Undergraduate Degree - Athletic Training

Program:
Athletic Training
Program Code:
6710 Athletic Training
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS07
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Kinesiology
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Education

Department of Kinesiology

Undergraduate Programs
Athletic Training

The major in athletic training prepares students to work with athletes, physicians, and coaches to ensure the health care and well-being of the competitive and recreational athlete.  The Michigan State University athletic training major blends clinical and academic learning experiences.  Students will gain knowledge and skills in evaluation and the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and will be prepared to organize and manage athletic training programs.  The Michigan State University student majoring in athletic training is exposed to state-of-the-art philosophies, equipment, and research.

A student in this major will complete a two-year athletic training curriculum while working in a variety of clinical settings.  These settings include on-campus rotations within the athletic department, high schools, and various clinics.  Through clinical education, the student will encounter experiences requiring immediate decision-making, physician consultation, injury evaluations, and communications with coaches, student-athletes, and approved clinical instructors.  Students who complete this major will be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in collegiate, professional, clinical, high school, and industrial settings.  Students who graduate from this program may enter professional physical therapy programs, medical programs, or graduate studies in kinesiology. The degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE).

Admission

Admission to the athletic training major is competitive and requires completion of at least 31 credits. A limited number of students are admitted. The deadline for application to the major is February 1. The decision regarding admission to the major is based on the following criteria:

  1. Submission of the following: (a) an application to the major in athletic training; (b) an essay expressing reasons for selecting the field of athletic training; and (c) three letters of personal reference.
  2. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade-point average of 2.5 in these courses:
    KIN    125    First Aid and Personal Safety (3)
    KIN    126    Introduction to Athletic Training(3)
    KIN    127    Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training (1)
    KIN    227    Observations and Introduction to Clinical Skills in Athletic Training (2)
    KIN    228    Clinical Rotation and Skills: Introduction in Athletic Training (1)
    KIN    320    Pathology of Sports Injury (3)
  3. A minimum grade of 2.00 in each of the following courses: Chemistry 141, Kinesiology 216, Kinesiology 251, Mathematics 103, and Physiology 250.
  4. University grade-point average of 2.5 or above.
  5. Interview with the Michigan State University Athletic Training Admissions Board. 
  6. Space availability in the formal clinical curriculum sites.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training

  1. The University requirements for Bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. 

    Students enrolled in the Athletic Training major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Kinesiology may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses:  Chemistry 141 and 161, Kinesiology 251, and Physiology 250.  The completion of Chemistry 161 and Kinesiology 251 satisfies the laboratory requirement.  Chemistry 141 and 161, Kinesiology 251, and Physiology 250 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 2. a. below.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Athletic Training major is met by completing Kinesiology 345. That course is referenced in item 2. b. below.
  2. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course (18 credits):     
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    KIN 216 Applied Human Anatomy 3
    KIN 251 Principles of Human Movement 4
    MTH 103 College Algebra 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    b. All of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (40 credits):
    KIN 121 The Healthy Lifestyle 3
    KIN 125 First Aid and Personal Safety 3
    KIN 126 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
    KIN 127 Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training 1
    KIN 173 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
    KIN 217 Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
    KIN 227 Observations and Introduction to Clinical Skills in Athletic Training 2
    KIN 228 Clinical Rotation and Skills: Introduction in Athletic Training 1
    KIN 250 Measurement in Kinesiology 3
    KIN 310 Physiological Bases of Physical Activity 3
    KIN 320 Pathology of Sports Injury 3
    KIN 330 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 3
    KIN 345 Sport and Exercise Psychology (W) 3
    KIN 360 Physical Growth and Motor Behavior 3
    KIN 411 Laboratory Experiences in Exercise Physiology 2
    KIN 465 Adapted Physical Activity 3
    c. The following course (1 credit): 
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    d. All of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (15 credits):
    KIN 421 Lower Body Injury Evaluation 3
    KIN 422 Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries 3
    KIN 423 Therapeutic Modalities 3
    KIN 425 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 3
    KIN 426 Upper Body Injury Evaluation 3
    e. One 3-credit, 400-level course in the Department of Kinesiology, as approved by the Director of Athletic Training.
    f. Successful completion of the final clinical rotation, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in the following (4 credits):
    KIN 427 Clinical Rotations in Athletic Training 4
    g. A candidate must meet a minimum clinical evaluation score as required by the program director based on performance in clinical rotation experiences and competency.
    h. Meet professional standards as designated by the department.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Athletic Training, BS (6710)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Athletic Training - Survey - MTH103
Major - Athletic Training - Survey - MTH103: 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12

Requirement 12: Major - Athletic Training - Survey
Major - Athletic Training - Survey: 4 courses from CEM141, KIN216, KIN251, PSL250
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12

Requirement 13: Major - Athletic Training - Junior Admission
Major - Athletic Training - Junior Admission: 7 courses from KIN125, KIN126, KIN127, KIN227, KIN320, KIN228

Requirement 14: Major - Athletic Training - Chemistry and Physics Labs
Major - Athletic Training - Chemistry and Physics Labs: 1 course from CEM161

Requirement 15: Major - Athletic Training - Introductions
Major - Athletic Training - Introductions: 2 courses from KIN121, KIN173

Requirement 16: Major - Athletic Training - Human Anatomy Lab
Major - Athletic Training - Human Anatomy Lab: 1 course from KIN217

Requirement 17: Major - Athletic Training - Physical Activity
Major - Athletic Training - Physical Activity: 7 courses from KIN250, KIN310, KIN330, KIN345, KIN360, KIN411, KIN465

Requirement 18: Major - Athletic Training - Injury
Major - Athletic Training - Injury: 5 courses from KIN421, KIN422, KIN423, KIN425, KIN426

Requirement 19: Major - Athletic Training - 400 Level
Major - Athletic Training - 400 Level: 3 credits from a 400 level course in the Department of Kinesiology, as approved by the Director of Athletic Training.

Requirement 20: Major - Athletic Training - Clinical Rotations
Major - Athletic Training - Clinical Rotations: 4 credits from KIN427
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 20

Requirement 21: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 22: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.