Apr 22, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Athletic Training, B.S.


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This major prepares students to sit for the national certification examination through the Board of Certification. Areas of study include injury prevention, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injuries and illnesses, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referrals, healthcare administration, evidence-based practice, and professional development and responsibility. The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This program is comprised of both academic and clinical requirements

Special Admission Requirements


Any student may declare athletic training as his/her major upon entering JMU and enroll in the pre-professional phase of the program. Students must apply to the professional phase of the program for a limited number of seats at the end of their sophomore year or upon completion of required prerequisite courses. Performance in the prerequisite courses is a strong consideration in the admission process. In order to make a formal application, students must have completed the following courses with a grade of "C" or better, or be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in May:

Additional Information


The athletic training program application and supporting documents are available to students while enrolled in ATEP 291 or by contacting the program director. Applications can be submitted to the program director after January 15, but must be submitted no later than April 1 to be considered for full admission.

Specific program requirements, including academic, clinical and technical standards, may be found on the Athletic Training Curriculum website (http://www.healthsci.jmu.edu/AT) or in the Department of Health Sciences , which can also be found on the website.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education 41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education) 4 Credit Hours
  • Major and elective requirements (listed below) 72 Credit Hours

Footnote


1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Required Courses/Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


Footnotes


1 BIO 270  and MATH 220  may be met by choosing the correct course in General Education and be counted for both General Education and the major.
2 Grade of "C" or better required.

Total: 29 Credit Hours


Footnotes


1 BIO 270  and MATH 220  may be met by choosing the correct course in General Education and be counted for both General Education and the major.
2 Grade of "C" or better required.
3 Offered only in spring semester.

Total: 28-29 Credit Hours


Footnotes


2 Grade of "C" or better required.
3 Offered only in spring semester.
4 Offered only in fall semester.

Total: 36 Credit Hours


Footnotes


2 Grade of "C" or better required.
3 Offered only in spring semester.
4 Offered only in fall semester.

Total: 26-28 Credit Hours


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