Skill Award in Athletic Training
According to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, certified athletic trainers (ATC) are “health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation to injuries and medical conditions.” To become a certified athletic trainer, a student must obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree upon completion of a Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and pass a national board exam administered by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s Board of Certification (NATABOC).
This skill award introduces students to the allied healthcare profession of Athletic Training. The skill award provides an introduction to the basic skills and knowledge needed for transfer and acceptance into a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. Emphasis is placed on health, injury prevention, and injury care.
|KIN 170||Fitness for Life||3|
|KIN 177||First-Aid Responding To Emergencies||3|
|KIN 182||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
or KIN 171H
|Health Science - Honors|
|Nutrition for Fitness||3|
Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Athletic Training Skill Award will:
- Demonstrate basic skills in First Aid and CPR and the care of acute athletic injuries.
- Understand the use of protection and support to athletic injuries.
- Understand the application of the health related components of fitness to prevent and rehabilitate athletic injuries.