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Athletic Training Transfer Program

Athletic Trainer Taping AnkleThe Athletic Training program includes academic courses for students wanting to pursue a degree from an NATA-accredited four-year institution.  This program is designed to provide some of the first two years' courses for a student wanting to become a certified athletic trainer.  The program provides an opportunity for the student to get "hands-on" experience under the supervision of an NATA certified athletic trainer.  A student’s class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.

Most students who decide to major in Athletic Training at a four-year institution will plan a course of study that will lead to an Associate in Science Degree.

Activity scholarships are available for this program

This program is offered on the Main Campus

Recommended Courses

    Credit Hrs.
HPER-165 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology 5
HPER-101 First Aid 2
HPER-209 Practicum in Athletic Training 2
PSYC-101 General Psychology 3
HPER-103 Introduction to Health, PE, and Recreation 3
FACS-210 Nutrition 3
HPER-102 Personal Hygiene and Community Health 3
HPER-190 Introduction to Weight Training 3
HPER-270 Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER-210 Practicum in Athletic Training II 2
MATH-105 College Algebra 3


Additional Courses

This is a list of additional courses to help fulfill graduation requirements.  Other possible suggested courses might coincide with the Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education course recommendations.

    Credit Hrs.
BIOL-101 General Biology 5
PHYS-203 College Physics I 5
PSYC-102 Developmental Psychology 3
HPER-115 Instruction and Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports 3
HPER-130 Instruction and Analysis of Team Sports 3
HPER-111 Lifetime Fitness Concepts 2
HPER-105 Rules and Officiating of Sports 2
MATH-250 Elementary Statistics 3
CHEM-103 Principles of Chemistry I 5
CHEM-104 Principles of Chemistry II 5


To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.

Athletic Training Course Descriptions

HPER-165. Introduction to Athletic Training. 3 Hours. This course is designed to introduce the profession of Athletic Training and its application in athletics, industry, recreation, and to physically active people. It will address the fundamental principles of athletic and active injuries and their management, along with other paramedical-related topics. It will also include some taping and wrapping techniques.

HPER-190. Introduction to Weight Training. 3 Hours. This is a "Teach the Teacher" course in beginning weight training. The emphasis is on teaching the what, why, and how of weight training and program development for beginners.

HPER-209. Practicum in Athletic Training I. 2 Hours. This course is designed to acquaint the student to athletic training through the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room including outside computer
assignments. Intended audience includes: athletic trainers, health/physical education majors, coaches,
managers and sport/fitness people.

HPER-210. Practicum in Athletic Training II. 2 Hours. This course is designed to continue where Practicum I (HPER-209) discontinues with the day-today operation of the athletic training room including outside computer assignments. Intended audience includes: athletic trainers, health/physical education majors, coaches, managers and sport/fitness people. Prerequisite: Practicum in Athletic Training I.

HPER-270. Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. 3 Hours. This course is designed to study the principles and practices in prevention, management and rehabilitation of common, minor athletic injuries.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Athletic Training is required. Anatomy and Physiology, Practicum in Athletic Training I and First Aid are suggested.