Oct 21, 2017
**THIS PROGRAM WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED
TO NEW STUDENTS AFTER FALL 2016**
The Athletic Training major prepares students for national certification and licensure as a certified athletic trainer with career opportunities in high schools, colleges/universities, orthopedic and sports medicine clinics, business and industry, professional sports teams, government health agencies, branches of the US military, and research laboratories.
The emphases of the curriculum are: evidence based practice, risk management and injury prevention, pathology of injuries and illnesses, acute care of injuries and illnesses, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities, nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses, psychosocial intervention and referral, health care administration, and professional development and responsibilities. Students are given opportunities to gain knowledge and skills needed to pass the certification exam of the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Training.
The Pre-Kinesiology major is the classification that indicates that students are in a preparatory program for either the Athletic Training major or the Exercise Science major. Personal health enhancement opportunities are available through Lifetime Physical Activity and Physical Fitness courses.
Applicants who satisfy freshman or transfer requirements for admission to the University and who apply to either the Athletic Training OR Exercise Science majors are eligible for admission to the Pre-Kinesiology major. All students entering the University will be required to complete the General Education requirements of the University. A suggested sequence of courses for Pre-Kinesiology students that meet these General Education requirements as well as the prerequisites for both Exercise Science and Athletic Training can be found online at kinesiology.uncc.edu.
Students who apply for either the Athletic Training OR Exercise Science major are initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology majors (PKNS) until they meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; completion of 36 credit hours; and successful (grade C or above) completion of KNES 2168 and KNES 2168L (or equivalents), CHEM 1200 , CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , MATH 1100 , STAT 1222 , KNES 2150 , and KNES 2294 . Students applying for the Athletic Training or Exercise Science major must make a grade C or above in the required courses and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above before making application to either major. All of the required courses may be attempted twice. Withdrawing from a course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade. Students must receive a grade of C or above in all pre- and corequisite courses in order to be deemed successful. All KNES courses taken at UNC Charlotte required for any degree program in the Department of Kinesiology must be successfully completed at UNC Charlotte.
All Pre-Kinesiology majors are subject to a Conduct Check facilitated by the Dean of Students Office. The results of the Conduct Check may impact acceptance into the Athletic Training or Exercise Science programs.
Additional Admission Requirements
Students who have completed all of the Pre-Kinesiology prerequisites may apply for the Athletic Training major. Students are admitted to the major for the spring semester only and admission is competitive. Admission decisions are made by a committee within the Department of Kinesiology. Selection into the program is competitive and satisfactorily completing the minimum requirements does not guarantee program admission. After evaluating the credentials of all applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements, the selection committee offers admission to students whose credentials demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement.
The Athletic Training Education Program is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. Examples of these requirements include: the ability to meet the technical standards of the program, current immunizations, drug testing and criminal background clearance, universal precaution training, clinical experiences, and successful completion of progression criteria.
Students applying for admission to the Athletic Training major must meet the following minimum academic requirements.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in all college coursework
- Completion of 36 hours
- Successful completion (grade of C or above) in all Foundation Courses
- Proof of current CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED (or equivalent) certification
- Completion of the Athletic Training Education Program Application Packet
- Completion of all athletic training major prerequisites in the fall semester prior to the spring for which application is being made
- Completion of athletic training observation experience in the fall semester prior to the spring for which application is being made
The B.S. in Athletic Training requires 120 credit hours. A detailed description of the requirements of the program can be found in the B.S. in Athletic Training Student Handbook located in the Department of Kinesiology and online at kinesiology.uncc.edu under "Student Resources."
General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program.
Foundation Courses (20 credit hours)
Major Courses (61 credit hours)
Unrestricted Elective Courses
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
All courses required for the Athletic Training major must be completed with a grade of C or above. All of the required courses may be attempted twice. Withdrawing from the course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade. All pre- or corequisite courses must be of a grade of C or above in order to be deemed successful. Students who earn two D or lower grades in the aforementioned courses will be removed from the Athletic Training program.
For details about the Honors Program in Kinesiology, visit the program page .
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required.