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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

(Pre-) Athletic Training


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Trevor Roiger, Athletic Training Program Director
College of Education and Human Sciences
SBA 116
605-688-5824
Email: trevor.roiger@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/health-and-nutritional-sciences/pre-atpre-ptpre-ot

Pre-Professional Interest Area Information
The pre-athletic training curriculum is a pre-professional curriculum whereby necessary prerequisites can be completed in preparation for applying to a graduate-level athletic training program.  Students must declare an undergraduate major along with the pre-professional curriculum in athletic training.  The recommended classes listed below are essential for application to the graduate-level program in athletic training at SDSU and are common to other programs across the country.  Students must earn a bachelor’s degree, have a basic understanding of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and possess exceptional communication skills.  Acceptance into a graduate-level athletic training program is competitive, therefore, a strong undergraduate academic record is essential.  Advisors in the Health and Nutritional Sciences department provide advising to assist each student in developing an undergraduate academic plan best-suited to help him/her transition into a graduate-level program in athletic training.    

Possible Majors
Biology (B.S.)  
Exercise Science (B.S.)  
Community and Public Health (B.S.)  
Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)  
Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)  
Psychology (B.S.)  

Suggested Coursework


Biomechanics


Exercise Physiology


Clinical Observations


Although not required for acceptance into all graduate-level athletic training programs, some (including the Master of Science in Athletic Training* at SDSU) require a minimum number of observations within athletic training practice settings.

*Students interested in applying to the Master of Science in Athletic Training at SDSU are encouraged to visit the program website (http://www.sdstate.edu/hns/graduate-programs/ms-athletic-training.cfm) at their earliest convenience to learn more about the program and the application process.

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