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




  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective
 3
BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

MAT-150Statistics I

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Humanities Elective*
3
BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

 

  Humanities Elective* 3
COM-101Mass Media Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

SOC-101Sociology

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

  General Education Elective*  3
  Humanities Elective* 3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

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

3

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

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

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

Additional General Education Elective*

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student must take a 3-credit free elective.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Requirements

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

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours:3-6

Total Credit Hours: 20

Total Credit Hours: 64

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or another course recommended by the program concentration (may include WEX-101 and other WEX-100-level courses).