Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Education Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Programs Athletic Training
The major in athletic training prepares students to work with athletes, physicians, and coaches to ensure the health care and well-being of the competitive and recreational athlete. The Michigan State University athletic training major blends clinical and academic learning experiences. Students will gain knowledge and skills in evaluation and the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and will be prepared to organize and manage athletic training programs. The Michigan State University student majoring in athletic training is exposed to state-of-the-art philosophies, equipment, and research.
A student in this major will complete a two-year athletic training curriculum while working in a variety of clinical settings. These settings include on-campus rotations within the athletic department, high schools, and various clinics. Through clinical education, the student will encounter experiences requiring immediate decision-making, physician consultation, injury evaluations, and communications with coaches, student-athletes, and approved clinical instructors. Students who complete this major will be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in collegiate, professional, clinical, high school, and industrial settings. Students who graduate from this program may enter professional physical therapy programs, medical programs, or graduate studies in kinesiology. The degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE).
Admission as a Junior
Admission to the athletic training major is competitive. A limited number of students are admitted. The deadline for application to the major is February 1. The decision regarding admission to the major is based on the following criteria:
Submission of the following: (a) an application to the major in athletic training; (b) an essay expressing reasons for selecting the field of athletic training; and (c) three letters of personal reference.
Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade-point average of 2.5 in these courses:
KIN 125 First Aid and Personal Safety (3)
KIN 126 Introduction to Athletic Training(3)
KIN 127 Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training (1)
KIN 227 Observations and Introduction to Clinical Skills in Athletic Training (2)
KIN 228 Clinical Rotation and Skills: Introduction in Athletic Training (1)
KIN 320 Pathology of Sports Injury (3)
A minimum grade of 2.00 in each of the following courses: Chemistry 141, Kinesiology 216, Mathematics 103, Physics 231, and Physiology 250.
University grade-point average of 2.5 or above.
Interview with the Michigan State University Athletic Training Admissions Board.
Space availability in the formal clinical curriculum sites.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training
The University requirements for Bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Kinesiology may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses: Chemistry 141 and 161, Physics 231 and 251, and Physiology 250. The completion of Chemistry 161 and Physics 251 satisfies the laboratory requirement. Chemistry 141 and 161, Physics 231 and 251, and Physiology 250 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 2. a. below.
The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Athletic Training major is met by completing Kinesiology 345. That course is referenced in item 2. b. below.
The following requirements for the major:
All of the following with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course (17 credits):
Applied Human Anatomy
Introductory Physics I
All of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (40 credits):
The Healthy Lifestyle
First Aid and Personal Safety
Introduction to Athletic Training
Taping and Bracing in Athletic Training
Foundations of Kinesiology
Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory
Observations and Introduction to Clinical Skills in Athletic Training
Clinical Rotation and Skills: Introduction in Athletic Training
Measurement in Kinesiology
Physiological Bases of Physical Activity
Pathology of Sports Injury
Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Sport and Exercise Psychology (W)
Physical Growth and Motor Behavior
Laboratory Experiences in Exercise Physiology
Adapted Physical Activity
Both of the following courses (2 credits):
Chemistry Laboratory I
Introductory Physics Laboratory I
All of the following courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (15 credits):
Lower Body Injury Evaluation
Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
Upper Body Injury Evaluation
One 3-credit, 400-level course in the Department of Kinesiology, as approved by the Director of Athletic Training.
Successful completion of the final clinical rotation, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in the following (4 credits):
Clinical Rotations in Athletic Training
A candidate must meet a minimum clinical evaluation score as required by the program director based on performance in clinical rotation experiences and competency.
Meet professional standards as designated by the department.
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major - Athletic Training - Survey - MTH103
Major - Athletic Training - Survey - MTH103: 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12
Requirement 12: Major - Athletic Training - Survey
Major - Athletic Training - Survey: 4 courses from CEM141, KIN216, PHY231, PSL250
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12
Requirement 13: Major - Athletic Training - Junior Admission
Major - Athletic Training - Junior Admission: 13 credits from KIN125, KIN126, KIN127, KIN227, KIN320, KIN228
Requirement 14: Major - Athletic Training - Chemistry and Physics Labs
Major - Athletic Training - Chemistry and Physics Labs: 2 courses from CEM161, PHY251
Requirement 15: Major - Athletic Training - Introductions
Major - Athletic Training - Introductions: 2 courses from KIN121, KIN173
Requirement 16: Major - Athletic Training - Human Anatomy Lab
Major - Athletic Training - Human Anatomy Lab: 1 course from KIN217
Requirement 17: Major - Athletic Training - Physical Activity
Major - Athletic Training - Physical Activity: 7 courses from KIN250, KIN310, KIN330, KIN345, KIN360, KIN411, KIN465
Requirement 18: Major - Athletic Training - Injury
Major - Athletic Training - Injury: 5 courses from KIN421, KIN422, KIN423, KIN425, KIN426
Requirement 19: Major - Athletic Training - 400 Level
Major - Athletic Training - 400 Level: 3 credits from a 400 level course in the Department of Kinesiology, as approved by the Director of Athletic Training.
Requirement 20: Major - Athletic Training - Clinical Rotations
Major - Athletic Training - Clinical Rotations: 4 credits from KIN427
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 20
Requirement 21: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB & ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB & ISP: 2 courses from PHY251, CEM161
Requirement 22: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB & ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB & ISP: 3 courses from CEM141, PHY231, PSL250
Requirement 23: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 24: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.