Curriculum

(Note: The following is subject to change per curricular and programmatic revision.)

Albion College AT Courses

One unit represents a 4-hour class.

PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology (cognate) 1 unit*
KIN 194 Intro to Clinical Laboratories .5 units
KIN 211 Human Systems Anatomy 1 unit
KIN 213 Athletic Injuries Prevention and Treatment 1 unit
KIN 233 Human Gross (Cadaver) Anatomy (pre-req for KIN 240) 1 unit
KIN 240 Sports Nutrition .5 units
KIN 244 Lower Extremity Assessment 1 unit
KIN 254 Therapeutic Rehabilitation 1 unit
KIN 290 Clinical LE Assessment .25 units
KIN 295 Clinical Rehabilitation .25 units
KIN 310 Research and Statistics in Kinesiology 1 unit
KIN 344 Upper Extremity Assessment 1 unit
KIN 353 Athletic Training Administration .5 units
KIN 354 Therapeutic Modalities 1 unit
KIN 369 Human Physiology 1 unit
KIN 379 Exercise Physiology 1 unit
KIN 390 Clinical UE Assessment .25 units
KIN 395 Clinical Modalities .25 units
KIN 401 Senior Seminar .5 units
KIN 453 Medical Conditions in Athletic Training .5 units
KIN 494 Colloquium in Athletic Training .25 units
TOTAL* * includes prerequisites and cognates 14.75 units


Clinical Education Requirement

Athletic training students must also obtain 900 hours of clinical experience in order to complete the requirements of the Athletic Training major. The majority of the clinical experience will be obtained on campus. Clinical experiences in athletic training may also be obtained in high schools, other colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, physician offices and with professional sports organizations. Some off campus travel to affiliated sites is required. In addition, athletic training students may have opportunities for surgical observations, allied health care professional interactions, and applied research possibilities. The curriculum offers a valuable background for students interested in pursuing careers in other health professions, including but not limited to, human medicine (M.D., D.O.), physician assistant, and physical therapy.

Four-year instructional plan

An example of how the Athletic Training major may be implemented. Students need 32 units to graduate so they generally average 4 units per semester. It is not uncommon for them to take 4.5 units per semester. They pay the same tuition whether they take 4 or 4.5 units.

Classes that count toward the Athletic Training major appear in purple.

(Entering Fall even year)

First Year Fall First Year Spring
KIN 213 Athletic Injuries Prevention and Treatment KIN 233 Human Gross Anatomy
KIN 211 Human Systems Anatomy KIN 194 Intro to Clinical Laboratories (.5)
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
KIN 244 Lower Extremity Assess (and jrs., odd years) KIN 254 Therapeutic Rehab (and jrs., odd years)
KIN 290 Clinical LE Assess (.25) (and jrs., odd years) KIN 295 Clinical Rehab (.25) (and jrs., odd years)
  KIN 310 Research and Stats in Kinesiology
Junior Fall Junior Spring
KIN 344 Upper Extremity Assess (and sophs., odd years) KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5)
KIN 353 AT Admin. (.5) (and srs., odd years) KIN 354 Therapeutic Modalities (and sophs., odd years)
KIN 369 Human Physiology KIN 379 Exercise Physiology
KIN 390 Clinical UE Assess (.25) (and sophs., odd years) KIN 395 Clinical Modalities (.25) (and sophs., odd years)
Senior Fall Senior Spring
KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5) (if still needed) KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5) (if still needed)
KIN 401 Senior Seminar (.5) KIN 494 Colloquium in AT (.25)
KIN 453 Med. Cond. (.5) (and jrs., odd years)  

 

(Entering Fall odd year)

First Year Fall First Year Spring
KIN 213 Athletic Inj: Prev & Treatment KIN 233 Human Gross Anatomy
KIN 211 Human Systems Anatomy KIN 194 Intro to Clinical Lab (.5)
Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
KIN 344 Upper Extremity Assess (and jrs., even years) KIN 310 Research and Stats in Kinesiology
KIN 390 Clinical LE Assessment (.25) (and jrs., even years) KIN 354 Therapeutic Modalities (and jrs., even years)
  KIN 395 Clinical Rehab (.25) (and jrs., even years)
Junior Fall Junior Spring
KIN 244 Lower Extremity Assess (and sophs, even years) KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5)
KIN 290 Clinical LE Assessment (.25) (and sophs., even years) KIN 254 Therapeutic Rehab (and sophs, even years)
KIN 369 Human Physiology KIN 295 Clinical Rehab (.25) (and sophs, even years)
KIN 453 Med. Cond. (.5) (and srs., even years) KIN 379 Exercise Physiology
Senior Fall Senior Spring
KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5) (if still needed) KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5) (if still needed)
KIN 353 AT Admin. (.5) (and jrs., even years) KIN 494 Colloquium in AT (.25)
KIN 401 Senior Seminar (.5)  

 

  
Example of Athletic Training Major and *Pre-Health Profession combination

Freshman Fall Freshman Spring
KIN 213 Athletic Injuries Prevention and Treatment KIN 233 Human Gross Anatomy
First Year  Seminar KIN 194 Intro to Clin Lab (.5)
Pre-med Chemistry 121 Pre-med Biology 195 (Sci)
KIN 211 Human Systems Anatomy Chemistry 123
  KIN 203 First Aid/ CPR (.5) (pre-req)
TOTAL: 4 units TOTAL: 4 units
Athletic Training: 2 units Athletic Training: 2 units

 

Sophomore Fall Sophomore Spring
KIN 240 Sport Nutrition (.5) KIN 303 Measurement & Eval (.5)
KIN 293 Clinical Lab I (.5) KIN 253 Ther Rehab & Modal I
KIN 243 Injury Assessment KIN 294 Clinical Lab II (.5)
Chemistry 211 Chemistry 212
Elective Elective
   
TOTAL: 4 units TOTAL: 4 units
Athletic Training: 2 units Athletic Training: 2 units

 

Junior Fall Junior Spring (Kaplan on Wed pm and Sat am)
KIN 342 Adv AT Techniques Elective
KIN 353 AT Admin or 453 Med Cond  (.5) KIN 394 Clinical Lab IV (.5)
KIN 393 Clinical Lab III (.5) Bio 337
Biology 210 Physics 116
Physics 115 Elective
   
TOTAL: 4 units TOTAL: 4 units
Athletic Training: 2 units Athletic Training: .5 units

 

Senior Fall Senior Spring
KIN 353 AT Admin or 453 Med Cond (.5) KIN 379 Exercise Physiology
KIN 303 Meas and Eval (.5) Eng literature (Text Analysis)
KIN 401 Sen Seminar (.5) Psych 101
KIN 369 Human Physiology Elective
Elective KIN 494 Colloquium in AT (.25)
   
   
TOTAL: 4 units TOTAL: 4 units
Athletic Training: 2 units Athletic Training: 2.25 units


*pre-physical therapy, pre-med, pre-physicians assistant, etc. should see the Pre-Health Professions advisor for more help and the latest updates

Please note that pre-Physical Therapy students generally need the following courses:

Chemistry 121 and 211, 2 English comp. courses, Biology 195 and 210, speech/communications, developmental psychology and statistics.