Professional Studies AS – Athletic Training Option

Code: AS.PS.AT

The Athletic Training option is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) institute to complete a bachelor's degree and subsequently a master's degree in the field of athletic training. The 2-year option encompasses theory and skill based practices including clinical experience through observation with Certified Athletic Trainers in clinical, game and/or practice settings. The option emphasizes the six domains of Athletic Training including prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization and administration and professional responsibility.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to identify scientific, evidence-based, and clinical foundations of
    athletic training including the six domains of athletic training, nutrition and wellness.
  • Graduates will acquire the necessary skills for taping and bracing, evaluating and
    assessing common athletic injuries.
  • Graduates will acquire the necessary skills to develop treatment, rehabilitation and
    management plans for athletic injury.
  • Graduates will become CPR/ AED and first aid certified allowing students to work as first
    aid responders for game and practice coverage.
  • Graduates will obtain clinical experience through observation in a clinical, game or
    practice setting with a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Career Pathways

Exercise Physiologist 
Fitness or Personal trainer
Gym/Spa attendant 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester


Free Elective**
3
  Mathematics Elective* - Recommended: MAT-150  3
  Mathematics or Technology Elective* - Recommended: INF-102  1
  Natural Science Elective* - Recommended: BIO-109
 4
WRT-101English Composition I

3

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Natural Science Elective* - Recommended: BIO-209  4
WRT-201English Composition II

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective*
3
COM...  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3
  Social Science Elective* - Recommended: SOC-101  3
WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

WEX-209Athletic Training Practicum I - Taping and Bracing for Athletic Injury

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective*  3
  WEX Elective 1
  Free Elective  3
PSY-101General Psychology

3

WEX-210Athletic Training Practicum II- Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injury

3

Total Credit Hours:13

General Education Requirements

Communication

 COM... Communication Elective* -  Choose COM-100 or COM-102 3
WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)

Recommended: SOC-101

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Electives*

Select [one 3-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT) AND a 1-credit general education course in Information Technology (INF-102)]
OR
Select one 4-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT).

Recommended: MAT-150 and INF-102

Two general education courses from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY

Recommended: BIO-109 and BIO-209
Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  WEX Elective* 1
  Humanities Elective  3
WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

WEX-209Athletic Training Practicum I - Taping and Bracing for Athletic Injury

3

WEX-210Athletic Training Practicum II- Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Injury

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

Free Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 20

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

** IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course