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Optimizing Human Performance

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students for graduate study in athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant and medicine. The program is spread out over six semesters and is a combination of challenging didactic courses and hands-on clinical experiences. These clinical experiences will be gained at the Florida State University Athletic Department, local area high schools, and medical clinics. These settings include working with a wide variety of patient populations.

About the program

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training will continue to be offered at FSU, however, students entering the undergraduate program after Fall, 2016 will be required to complete a graduate professional athletic training program in order to become Board of Certification eligible. Athletic training is offered to students interested in gaining clinical experience with injury prevention, recognition and immediate care, rehabilitation, health care management and professional development in a sports medicine environment. Athletic training students have an opportunity to complete clinical rotations in a variety of settings, both on and off campus.

The Florida State University Athletic Training Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective August 1, 2019.

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This degree is a limited access program that prepares students for professional programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant or medicine.

0 hours beyond other requirements.

All of the following also count toward major requirements. Some may also be used to meet general education requirements.
BSC X010, X010L (3,1) or BSC X010C (4) Biology I with Lab
PHY X053, X053L (3,1) or PHY X053C (4) College Physics A with Lab
PSY X012 (3) General Psychology
STA X122 (4) Introduction to Applied Statistics or STA X023 Statistical Methods (STA X122 preferred)
HUN X201 (3) Science of Nutrition or HUN X941 (“B-“or better required)
PET X322, X322L (3,1) Functional Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab; or BSC X085, X085L; or equivalent (C+ or better required)
PET X323C (4) Functional Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab; or BSC X086, X086L; or equivalent

Note 1: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of

Note 2: Students should take MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra to partially satisfy the math area requirement for General Education, as it is a prerequisite to several of the above courses.

Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major

This is a limited access major; admission is competitive. Please contact the department directly for more information. Students should apply for admission to this program during freshman year. Since access to clinical opportunities is limited, students must complete the following to be admitted: 1) a minimum FSU GPA of 2.5 or higher on a minimum of 15 hours, 2) successful completion of ATR 1800 and 3) must meet all technical standards for admission. Contact an academic advisor for details.

** Athletic Training is a “Limited Access” major, meaning that students must complete a separate application process for POSSIBLE admission into the program. Formal acceptance into the major occurs ONLY in the Spring semester. Transfer students are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for the Spring semester only as major courses are restricted to formally accepted students. **

(97 hours)

Many of these courses may also be used to satisfy general education requirements. Please contact the department regarding possible curricular changes. In order to graduate with a degree in Athletic Training, students must have a minimum FSU overall GPA of 2.5 and a grade of “C minus“ or higher in all required courses.

Required mathematics/science/psychology courses (26 hours)
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra
MAC 1114 (2) Trigonometry
MAC 1140 (3) Precalculus
STA 2122 (3) Introduction to Applied Statistics
BSC 2010, 2010L (3, 1) Biological Science I, Lab
CHM 1045, 1045L (3, 1) General Chemistry I, Lab
PHY 2053C (4) College Physics A (PHY 2053, 2053L)
PSY 2012 (3) General Psychology

College of Human Sciences Core (6 hours)
FAD 2230 (3) Family Relationships
HSC 4711 (3) Wellness/Risk Reduction

Departmental coursework (15 hours)
HUN 1201 (3) Science of Nutrition
PET 3322, 3221L (3,1) Functional Anatomy and Physiology I or BSC 2085, 2085L (3,1)
PET 3323C (4) Functional Anatomy and Physiology II or BSC 2086, 2086L (3,1)
PET 3380C (4) Applied Exercise Physiology

Athletic Training core coursework (27 hours)
ATR 1800 (1) Introduction to Athletic Training
*ATR 2020 (2) First Aid-Professional Rescuer
*ATR 3102, (3) Athletic Training I
*ATR 3012C (3) Orthopedic Assessment-Upper Extremity
*ATR 3132 (3) Kinesiology
*ATR 3213C (3) Orthopedic Assessment-Lower Extremity
*ATR 3312C (3) Therapeutic Exercise, Rehabilitation
*ATR 4302C (3) Therapeutic Modalities
*ATR 4502 (3) Athletic Training Professional Development or ATR 3942r (3) Practicum
*ATR 4932 (3) Issues in Sports Training

* Students must choose one of four options (21-26 hours) to complete for graduation:

1). AT option: PET3361 (3), ATR4503 (3), APK3113 (3), APK2001 (3), ATR1810, 2820, 3832, 4842, 4852, 4862 (1 hr each)

2). PT option: BSC2011 + Lab (4), CHM1046 + Lab (4), PHY2054c (4), PSYxxxx (3-6)

3). PA option: CHM1046 + Lab (4), MCB2004 + Lab or MCB4403 + Lab (4), APK2001 (3), CHM2200 + Lab (4)

4). Sports Medicine option: BSC2011 + Lab (4), CHM1046 + Lab (4), CHM2210 (3), CHM2211 (3), CHM2211 Lab (3), PHY2054c (4), BCH4053 + Lab (4) Suggested: PCB3063 (3) and Spanish (8)

Computer Skills Competency: 0 beyond required coursework: CGS 2060 (3) or BSC 2010L (1).

Oral Communication Competency: 0-3 hours
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met with an approved college-level course.

Minimum Program Requirements – Summary

Min. Hrs. Required 120
Prerequisites 0 beyond coursework required for Liberal Studies and the major*
General Education 36*
Major Coursework 97*
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0-3 hours
Oral Competency 0 beyond major requirements
Electives to bring total hours to 120

* NOTE: The following coursework required for the major can also apply to General Education: all math courses; CHM 1045, 1045L, HUN 1201, and/or BSC 2010, 2010L; PSY 2012, FAD 2230.

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