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
INTERNAL TRANSFER POLICY
Students must declare and receive approval to change their major to athletic training prior to the start of their sophomore year.
Retention Requirements — Sophomore Review
At the end of the sophomore year, the student must apply to be formally reviewed for retention to the athletic training major. Retention 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;
Course List Code Title Credits EXSS 24600 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 EXSS 24800 Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training 3 EXSS 25000 Athletic Training Techniques I 1 EXSS 25100 Athletic Training Techniques II 1 EXSS 25200 Athletic Training Techniques III 1 EXSS 25500 Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning 1 EXSS 25600 Athletic Injury Assessment I 3 EXSS 25700 Athletic Injury Assessment II 3 EXSS 29400 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 0.5 EXSS 30000 Clinical 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:
- Cumulative adjusted GPA of at least 2.75;
- Adjusted GPA of at least 3.00 in all athletic training coursework with no grade lower than C-; and
Course List Code Title Credits EXSS 24600 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 EXSS 24800 Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training 3 EXSS 25000 Athletic Training Techniques I 1 EXSS 25100 Athletic Training Techniques II 1 EXSS 25200 Athletic Training Techniques III 1 EXSS 25500 Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning 1 EXSS 25600 Athletic Injury Assessment I 3 EXSS 25700 Athletic Injury Assessment II 3 EXSS 29400 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 0.5 EXSS 30000 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II .5 EXSS 30100 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III 1 EXSS 34000 Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I 3 EXSS 34200 Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II 3 EXSS 35100 Athletic Training Techniques IV 1 EXSS 35200 Athletic Training Techniques V 1 EXSS 36000 Medical Science 3 EXSS 36500 Junior Internship in Athetic Training 1-4 EXSS 36600 1 EXSS 40000 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV 1 EXSS 40100 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V 1 EXSS 43000 Seminar in Athletic Training 3 EXSS 45500 Senior Internship in Athletic Training 1-4 EXSS 45600 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI 1
- Completion of basic and applied science courses EXSS 30600, EXSS 32000, EXSS 32100 and EXSS 37500 with no grade lower than C-.
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.
|Basic and Applied Sciences||29|
|Integrative Core Curriculum 1||20|
Please refer to "ICC" tab on our school's main page to see 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|
|PHYS 10100||Introduction to Physics I||4|
|BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES|
|EXSS 12000||Anatomy and Physiology I 1||4|
|EXSS 12100||Anatomy and Physiology II 1||4|
|EXSS 20200||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|EXSS 24600||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||3|
|EXSS 30600||Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement||4|
|EXSS 32000||Neuromuscular Control||3|
|EXSS 32100||Exercise Physiology 1||4|
|HLTH 20200||Human Nutrition||3|
|EXSS 24800||Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training||3|
|EXSS 25000||Athletic Training Techniques I||1|
|EXSS 25100||Athletic Training Techniques II||1|
|EXSS 25500||Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Reasoning||1|
|EXSS 25600||Athletic Injury Assessment I||3|
|EXSS 25700||Athletic Injury Assessment II||3|
|EXSS 29400||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I||0.5|
|EXSS 30000||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II||.5|
|EXSS 30100||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III||1|
|EXSS 34000||Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I||3|
|EXSS 34200||Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training II||3|
|EXSS 35100||Athletic Training Techniques IV||1|
|EXSS 35200||Athletic Training Techniques V||1|
|EXSS 36000||Medical Science||3|
|EXSS 36500||Junior Internship in Athetic Training||1-4|
|EXSS 40000||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV||1|
|EXSS 40100||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V||1|
|EXSS 43000||Seminar in Athletic Training||3|
|EXSS 45500||Senior Internship in Athletic Training||1-4|
|EXSS 45600||Clinical Experience in Athletic Training VI 2||1|
Satisfies Complementary Liberal Arts requirements.
Counts as ICC Capstone.