Athletic Training Major — B.S.

An athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, care, and management of athletic injuries. The degree program in athletic training (AT) addresses the national need for better care of athletes and the physically active. Certified athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians in many settings, including high schools, colleges, professional sports programs, hospitals, fitness centers, industry, and sports medicine clinics.

The AT major is designed to prepare the student for the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification examination. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards and guidelines impose specific restrictions on the number of majors Ithaca College can enroll in the AT degree program. AT students applying for retention must sign an agreement that they will meet the program’s technical standards. Clarification regarding these standards can be obtained from the program director.

Special Academic Status Policy for AT

Retention requirements — sophomore review

At the end of the sophomore year, the student must apply to be formally reviewed for retention in or admission to the athletic training major. Retention or admission is based on the following criteria:

Retention or admission is competitive, based on an applicant’s level of achievement according to the stated criteria. Students should be aware that following a successful sophomore review, a minimum of 800 hours of clinical experience over a minimum of four additional semesters is required to complete the AT major. Because the clinical experience hours often coincide with athletic practice time, pursuit of the AT major may make participation in intercollegiate athletics at Ithaca College after the sophomore year more difficult and may require the completion of clinical experience hours outside the traditional academic calendar.

Junior and senior retention requirements

Retention in the AT program is based on the following criteria:

A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain them. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters will result in dismissal from the AT major.

General requirements

Computer science

COMP 11000Computers and Information Technologies

3

Statistics

Select 3-4 credits from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses before enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

MATH 15500Basic Statistical Reasoning

3

or

MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management

4

or

MATH 14500Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences

4

or

PSYC 20700Statistics in Psychology

4

Natural sciences

BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology

4

or

BIOL 12100Principles of Biology I, Cell and Molecular

4

Humanities

PHIL 21200Introduction to Ethics

3

or

PHIL 22300Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

3

Humanities electives from a department other than philosophy

6

Total Credit Hours:9

Communication skills

CMST 11000Public Communication

3

or

CMST 11500Business & Professional Comm

3

WRTG 10600Academic Writing I

3

or

WRTG 11100Academic Writing II

3

WRTG xxxxxWriting elective

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Social sciences

PSYC xxxxxPsychology elective (excluding methods and statistics courses)

3

Social sciences elective from a department other than psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS 16200Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS 22000Kinesiology

0 to 4

EXSS 22100Biomechanics of Human Movement

0 to 3

or

EXSS 42000Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement

0 to 4

EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology

0 to 4

Total Credit Hours:30-31

Additional courses

PHED xxxxxAquatics electives

0.5-1

or

PALS xxxxxAquatics electives

0.5-1

and

PALS xxxxxLifetime sport/leisure activity elective

1.5

and

Total Credit Hours:66-68

Additional courses

Total Credit Hours:72-74

Specific requirements

EXSS 12400Emergency Care for the Health Professional

1

EXSS 20000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I

1

HLTH 20200Human Nutrition

3

EXSS 24700Advanced Prevention and Careof Athletic Injuries and Illnesses

3

EXSS 25000Athletic Training Techniques I

1

EXSS 25100Athletic Training Techniques II

1

EXSS 25600Athletic Injury Assessment

3

EXSS 30000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II

1

EXSS 30100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III

1

EXSS 34000Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

3

EXSS 34200Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training

3

EXSS 35000Athletic Training Techniques III

1

EXSS 35100Athletic Training Techniques IV

1

EXSS 36000Medical Science I

3

EXSS 36100Medical Science II

2

EXSS 36500Internship in Athletic Training I

1 to 4

EXSS 37500Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences

3

EXSS 40000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV

1

EXSS 40100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V

1

EXSS 43000Seminar in Athletic Training

3

EXSS 45500Internship in Athletic Training II

1 to 4

Total Credit Hours:44

Free electives

Free electives

8-10

Summary

General requirements

66-68 credits

Specific requirements

44 credits

Free electives

8-10 credits

Total, B.S. in athletic training

120 credits

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