B.S. in Athletic Training
Are you interested in medicine and have a passion for sports? Take your interests and turn them into your future as a health care professional in athletic training. The athletic training major prepares you for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (AT). Athletic Trainers collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
What you'll study
In our teaching laboratory, you'll learn all the clinical skills needed to recognize, evaluate, treat, and care for injuries. Using your background in anatomy and physiology, you will learn to evaluate any patient. A Certified Athletic Trainer must be knowledgeable in all professional domains, including injury prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation; and organizational and professional well-being.
How you'll learn more
You’ll gain hands-on clinical experience working with athletes in secondary schools, university and professional sports teams, patients in physical therapy clinics, and in other hospital, fitness, and lab settings. These experiences connect you both in and out of the classroom with practicing athletic trainers. Working directly with patients, you'll surely remember their appreciation as you engage them in new activities.
Where it can take you
Become a certified athletic trainer after completing the Board of Certification examination. Where you would like to practice depends on your vision, whether it be in a college/university, hospital, health and fitness center, sports medicine clinic, or in the following industries: professional sports, public safety, international athletic organizations, occupational health, or the performing arts. The strong growth of the athletic training profession means that you'll have many choices to realize your potential.
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Tuition and Fees
The athletic training major is designed to prepare students to become certified athletic trainers who specialize in injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for physically active people.
Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Exercise Science Minor (for non-exercise and sport science majors)
The exercise science minor is designed to provide students with a foundation and theory base in the movement sciences for the physically active. Additionally, the program offers courses for the student who is interested in the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological aspects of human function in response to exercise and physical activity. The primary goal of this program is to supplement academic knowledge for students to study in the exercise science sub-disciplines (biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior) and promote entry into professional programs. The minor is available to PALS (day) students only. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the exercise and sport science major. When combining this minor with the athletic training major, a minimum of 8 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward the major.
Exercise Science Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Core Courses (10 credits)
- ATTR 1400 Health and Fitness (3 credits)
- ATTR 2400 Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
- EXSC 3820 Exercise Prescription with Lab (4 credits)
Minor Electives (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from the following courses:
- ATTR 2300 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
- EXSC 3700 Kinesiology (3 credits)
- EXSC 3740 Exercise Physiology with Lab (4 credits)
- EXSC 3760 Biomechanics of Human Movement with Lab (4 credits)*
- EXSC 4100 Adapted Physical Education (3 credits)*
- EXSC 4220 Motor Learning with Lab (4 credits)*
*Athletic training majors are required to select only these elective courses to complete the minor requirements.
The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the College of Health Care Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.
See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career.4 Year Plan of Study