Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

 The athletic training program will be admitting it's last cohort to the undergraduate program in Fall 2016.  We will no longer admit students to the undergraduate athletic training program after Fall 2016.  We are beginning to transition our undergraduate program to an entry-level Masters Degree.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Turner: thubbar1@uncc.edu

Academic Plan of Study

 

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The Athletic Training program is accredited by CAATE.
 
 
 

Graduating Class

# of Students in Class

# of Students Taking Exam

First time Passing

% First Time Passing Rate

Overall Pass Rate

2016

16

16

16

100%

100%

2015

12

11

10

91%

100%

2014

17

17

15

88%

94%

2013

11

10

10

100%

100%

2012

14

14

14

100%

100%

       
 

Graduation and Retention Rates

Cohort

Retention Rate

Graduation Rate

Spring 2016

97.26%

100%

Spring 2015

87.5%

100%

Spring 2014

87.87%

100%

 

 

Employment Rate for Graduating Seniors within 6 Months after Graduation:

Graduating class

2016

2015

2014

2013

Total Graduates

16

12

17

11

Employed as an AT

4

4

6

8

Employed other than an AT

0

1

1

0

Employed as an AT and in a degree program

5

2

2

1

Not employed due to

military

service

0

0

0

0

Not employed due to enrollment in another degree program

1

1

5

2

Not Employed

0

0

0

0

Do not Know

6

4

3

0

 

 

       
           
           
           

Overview

The American Medical Association recognizes Athletic Training as an allied health care profession. Specifically, the athletic trainer specializes in eight content areas:

  1. Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Prevention and Health Promotion
  3. Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  4. Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  5. Therapeutic Interventions
  6. Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
  7. Healthcare Administration
  8. Professional Development and Responsibility

The degree program prepares future athletic trainers for employment in public and private secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, and industrial settings that provide health care services for the physically active. Through a blend of classroom instruction and clinical experience, the degree program teaches a wide variety of specific health care skills, knowledge, and behaviors within each of the practice domains.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Pre-Kinesiology

Freshmen, transfer students, and change-of-major students seeking admission to the Athletic Training major must declare Pre-Kinesiology as a major. Admission to Pre-Kinesiology does not automatically admit an applicant to the Athletic Training Major.

Application Instructions

Please check the athletic training handbook for admissions requirements, copies of admissions forms, program requirements, and other program information.

Pre-Kinesiology Major

  1. Gain admission to the University.

Enroll as a Pre-Kinesiology Major.

Requirements for Admission to Upper Division Athletic Training Major

The Athletic Training Education Program (Upper Division) has a selective admissions process. Students apply during the Fall of their sophomore year. Admission decisions to the Upper Division Athletic Training Major are made by the Athletic Training Admission Committee for the Spring of each academic year. Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be admitted. Consistent with University policy, the College offers admission to applicants whose credentials present the best qualifications among those meeting minimum requirements.

Students who have completed all of the Pre-Kinesiology prerequisites may apply for the upper division of the Athletic Training Education Program. Applicants must meet the following minimum academic requirements as well as submit a completed Athletic Training Education Program application packet.

1. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all college course work;
2. Completion of 36 hours of coursework;
3. Successful completion of the following courses with a "C" or better at the time of application. Please note that applicants who are enrolled in required classes at the time of application may still apply but formal admission will be contingent upon successful completion of those classes prior to the fall semester.
  • Anatomy and Physiology (KNES 2168, 2168L)
  • Chemistry (CHEM 1200, 1251, 1251L)
  • College Algebra (MATH 1100)
  • Statistics (STAT 1222)
  • Introduction to Kinesiology (KNES 2150)
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (KNES 2294)
4. Attend meeting in the beginning of the Fall semester (that you will be applying to the programs) to receive information on application process, observation rotation and dates for applying. 
 
5.  Completion of a formal letter of application addressed to Dr. Tricia Turner, Program Director. Applicants should indicate their reasons for applying to the Athletic Training Education Program. Please include a statement of your employment goals upon completion of the B.S. in Athletic Training degree.
 
6. Completion of the "Athletic Training Education Program Application." Please note that students applying to the program must sign a statement indicating they have read the College of Health and Human Services Technical Standards for Undergraduate Programs, located in the College Student Handbook and in the Athletic Training Student Handbook
 
7. Beginning fall 2015, students applying to the athletic training program will be required to obtain observational hours on their own.  Students will be required to have 50 observational hours with a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.  It will be the student’s responsibility to contact and set up the observational hours.  Students can observe any setting (high school, college, clinic) where they are observing a certified athletic trainer practicing as the athletic trainer at that site, however; 40 of the 50 hours must come from a traditional athletic training setting (high school or college).  Students must have the athletic trainer fill out and email the athletic training program observation form to Dr. Tricia Turner (thubbar1@uncc.edu).  The 50 observational hours must be completed by the application due date during the fall semester students are applying to the athletic training program.
 
8.  All students applying to the Athletic Training Program will be interviewed at the end of the Fall semester by the Athletic Training Admission Committee.
 
9. Students will be notified at the end of the Fall semester their admission status for the program. 
 
Students who are formally accepted into the Athletic Training Education Program (BS in Athletic Training Major) are required to submit the following information prior to beginning their first clinical education rotation:
  1. Certificate of liability insurance (purchased by the student)
  2. Immunization and Health Status. Prior to admission to clinical experiences, all students must submit evidence of a physical examination. The TB test must be repeated and the results submitted annually as long as the student is enrolled in clinical courses. Students must present documentation of a completing at least 2/3 of the series of HBV immunizations prior to any contact with patients/clients, or sign a declination form indicating a refusal of the vaccination.
  3. CPR Professional Rescuer. For all clinical courses, its the student's responsibility to obtain and maintain CPR Professional Rescuer, AED certification, and Blood-Borne pathogen training.  Evidence must be submitted annually.
  4. Technical Standards. Prior to admission to the major all students must submit evidence via a physical examination of the ability to meet the required technical standards of the program.
  5. As a student in a professional program in the College of Health and Human Services, you will be asked by a clinical facility to undergo drug testing and/or have a criminal background check before being allowed to participate in a clinical experience at that facility. All costs associated with drug testing and background checks are the responsibility of the student.

The athletic training program considers application for admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.


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Graduation Requirements

1. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours. See the Curriculum for the suggested course of study.
2. Complete all courses required by the university and the program.
3. Achieve a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
4. Complete upper division courses successfully and in the sequence indicated below.
5. Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.
6. Complete at least 4 semesters of clinical education under the supervision of Approved Clinical Instructors (designated under the Athletic Training Clinical courses). Students must achieve at least 1000 hours of clinical experience during this time to prepare for eligibility for licensure application in various states.
7. Possess English language proficiency. If the student uses English as a second language, they must meet the minimum University requirement of at least 180 on the computer-based TOEFL test.
8. No transfer credit for upper level athletic training courses will be accepted.

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Curriculum

  1. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses marked with an asterisk.
  2. All prerequisites must be successfully completed before taking a course.
  3. All requirements (marked in bold) must be completed before being considered for the Upper Division Athletic Training Major.
Pre-Kinesiology  1st semester (16 hours)
CHEM 1200* - Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 credits)
MATH 1100* - College Algebra and Probability (3 credits)
ENGL 1101 - English Composition (3 credits)
Arts and Society -- LBST 1101, 1102, 1103, 1004, or 1105 (3 credits)
Social Science Requirement (3 credits)
HAHS 1000 - Prospect for Success (1 credit)

Pre-Kinesiology  2nd semester (16 hours)
CHEM 1251* - General Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 1251L* - General Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
KNES 2150* - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 credits)
ENGL 1102 - Composition and Literature (3 credits)
LBST 2101 - Global Understanding (3 credits)

Pre-Kinesiology  3rd semester (16 hours)
LBST 2214*- Issues of Health and Quality of Life (3 credits)
KNES 2168* - Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions (3 credits)
KNES 2168L* - Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab for the Health Professions (1 credit)
KNES 2294* - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
STAT 1222*- Elements of Statistics (3 credits)
LBST 2102 – Global and Intercultural Connections (3 credits)
 
Pre-Kinesiology  4th semester (14 hours)
KNES 2169* - Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professions II (3 credits)
KNES 2169L* - Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab for the Health Professions II(1 credit)
KNES 2995* - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Laboratory (1 credit)
KNES 2290* - Emergency Medical Response (3 credits)
KNES2298* - Applied Kinesiology (3 credits)
KNES 2296 - Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
 

Athletic Training Major Level I  5th semester (16 hours)
KNES 3260* - Nutrition for the Physically Active (3 credits)
KNES 3280* - Exercise Physiology: Foundation and Theory (3 credits)
KNES 3290* - Lower Body Injury Evaluation (3 credits)
KNES 3291* Therapeutic Modalities (3 credits)
KNES 3292* Therapeutic Modalities Lab (1 credit)
KNES 3295* - Lower Body Injury Evaluation Lab (1 credit)
KNES 3400* - Athletic Training Clinical I (2 credits)

Athletic Training Major Level II  6th semester (16 hours)
KNES 3286* - Exercise Testing (3 credits)
KNES 3286L* - Exercise Testing Lab (1 credit)
KNES 3288* - Upper Body Injury Evaluation* (3 credits)
KNES 3289* - Upper Body Injury Evaluation Lab* (1 credit)
KNES 3293* - General Medical & Psychosocial Aspects of
Athletic Training(3 credits)
KNES 3298*- Therapeutic Exercise Foundations (3 credits)
KNES 3401* - Athletic Training Clinical II (2 credits)
 
Athletic Training Major Level III  7th semester (12 hours)
KNES 4290* - Therapeutic Exercise Techniques (3 credits)
KNES 4121* - Pharmacology for the Physically Active (3 credits)
KNES 4293* - Biomechanics (3 credits)
KNES 4400* - Athletic Training Clinical III (2 credits)
KNES 1201 - Foundations of Physical Conditioning (1 credit)

Athletic Training Major Level IV  8th semester (11 hours)
KNES 4292* - Athletic Training Administration (3 credits)
KNES 4401* - Athletic Training Clinical IV (2 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

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Handbooks

Student Handbooks are available on the Student Resources web page.

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Athletic Training Education Program Contact Information:

Program Director:    Tricia H. Turner, PhD, ATC, LAT
Department of Kinesiology
Belk Gymnasium 240A
Email:  thubbar1@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-0868
Fax:    704-687-0930

Clinical Coordinator:    Bret Wood, MEd, ATC, LAT
Department of Kinesiology
Belk Gymnasium 240N
Email:  bawood@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-0872
Fax:    704-687-0930

Pre-Kinesiology Major Contact Information:

Ms. Sara Potts
CHHS Academic Advising Center
CHHS 103
College of Health and Human Services
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Email:    spotts3@uncc.edu
Phone:  704-687-7920
Fax:    704-687-1785

 

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