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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4376
Email: gpfeifer@fhsu.edu
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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic trainers help prevent, care and rehabilitate musculoskeletal conditions in people of all ages from children to professional athletes. Starting the sophomore year onward, the nationally accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE) Athletic Training Program prepares students for the Board of Certification exam, the gateway to a successful career as an athletic trainer. In addition, students gain valuable hands-on experience in our facilities on and off campus through practicums with FHSU Athletics, area high schools and the Hays Medical community.
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

Unlike many degree programs, students must apply to the Athletic Training Program and meet certain admission requirements. Applications are accepted between January 1st and March 1st for admission in August. Additionally, students must also meet minimum retention standards to remain in the program.  You can find the the admission requirements here and the retention standards below.  You can download application materials for the BS in Athletic Training here.

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

Program Summary

General Education (55 hours)
Required GE Courses:
PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
IDS 350 Diversity in the United States (3)
IDS 400 Bioethics (3)

Athletic Training Core Courses

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

Cognate Courses

BIOL 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BIOL 232 Anatomy of Humans Lab (1) OR
BIOL 345 Human Anatomy & Lab (4)
BIOL 346 Human Physiology (3)
BIOL 346L Human Physiology Lab (1)

Electives

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

2014-2016 BOC Pass Rates

Number of students graduating from program: 16
Number of students taking the BOC exam: 15
Number of students passing on the first attempt: 14
Percentage of students who passed on the first attempt: 93%
Total Number of students who passed the exam: 15
Percentage of total students who passed the examination: 100%

 

 

 

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