Athletic Training Education B.S.
The purpose of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to enter the profession of athletic training. Athletic Training is an academic major at UVM and provides students with an all-encompassing education fitting of a health care profession. The undergraduate program at the University of Vermont is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The ATEP is designed to provide the undergraduate student with professional preparation and eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Certified athletic trainers are highly trained health care professionals qualified to work in a number of settings to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity. Working closely with physicians and other health professionals, their expertise includes the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred due to physical activity.
First year athletic training students undertake 50 hours of directed observation of sports practices and games, during which time they become acquainted with the daily routines of athletic training staff on campus and engage with upper-level students in the program. Upon meeting retention and promotion requirements, students matriculate into the "clinical portion" of the program in their second year, where they are assigned to a different clinical preceptor each semester at both on- and off-campus clinical sites.
Our more than 25 affiliated clinical sites include UVM's varsity and club sports teams, the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the UVM College of Medicine, local high schools, colleges, and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics. Students are directly involved with patients and athletes and gain experience interacting with parents, coaches, and other health care professionals. Students will also have the opportunity to observe surgery and engage in research with department faculty if interested. The required clinical experiences are completed within a minimum of five clinical experience courses/semesters, in addition to didactic and practicum courses. Each student is evaluated at regular intervals and must demonstrate mastery of educational competencies in order to continue with subsequent clinical assignments.
A Model Curriculum in Athletic Training Education
|CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry||4|
|AT 155 Emergency Med. Response in AT1||3|
|AT 168 Directed Obsv. in Athl Trng1,2||1|
|ENGS 001 FW: Written Expression2||3|
|MATH 009 QR: College Algebra (or higher)2||3|
|NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst||1|
|AT 158 Fundamentals of Athletic Trng1||4|
|NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition2||3|
|HLTH 003 Medical Terminology2||2|
|PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science (or higher)2||3|
|RMS 175 Applied Kinesiology||3|
|ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|AT 159 Practicum in Athletic Trng I1||1|
|AT 169 Clinical Experience in AT I1||1|
|AT 184 Injury Eval & Recognition I1||4|
|NFS 163 Sports Nutrition2||3|
|RMS 213 Biomechanics of Human Movement||3|
|ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|AT 160 Practicum in Athletic Trng II1||1|
|AT 170 Clinical Experience in AT II1||1|
|AT 185 Injury Eval & Recognition II1||4|
|RMS 244 Patient Mgmt Therapeutic Modal1||3|
|Humanities or Diversity Elective||3|
|AT 161 Practicum in Athletic Trng III1||1|
|AT 171 Clinical Experience in AT III1||1|
|AT 187 Rehabilitation Techniques1||3|
|AT 189 Recog & Tx of Med Cond in AT1||3|
|EXSC 242 Exercise and Sport Psychology||3|
|STAT 111 QR: Elements of Statistics||3|
|Humanities or Diversity Elective||3|
|AT 162 Practicum in Athletic Trng IV1||1|
|AT 172 Clinical Experience in AT IV1||1|
|RMS 188 D2:Org&Ldrship in AthTrn&Ex Sc1||3|
|AT 295 Special Topics (Evidence-Based Practice in AT)1||3|
|RMS 250 Exercise Physiology2||4|
|Elective (if necessary)||3|
|AT 190 Senior Seminar in AT I1||2|
|AT 173 Clinical Experience in AT V (variable credit: 6-12)1||6|
|NH 120 Health Care Ethics2||3|
|Elective (if necessary)||3||6|
|AT 192 Senior Seminar in AT II (or electives)1||2|
|AT 174 Clinical Experience in AT VI (variable credit: 6-12; or electives)1||6|
|Total Credits in Sequence:||122|
Athletic Training Core Courses (courses with subject code "AT") are used in calculating AT core GPA as it relates to successful progression in the program
Course can be taken fall or spring
6 credits of Human/Behav Science required: includes any course with the subject prefix ANTH, HST, LANG, PHIL, POLS, PSYS, REL, SOC, THE
6 credits of diversity requirements must be taken prior to graduation (3 credits D1 and 3 credits D1 or D2).
Must meet University sustainability requirement prior to graduation.
122 total credit hours required for graduation.