Pre-Professional Track Requirements

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The Athletic Training Program is designed to prepare those students for eligibility to sit for the National Board of Certification (BOC) exam upon successful completion of the undergraduate curriculum.  After passing the exam, the student can pursue employment in a wide variety of settings and practice as a nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC). 

In addition, the WLU Athletic Training Program offers a Pre-Professional track, which is specifically designed for the student interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in a health care related field.  It includes courses, which will help the student fulfill most pre-requisites for application to graduate programs such as, but not limited to physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and even medical school.  It is the students’ responsibility to comply with the admission requirements from the graduate program with which they apply and assure that all pre-requisites are met. 

The following courses are to be completed during the Freshman year: (9 Hours)

PE 240 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab

SDE 232 First Aid & Emergency Services OR SDE 252 EMT

AT 100 Introduction to Athletic Training

 

The following courses are to be completed in the Sophomore – Senior years: (64 Hours)

EP 450 Biomechanics

PE 326 Tests, Measurements, & Research Design

PE 345 Exercise Physiology

PE 395 Kinesiology

 

SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR
AT 200 AT Clinical Pract IAT 205 AT Clinical Pract IIAT 220 AT Taping & BracingAT 225 Therapeutic Modalities

 

AT 300 AT Clinical Practicum IIIAT 305 AT Clinical Practicum IVAT 330 Rehabilitation of Lower Extremity Athletic InjuriesAT 335 Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Athletic Injuries

AT 340 Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity

AT 345 Orthopedic Assessment of the Upper Extremity

AT 355 General Medical Conditions& Pharmacology in Athletic Training

 

AT 400 AT Clinical Practicum VAT 405 AT Clinical Practicum VIAT 410 Seminar in ATAT 420 AT-A Problem-Based Approach  I

AT 425 AT-A Problem-Based Approach  II

AT 435 Administrative Aspects of   Athletic Training

AT 445 AT Capstone

 

 

 PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACK: (26 Hours)

CHEM 112/113 General Chemistry II/Lab – 4hrs

BIO 302/303 Human Anatomy&Phys I/Lab – 4hrs

BIO 328/334 Human Anatomy&Phys II/Lab – 4hrs

PHYS 101/110 Elementary Physics I/Lab – 4hrs

PHYS 102/111 Elementary Physics II/Lab – 4hrs

MATH 145 Pre-Calculus – 3hrs

PSYCH 352 Lifespan Development – 3hrs