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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graduation and Retention Rates
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The American Medical Association recognizes Athletic Training as an allied health care profession. Specifically, the athletic trainer specializes in eight content areas:
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Prevention and Health Promotion
- Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
- Acute Care of Injury and Illness
- Therapeutic Interventions
- Psychosocial Strategies and Referral
- Healthcare Administration
- 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).
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.
Please check the athletic training handbook for admissions requirements, copies of admissions forms, program requirements, and other program information.
- Gain admission to the University.
Enroll as a Pre-Kinesiology 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;
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)
Certificate of liability insurance (purchased by the student)
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.
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.
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.
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.
3. Achieve a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
- A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses marked with an asterisk.
- All prerequisites must be successfully completed before taking a course.
- All requirements (marked in bold) must be completed before being considered for the Upper Division Athletic Training Major.
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)
Pre-Kinesiology 2nd semester (16 hours)
CHEM 1251* - General Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 1251L* - General Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
LBST 2101 - Global Understanding (3 credits)
Pre-Kinesiology 3rd semester (16 hours)
LBST 2214*- Issues of Health and Quality of Life (3 credits)
KNES 2995* - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Laboratory (1 credit)
KNES2298* - Applied Kinesiology (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)
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)
Athletic Training Major Level IV 8th semester (11 hours)
KNES 4401* - Athletic Training Clinical IV (2 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Student Handbooks are available on the Student Resources web page.
Athletic Training Education Program Contact Information:
Program Director: Tricia H. Turner, PhD, ATC, LAT
Department of Kinesiology
Belk Gymnasium 240A
Clinical Coordinator: Bret Wood, MEd, ATC, LAT
Department of Kinesiology
Belk Gymnasium 240N
Pre-Kinesiology Major Contact Information:
Ms. Sara Potts
CHHS Academic Advising Center
College of Health and Human Services
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001