Jun 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Training Major (B.S.A.T.)

Major code BS8117

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of 
Grover Center E317
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.9497
Fax: 740.593.0285

Kayla Shinew, contact person

Athletic Training as a Career

Athletic Training is an allied health care profession specializing in the clinical diagnosis, immediate management, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. While athletic trainers are best known for providing health care services to high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, athletic trainers can also be found in orthopedic clinics, industrial settings, the military, hospitals, and physician practices. Each of these diverse settings maximizes the knowledge and skills provided by a licensed athletic trainer. If you are considering a career in health care and enjoy working with physically active patients, then athletic training is the career for you.

Our Entry-Level Program

The entry-level athletic training program (ATP) began in 1972 and is currently accredited by the CAATE, the official accrediting agency for athletic training programs. The program promotes development of the athletic training profession through research, publications, and professional meetings.

Admissions Information

All students interested in the athletic training program (ATP) must be admitted into Ohio University with a designated major code of ND8142 (Preathletic Training). You must apply to and be accepted into the program following completion of the admission criteria. Transfer students must complete the transfer student application found on the Athletic Training Web site in addition to the regular application for admission to Ohio University. All transfer student applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the ATP director.

 Admission Criteria

  1. Students must complete the freshman athletic training courses that include: AT 155  160  165 , 180A , 180B , 180C  with a 3.0 average or higher.
  2. Students must successfully complete BIOS 103  OR BIOS 170  and 171  by the end of their first year so they would be eligible to complete BIOS 301A  and 301B  during fall (BIOS 170 , 171  pre-req) OR  BIOS 203 , 204  (BIOS 103  pre-req) during winter (BIOS 203  and 204 ) of their sophomore year.
  3. Students must earn a minimum of 45 credit hours by the end of spring quarter of application year.
  4. Students must document at least 60 hours of athletic training observation at any athletic training site (must have verification from AT at site).
  5. Students must complete and return the Athletic Training Program application to the entry-level Athletic Training Program Director, Ohio University, Grover Center E325, Athens, OH 45701 on or before May 1st. Application for the Athletic Training Education Program includes the completion of three recommendations. The application can be found on the athletic training Web site at http://www.ouchsp.org/athletic-training.
  6. Students may be invited to an on-campus interview with the Athletic Training Selection Committee. Interviews are conducted after May 1st. Students who meet selection criteria may be invited to interview.
  7. Students must have documentation of current CPR/AED certification, MMR, adult tetanus and hepatitis B immunizations, TB skin test, and a physical exam at the time of application.
  8. Students must meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical standards for admission found in the Athletic Training Education Program Policies and Procedures document, which is distributed in AT 155  or can be found on our Web site listed above.

Admission Process

Students accepted into the ATP will receive a certified letter of acceptance and will be given two (2) weeks in which to accept or decline the invitation in writing. Any position declined, or for which we do not receive notice of acceptance, will be offered to the next student on the waiting list until the class is filled. When all positions are filled, those who were not accepted into the program will be notified that they still may reapply the following year. Decisions for acceptance will be finalized on or before July 1. The ATP’s policies and procedures manual outlines the application process for preathletic training and transfer students, policies and procedures for progression, retention, and completion of the didactic and clinical components, and additional expenses students might encounter. This manual can be found on the Athletic Training website. You are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training upon completion of the program and after official application for degree conferral.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Athletic Training Core Courses

Select one of the following science options:

Select one course from the following:

Select one of the following combinations:

Select one course from the following:

Mathematics Requirement

Even if your mathematics placement exam result is PL3 or MATH 263 (which means that you demonstrated quantitative skills sufficient to meet the Tier I requirement), you must complete one of the following:

Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Senior Internship Registration Requirements

Generally, the policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires registration for the experience in the quarter(s) that the requirements for the course are actually fulfilled. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case registration for the course may occur during either fall or winter quarter. Be sure to work closely with your adviser/program coordinator to ensure proper registration and fulfillment.