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:

  • Cumulative adjusted GPA of at least 2.75;
  • Minimum adjusted GPA of 3.00 in athletic training courses EXSS 24600, EXSS 24800, EXSS 25000, EXSS 25100, EXSS 25200, EXSS 25500, EXSS 25600, EXSS 25700, EXSS 29800, and EXSS 30000 with no grade lower than C- in these courses;
  • Completion of basic and applied science courses EXSS 12000, EXSS 12100, EXSS 22000, and EXSS 22100 with no grade lower than C-;
  • Completion of 60 hours in a clinical setting supervised by Ithaca College; and
  • Completion of required athletic training competencies and proficiencies.

Retention or admission is competitive, based on an applicant’s level of achievement according to the stated criteria. 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:

  • Cumulative adjusted GPA of at least 2.75;
  • Adjusted GPA of at least 3.00 in all athletic training coursework EXSS 24600, EXSS 24800, EXSS 25000, EXSS 25100, EXSS 25200, EXSS 25500, EXSS 25600, EXSS 25700, EXSS 29800, EXSS 30000, EXSS 30100, EXSS 34000, EXSS 34200, EXSS 35100, EXSS 35200, EXSS 36000, EXSS 36500, EXSS 36600, EXSS 40000, EXSS 40100, EXSS 43000, EXSS 45500 and EXSS 45600, with no grade lower than C-; and
  • Completion of basic and applied science courses EXSS 22100, EXSS 32000, EXSS 32100 and EXSS 37500 with no grade lower than C-.

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

BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology I: Cells and Bodies

4

MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management

4

or

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

4

or

MATH 15500Basic Statistical Reasoning

3

or

PSYC 20700Statistics in Psychology

4

WRTG 10600Academic Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:10-11

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS 22000Kinesiology

4

EXSS 22100Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

or

EXSS 42000Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement

4

EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology

4

Total Credit Hours:28-29

Specific requirements

HLTH 20200Human Nutrition

3

EXSS 20000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I

1

EXSS 24800Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training

3

EXSS 25000Athletic Training Techniques I

1

EXSS 25100Athletic Training Techniques II

1

EXSS 25500Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning

1

EXSS 25600Athletic Injury Assessment I

3

EXSS 25700Athletic Injury Assessment II

3

EXSS 30000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II

1

EXSS 30100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III

1

EXSS 34000Theraputic Interventions in Athletic Training I

3

EXSS 34200Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training II

3

EXSS 35000Athletic Training Techniques III

1

EXSS 35100Athletic Training Techniques IV

1

EXSS 35200Athletic Training Techniques V

1

EXSS 36000Medical Science

3

EXSS 36500Junior Internship in Athetic Training

1 to 3

EXSS 36600Fieldwork in Athletic Training

1

EXSS 40000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV

1

EXSS 40100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V

1

EXSS 43000Seminar in Athletic Training

3

EXSS 45500Senior Internship in Athletic Training

1 to 4

EXSS 45600Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI

1

Total Credit Hours:39-44

Integrative Core Curriculum

Total Credit Hours:25-29

Themes and Perspectives

Ithaca Seminar

4

Creative Arts

3

Humanities

3

Natural Sciences

3

Social Sciences

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Integrative Core Curriculum - Required

Academic Writing I

3

Math Competency

0-1

Writing Intensive

3

Quantitative Literacy - EXSS 37500 Research Methods

3

Diversity

3

E-Portfolio

0

ICC Capstone - EXSS 45600 Clinical Exp in AT VI*

0

Total Credit Hours:9-13

* Included in credit count for the degree program.

Complementary Liberal Arts - Required

EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I

0 or 4

EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II

0 or 4

EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology

0 or 4

Total Credit Hours:0-12

* Included in credit count for the degree program.

Summary

General requirements

10-11

Basic and Applied Sciences 28-29

Specific requirements

38-43

Integrative Core Curriculum 25-26
Complementary Liberal Arts (12 credits*) 0

Free electives

11-13

Total, B.S. in athletic training

120

* Included in credit count for the degree program.


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