B.A. in Athletic Training

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  • Course description

    Perhaps you hope to become a professional athlete or  simply want to share your love of athletics with others. A major in Athletic Training is a great start. Athletic training is an expanding field that's quickly being recognized as an important aspect of modern healthcare.

    As a certified athletic trainer, you will work to prevent, evaluate and treat injuries received by athletes and other active people. You will also help with the rehabilitation of injuries. Athletic trainers have a variety of work settings to choose from, such as community health centers to professional sports teams.

    The Lewis University Athletic Training program prepares graduates for this dynamic career.

    As a student, you will learn about anatomy, physiology, nutrition and biomechanics. This theoretical knowledge is coupled with hands-on experience in an athletic training setting. Lewis students also  have the opportunity for clinical experience either at the University or at a off-site location.

    After successful completion of the program, students will be ready for the certifying exam conducted by the National Athletic Trainers Association(NATA). Lewis' University’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


    Total Credit Hours: 128
    Major Credit Hours: 62

    All Athletic Training majors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  A grade of C or above is required in all required major courses.  Students must receive a grade of B or above in all lab and required clinical courses.

    I. Core Courses (62)
    16-171 First Aid and Adult CPR (1)
    16-196 Human Anatomy (3)
    16-197 Human Physiology (3)
    16-211 Weight Training (3)
    16-250 Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
    16-251 Athletic Taping Lab (1)
    16-256 Sport Psychology (3)
    16-263 Physical Assessment of the Lower Extremities (3)
    16-264 Physical Assessment of the Lower Extremities Lab (1)
    16-265 Physical Assessment of the Upper Extremities (3)
    16-266 Physical Assessment of the Upper Extremities Lab (1)
    16-271 Nutrition and Exercise (3)
    16-275 Health Education (3)
    16-300 Disease Processes and Exercise (3)
    16-304 Athletic Training Clinical I (1)
    16-305 Athletic Training Clinical II (1)
    16-306 Emergency Procedures for Athletic Trainers (1)
    16-307 Pharmacology for Sport and Exercise Science (1)
    16-340 Kinesiology (3)
    16-345 Exercise Physiology (3)
    16-361 Management Strategies for Athletic Trainers (3)
    16-370 Legal Aspects of Sport (3)
    16-440 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    16-441 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
    16-405 Athletic Training Clinical III (1)
    16-406 Professional Development for Athletic Trainers (1)
    16-481 Athletic Training Internship (4)

    II. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by Athletic Training majors by the successful completion of Kinesiology (16-340).

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