Athletic Training Major — B.S.

An athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, care, and management of athletic injuries. The degree program in athletic training (AT) addresses the national need for better care of athletes and the physically active. Certified athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians in many settings, including high schools, colleges, professional sports programs, hospitals, fitness centers, industry, and sports medicine clinics.

The AT major is designed to prepare the student for the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification examination. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards and guidelines impose specific restrictions on the number of majors Ithaca College can enroll in the AT degree program. AT students applying for retention must sign an agreement that they will meet the program’s technical standards. Clarification regarding these standards can be obtained from the program director.

Special Academic Status Policy for AT

Retention Requirements — Sophomore Review

At the end of the sophomore year, the student must apply to be formally reviewed for retention in or admission to the athletic training major. Retention or admission is based on the following criteria:

  • Cumulative adjusted GPA of at least 2.75;
  • Minimum adjusted GPA of 3.00 in athletic training courses with no grade lower than C- in these courses;
    EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
    EXSS 24800Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training3
    EXSS 25000Athletic Training Techniques I1
    EXSS 25100Athletic Training Techniques II1
    EXSS 25200Athletic Training Techniques III1
    EXSS 25500Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning1
    EXSS 25600Athletic Injury Assessment I3
    EXSS 25700Athletic Injury Assessment II3
    EXSS 29400Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I0.5
    EXSS 30000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II.5
  • Completion of basic and applied science courses EXSS 12000, EXSS 12100, EXSS 22000, and EXSS 30600 with no grade lower than C-;
  • Completion of 60 hours in a clinical setting supervised by Ithaca College; and
  • Completion of required athletic training competencies and proficiencies.

Retention or admission is competitive, based on an applicant’s level of achievement according to the stated criteria. Clinical experience hours often coincide with athletic practice time, pursuit of the AT major may make participation in intercollegiate athletics at Ithaca College after the sophomore year more difficult and may require the completion of clinical experience hours outside the traditional academic calendar.

Junior and Senior Retention Requirements

Retention in the AT program is based on the following criteria:

A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain them. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters will result in dismissal from the AT major.

Summary

General Requirements6-8
Basic and Applied Sciences28-29
Specific Requirements37-42
Integrative Core Curriculum 125-29
Free electives11-24
Total Credits120
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Degree Requirements 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics for Business, Economics and Management
Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
Basic Statistical Reasoning
Statistics in Psychology
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Physics I
Physics of Human Movement
BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I 14
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II 14
EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSS 22000Kinesiology4
EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
EXSS 30600Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement3
EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control3
EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology 14
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
EXSS 24800Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training3
EXSS 25000Athletic Training Techniques I1
EXSS 25100Athletic Training Techniques II1
EXSS 25500Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning1
EXSS 25600Athletic Injury Assessment I3
EXSS 25700Athletic Injury Assessment II3
EXSS 30000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II.5
EXSS 30100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III1
EXSS 34000Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I3
EXSS 34200Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II3
EXSS 35100Athletic Training Techniques IV1
EXSS 35200Athletic Training Techniques V1
EXSS 36000Medical Science3
EXSS 36500Junior Internship in Athetic Training1-3
EXSS 36600Fieldwork in Athletic Training1
EXSS 40000Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV1
EXSS 40100Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V1
EXSS 43000Seminar in Athletic Training3
EXSS 45500Senior Internship in Athletic Training1-4
EXSS 45600Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI 21
Total Credits70.5-77.5
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Satisfies Complementary Liberal Arts requirements.

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Counts as ICC Capstone.