- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: No
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb
- Study Opportunities:
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
All students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training complete the Kinesiology department’s common core of five classes (15 semester hours [sh]): Anatomy and Physiology I, Motor Behavior, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Physiology of Exercise, and Biomechanics.
Athletic Training majors also complete the following additional coursework: Anatomy and Physiology II; First Aid; Weight Training; Power Training; Stress Testing; Medical Terminology; Introduction to Athletic Training; Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries; Lower Extremity; Upper Extremity; Therapeutic Modalities; Therapeutic Exercise; Head, Neck, Spine, and Abdomen; Pharmacological and Medical Issues in Athletic Training; Pathology of Athletic Injuries/Illnesses; Administration; Palpatory Anatomy; and Manual Muscle Testing.
Students complete five clinical education/field experience classes within intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, and outpatient rehabilitation settings to demonstrate application of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Competencies and Clinical Proficiencies. Athletic Training majors also complete a 12 sh internship at a site of their choosing during their last semester before graduation.
Why Athletic Training at WIU?
The clinical experience begins during the first semester through a Student Mentor Program. Upper-level students assist new students in developing athletic training skills, which allow them to gain valuable academic and clinical experiences.
The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Completion of this program of study qualifies students to fulfill requirements to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become entry-level Certified Athletic Trainers.