2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Professional Studies AS - Athletic Training Option

Code: AS.PS.AT

The Athletic Training option is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) institute to complete a bachelor’s degree and subsequently a master’s degree in the field of athletic training. The 2-year option encompasses theory and skill based practices including clinical experience through observation with Certified Athletic Trainers in clinical, game and/or practice settings. The option emphasizes the six domains of Athletic Training including prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization and administration and professional responsibility.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Graduates will be able to identify scientific, evidence-based, and clinical foundations of athletic training including the six domains of athletic training, nutrition and wellness.
  2. Graduates will acquire the necessary skills for taping and bracing, evaluating and assessing common athletic injuries.
  3. Graduates will acquire the necessary skills to develop treatment, rehabilitation and management plans for athletic injury.
  4. Graduates will become CPR/ AED and first aid certified allowing students to work as first aid responders for game and practice coverage.
  5. Graduates will obtain clinical experience through observation in a clinical, game or practice setting with a Certified Athletic Trainer.


Exercise Physiologist Fitness or Personal trainer Gym/Spa attendant

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Subtotal: 17 Credits

Second Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Third Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Fourth Semester

Subtotal: 13 Credits

General Education Requirements

Subtotal: 9 Credits

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT) Recommended:

Subtotal: 3 Credits

Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Electives*


[one 3-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT) and a 1-credit general education course in Information Technology (INF-102 )]


one 4-credit general education course in Mathematics (MAT).


Two general education courses from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY


Subtotal: 12 Credits

Subtotal: 30 Credits

Free Electives*

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Subtotal: 20

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

* General Education Elective(s)  

** IST-123  will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course