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Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Information about assigned advisors is given in the letter of admission. Education staff members advise pre-education students individually and in group sessions.

Undergraduate First- and Second-Year Preparation

Prospective undergraduates should contact the School of Education Welcome Center , 208 J.R. Pearson Hall, 785-864-3726, or the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences undergraduate office, 161 Robinson Center, 785-864-5552.

During the first 1½ to 2 years, all students are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where they meet a portion of the general education requirements. In the first year and a half, students planning to enter the teacher education program begin taking education courses (C&T 100 and ELPS 250) that provide a basis for a career decision and a foundation for professional education courses in the later years.

In the first year, students planning to enter the school as second-semester sophomores should enroll in C&T 100 Introduction to the Education Profession. During the second semester of the first year or the first semester of the sophomore year, students should enroll in ELPS 250 Education and Society.

Students who will apply for admission to the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences program are not required to take C&T 100 or ELPS 250 .

Undergraduate Admission to the School of Education

Undergraduates intending to transfer to the school as juniors must work closely with education advisors. Pre-education students must take specified courses in their first 1½ years. Students are admitted to C&T teaching programs once a year; online applications are due September 16 for the next spring semester. Students are admitted to the Health & Physical Education and Community Health programs once a year; online applications are due February 4 for the next fall semester. Students are admitted to the HSES Athletic Training program once a year; online applications are due February 4 and paper applications are due May 1 for fall semester. Students are admitted to HSES Sport Management and Exercise Science programs twice a year; online applications are due February 4 for fall and September 16 for spring semester.

For information about initial admission to KU, visit the Office of Admissions . Visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for information about international admissions.

Undergraduate Admission

Selective/Limited Admission Policies

Students apply to the School of Education and the Athletic Training Program concurrently. Students are selected for admission once a year. Submit an online application by February 4 and submit an application packet by May 1 for fall semester admission. Students may be admitted on a provisional basis pending completion of any remaining prerequisite course work. The number of openings depends on the ratio of students to clinical instructors and may vary depending on current enrollment. If the number of applicants exceeds available openings, applicants are ranked by cumulative grade-point average (2.75 minimum), final grades in HSES 250 (exception for transfers), supervisor evaluations from HSES 251 (exception for transfers), recommendations from 3 former supervisors/mentors/teachers, and outcome of on-campus staff interview.  Selection begins with the highest ranking until all positions are filled.

Technical Standards for Admission

Athletic training is a rigorous and intense program that prepares graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals. The program’s technical standards establish the qualities necessary for students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of entry-level athletic trainers. Students who cannot meet these standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, are not admitted. Students must comply with these standards to complete the program. Compliance with the technical standards and completion of this degree do not guarantee eligibility for the Board of Certification examination. Candidates must demonstrate

  1. The mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts, solve problems, formulate assessments and therapeutic judgments, and distinguish deviations from the norm.
  2. Sufficient ability to perform appropriate accepted techniques of psychomotor skills and clinical proficiencies in athletic training.
  3. Sufficient ability to use equipment and materials accurately, safely, and efficiently during assessment and treatment of patients.
  4. The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and colleagues including those from different cultural and social backgrounds.
  5. The capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress.
  6. The perseverance, diligence, and commitment to complete the program.
  7. Flexibility and ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations.
  8. Affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education and good patient care.
  9. The ability to record physical examination results and a treatment plan clearly and accurately.
  10. Physical and mental health that permits meeting established technical standards (determined by physical examination).

Candidates must verify that they understand and meet these standards or that they can meet them with certain accommodations.

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 May.
  • Have previous experience of at least one semester working under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer, who serves as one of the three references for the application.
  • Complete HSES 251 during the first spring semester on campus.
  • Space must be available for additional students due to the program’s limited and selective admissions policy (if space is not available, the transfer student must apply during the next enrollment period).
  • Complete 800 hours of clinical experience while at KU to meet state of Kansas athletic training registration requirements.

Due to the structure and sequence of the athletic training program, transfer students who meet these requirements are admitted and placed in the sophomore (Level I) class. The only core AT course that may be transferred is HSES 250 or its equivalent. Program authorities reserve the right to accept or deny transfer of credit for athletic training courses.

Prerequisites for Admission

In addition to School of Education admission requirements, prospective students also must complete the following prerequisites for admission:

  1. Complete the following course work before admission, with no grade lower than a C in HSES, ENGL, MATH, and social science or arts/humanities elective, and a grade no lower than B– (80 percent) in:
    ENGL 101Composition 13
    ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
    MATH 101College Algebra (or higher excluding MATH 109 & MATH 110) 13
    Humanities or Social Science Principal Course3
    BIOL 100Principles of Biology3
    BIOL 102Principles of Biology Laboratory1
    BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
    HSES 260Personal and Community Health3
    HSES 269Introduction to Exercise Science3
    HSES 250Introduction to Athletic Training3
    HSES 251Introduction to Athletic Training Practicum (transfer students complete this course in their first spring semester)1
     
    1

    Minimum grade of a "C" or better is required. This means that a "C-" does not count.

  2. Admission to the School of Education must be granted. Conditional admission to the AT program pending admission to School of Education is possible. Contact the AT faculty to discuss specifics and options.
  3. Complete an application form for the athletic training education program.
  4. Submit copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (or KU DPR form).
  5. Submit a letter of intent describing career goals and why the prospective student wishes to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (answer questions provided in the application packet).
  6. Submit completed recommendation forms from three professional references (past instructor, athletic trainer, physical therapist, doctor, etc.).
  7. Complete an on-campus interview.
  8. Provide proof of physical examination by a licensed physician (Use the form provided in the application packet; see Technical Standards for Admission and the Communicable Disease Policy in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. Physical exam must establish that the student meets the technical standards for admission.
  9. Provide official verification of immunization history including Hepatitis B vaccination series (first vaccination required), measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. Immunizations are available at Watkins Memorial Health Center.
  10. Provide proof of tuberculosis skin test (available at Watkins Memorial Health Center).
  11. Provide proof of current American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification.
  12. Adhere to technical standards for admission and complete the agreement form. Information on technical standards can be found in the Athletic Training Student Handbook.

Upon formal admission to the program, all students must provide proof of student membership in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and proof of student malpractice liability insurance. Proof of malpractice liability insurance is required before students begin the first clinical rotation.

Application packets for the athletic training program can be found in the Athletic Training Student Handbook or obtained in 161 Robinson Center, 785-864-5552. Applications are due no later than May 1.

The athletic training education program is nondiscriminatory with respect to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed, and veteran status.

B.S. in Athletic Training Program

The athletic training program prepares students for careers as allied-health professionals and for the Board of Certification examination, which leads to certification and the credential of a certified athletic trainer. Students learn the concepts and skills to manage health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer is an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, and health care settings. The professional preparation develops competencies in injury prevention and risk management, pathology of injuries and illnesses, assessment and evaluation, acute care of injury and illness, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions, nutritional aspects of injury and illness, psychosocial intervention and referral, professional development and responsibilities, and health care administration.

All students complete 48 hours of general education requirements and a 9-hour sport foundation core. Students complete a 67-hour core curriculum including six 2-hour practicum courses in which they participate in clinical education. Clinical education is the formal acquisition, practice, application, and evaluation of the entry-level athletic training clinical proficiencies. This is accomplished through classroom, laboratory, clinical, and field experiences under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Each practicum’s proficiencies provide a logical progression of learning. Students are assigned to a clinical instructor each semester for related clinical and field experience. The clinical and field experiences allow students to apply related skills in direct patient care at clinical affiliate sites, including area high schools, sports medicine/physical therapy clinics, and collegiate settings. Field experiences include exposure to upper- and lower-extremity injuries, general medical conditions, experiences with protective equipment, experiences with team and individual sports, and gender-specific opportunities. The clinical portion of the curriculum is a vital part of professional preparation. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of clinical skills related to didactic course work. Students must earn a grade of 80% in all core courses2. These courses must be taken at KU - no transfer credits allowed. All clinical education (practicum courses) must be completed at KU or at another site approved by the HSES department. A minimum of 124 credit hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 is required for graduation.

Students must demonstrate mastery of each competency skill to their approved clinical instructors and pass final evaluations with 80 percent proficiency. Students who do not meet these criteria do not progress to the next course in the program sequence.

Admission Requirements (29)
ENGL 101Composition (on exemption) 13
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
MATH 101College Algebra (or higher excluding MATH 109 & MATH 110) 13
Humanities or Social Science principal course3
BIOL 100Principles of Biology3
BIOL 102Principles of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
HSES 260Personal and Community Health3
HSES 269Introduction to Exercise Science3
HSES 250Introduction to Athletic Training3
HSES 251Introduction to Athletic Training Practicum1
General Education (32)
ENGL elective (200 level or above)3
Select one of the following:3
Speaker-Audience Communication 1
Personal Communication 1
Fundamentals of Debate 1
PSYC 104General Psychology3
Humanities/Social Science principal course3
Humanities/Social Science principal course3
BIOL 241Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory2
BIOL 246Principles of Human Physiology3
CHEM 110Introductory Chemistry5
or CHEM 130 General Chemistry I
PHSX 114College Physics I4
HSES 244Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Studies3
HSES Courses (66)
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 23
HSES 353Athletic Training Practicum I 22
HSES 354Lower Extremity Evaluation 23
HSES 355Athletic Training Practicum II 22
HSES 369Kinesiology3
HSES 440Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3
HSES 456Upper Extremity Evaluation 23
HSES 457Athletic Training Practicum III 22
HSES 458General Medical/Pharmacology 22
HSES 459Rehabilitation 23
HSES 460Athletic Training Practicum IV 22
HSES 480Physical Activity and Exercise Management Individuals with Disabilities3
HSES 461Organization and Administration of Athletic Training2
HSES 462Athletic Training Practicum V2
HSES 463Senior Capstone in Athletic Training2
HSES 464Athletic Training Practicum VI2
HSES 470Introduction to Biomechanics3
HSES 472Exercise Physiology3
HSES 473Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques3
HSES 474Exercise Biochemistry3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
 
1

Must earn a grade of a "C" or better. This means that a "C-" does not count.

2

Must earn a grade of 80% or better.

B.S. in Exercise Science

Exercise Science Admission

Students may apply for admission twice a year. Submit an application by February 4 for fall semester admission or September 16 for spring semester admission. A minimum of 28 credit hours and a 2.75 GPA is required. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Exercise Science Program

KU's School of Education has expanded its department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences to the KU Edwards Campus. The exercise science program is now a degree completion program on both campuses, in Overland Park and in Lawrence. The Bachelor of Science in exercise science at the Edwards Campus will offer the same courses that the Lawrence Campus offers, only in a different location.

Regardless of location, students who complete the Exercise Science program are prepared to apply for admission to most physical therapy (PT) schools. (The requirements of the Exercise Science program meet the prerequisites of the Kansas University Medical Center Physical Therapy Program. Additional courses may be necessary to fulfill admission requirements for other PT programs.) They may also work in agencies that dispense health- and fitness-related programs, such as commercial or private health and fitness centers, hospital exercise and cardiac rehabilitation programs, and corporate fitness centers or apply for graduate study in exercise physiology.

Program Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required (including transfer hours). Effective Fall 2014, transfer grades of "D" or below will not be accepted.

Admission Requirements (28-30)
ENGL 101Composition (or exemption) 13
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
Select one of the following:3-5
College Algebra
   and Trigonometry 1
Precalculus Mathematics 1
Calculus I 1
Calculus I 1
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication 13
PSYC 104General Psychology3
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biology
   and Principles of Biology Laboratory 1
Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy (BIOL 241 is also required for graduation)3
BIOL 246Principles of Human Physiology (BIOL 247 is also required for graduation)3
HSES 269Introduction to Exercise Science3
General Education Requirements (33)
PHIL 160Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL 676 Medical Ethics: Life and Death Issues
BIOL 241Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory2
BIOL 247Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory2
HSES 330Principles of Nutrition and Health3
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
CHEM 135General Chemistry II5
PHSX 114College Physics I4
PHSX 115College Physics II4
BIOL 200Basic Microbiology3
BIOL 203Introductory Microbiology Laboratory2
Elective: Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 3: Arts & Humanities
Elective: Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 4: Learning Objective 2 (Global Awareness)
Major Requirements and Internship (38-52)
HSES 305Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning3
HSES 310Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences3
HSES 350Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
HSES 369Kinesiology3
HSES 375Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology and Motor Control3
HSES 470Introduction to Biomechanics3
HSES 472Exercise Physiology3
HSES 473Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques3
HSES 474Exercise Biochemistry3
HSES 480Physical Activity and Exercise Management Individuals with Disabilities3
Select TWO required electives:6
Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
HSES 300+ level course
Introduction to Child Behavior and Development
Child Development (Required for Pre-PT)
Abnormal Psychology (Required for Pre-PT)
HSES 580Internship in: _____ 22-16
1

Must have a minimum grade of "C" or better. This means that a "C-" does not count.

2

Internships must be completed at an approved site within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Students who have a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA may petition to complete the internship at an approved site beyond the 50-mile radium. All coursework must be completed before the internship is approved. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required before one can apply for an internship. Internship students are required to be present at the internship site a minimum of 40 hours per week for 15 weeks - NO EXCEPTIONS.

B.S. in Sport Management

Sport Management Admission

Students may apply for admission twice a year. Submit an application by February 4 for fall semester admission or September 16 for spring semester admission. A minimum of 40-41 credit hours and a 2.75 GPA is required. Admission for all School of Education majors are competitive. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Sport Management Program

The undergraduate program in sport management builds on general education and introductory courses through 7 core courses and an 18-semester hour business minor. Students complete courses in sociology of sport, sport ethics, sport facilities and event management, sport law, sport finance and economics, sport marketing, and personnel management. The culminating experience is a semester-long internship working in a student-selected area of sport management. This degree program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, recreational programs, and the fitness industry.

Program Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required (including transfer hours). Effective Fall 2014, transfer grades of "D" or below will not be accepted.

Admission Requirements (25-26)
BIOL 102Principles of Biology Laboratory1
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
Select one of the following:3-4
Introductory Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Social Science or Humanities Elective3
Natural Science Elective: Earth or Physical Science with lab
Select TWO Upper Division Electives:6
American Society
American Racial and Ethnic Relations
Foundations of Technical Writing 1
Introduction to Organizational Communication 1
Effective Business Communication 1
Rhetoric, Politics and the Mass Media 1
Communication and Leadership 1
Seminar in Leadership Strategies and Applications 1
Principles of Nutrition and Health
Health and Human Sexuality
Sports, Media and Society
Organizational Behavior
Leadership in Business Organizations
HSES 244Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Studies 13
HSES 260Personal and Community Health3
HSES 289Introduction to Sport Management 13
Post Admission Requirements (28)
HSES 380Sociology of Sport3
HSES 381Sport Ethics3
HSES 382Sport Facilities and Event Management3
HSES 384Sport Law3
HSES 440Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3
HSES 483Sport Finance and Economics3
HSES 485Sport Communication3
HSES 486Sport Marketing3
HSES 487Personnel Management in Sport3
HSES 488Pre-Internship Seminar 21
Required Courses: Business Minor (18)
ACCT 205Survey of Accounting3
SCM 305Survey of Decision Making in Business3
FIN 305Survey of Finance3
IST 205Survey of Information Systems3
MGMT 305Survey of Management and Leadership3
MKTG 305Survey of Marketing3
1

Must have a grade of "C" or better. This means that a "C-" does not count.

2

Internships must be completed at an approved site within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Students who have a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA may petition to complete the internship at an approved site beyond the 50-mile radius. All coursework must be completed before the internship is approved. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required before one can apply for internship. Internship students are required to be present at the internship site a minimum of 40 hours per week for 16 weeks - NO EXCEPTIONS.