Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

If you pursue a degree in Athletic Training, you will develop competencies (knowledge and skills) in the five domains of athletic training defined by the Board of Certification (BOC) Role Delineation Study and upon graduation, you will be eligible for certification by the BOC and licensure by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.  Your 130-hour Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited program of study includes:

a 55-hour university general education program

a 67-hour core of Athletic Training Courses

and 8 hours of cognate courses

Because of the nature and structure of the program, the department encourages you to follow a Recommended Sequence of Courses for the Athletic Training Program.

Unlike many degree programs, students must apply to the Athletic Training Program and meet certain eligibility requirements.  Applications are accepted between January 1st and March 1st for admission in August.  Additionally, students must meet minimum eligibility requirements to remain in the program.

Learn more about the admission requirements for prospective Athletic Training majors

Download application materials for the BS in Athletic Training

Retention and Progression Policy:
In order to progress in the athletic training program, all athletic training students must maintain a semester and cumulative 2.5 GPA, pass with a minimum grade all clinical skill assessments (73%) and clinical integration proficiencies (70%) assigned to each level of the program, complete required clinical experiences assigned in each practicum, provide all required yearly documentation, and complete the following courses with the noted minimum grades:

ATEP 200: Anatomical Kinesiology with a "C" or better
ATEP 210: Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical with a "B" or better
ATEP 220: Emergency Care in Athletic Training with a "B" or better
ATEP 300: Techniques in Athletic Training with a "C" or better
ATEP 310: Assessment and Care of Musculoskeletal Conditions I with a "C" or better
ATEP 320: Assessment and Care of Musculoskeletal Conditions II with a "C" or better
ATEP 400: Assessment and Care of Musculoskeletal Conditions III with a "C" or better
ATEP 410: Assessment and Care of General Medical Conditions with a "C" or better
ATEP 325: Therapeutic Modalities with a "C" or better
ATEP 330: Therapeutic Exercise I with a "C" or better
ATEP 415 Therapeutic Exercise II with a "C" or better
ATEP 420: Administration in Athletic Training with a "C" or better
ATEP 425: Research in Athletic Training with a "C" or better
ATEP 430: Athletic Training Foundations and Professional Development with a "B" or better
ATEP 350: Athletic Training Practicum I with a "C" or better
ATEP 355: Athletic Training Practicum II with a "C" or better
ATEP 360: Athletic Training Practicum III with a "C" or better
ATEP 465: Athletic Training Practicum IV with a "B" or better
ATEP 470: Athletic Training Practicum V with a "B" or better
ATEP 475: Athletic Training Practicum VI with a "B" or better

See the Catalog Online and the Athletic Training Program Student Manual for more information on the FHSU ATP Retention and Progression Policy.

General Education Program

To earn a degree from Fort Hays State University, you must complete a 55-hour general education program. This program has two major components - Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. You will work an academic advisor to select a series of general education courses to complement your program of study. However, three general education courses are required to meet degree requirements:

  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the US
  • IDS 400 Bioethics

Athletic Training Core Courses

  • BIOL 245 Medical Terminology (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 210 Introduction to Health and Human Performance(3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 280 Care and Prevention of Exercise & Sport Injuries (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 290 Introduction to Coaching (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 312 Fitness Leadership (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 340 Tests and Measurements in HHP (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 390 Physiology of Exercise (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 440 Kinesiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 447 Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 200 Anatomical Kinesiology (1 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 210 Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical (1 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 220 Emergency Care in Athletic Training (1 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 300 Techniques in Athletic Training (2 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 310 Assessment and Care of Musculoskeletal Conditions I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 320 Assessment and Care of Musculoskeletal Conditions II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 325 Therapeutic Modalities (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 330 Therapeutic Exercise I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 350 Athletic Training Practicum I (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 355 Athletic Training Practicum II (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 360 Athletic Training Practicum III (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 400 Assessment and Care of General of Musculoskeletal Conditions III (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 410 Assessment and Care of General Medical Conditions (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 415 Therapeutic Exercise II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 420 Administration of Athletic Training (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 425 Research in Athletic Training (2 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 430 Athletic Training Foundations and Professional Development (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 465 Athletic Training Practicum IV (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 470 Athletic Training Practicum V (1 Credit Hour)
  • ATEP 475 Athletic Training Practicum VI (1 Credit Hour)

Cognate Courses

  • BIOL 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 232 Anatomy of Humans Lab (1 Credit Hour)OR
    BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy/Lab (4 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 346 Human Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 346L Human Physiology Lab (1 Credit Hour)

Electives

  • HHP 315 Nutrition in Athletic Populations (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 465 Internship in HHP (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 650 Biomechanics (3 Credit Hours)

The FHSU ATP is proud of its graduates and currently has a 100% first time pass rate for those graduates who choose to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. Below is the three aggregate for the BOC pass rates:

2011-2013 BOC Pass Rates

  • Number of students graduating from program: 10
  • Number of students taking the BOC Exam: 7
  • Number of students passing on the first attempt: 7
  • Percentage of students who passed on the first attempt: 100
  • Total number of students who passed examination: 7
  • Percentage of total students who passed examination: 100