Athletic Training- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The athletic training major at Miami University leads to a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students who successfully complete this Athletic Training Program (ATP) will be qualified and eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. 

Students will develop skills in prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, therapeutic intervention, and administration. Areas of study include anatomy, biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. In addition to the formal course requirements, clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) are required to successfully fulfill the program requirements and to attain competency and proficiency of the required skills. Assistance is available to all students admitted into the program in finding placements to complete the clinical requirement.This requirement will be attained through scheduled clinical experiences with assigned clinical preceptors. Placements shall include sport practices and competitions with Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics, local high schools, clinics, and other affiliated clinical rotation sites.

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program is to prepare educated, professional athletic trainers through academic and clinical education in which students develop competency and proficiency of entry-level skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification examination and eventual employment in the athletic training profession.

Program Admission Requirements

To enter the Athletic Training major, students must apply to and be accepted by the faculty of the Athletic Training Program (ATP). Admission to the ATP is limited due to accreditation enrollment restrictions. The pre-professional phase of the program occurs for one semester during  the first year in KNH 182 where the student will be rotated through clinical experiences in Intercollegiate Athletics. They will observe and assist the staff Athletic Trainers and athletic training students in a variety of athletic training facilities with several different teams and athletes. All pre-professional athletic training students are required to complete an application to the program during Spring semester. The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission:

  • Documentation of signed Technical Standards in Athletic Training.
  • Completion of at least 24 credit hours including a minimum of 12 Miami Plan hours.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.50 in Miami Plan and required courses.
  • Completion of KNH 182.
  • A minimum grade of B in KNH 182.
  • Have successful evaluations from the supervising athletic trainers.
  • Documented Hepatitis B vaccine series (or waiver).
  • Successful writing sample.
  • Interview with Athletic Training Program Director.
  • Completed admission application and supplemental materials.

Acceptance to the program is very competitive. Completion of the above does not guarantee admission to the program. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned to clinical sites at Miami and designated affiliate clinical sites and be required to attend your clinical assignments on a daily basis (practices and events; mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and weekends) as per that particular clinical site. Your academic schedule will be the only limiting factor to your clinical assignments. Please note that employment and academic/athletic scholarship requirements will not waive your clinical obligations. Students are responsible for expenses of the above and transportation to and from all clinical agencies.

Program Requirements

Athletic Training Major Requirements
BIO 161Principles of Human Physiology4
KNH 102Fundamentals of Nutrition3
KNH 182Introduction to Athletic Training2
KNH 183Foundations of Athletic Training3
KNH 183LFoundations of Athletic Training Laboratory1
KNH 188Physical Activity and Health3
KNH 242Personal Health3
KNH 244Functional Anatomy3
KNH 244LFunctional Anatomy Laboratory1
KNH 284Emergency Care in Athletic Training2
KNH 285Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Neck, Head and Torso3
KNH 285LEvaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Neck, Head, and Torso Laboratory1
KNH 286APracticum in Athletic Training I1
KNH 286BPracticum in Athletic Training II1
KNH 286CPracticum in Athletic Training III1
KNH 286DPracticum in Athletic Training IV1
KNH 286EPracticum in Athletic Training V1
KNH 286FPracticum in Athletic Training VI1
KNH 287Evaluation & Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Extremities3
KNH 287LEvaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Extremities, Laboratory1
KNH 288Therapeutic Modalities3
KNH 289Therapeutic Exercise3
KNH 381Biodynamics of Human Performance3
KNH 381LBiodynamics of Human Performance Lab1
KNH 383Operational and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training2
KNH 420AField Experience: Athletic Training 11-4
KNH 421Senior Seminar in Athletic Training2
KNH 468Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity3
KNH 468LPhysiology of Exercise and Physical Activity Laboratory1
KNH 484General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology for Athletic Training3
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
or EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts
STA 261Statistics4
Exploring KNH Matrix
Select at least nine KNH hours outside of major/concentration but inside of KNH. 29
Total Credit Hours77-81