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.
|Athletic Training Major Requirements|
|BIO 161||Principles of Human Physiology||4|
|KNH 102||Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|KNH 182||Introduction to Athletic Training||2|
|KNH 183||Foundations of Athletic Training||3|
|KNH 183L||Foundations of Athletic Training Laboratory||1|
|KNH 188||Physical Activity and Health||3|
|KNH 242||Personal Health||3|
|KNH 244||Functional Anatomy||3|
|KNH 244L||Functional Anatomy Laboratory||1|
|KNH 284||Emergency Care in Athletic Training||2|
|KNH 285||Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Neck, Head and Torso||3|
|KNH 285L||Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Neck, Head, and Torso Laboratory||1|
|KNH 286A||Practicum in Athletic Training I||1|
|KNH 286B||Practicum in Athletic Training II||1|
|KNH 286C||Practicum in Athletic Training III||1|
|KNH 286D||Practicum in Athletic Training IV||1|
|KNH 286E||Practicum in Athletic Training V||1|
|KNH 286F||Practicum in Athletic Training VI||1|
|KNH 287||Evaluation & Assessment of Athletic Injuries to Extremities||3|
|KNH 287L||Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries to the Extremities, Laboratory||1|
|KNH 288||Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|KNH 289||Therapeutic Exercise||3|
|KNH 381||Biodynamics of Human Performance||3|
|KNH 381L||Biodynamics of Human Performance Lab||1|
|KNH 383||Operational and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training||2|
|KNH 420A||Field Experience: Athletic Training 1||1-4|
|KNH 421||Senior Seminar in Athletic Training||2|
|KNH 468||Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity||3|
|KNH 468L||Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity Laboratory||1|
|KNH 484||General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology for Athletic Training||3|
& PSY 112
|Introduction to Psychology|
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
|or EDP 201||Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts|
|Exploring KNH Matrix|
|Select at least nine KNH hours outside of major/concentration but inside of KNH. 2||9|
|Total Credit Hours||77-81|
Not all KNH courses qualify for the KNH Matrix. See a KNH advisor for details.