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    North Carolina Central University
  Oct 16, 2017
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Athletic Training, B.S.

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Athletic Training Education Program

The mission of the NCCU Athletic Training Program is to prepare students to be professional, proficient, and effective individuals in the field of athletic training. This will be accomplished through classroom instruction and clinical experiences in a diverse educational and cultural environment, which will prepare students for taking the BOC exam. The Athletic Training Program is committed to promoting intellectual curiosity, ethical practice, critical thinking, and professional responsibility. Successful completion of this program and passing the BOC exam will qualify students to be employed in a variety of collegiate, professional, industrial, clinical allied health, and community settings.

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide each student with an opportunity to develop skills as specified in the Competencies in Athletic Training for the following areas:  Evidence Based Practice, Prevention and Health Promotion, Clinical Examination and Diagnosis, Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses, Therapeutic Interventions, Psychosocial Strategies and Referrals, Healthcare Administration, and professional development and responsibility and integration of these competencies in the clinical setting.
  2. To continue to seek the highest quality in instructional techniques and clinical experiences and to provide all students with the opportunity to develop skills with equipment intensive patients individual and team sports, patients of different  genders, non-sport patient populations and patients in primary care and medicine. or non-orthopedic settings.
  3. To offer clinical experience opportunities where students can apply the theory of the classroom to clinical practice.
  4. To promote ethical conduct by adhering to the NATA Code of Ethics- and Foundational Behaviors of professional Practice
  5. To expose athletic training students to other professionals in the field of sports medicine.
  6. To continue to evaluate the athletic training course work and clinical experiences.
  7. To prepare students for the BOC exam.

Curriculum Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 125 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher to graduate. (GPA requirement subject to change.) The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

In addition to the courses below, students must complete the General Education Curriculum  and earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , or MSCM 1250  and MATH 1100 , MATH 1200  or MATH 1210 .

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Athletic Training

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more. 

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours
* Core Curriculum courses - 44
+ Physical Education Required Courses - 23
# Athletic Training Required Courses - 37
= Non-Departmental Required Courses -21
> Students must be admitted to the Athletic Training Education during the firts semester of the Sophomore year. Students must have completed 30 hours with a 2.5 GPA to be admitted.
< Students must have completed or be enrolled in BIOL 1610 ; PEDU 2010 , PEDU 2250  and HEDU 4110  in order to be considered for admission to the program.
(SI) Speaking Intensive
(WI) Writing Intensive

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