2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Training, B.S.

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Major Requirements for Athletic Training

Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
HPER Complex East 208

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 71-75

The CAATE accredited Academic Athletic Training Program (ATP) provides students with an integrated knowledge and clinical understanding of athletic training techniques and their application within sports medicine. Through a cooperative effort of disciplines, a curriculum has been designed that will provide didactic and hands-on learning opportunities leading to a mastery of athletic training skills. Additionally, a variety of clinical settings within  University of Utah athletic teams, SLC area sports medicine clinics, high schools, and professional sports teams prepare the students for a career in athletic training. The ATP at the University of Utah prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. Students who successfully complete the ATP and pass the BOC exam are eligible to be licensed and to practice across the country, including in the state of Utah.

Academic Athletic Training Program majors are required to pay a program fee.  This fee is added to a student’s tuition bill through income accounting each semester a student is enrolled in the program. The current fee is $1000 per semester while enrolled in the program, totaling $5000.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the ATP is to provide a comprehensive health care education that focuses on the physically active while preparing students for successful completion of the Board of Certification exam through formal instruction in prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and management of injuries with clinical experiences in a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the ATP is competitive in nature with a typical acceptance of 22 students accepted in any single academic year. Prospective athletic training majors must submit complete ATP application to HPER E, 208 by 4:30 on October 31st (Students are permitted to be enrolled in prerequisite courses during the fall term application process). Criteria evaluated for admission to ATP include but is not be limited to:

  1. Grades in ATSM 3300 , ATSM 3310 , & BIOL 2325  
  2. Official transcripts if prerequisite coursework is from a transfer institution
  3. Documentation of at least 20 hours of observation signed by an ATC
  4. A formal interview with the admission committee
  5. Two Letter of Recommendation forms (accompanying letters will be reviewed)
  6. Submit a signed copy of the technical standards
  7. A personal interest statement no longer than 2 pages
  8. Provide evidence of completed vaccinations for Hepatitis B, TB, MMR, and TDAP

*All application materials can be found online at www.health.utah.edu/physical-therapy-athletic-training under the “APPLY” link.

Graduation Requirements:

Students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must complete the following:

  • Complete supervised athletic training clinical experience over a minimum of a 2-year period and a minimum of 1200 and maximum of 2000 clinically assigned hours
  • Maintain a 2.8 or higher overall GPA
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in major
  • Participate in clinical experiences at pre-season fall camp beginning August 1st
  • Completion of catalog year major requirements
  • Follow ATP procedures and policies as outlined in the ATP Handbook
  • Successful completion of 3 program practicals each year according to the program criteria appropriate for the student’s academic level
  • Completion of all core and pre-requisite course requirements with a minimum of a C and all other major courses with a minimum of a C-

Honors in Athletic Training

Students seeking an HBS in Athletic Training must complete:

Co-Requisite Courses

Completed either prior or after admittance in ATP

Optional Athletic Training Electives

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan

Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Total Hours: 14 Credit(s)

Second Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Third Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 16 Credit(s)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 15 Credit(s)

Total Hours: 14 Credit(s)