Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 

Athletic Training Program Curriculum

The ATEP consists of didactic and clinical courses taken in a prescribed sequence during the final two years of the students' academic career. During the first year in the ATEP, students will be placed in clinical sites and will be given the opportunity to explore different settings in the athletic training and health care profession. Students will be rotated every five weeks and will gain exposure with upper body injuries, lower body injuries, equipment intensive sports and general medical conditions. These clinical experiences will take place within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at LSSU, the university's health care center, a local hospital's physical therapy clinic, and in local physicians' offices. Students will be assigned to a Clinical Instructor for each rotation.

Upon successful completion of the first year in the ATEP, students will be assigned to a Clinical Instructor for their second year. The Clinical Instructor will mentor the athletic training student and foster their development as a young professional. Graduation from the ATEP is consistent with university standards with the following exceptions:

  • A 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Completion of the following coursework with a minimum grade of “C”.

ES 262-   Exercise Physiology I        
ES 268-   Fitness Evaluation I           
ES 275-   Nutrition for Sport and Exercise       
ES 301-   Athletic Training Clinical Experience I       
ES 302-   Athletic Training Clinical Experience II       
ES 346-   Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training     
ES 349-   Orthopedic Assessment         
ES 358-   Research Methods          
ES 362-   Exercise Physiology II         
ES 401-   Athletic Training Clinical Experience III     
ES 402-   Athletic Training Clinical Experience IV     
ES 428-   Psy. Aspects of Exercise and Rehabilitation
ES 444-   Exercise Prescription         
ES 452-   Allied Health Administration       
ES 492-   Exercise Science Internship         
HLTH 209-   Pharmacology           
HLTH 232-   Pathophysiology           
MATH 207-   Statistics             
NURS 212- Health Appraisal
3 credits
2 credits
2 credits
2 credits
2credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
2 credits
2 credits
3 credits
2 credits
3 credits
6 credits
3 credits
3credits
3credits
4 credits
 

Students can repeat a course only once in order to obtain the minimum of a “C” grade. If the student fails to satisfactorily pass the course again, they will be dropped from the program. Students who wish to continue in the program must notify the program director in writing. Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.5 will also be placed on probation and removed from the program until their GPA returns above 2.5. The return to the program is contingent upon availability of space in the ATEP. Students who return to the program must comply with all requirements in effect at that time. Students can appeal decisions by submission of a formal response to the program director within thirty days of the notification of the formal action.