Program Admission Changes: The accrediting body for Athletic Training Education (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) has revised the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. The new standards require all professional athletic training programs to be at the Master’s degree level starting in 2022. Based on this change in education requirements, the Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences at UNF will admit the last cohort/class into the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in Fall 2017. Pending UNF Board of Trustee approval, the first Master of Science in Athletic Training class/cohort is projected to be admitted in Summer 2018.
The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences offers a challenging pathway to a career in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions among patients and athletes. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Athletic Training will prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer and a career at the secondary school, college and university, and professional athletic, clinic, hospital, industrial, and performing arts settings.
Many of our students continue their education in a variety of medical fields. The Athletic Training Program provides a strong foundation in the sciences for students interested in pursuing graduate study in athletic training or in the related fields of exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, physician's assistant, and medicine.
According to the 2012-2013 Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow 30 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.”
In 2009, the Athletic Training Program was awarded Continuing Accreditation through 2018-2019 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) by meeting all Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Education.
The B.S. in Athletic Training provides students interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy with extensive hands-on clinical experience that will prepare them for graduate study of physical therapy. Additionally, many of the required courses in the Athletic Training Program lay a strong foundation for education in physical therapy. The opportunity to be dual-credentialed in athletic training and physical therapy increases the marketability of individuals who want to be employed in an orthopedic and sports medicine setting.
For more information on the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of North Florida, go to the DPT program page.
The B.S. in Athletic Training provides the opportunity for students to add a deeper scientific foundation to their undergraduate curriculum and enables them to develop skills in hands-on techniques, diagnosis, and treatment. The Athletic Training Program will provide students with practical knowledge for clinical settings in medicine, including clinical assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and the benefits of early identification in preventing injury and disease.
The Athletic Training Program is approximately two (2) years in length. Upon successful completion of the Program, students will receive the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree following the limited access major for athletic training students.
Major: Athletic Training
Degree: BS in Athletic Training
Prerequisites (25 credits)
Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)
BSCX010/X010L are acceptable substitutes for BSC1010C
PHY2053/L Physics I with Lab (4 credits)
Precalculus (MAC 1147) (4 credits) or College Algebra (MAC 1105) (3 credits) and Trigonometry (MAC 1114) (2 credits) are prerequisites for Algebra-based Physics (PHY 2053/2053L) (4 credits).
PHYX053c, PHYX048c, and PHYX048/X048L are acceptable substitutes for PHY2053/2053L.
BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
BSCX093/X093L, PETX322C, ZOOX733C, APKX100C, and BSCX085/X085L are acceptable substitutes for BSC2085C. To take BSC2085c at UNF, the Biology department requires a grade of B or higher in BSC1010c.
BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)
BSCX094/X094L, PETX323C, PCBX703C, APKX105C BSCX086/X086L are acceptable substitutes for BSC2086C. To take BSC2086c at UNF, the Biology department requires a grade of B or higher in BSC2085c.
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
PSYX012 is an acceptable substitute for PSY2012.
HUN2201 Basic Prin Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
HUNX941, HUNX201, HUNX002, and HSCX577 are acceptable substitutes for HUN2201
STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
STAX122, STAX201 or STAX023 is an acceptable substitute for STA2023.
Major Requirements (60 credits)
Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
ATR2000C Introduction Sports Medicine (3 Credits)
ATR3102 Introduction Athletic Injuries (3 Credits)
PET3312C Biomechanics (3 Credits)
HSC4612 Exercise Physio For Health Sci (3 Credits)
ATR3104C Orthopedic Taping and Bracing (3 Credits)
ATR3812 Athletic Training Clinical I (3 Credits)
ATR4302C Therapeutic Modalities (3 Credits)
ATR4212C Orthopedic Injury Assessment I (3 Credits)
HUN4414 Nutrition Phys Act and Health (3 Credits)
ATR3122 Gross Anatomy Athletic Trainer (3 Credits)
ATR3822 Athletic Training Clinical II (3 Credits)
ATR3112C Emergency Mgmt Athletic Trauma (3 Credits)
ATR4213C Orthopedic Injury Assess II (3 Credits)
ATR3512 Athletic Training Admin (3 Credits)
ATR4312C Therapeutic Exercise (3 Credits)
ATR4832 Clinical Practice in AT III (3 Credits)
ATR4314 Rehabilitation Athletic Injury (3 Credits)
ATR4933 Seminar in Athletic Training (3 Credits)
ATR4842C Clinical Practice in AT IV (3 Credits)
ATR4610 Research Sports Med (3 Credits)