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.

Required courses:
KIN 170Fitness for Life3
KIN 177First-Aid Responding To Emergencies3
KIN 182Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Human Anatomy 4
Introduction to Kinesiology3
Health and Wellness3
Health and Wellness - Honors
Introduction to Nutrition3
Total Units12-13

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Athletic Training Skill Award will:

  1. Demonstrate basic skills in First Aid and CPR and the care of acute athletic injuries.
  2. Understand the use of protection and support to athletic injuries.
  3. Understand the application of the health related components of fitness to prevent and rehabilitate athletic injuries.