305 Athletic Training Clinical Education II

2 crs.

*FIT 400 Integrated Sport Performance Training

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Course

3 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 400 Orthopedic Evaluation in Sports Med.

1 cr.

*ATE 405 Athletic Train. Clinical Education III

2 crs.

*ATE 440 Pharmacology

2 crs.

*ATE 460 Sports Medicine Research

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

7 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ATE 400 Orthopedic Evaluation in Sports Medicine

1 cr.

*ATE 405 Athletic Training Clinical Education III

2 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

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