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


Course # Course Credit
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

Course # Course Credit
BIOL 230
232

345/345L
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy of Humans Lab
or
Human Anatomy/Lab
3
1

4
BIOL 346 Human Physiology 3
BIOL 346L Human Physiology Lab 1

Electives

Course # Course Credit
HHP 315 Nutrition in Athletic Populations 3
HHP 465 Internship in HHP 3
HHP 650 Biomechanics 3

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