BS in Athletic Training

Whether treating a basketball player’s torn tendon on the court, evaluating a possible concussion in a football player or creating a treatment plan for an injured dancer, an athletic trainer is a valuable addition to the health care team.

About this program

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Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

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Careers in demand

Jobs for Athletic Training graduates are forecast to increase by 21% between 2014-2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016)

Program Overview

Learning towards the future

Brandi Boynton '20 learns more about athletic training during Quinnipiac University's orientation for new students Tuesday, June 14, 2016

As an athletic trainer, you’ll work with all types of patients to prevent and treat injuries, from student-athletes to members of professional sports teams. If you are interested in the arts, you might work backstage with Cirque du Soleil rehabilitating a dancer’s injury while setting goals for a quick recovery. You also might help Navy SEALs with conditioning as an independent contractor or fitness director on a military base.

We emphasize practical clinical experience along with a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and fitness and conditioning, among other subjects. You’ll work with student-athletes from Quinnipiac’s Division I volleyball, soccer, field hockey, cross country, tennis, basketball and ice hockey teams as well as athletes in local high schools and community-based health care settings, all under the supervision of certified athletic trainers.

After earning your bachelor’s degree, you have the option of continuing your education here with the doctor of physical therapy degree. Our students have completed internships around the country with such organizations as the New York Giants football team, college athletic teams and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Download the Athletic Training Student Manual (Adobe PDF)

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Athletic Training Curriculum

Preprofessional Component

Examination and an evaluation of high school units presented determine initial placement in the English and mathematics courses. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275. It is strongly suggested that biology and athletic training courses are completed in the appropriate semesters as indicated. The following courses must be completed with a C- or better and a minimum GPA of 2.67.

Course List
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
4
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II
4
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
CHE 101
& 101L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE 102
& 102L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II Lab
4
MA 275Biostatistics3
Total Credits27

Where applicable, courses may be used to satisfy University Curriculum requirements. Progression to the professional component occurs in the fourth semester or second year, spring semester.

The following courses must be completed with a minimum of a B- at Quinnipiac and prior to entry into the professional component of the athletic training program. All AT courses must be taken at Quinnipiac.

Course List
AT 114Introduction to Athletic Training/Sports Medicine2
AT 115Introduction to Kinesiology3
AT 116Introduction to Fitness & Conditioning2
AT 214Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
AT 216Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma2
AT 250
& 250L
Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
and Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
4
Total Credits16

Professional Component

The Admissions Progression and Retention Committee for the program in athletic training is responsible for evaluating and screening candidates for the professional component of the program. Program requirements are established in conjunction with the guidelines established by the Educational Council of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and are acceptable to the school and University administration. While a good deal of the athletic training students’ clinical assignments (clinical practicum I–V) occur at Quinnipiac, off-campus assignments also are required. Students are responsible for transportation to and from all off-campus sites and should plan to have a vehicle by the fourth semester. Most off-campus sites are within 15 miles from the main campus. Moreover, students involved in varsity athletics normally require additional semester(s) to complete the program.

The curriculum for the professional courses in the program is subject to modification as deemed necessary to maintain a high-quality educational experience and keep current with best practices in the profession.

Athletic Training Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 101
& 101L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab(UC) science
4
CHE 101
& 101L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab 1
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing(UC) Freshman Composition 3
UC Fine Arts 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
 Credits17
Spring Semester
AT 114 Introduction to Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 2
AT 115 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
AT 116 Introduction to Fitness & Conditioning 2 2
BIO 102
& 102L
General Biology II
and General Biology Lab II(UC) Science
4
CHE 102
& 102L
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II Lab 1
4
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research(UC) Freshman Composition 3
 Credits18
Second Year
Fall Semester
AT 214 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 3
AT 216
& 216L
Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma
and Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma Lab 2
3
AT 250
& 250L
Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
and Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries 2
4
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
MA 275 Biostatistics(UC) Quantitative Literacy 3
 Credits17
Spring Semester
AT 215
& 215L
Therapeutic Modalities
and Therapeutic Modalities Lab 2
4
AT 210 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice 2
AT 251
& 251L
Evaluation and Treatment of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries
and Evaluation and Treatment of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries Lab 2
4
AT 290
& 290C
Clinical Practicum I, Risk Management And Injury Prevention
and Clinical Practicum I 2
3
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall Semester
AT 350
& 350L
Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries
and Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries Lab 2
4
AT 351
& 351L
General Medical Conditions and Treatment
and General Medical Conditions and Treatments Lab
4
AT 390
& 390C
Clinical Practicum II, Athletic Protective Equipment
and Clinical Practicum II, Clinical 2
3
BMS 300
& 300L
The Physiology of Human Performance I
and The Physiology of Human Performance I Lab
4
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology (UC social science) 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
AT 330 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3
AT 352
& 352L
Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Injuries
and Evaluation and Treatment of the Spinal Injuries Lab 2
4
AT 391C Clinical Practicum III 1
BMS 301
& 301L
Physiology of Human Performance II Lab
and Physiology of Human Performance II Lab
4
PS 272 Abnormal Psychology(UC) social science 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
AT 450 Administration and Management in Athletic Training 3
AT 490C Clinical Practicum IV 1
UC Capstone 3
UC electives 6
 Credits13
Spring Semester
AT 491
& 491C
Clinical Practicum V, Professional and Career Preparation
and Clinical Practicum V, Clinical 2
3
UC elective 3
UC Humanities 3
UC Humanities 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits127
1

Students enrolled in the AT/DPT dual program or interested in certain graduate programs should substitute CHE 110CHE 111 for CHE 101CHE 102.

2

These AT courses have a laboratory and/or clinical component.

Students admitted to the AT/DPT dual major need to take PHY 110, PHY 111 and MA 141 (Total credits 132).

A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained each semester during the professional component; C, D and F grades are unacceptable in the professional component of the program.

The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Technical Standards for Admission

The athletic training program is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.

The technical standards set forth by the athletic training program establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students to achieve the knowledge, skills and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer, as well as meet the expectations of the program’s accrediting agency (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]).

All students admitted to the program must meet the established abilities and expectations. In the event a student is unable to fulfill these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be admitted or may be dismissed from the program.

Candidates for selection to the program will be required to verify they understand and meet the technical standards or that they believe that, with certain reasonable accommodations, the technical standards can be met. Verification of understanding includes the student reading, signing and returning a copy of the Technical Standards agreement to the ATSM program director prior to arrival on campus in the fall semester.

A listing of the technical standards and an agreement form for the athletic training program at Quinnipiac University can be found below. If the student fails to complete the agreement form prior to the first day of classes the student will still be admitted to the University but may be required to reapply for the athletic training/sports medicine program.

Certification Examination Results

In order to become a BOC certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), students must pass an exam consisting of 175 questions that represent a variety of item types, including multiple-choice, multi-select, drop-and-drag, and focused testlets presented in one part. Candidates had a total of four hours to complete the exam, and candidates had the ability to move forward or backward throughout the entire exam prior to submitting the exam for scoring. For more information on the BOC certification exam, please review the BOC website: www.bocatc.org.

A test year runs from April to February.

Exam Results by Year

Year

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

# of students who took the exam

14

19

20

# of students who passed on the first attempt

14

19

20

% of students who passed on the first attempt

100%

100%

100%

Number of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts

14

19

20

% of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

100%

100%

100%

Exam Results - 3 Year Aggregate

Period

3 Year Aggregate Totals

# of students who took the exam

53

# of students who passed on the first attempt

53

% of students who passed on the first attempt

%100

Number of students who passed the exam regardless of the number of attempts

53

% of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

%100