Athletic Training- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The athletic training major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete this Athletic Training Education program will be qualified and eligible to take the Board of Certification examination.

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to prepare educated, professional athletic trainers through academic and clinical education in which students develop competency and proficiency of entry-level skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification examination and eventual employment in the athletic training profession.

Program Admission Requirements

To enter this major, students must apply to and be accepted by the faculty of the Kinesiology & Health department. Admission is limited due to accreditation enrollment restrictions. The pre-professional phase of the program occurs for two semesters during which time the student will be rotated through clinical experiences in Intercollegiate Athletics for three five-week rotations each semester. They will observe and assist the AT’s and athletic training students in a variety of athletic training facilities with several different terms and athletes. All pre-professional athletic training students are required to complete an application to the program during their spring semester. The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission:

  • documentation of signed Technical Standards in Athletic Training.
  • completion of at least 24 credit hours including a minimum of 12 Miami Plan hours
  • minimum 2.50 GPA in Miami Plan and required courses.
  • have completed KNH 182, 183, 183L, and 188.
  • A grade of B or better in KNH 182, 183, and 183L is required.
  • have successful evaluations from the supervising athletic trainers.
  • documented annual health history/physical examination (dated no earlier than January 1 of application year).
  • documented Hepatitis B vaccine series (or waiver).
  • successful writing sample
  • interview with athletic training education program director.
  • completed admission application and supplemental materials.

Acceptance to the program is very competitive. Completion of the above does not guarantee admission to the program. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned to clinical sites at Miami and designated affiliate clinical sites and be required to attend your clinical assignments on a daily basis (practices and events; mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and weekends) as per that particular clinical site. Your academic schedule will be the only limiting factor to your clinical assignments. Please note that employment and academic/athletic scholarship requirements will not waive your clinical obligations. Students are responsible for expenses of the above and transportation to and from all clinical agencies.

Program Requirements

Exploring KNH Matrix:

Take a minimum of nine (9) KNH credit hours OUTSIDE of student's major/concentration at multiple course levels 100 level, 200 level 300 level and 400 level.

Athletic Training Major Requirements (64-69 hrs)

BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology (4) (MPF IVA, LAB)

KNH 102 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)

KNH 182 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)

KNH 183 Foundations of Athletic Training (3)

KNH 183L Foundations of Athletic Training Lab (1)

KNH 188 Physical Activity and Health (3) (MPF IIC)

KNH 242 Personal Health (3) (MPF IIC)

KNH 244 Functional Anatomy (3)

KNH 244L Functional Anatomy Lab (1)

KNH 285 Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Torso (2)

KNH 285L Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Torso Lab (1)

KNH 286A Practicum in Athletic Training I (1)

KNH 286B Practicum in Athletic Training II (1)

KNH 286C Practicum in Athletic Training III (1)

KNH 286D Practicum in Athletic Training IV (1)

KNH 286E Practicum in Athletic Training V (1)

KNH 286F Practicum in Athletic Training VI (1)

KNH 287 Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Extremities (2)

KNH 287L Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Extremities Lab (1)

KNH 288 Therapeutic Modalities (3)

KNH 289 Therapeutic Exercise (3)

KNH/FSW 295 Research and Evaluation Methods (4)

KNH 381 Biodynamics of Human Performance (3)

KNH 381L Biodynamics of Human Performance Lab (1)

KNH 383 Operational and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training (2)

KNH 420A Athletic Field Training Experience (1-4) (optional)

KNH 468 Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity (3)

KNH 468L Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity Laboratory (1)

KNH 484 Sports Injury Pathology and Emergency Procedures (2)

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4) (MPF IIC) or

EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Educational Settings (3) (MPF IIC)

STA 261 Statistics (4)

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