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B.S. in Athletic Training

NSU has transitioned to a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training effective May 2018. Students will no longer be accepted into the BS program after the 2017-18 admissions cycle.  

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).

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.   Take the Virtual Tour of our Athletic Training Classroom!

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.

Review the approximate annual cost of tuition, housing, studying part-time, and other options.

Tuition and Fees

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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. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the exercise and sport science 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)*

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
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