Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
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The Athletic Training Major is designed to prepare students in the art of applying scientific techniques to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate injuries to the active population. The program is specifically designed to provide the theoretical and practical learning experience requisite to certification by the Board of Certification (BOC). Students who select the Athletic Training Major must complete a series of courses within the department, adjunct courses from the natural sciences, and four semesters of clinical education.
During the clinical education portion of the program, athletic training students must accumulate a minimum of 800 hours (200 hours/semester) of experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) or other allied health care professional. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in entry-level athletic training skills in the presence of an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI). Students are required to meet pre-requisite criteria and submit application materials before beginning the clinical education program. A limited number of students will be admitted into the program each fall semester. Please visit the program's website for more specific information about admission criteria, technical standards, and application materials.
Career Options for Athletic Training
Students who complete the athletic training major and pass the BOC examination can find jobs in a variety of settings: secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, military organizations, industrial and commercial companies, and the performing arts. Certified Athletic Trainers can be found almost anywhere people are physically active! Graduates may also work toward advanced degrees in areas related to athletic training or other allied health care fields including, but not limited to, physical therapy, physician assistant and nursing.
The content posted here may not be up to date. Please see the latest General Catalog for current degree requirements and course listings.)
I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:
- PACS 001 Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
- PACS 002 Pacific II Topical Seminar
- PACS 003 Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship
Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.
One course from each subdivision below:
- The Individual and Society
- IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
- IB. U.S. Studies
- IC. Global Studies
- Human Heritage
- IIA. Literature, Letters and Language
- IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns
- IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts
- Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought
- IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences
- IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought
- IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
or a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science
Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than two courses from a discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.
II. Fundamental Skills
Demonstrate competence in:
- Quantitative analysis
Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog.
III. Breadth Requirement
Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)
IV. Major Requirements
Minimum 68 units, including:
- SPTS 089b Practicum: Athletic Training I
- SPTS 089k Practicum: Athletic Training II
- SPTS 100 Introduction to Research
- SPTS 127 Philosophy of Sport
- SPTS 133 Kinesiology
- SPTS 139 Exercise Psychology
- SPTS 143 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
- SPTS 145 Therapeutic Modalities
- SPTS 146 Health, Disease, and Pharmacology
- SPTS 147 Exercise Physiology
- SPTS 149 Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis I
- SPTS 150 Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis II
- SPTS 163 Therapeutic Exercise
- SPTS 173 Health Care Amd. & Prof. Dev
- SPTS 189b Practicum: Athletic Training III
- SPTS 189k Practicum: Athletic Training IV
- BIOL 061 Principles of Biology
- BIOL 071 Human Anatomy
- BIOL 081 Human Physiology
- One of the following courses:
- SPTS 045 Science of Nutrition
- SPTS 135 Sports Nutrition
In order to earn the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and major grade point average of 2.0.
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