Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Degree Description

An athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems of the physically active.  The athletic training program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in athletic training.  Successful completion of this program provides eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

In addition to the university general education requirements, the following professional preparation courses must be taken:
PE 1010Introduction to Athletic Training

1 credit

PE 1800Fitness for Living

3 credits

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

PE 2500Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

PE 2700Fundamentals of Athletic Training

3 credits

PE 2800Motor Behavior

3 credits

PE 4010/PE 8016Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science

6 credits

PE 4310/PE 8316Lower Extremity Evaluation

3 credits

PE 4320/PE 8326Upper Extremity Evaluation

3 credits

PE 4330/PE 8336Athletic Therapeutic Modalities

3 credits

PE 4340/PE 8346Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training

3 credits

PE 4350/PE 8356Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

3 credits

PE 4360Orthopedic and Medical Aspects of Athletic Training

3 credits

PE 4630Biomechanics

3 credits

PE 4710Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training I

1 credit

PE 4720Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training II

1 credit

PE 4730Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training III

1 credit

PE 4740Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training IV

1 credit

PE 4750Clinical Practicum in Athletic Training V

1 credit

PE 4930/PE 8936Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4940/PE 8946Physiology of Exercise

3 credits

PE 4960/PE 8966Topics in Sports Medicine

3 credits

PE 4990Internship in Athletic Training

6 credits

HPER 3090Applied Nutrition

3 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 4440/PSYC 8446Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

Additionally, 7 hours of electives approved by the advisor.

Students must be formally admitted to the program to register for the athletic training core courses (PE 2700, PE 4310, PE 4320, PE 4330, PE 4340, PE 4350, PE 4360, PE 4710, PE 4720, PE 4730, PE 4740, PE 4750PE 4960, and PE 4990).

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, earn no grade lower than a “C” in the athletic training courses (PE 2700, PE 4310, PE 4320, PE 4330, PE 4340, PE 4350, PE 4360, PE 4710, PE 4720, PE 4730, PE 4740, PE 4750PE 4960, and PE 4990), and must successfully complete all clinical experiences to remain in good standing with the program and be recommended for graduation.  Specific retention policies can be found in the athletic training program Students Handbook, which can be accessed at the athletic training webpage http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/health-physical-education-recreation/undergraduate/athletic-training/index.php.