Academic Catalog

Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training — B.S.

Ithaca College offers an accelerated, combined B.S./M.S. dual degree curriculum in a 5-year program that results in students earning both the B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training and the M.S. in Athletic Training. Students intending to become certified athletic trainers (ATC) via the Ithaca College professional program in athletic training will enter Ithaca College as Dual Degree majors in the B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/M.S. in Athletic Training program as the sole entry point into the five-year professional program. Graduates of the dual degree program will be eligible to take the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer examination as required by New York State and to apply for professional licensure/certification.

The following degrees are combined to comprise this dual degree program.

B.S., Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training (Undergraduate)

Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training majors must successfully complete all required courses, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and meet all professional program expectations (see Special Academic Status Policy) in order to matriculate into the professional phase of the dual degree and to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the expectations for admission to the professional phase of the dual degree program will be advised into other majors.

The fourth year of study will include the final year of undergraduate coursework and the first year of the professional/graduate-level coursework phase of the program. The B.S. portion of the program is completed after four years of study in the five-year combined B.S. Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/ M.S. Athletic Training program and does not provide eligibility for licensure/certification as an athletic trainer.

M.S., Athletic Training (Graduate/Professional)

During the fourth year of the dual degree program, students enter the professional phase of study and will continue into a final full graduate year of study, year 5, consisting of summer, fall and spring semesters including a 4-week full time clinical immersion experience (spring), and an intensive clinical research component. Students completing the full dual degree program will receive a B.S. in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training, an M.S. in Athletic Training, and will be eligible to take the national certification examination from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer.

Special Academic Status Policy for Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training Major

1. At the midpoint of the Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training junior year (January, year 3), MS-AT intentioned students will need to file and claim their intentions to matriculate into the graduate and professional phase of the full MS-AT program (which begins in year 4).

2. Special Academic Status Policy for BS in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training/MS in Athletic Training: At the end of year 3 (May), specific criteria will be assessed for student progression into the professional phase of the program, which includes:

  • Valid Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care
    • Examples of certification that fulfills this requirement is CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) or BLS Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association)
    • Each student must have current certification BEFORE starting the professional phase of the dual degree program (year 4). Students without evidence of this requirement during the review (May of Year 3) will need to complete this requirement and demonstrate proof in-writing before August 1 of year 4 in order to initiate their clinical education in ATEG 50500 (Practicum in AT I).
  • Submission of signed, current physical examination and immunization records from a licensed medical professional (MD, DO, PA or NP). The program uses a Health Clearance Certificate form that must be signed and completed in full and submitted prior to beginning the professional phase of the program.
    • Per CAATE accreditation requirements, each student must have current and up to date immunization records and physical examination (within 1 year of initiating clinical education) BEFORE starting the professional phase of the degree program (year 4).  Students without evidence of this requirement during the review (May of year 3) will need to complete this requirement and demonstrate in-writing proof before August 1 of year 4 in order to initiate their clinical education in ATEG 50500 (Practicum in AT I).
    • Unless waived (submitting a signed waiver), students must submit medical proof of the following:
      • 2-step Tuberculin Skin Test (2 PPDs done in calendar year of application)
      • Rubella, Rubeola and Mumps vaccination
      • Chicken Pox vaccination​
      • Physical examination testifying the physical ability to carry out demands of clinical education/practice.
  • Overall, cumulative G.P.A. greater than or equal to 3.0
  • Combined G.P.A. greater than or equal to 3.0 in EXSS 12000, EXSS 12100, EXSS 24600, EXSS 30600, EXSS 31200, EXSS 32100, EXSS 41100, EXSS 41200.
  • Grades of C- or greater in the following courses: EXSS 12000, EXSS 12100, EXSS 12600, EXSS 22000, EXSS 24600, EXSS 30600, EXSS 31100 EXSS 31200, EXSS 32100, EXSS 37500, EXSS 41100, EXSS 41200, BIO 11900, PHYS 10100, CHEM elective, PSYC 10300, HLTH 21700.
    • Achieving a grade below C- (D+, or less) in any of these courses will not allow a student to progress into the professional phase of the program.
    • Students may be provisionally advanced if they have deficiencies in this aspect of the portfolio but MUST retake the offending course(s) and achieve a grade of C- or better for each BEFORE the start of the year 4, fall semester. A maximum of 2 such courses is allowable for this provisionary status.

Summary

General Requirements 17-19
Basic and Applied Sciences27
Specific Requirements 46
Integrative Core Curriculum 119
Free Electives9-11
Total Credits120

 


General Requirements

Select from one of the following:
MATH 14500Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences3-4
or MATH 15500 Basic Statistical Reasoning
PHYS 10100Introduction to Physics I4
BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology: Cells and Bodies4
PSYC 10300General Psychology3
Select from one of the following: 3-4
Chemistry and Your Body
General Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
Total Credits17-19

 Basic and Applied Sciences

EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I4
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II4
EXSS 12500Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness2
EXSS 12600Origins and Literacy of Medical Science2
EXSS 22000Kinesiology4
EXSS 30600Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology4
EXSS 37500Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Total Credits27

Specific Requirements 

HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
HLTH 21700Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control3
EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
EXSS 31100Biopsychosocial Foundations of Clinical Practice3
EXSS 31200Pre Healthcare Clinical Practicum I1
EXSS 41100Principles of Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Reasoning 2
EXSS 41200Pre-Healthcare Clinical Practicum II1
ATEG 50100Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Science in Athletic Training 3
ATEG 50200Acute Care and Emergency Management in Athletic Training4
ATEG 50300Clinical Pathoanatomy3
ATEG 50400Professional Practice in Athletic Training2
ATEG 50500Practicum in Athletic Training I3
ATEG 50600Assessment of Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries4
ATEG 50700Clinical Principles of Medical Science4
ATEG 50800Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training I4
ATEG 51000Practicum in Athletic Training II 3
Total Credits46

Courses within the M.S. Athletic Training phase of the B.S./M.S. Program