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BS in Athletic Training
(67 hours*)


The Discipline

The study of athletic training appeals to those who would like to work in a field that combines an athletic setting with health and medical care. A student in athletic training will learn to apply knowledge of human anatomy, exercise physiology, conditioning, nutrition, and therapy in the prevention, diagnosis, immediate care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Students must graduate from an accredited athletic training program and pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to certify as an athletic trainer.

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities include working with athletic teams at all levels of competition or in a sports medicine clinical setting or other allied health facilities or in a corporate/industrial setting. BOC certification is required and an advanced degree is recommended.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. The Exercise Sciences Department requires a minimum of 45 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Complete application into the athletic training program during semester of enrollment in ExSc 320. See the program director or ExSc 320 instructor for an application packet.
    • Have a physical examination and provide an immunization record to verify technical standards.
    • Submit one letter of recommendation.
    • Interview with the athletic training staff.
    • Complete 30 hours of clinical observation or experience in a college or high school athletic training setting and complete observation objectives.
  3. Complete the senior exit interview.
  4. Maintain CPR/AED certification for the professional rescuer.
  5. Meet the technical standards associated with the athletic training education program.
  6. Complete the following:
  7. Complete the following (to be taken last semester prior to graduation):
      EXSC 498 : Capstone Experience in Athletic Training. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 498 : Capstone Experience in Athletic Training. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Senior standing in athletic training education program.
      DESCRIPTION: Synthesizing and integrating student classroom and clinical experiences in preparation for BOC examination resulting in certification of allied health professionals.
      NOTE: Course should be taken last semester prior to graduation.

      Course Outcomes


  8. Complete the following:
      EXSC 394 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 1. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 394 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 1. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Athletic training major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Classroom and field experience. Orientation to athletic training program and clinical expectations. Modules include emergency care, taping skills, and basic modalities.

      Course Outcomes


      EXSC 395 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 2. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 395 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 2. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EXSC 394
      DESCRIPTION: Classroom and field experience. Modules include taping skills, assessment, and modalities.

      Course Outcomes


      EXSC 494 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 3. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 494 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 3. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EXSC 395
      DESCRIPTION: Classroom and field experience. Modules include injury assessment and management, rehabilitation skills, and knowledge of general medical conditions.

      Course Outcomes


      EXSC 495 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 4. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 495 : Athletic Training Clinical Education 4. (2:1:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EXSC 494
      DESCRIPTION: Classroom and field experience. Modules include injury assessment and management, rehabilitation skills, nutrition, and dermatology.

      Course Outcomes


      Note: These courses must be completed over a two-calendar-year period. The athletic training clinical education courses listed above require field experience hours as part of the athletic training curriculum.

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