University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Athletic Training Education (Bachelor of Science)


The purpose of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to enter the profession of athletic training. Athletic Training is an academic major at UVM and provides students with an all-encompassing education fitting of a healthcare profession. The undergraduate program at the University of Vermont is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The ATEP is designed to provide the undergraduate student with professional preparation and eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Certified athletic trainers are highly trained healthcare professionals qualified to work in a number of settings to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity. Working closely with physicians and other health professionals, their expertise includes the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred due to physical activity.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

First year students are required to participate in an introductory period of directed observation experience of fifty credits. During this time, the student becomes acquainted with the various daily duties and routines of the staff and athletic training students, the operations of the athletic training room and basic athletic training skills. At the end of the first year students must apply to enter the clinical portion of the ATEP. Admission requirements for the clinical portion of the ATEP are located on the ATEP Link out of catalogue site. website. A select group of students are admitted to the clinical portion of the ATEP, and are assigned to Approved Clinical Instructors. These assignments include team practice and game coverage, team travel, and sports therapy clinic coverage. Students also have the option of a number of other practical experiences during their final year including observing in surgery or emergency room, orthopedic research, emergency rescue squad runs, etc. The required clinical experience hours are completed within a minimum of five semesters. Each student is evaluated at regular intervals and must demonstrate mastery of educational competencies to continue with the next assignment.


A possible curriculum in the Athletic Training Education Program:

Course Credits
Fall Spring
NH 003 - Medical Terminology 2
ENGS 001-ENGL 099 - English elective 3
MATH 009 College Algebra 3
CHEM 023 - Outline of General Chemistry 4
NH 050 - Applications to Health 1
EDPE 023 - Amer Red Cross Emergency Response 3
AT 158 - Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4
PHYS 013 - Conceptual Physics 3
NFS 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
PSYC 001 - General Psychology 3
Total 16 16
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ANPS 019 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
AT 159 - Practicum in Athletic Training I 2
AT 184 - Evaluation and Recognition of Athletic Injuries I 4
NFS 163 - Sports Nutrition 3
Humanities or Diversity Elective 3 3
RMS 244 - Therapeutic Modalities 3
ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
AT 160 - Practicum in Athletic Training II 2
AT 185 - Evaluation and Recognition of Athletic Injuries II 4
Total 16 16
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
AT 161 - Practicum in Athletic Training III 2
RMS 213 - Movement Science I 3
AT 189 - Recog & Treatment of Medical Cond in AT 3
STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics 3
AT 187 - Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training 3
EXMS 242 - Exercise and Sport Psychology 3
AT 162 - Practicum in Athletic Training IV 2
RMS 220 - Research I 3
RMS 188 - Org and Ldrshp in AT and Ex Sci 3
Humanities or Diversity Elective 3
EXMS 250 - Exercise Physiolgy w/lab 4
Total 17 15
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
AT 190 - Senior Clinical Experience 6/12
AT 192 - Senior Clinical Experience II 6/12
NH 120 - Health Care Ethics 3
RMS 280 - Senior Research Experience 1/2
Electives 3 3
Total 12/18 10/17



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