Curricular Plan - Undergraduates

Major Requirements

  1. Students should indicate their interest in majoring in the B.A. Athletic Training any time after their admission to UNI by completing the Declaration of Curriculum form, and selecting the choice to continue as a student at UNI as a prospective major of Athletic Training. Thereafter, students will be considered prospective majors and will be expected to attend departmental advising sessions at regularly scheduled intervals.  Students will remain prospective students until they successfully complete the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) requirements.  All documents can be downloaded from the ATEP web site at http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/athletic-training.
  2. A student's freshman year shall be devoted primarily to completing the prerequisite core in Athletic Training (42T:023). Liberal Arts Core and/or electives should be taken by students to complete their schedules.
  3. Students desiring to apply to the athletic training program must do the following:
    • Obtain an application packet from room 003 in the Human Performance Center (HPC).
    • Submit all materials by March 1st of each year to the Athletic Training Program office (HPC 003).
    • Students may apply while enrolled in the prerequisite courses.
  4. Admission into the athletic training program is competitive, therefore the following criteria shall be used for determination of acceptance as a fully declared Athletic Training major:
    • Cumulative grade point average (2.50 minimum GPA accepted);
    • Introduction to Athletic Training grade (42T:023);
    • Application materials;
    • Recommendations;
    • Interview results;
    • Athletic Training Observation (minimum of 30 hours of observation) with a Certified Athletic Trainer;
    • Peer Mentoring learning objectives.
  5. A committee of faculty, staff, and students will be assigned to the acceptance committee and will review the applications.
  6. Notification of admittance will be made at the end of Spring semester.
  7. Upon acceptance into the athletic training program, a student will be converted to a major status by the department and must do the following within 30 days of notification of acceptance:
    • Send a letter of acceptance via email to the ATEP Program Director.
    • Begin the Hepatitis B Vaccination series or sign the waiver form.
    • Provide physician certification that they are physically capable of handling the duties required of an athletic training student.
    • Complete the Athletic Training Education Program=s Technical Standards Form.
    • Complete all other paper work available at the ATEP office.
  8. Students not accepted into the program will be restricted from taking Athletic Training courses beyond 42T:023.
  9. Transfer students entering UNI shall be subject to the admission and acceptance requirements listed above.
  10. To graduate from UNI with an Athletic Training major, students must:
    • Maintain current CPR, OSHA, and First Aid certifications.
    • Pass an annual physical.
    • Maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and 3.00 GPA for Athletic Training courses.
    • Complete a minimum of 160 hours, maximum of 320 hours, of field experience each semester, depending on their level in the program (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year).
    • Be enrolled in the athletic training program for six semesters or a minimum of four semesters if transferring.
      • Please note that if a student wishes to transfer to UNI they must complete the six semesters of athletic training education and field experience. A student may transfer prior class work and field experiences but must request the petition forms from the athletic training program. (Additional transfer student policies are available at the ATEP office.)
      • Transfer students should assume that they would be in the program for three academic years unless petitioning for acceptance of prior course work and/or field experiences.
    • Follow the athletic training curricular plan as outlined in the student handbook.
    • Complete and follow the athletic training curricular plan as outlined in the student handbook.
    • Complete the Athletic Training major.
  11. All other program information is available at the athletic training program office or our web site http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/athletic-training.

 

The Athletic Training major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements  and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

The Athletic Training major is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. It prepares students for the National Athletic Training Board of Certification Examination as well as eligibility for an Athletic Training License in the State of Iowa. The curriculum is based upon cognitive and psychomotor learning experiences. The athletic training education program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

 

Athletic Training Program Curricular Outline

 

Pre-Professional Courses (4 credit hours)

 

Course Number Course Title (Credit Hours)
42T:023 Introduction to Athletic Training (1 hr)                    

 

 

 

 

Professional Courses (53 credit hours)

 

Course Number Course Title (Credit Hours)
42T:024 Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:028 Clinical Anatomy (3 hrs)
42T:033 Emergency Care in Athletic Training (2 hrs)
42T:034 Emergency Care Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:110 Athletic Training Administration (2 hrs)
42T:134 Upper Body Injury Assessment (2 hrs)
42T:135 Upper Body Injury Assessment Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:137 Lower Body Injury Assessment (2 hrs)
42T:138 Lower Body Injury Assessment Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum (6-12 hrs)
42T:143 Therapeutic Modalities (2 hrs)
42T:144 Therapeutic Modalities Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:157 Therapeutic Exercise (2 hrs)
42T:158 Therapeutic Exercise Clinical Experience (1 hr)
42T:162 Athletic Training Pharmacology (2 hrs)
42T:170 Athletic Training Pathology (3 hrs) *Will be listed as Musculoskeletal Injury
42T:175 General Medical Conditions (3 hrs)
42T:178 Current Trends (2 hrs)
42T:180 Athletic Training Seminar (2 hrs)
420:151 Introductory Biomechanics (3 hrs) (elective)
420:153 Physiology of Exercise (3 hrs)
420:157 Sport Nutrition (3 hrs)
420:165 Psychological Considerations for Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation (2 hrs)
840:101 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hrs)
840:102 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42T Athletic Training Course Descriptions

420 Physical Education Course Descriptions

840 Biology Course Descriptions

840:101 prerequisites are not required for Athletic Training majors.

420:153 prerequisite is satisfied by 420:050 or 42T:028 for Athletic Training majors.

420:157 prerequisite is satisfied by 42T:028 for Athletic Training majors.

 

Curricular Plan

 

Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits
  General Education or Electives 12.0
     
  Spring Semester Credits
42T:023 Introduction to Athletic Training 2.0
  General Education or Electives 12.0
     
  Summer Term
Credits
42T:028 Clinical Anatomy 3.0
42T:024 Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical Experience 1.0
     
Sophomore Year Fall Semester Credits
42T:033 Emergency Care in Athletic Training  2.0
42T:034 Emergency Care in Athletic Training Clinical Experience  1.0
42T:133 Lower Body Injury Assessment  2.0
42T:134 Lower Body Injury Assessment Clinical Experience  1.0
42T:186 Studies in Athletic Training: Musculoskeletal Injury 1.0
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 1.0
840:101 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
  General Education or Electives 3.0
     
  Spring Semester Credits
42T:137 Upper Body Injury Assessment 2.0
42T:138 Upper Body Injury Assessment Clinical Experience 1.0
42T:186 Studies in Athletic Training: Muscoskeletal Injury 2.0
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 1.0
840:102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
  General Education or Electives 6.0
     
Junior Year Fall Semester Credits
42T:110 Athletic Training Administration 2.0
420:153 Physiology of Exercise 3.0
42T:143 Therapeutic Modalities 2.0
42T:144 Therapeutic Modalities with Clinical Experience 1.0
42T:159 Athletic Training General Medical Conditions 3.0
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 2.0
  General Education or Electives 3.0
     
  Spring Semester Credits
420:151 Introductory Biomechanics 3.0
420:157 Studies in Sport Nutrition 2.0
42T:157 Therapeutic Exercise 2.0
42T:158 Therapeutic Exercise Clinical Experience 1.0
42T:162 Athletic Training Pharmacology 2.0
42T:165 Psychological Considerations for Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation 2.0
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 1.0
  General Education or Electives 2.0
     
Senior Year Fall Semester Credits
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 3.0
42T:178 Current Trends in Athletic Training 2.0
  General Education or Electives 10.0
     
  Spring Semester Credits
42T:140 Athletic Training Practicum 3.0
42T:180 Athletic Training Seminar 2.0
  General Education or Electives 10.0