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 33 hours) of the curriculum. Students enrolled in ATTR 100 will receive information regarding the selective admission process. To ensure interested students are provided the opportunity to compete for the clinical positions, the athletic training program will utilize the following criterion to evaluate each student’s application for admission.
1. Must be currently enrolled in ATTR 100 at the time of application
- Student’s affective behavior evaluation score in ATTR 100
- Number of clinical observation hours obtained in ATTR 100
2. Earned a GPA of 2.5 or better in ATTR curriculum coursework
3. Earned a grade of “C” or better in all ATTR and BIOL required courses, and
4. Student’s personal interview with Athletic Training Admissions Committee
NOTE: Due to clinical resources available to the program, qualifying for admissions
does not guarantee acceptance to the clinical phase of the program.
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:
|YEAR*||COURSE NAME||COURSE NUMBER||REQUIREMENT||CREDIT HRS|
|1||Freshman Seminar Course||UR||1|
|2||ENGL Literature Elective||GER||3|
|2||PSYC||211 or 212||GER||3|
|3||ENGL||368 or 468||GER||3|
|3||HPED||340 or 360||3|
|4||Fine Arts Elective||GER||3|
*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
Courses in major should be taken in sequential order. Students should obtain a curriculum plan from an advisor.