Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The undergraduate athletic training program admitted its last cohort in Fall 2016. Pending approval from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, UNC Charlotte will admit its first cohort to its Master of Science in Athletic Training for Summer 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Turner at thubbar1@uncc.edu.

Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Trainers Certification Exam

Graduating Class

# of Students in Class

# of Students Taking Exam

First time Passing

% First Time Passing Rate

Overall Pass Rate

2017

21

21

20

95%

95%

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 2017

100%

100%

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

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Total Graduates

21

16

12

17

11

Employed as an AT

10

9

4

6

8

Employed other than an AT

2

2

1

1

0

Employed as an AT and in a degree program

3

3

2

2

1

Not employed due to milittary

service

0

0

0

0

0

Not employed due to enrollment in another degree program

3

0

1

5

2

Not Employed

0

0

0

0

0

Do not Know

3

2

4

3

0

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.

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)

Handbooks

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 227
Email:  thubbar1@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-0868
Fax: 704-687-0930

Clinical Coordinator:

Bret Wood, MEd, ATC, LAT
Department of Kinesiology
Belk Gymnasium 232
Email:  bawood@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-0872
Fax: 704-687-0930

CAATE

The Athletic Training program is accredited by CAATE