• Athletic Training
  • Athletic Training

    The University of West Alabama's Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.  The curriculum requirements are met through the comprehensive athletic training major offered through the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. The program places strong emphasis on the practical clinical experience coupled with specific professional course work. The University of West Alabama athletic training students put classroom concepts into practice by assisting staff athletic trainers with the day to day care of athletes in a variety of intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic training settings. Training in these diverse athletic environments provides students with valuable clinical experience in a variety of sports and sports related injuries.

     

    Athletic Training Curriculum

  • Athletic Training Program Requirements

    Athletic Training Requirements: 57 hours
    • AH 101. Practicum in Athletic Training I (1)
    • AH 102. Practicum in Athletic Training II (1)
    • AH 200. Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
    • AH 210. Protective Techniques for Injuries (2)
    • AH 220. Injury/Illness Assessment (2)
    • AH 230. Athletic Training Emergency Care (2)
    • AH 281. Athletic Training Clinical Education I (1)
    • AH 282. Athletic Training Clinical Education II (1)
    • AH 300. General Medical Aspects of Athletic Training (2)
    • AH 301. Research in Athletic Training (1)
    • AH 322. Evaluation of Injuries I (3)
    • AH 323. Evaluation of Injuries I Laboratory (1)
    • AH 324. Evaluation of Injuries II (3)
    • AH 325. Evaluation of Injuries II Laboratory (1)
    • AH 330. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3)
    • AH 331. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training Laboratory (1)
    • AH 340. Rehabilitation of Injuries (3)
    • AH 341. Rehabilitation of Injuries Laboratory (1)
    • AH 350. Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (2)
    • AH 381. Athletic Training Clinical Education III (1)
    • AH 382. Athletic Training Clinical Education IV (1)
    • AH 400. Clinical Decisions in Athletic Training (1)
    • AH 408. Seminar in Athletic Training (1)
    • AH 430. Psychological Aspects of Athletic Training (2)
    • AH 481. Athletic Training Clinical Education V (1)
    • AH 482. Athletic Training Clinical Education VI (1)
    • EX 443 or PE 443 . Kinesiology (3)
    • EX 444 or PE 444 . Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EX 445. Exercise Physiology Lab (1)
    • EX 446. Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • EX 470. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs (3)
    • NS 101. Pharmacology (2)
    Electives:

    Choose one of the five elective options below:

    A. Athletic Training electives from the following: 3 hours
    • AH 280. Athletic Training Clinical Education (1)
    • AH 397. Independent Study in Athletic Training (1-3)
    • AH 409. Pre-professional Clinical Experience (1-4)
    • AH 498. Selected Topics in Athletic Training (1-3)
    • BY 234. Medical Terminology (3)
    • EX 241. Strength, Speed, and Power Training (2)
    • EX 242. Flexibility (2)
    • EX 246. Endurance Training (2)
    • EX 421. Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance (3)
    • EX 451. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
    • EX 472. Performance Enhancement Specialist (3)
    • EX 474. Corrective Exercise Specialist (3)
    • EX 475. Emergency Management of Athletic Injuries (1-3)
    • EX 476. Sports Medicine Seminar and Workshop (1-3)
    • PE 434. Sport and Exercise Law (3)
    • PY 428. Health Psychology (3)
    • SH 330. Interpersonal Communication (3)
    B. Internship Option: 6 - 12 semester hours
    • AH 489. Athletic Training Internship (6-12)
    C. Exercise Science Option: 12-14 hours
    • AH 409. Pre-professional Clinical Experience (1-4)
    • BY 330. Hematology (4)
    • BY 331. Immunology (4)
    • EX 345 or PE 345. Motor Learning and Motor Development (3) 
    • EX 421. Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance (3)
    • EX 451. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
    • EX 476. Sports Medicine Seminar and Workshop (1-3)
    D. Pre-Professional Health Science Option: 18-38 hours

    Four to twelve hours from the following:

    In addition to courses taken under III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics C. Pre-Professional Health Science Option.
    • BY 222. General Zoology (4)
    • BY 330. Hematology (4)
    • BY 331. Immunology (4)
    • BY 340. Microbiology (4)
    • BY 380. Genetics (4)
    • BY 472. Cell Biology (4)
    • BY 474. Human Physiology (4)
    Eight to sixteen hours from the following:
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • CH 112. General Chemistry II (4)
    • CH 241. Organic Chemistry I (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)
    • PH 202. College Physics II (4)
    One of the following:
    • MH 246. Introduction to Biostatistics (4)
    • PY 370. Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
    • SY 370. Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
    Three to six hours from the following:
    • PY 310. Developmental Psychology (3)
    • PY 320. Abnormal Psychology (3)
    • PY 330. Social Psychology (3)
    • PY 428. Health Psychology (3)
    E. Emergency Medical Technician Option: 13-14 hours
    • EMS 200. Basic Emergency Care (6)
    • EMS 205. Basic Emergency Clinical Internship (1)
    • EMS 206. Basic Skills Laboratory (1)
    Five to six hours from the following:
    • PL 204. Medical Ethics (3)
    • PY 428. Health Psychology (3)
    • SH 330. Interpersonal Communication (3)