BS in Kinesiology (Athletic Training)

Units required for Major: 58-60

Program Description

This bachelor's degree program is presently accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE). Completion of the Athletic Training Education Program prepares students for careers in athletic training, sports medicine, and other paramedical areas. Upon completion of the degree, students are qualified to take the national certification exam to become a National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) Certified Athletic Trainer. Students are also encouraged to pursue a teaching credential.

Admission Requirements

Students must formally apply for admission into the clinical program (4 semester practicum).  Minimum criteria for admission includes:

  • 2.8 GPA
  • 150 hours of supervised and documented observation
  • Completion of the following courses with a passing grade of "B" or better: BIO 25, BIO 26, KINS 154A and KINS 156
  • Student information sheet
  • Typed statement on goals
  • Current first aid
  • AED and CPR certification
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A physical exam with medical history
  • Hepatitis B immunization
  • Technical standards form
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Only first or second attempt will be considered for BIO 22, KINS 154A, KINS 156, or equivalent

For an admissions packet and current information, please see the Program Director and check the website.  Transfer students may qualify for special advance placement during the admission process, please see the Athletic Training Education Program website above for more information.

Note: Students graduating with a BS in Athletic Training will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. 

Program Requirements

Required Core (14 Units)
BIO 25Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 26Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KINS 150Exercise and Sport Physiology3
KINS 151DApplied Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
Required Lower Division Courses (5 Units)
FACS 10Nutrition And Wellness 3
NURS 14Pharmacology 2
Required Upper Division Courses (39-41 Units)
KINS 154APrinciples and Techniques in a Clinical Setting 3
KINS 154BManagement and Health Care Administration in Athletic Training 3
KINS 154CTherapeutic Modalities Laboratory 1
KINS 155AClinical Evaluation of the Upper Extremity 2
KINS 155BClinical Evaluation of the Lower Extremity 2
KINS 156Care Of Athletic Injuries 3
KINS 156AEmergency Response 2
KINS 157Therapeutic Exercise 3
KINS 160Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KINS 194HAssigned Field Experience in Athletic Training 1 - 3
KINS 195DPracticum in Athletic Training (Phase II) 4
KINS 195DPracticum in Athletic Training (Phase III) 4
KINS 195DPracticum in Athletic Training (Phase IV) 4
KINS 195DPracticum in Athletic Training (Phase V) 4
Total Units58-60

Note:  All above courses are required to meet CAATE accreditation.  (See Program Director for all requirements.)