The Athletic Training program prepares students for careers in the health profession of athletic training. Upon completion of the athletic training degree program students are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Successful completion of the BOC examination leads to national certification and eligibility for state licensure. Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician. Coursework includes; Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Athletic Trainers practice in a variety of settings, including; secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and industrial.

Students who apply by the Feb. 2, 2017 application deadline and are admitted for the Fall 2017 semester will be the last cohort accepted in the KU undergraduate Athletic Training program.

For more details please see the program's website.

Primary responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with the student.

  • Complete an approved program with a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work. At least 30 hours must be taken in residence.

  • A 2.75 minimum grade-point average for all academic coursework, including transfer hours.

  • Minimum grades

  • Other general regulations of the School and University, including KU Core Goal requirements.

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences.

B.S. in Athletic Training

The KU Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students for careers in the health profession of athletic training. Upon completion of the athletic training degree program students are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Successful completion of the BOC examination leads to national certification and eligibility for state licensure. Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician. Coursework includes; Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Athletic Trainers practice in a variety of settings, including; secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and industrial.

Program Requirements

Prospective athletic training students apply to the School of Education and the Athletic Training Program concurrently each year. Students submit an application by early February for the following fall semester admission. Students generally apply the spring semester of their first year to begin the professional program for the following three years. The KU ATP is a consecutive six semester professional program.

Athletic Training Selective/Limited Admission Policies

Completion of the ATP admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the ATP. The number of students accepted into the program depends on the number of Preceptors available to supervise student clinical experiences. Applicants for admission are ranked by cumulative grade-point average (2.75 minimum), BIOL 240* grade, current grades in HSES 250* and HSES 251* (*minimum grade of “C”) at the time of application, completion of 12 credit hours and currently enrolled in 12 credit hours, and the outcome of an on- campus interview. Selection begins with the highest ranking until all positions are filled.

 Athletic Training Transfer Student Policy

KU welcomes transfer students to the athletic training program if the following criteria are met:

•Follow the university’s policy on transfer of credit.

•Meet School of Education admission requirements and be accepted into the school.

•Meet athletic training program admission requirements.

•Be available for an on-campus interview in March.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements (11)
BIOL 100Principles of Biology3
BIOL 102Principles of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
HSES 250Introduction to Athletic Training 13
HSES 251Introduction to Athletic Training Practicum 11
General Education requirements can be taken prior to admission (44-46) (38-43)
BIOL 241Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory2
BIOL 246Principles of Human Physiology3
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication3
ENGL 101Composition3
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
Select one of the following English elective:3
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____
Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to the Drama
Personal and Community Health
Math requirement: 101 & 103, or 104 or 115 or 121.3-5
College Algebra
Trigonometry
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus I
PHIL 160Introduction to Ethics3
PHSX 114College Physics I1-4
PSYC 104General Psychology3
Any course meeting KU CORE goal 4: LO 2 (Global Awareness)3
Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 3: Arts & Humanities3
Post-Admission Requirements can only be taken after admission and must be taken at KU - no transfer credits allowed (66) (65)
HSES 305Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning3
HSES 310Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences3
HSES 330Principles of Nutrition and Health3
HSES 352Therapeutic Modalities 13
HSES 353Athletic Training Practicum I 12
HSES 354Lower Extremity Evaluation 13
HSES 355Athletic Training Practicum II 12
HSES 369Kinesiology3
HSES 440Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3
HSES 456Upper Extremity Evaluation 13
HSES 457Athletic Training Practicum III 12
HSES 458General Medical/Pharmacology 13
HSES 459Rehabilitation 13
HSES 460Athletic Training Practicum IV 12
HSES 461Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 13
HSES 462Athletic Training Practicum V 12
HSES 463Senior Capstone in Athletic Training 12
HSES 464Athletic Training Practicum VI 12
HSES 470Biomechanics3
HSES 472Exercise Physiology3
HSES 473Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques3
HSES 480Physical Activity and Exercise Management Individuals with Disabilities3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
1

Must earn a grade of a "C" or better.