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The Nicholls athletic training program provides students with knowledge and hands-on experience in treating health care problems faced by physically active individuals.

The four-year curriculum is composed of two phases.

Pre-professional phase
The pre-professional phase includes general education requirements and two introductory athletic training courses that familiarize students with the sports medicine profession (ATSC 101 – Careers in Sports Medicine) as well as the responsibilities of a certified athletic trainer (ATSC 102 – Clinical Introduction to Athletic Training).

After completion of the initial phase, students apply for admittance to the professional (clinical) phase (no later than April 1st after the student’s first year).

Professional phase
In the professional (clinical) phase of the program, students gain knowledge through demanding coursework and  a variety of clinical experiences. Courses offered to the student cover topics including: acute care, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; preventative methods; therapeutic modalities; psychosocial issues and athletic training administration.

During the clinical portion, students complete 1120 hours of clinical experiences. These advanced clinical experiences allow students to gain hands-on lessons in the prevention,  evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; application of therapeutic modalities; and the administration of an athletic training facility. Students also travel to local high schools, physical therapy clinics and various physician’s offices to gain off-campus clinical experiences.

View a curriculum sheet to help guide you. (Each student is expected to meet with his/her advisor prior to registering for any class.)  If you would like to view information from previous University catalogs, click here to view the archives page.

View Expectations of Athletic Training Students for information on dress codes and conduct.

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