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Athletic Training Program

The university awards the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training   to the student upon successful completion of the curriculum listed below. This program of study includes academic, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student is eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC) Examination. Successful completion of this examination qualifies the student to become a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Louisiana Athletic Trainer (LAT) licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME).

The Athletic Training  (ATTR) Program is a selective admission program which prepares students to become highly qualified allied health professionals. The student will be educated and experienced in multidisciplinary areas dealing with the health care problems of the physically active.   The program of study includes academic, laboratory and clinical experiences in professional, intercollegiate, and interscholastic sport teams, and clinical affiliate settings.   Employment opportunities include interscholastic athletic programs, intercollegiate athletic programs, professional athletic teams, corporate health programs, sports medicine clinics, health clubs, and clinical and industrial health care programs.

The curriculum is composed of two phases: pre-clinical and clinical.     A student may enroll at anytime in the pre-clinical phase (first 31 hours) of the curriculum.   Students enrolled in ATTR 102 will receive information regarding the selective admission process.   Acceptance into the clinical phase is based on:
1.   Completion of the first 31 hours of the curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of C or better in all coursework.
2.   Submission of the ATTR Clinical Application (no later than May 31st) for selective admission to the clinical phase.
3. Verification confirming the applicant’s review of the Technical and Performance Standards of an entry-level athletic trainer.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training   (ATTR)

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

FRESHMAN YEAR Sem. Hrs.
ATTR 101, 102 3
BIOL 114-115, 116-117 (GER) 8
CMPS 107 or 109 (CLR) 1
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1
HIST  Electives (GER) 3
MATH 101,  214 (GER) 6
PSYC 101 (GER) 3
  31
   
SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem. Hrs.
ATTR 220, 222, 230, 232, 250, 280, 291, 292, 300 22
PHYS  101 or 151 (GER) 3
DIET 200 3
SPCH 101 (OCR) 3
  31
   
JUNIOR YEAR Sem. Hrs.
ATTR 325, 350, 390, 391, 392, 422, 423 19
HPED 360 3
Humanities  Elective (GER) 3
NURS 311 1
PSYC 211 or 212 (GER) 3
  29
   
SENIOR YEAR Sem. Hrs.
ATTR 380,  480, 491, 492, 498, 499 16
CMPS 108 (CLR) 1
ENGL Literature Elective (GER) 3
ENGL 368 or 468 3
Fine Arts Elective (GER) 3
HPED 240 3
  29
Total Hours Required for Degree 120

Courses in major should be taken in sequential order. Students should obtain a curriculum plan from an advisor.

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