Bachelor of Science - Health Care Studies, Health & Fitness Training/MS, Athletic Training

Access the complete curriculum for the BS/MS, Athletic Training, from the Health Care Studies Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning. N.B.: Service Learning (3 credits) is included in Year 2 but may be taken earlier and may be fulfilled in one course or a combination of Service Learning courses or Service Learning Add-Ons.

Course Loads

Years 1 through 4 (including Summer between Years 3 and 4) (Undergraduate): Undergraduate tuition rates apply. Maximum of 18 credits allowed for 1 semester at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for undergraduate students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Immediately upon completion of Year 4 through Year 5 (Graduate): Graduate tuition rates apply. Summer studies: summer tuition rates apply. Consult the Office of Student Accounts for further information.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • ATH101 Introduction to Athletic Training (1)
  • BIO109/L General Biology I (3/1)*
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • HCS102 Introduction to Health Care: Systems and Professions (3) 
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3)

    Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (3/1)*
  • Select one: CHE101/L General Chemistry (3/1)*; CHE110/L Chemistry I (4/0)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (8)

    Total Credits (16)

*Students selecting CHE110/L will also need to complete CHE111/L as part of the Free Electives. BIO109/L and BIO110/L fulfill prerequisites for BIO330/L, and either CHE101/L or the combination of CH110/L and CHE111/L fulfill prerequisites for BIO340/L.

Year 2

First Semester

  • BIO330/L General Anatomy (4/0)
  • Select one: EDU203 Learning Theory (3); HCS310 Health Promotion and Education (3)
  • HCS200 CPR and Emergency Health Care (2)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (2)

    Total Credits (17)

STUDENTS MAY BEGIN THE REQUIRED 50 HOURS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL OBSERVATION FOR APPLICATION INTO THE PROFESSIONAL PHASE. 

Second Semester

  • ATH201 Seminar in Athletic Training (2)
  • BIO117 Human Nutrition (3)
  • BIO340/L General Physiology (4/0)
  • HSM210 Introduction to Health Systems Management (3)
  • CORE-Service Learning (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (2)

    Total Credits (17)

Year 3

First Semester

  • ATH300/L Applied Physics for the Assessment of Human Movement and Therapeutic Agents (3/1)
  • HCS301/L Physiology of Exercise and Cardiopulmonary Assessment (3/0)
  • HCS317/L Human Motion: Principles & Perspectives (4/0)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)

    Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • CMP315 Advanced Composition for Health Professionals (3)
  • HCS332/L Current Concepts in Strength & Conditioning (3/0)
  • HCS340/L Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment (3/0)
  • HCS350/L Fitness Training & Exercise Prescription (3/0)
  • Select one: HCS229 Holistic Lifestyle Perspectives (3); HCS313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3); PSY229 Health Psychology (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)

    Total Credits (18)

Summer Between Year 3 and Year 4

  • ATH500/L Introduction to Emergency Athletic Care (3/0)
  • ATH509/L Gross Anatomy (6/0)

    Total Credits (9)

Year 4

First Semester

  • ATH501/L Foundations of Athletic Training * (3)
  • ATH510/L Pathology & Clinical Examination I (4/0)
  • ATH520/L Therapeutic Agents * (4/0)
  • ATH590 Athletic Training: Practical Application I (3)   
  • HCS320 Community Health Education and Disease Prevention (3)

    Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • ATH511/L Pathology and Clinical Examination II (4/0)
  • ATH512 Neuroscience (3)
  • ATH580 Research Methods (3)
  • ATH592 Athletic Training: Practical Application II * (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)

    Total Credits (16)

*Although taken in Year 4, this course is applicable to the requirements for the MS, Athletic Training portion of the curriculum.

Year 5

First Semester

  • ATH522 General Medical Conditions (3)
  • ATH523/L Therapeutic Intervention (4/0)
  • ATH524 Sports Nutrition (2)
  • ATH581 Research Seminar I (1)
  • ATH593 Athletic Training: Practical Application III (3)

    Total Credits (13)

Second Semester

  • ATH521 Pharmacology in Sports Medicine (2)
  • ATH525 Organization and Administration in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATH530 Psychosocial Aspects in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATH582 Research Seminar II (2)
  • ATH594 Athletic Training: Practical Application IV (3)

    Total Credits (13)

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