Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements

Required Courses from General Education: BI101 General Biology (3) and BI101L General Biology Lab (1)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (28-29 Hours)

Science: Must include

  • BI 102 (3) and BI102L (1)
  • CH 107 Allied Health Chemistry (3) OR CH111 General Chemistry (3) and CH111L (1)
  • May count courses with the AS, BI, CH, ES, GL, and PH prefixes (excluding 260/360/460). May count SC101 but no other SC courses. May not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

16-17 hours

Analytical Skills: MA105 Statistics AND CS214 Web Page Design (Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105.)

6 hours

Social Sciences: PY210 Educational Psychology (3) OR PY223 Developmental Psychology (3) OR PY301 Abnormal Psychology (3)

3 hours

Humanities: See guidelines.

3 hours

Athletic Training Major Requirements (58 Hours)

AT101     Clinical Experiences in AT I (1)

AT102     Clinical Experiences in AT II (1)

AT103    Introduction to AT (3)

AT123    Care and Prev. of Athletic Injuries (3)

AT201     Clinical Experiences in AT III (1)

AT202     Clinical Experiences in AT   IV(1)

AT213     First Aid and CPR Lab (1)

AT301     Clinical Experiences in AT V (1)

AT302     Clinical Experiences in AT VI (1)

AT306     Therapeutic Modality Techniques (3)

AT307     Therapeutic Modality Techniques Lab (1)

AT308     Rehabilitation Techniques I (2)

AT309     Rehabilitation Techniques I Lab (1)

AT310     Rehabilitation Techniques II (2)

AT311     Rehabilitation Techniques II Lab (1)

AT312   AT Surgical Clinic (1)

AT320     Organization and Adm. of AT (3)

AT326      Adv. AT—Lower Extremities Assess. (3)

AT327      Adv. AT—Lower Extremities Lab (1)

AT328      Adv. AT—Upper Extremities Assess. (3)

AT329      Adv. AT—Upper Extremities Assess. Lab (1)

AT340      Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers (3)


Physical Education requirements (9 Hours):

AT212       First Aid/Community CPR (2)

PE324       Human Anatomy and Kinesiology (4)

PE327       Physiology of Exercise (3)


Biology requirements (11 Hours):

BI107         Human Anatomy (4)

BI107L       Human Anatomy Lab (1)        

BI205         General Physiology (4)

BI205L       General Physiology Lab (1)

SC225        Interdisciplinary Science Seminar (1)

Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)


Levels II, III, and IV

In addition to the curriculum requirements, each student must complete a minimum of 900 clinical hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer/clinical instructor within the Central Methodist University athletic training program. The following are clinical experience classes: AT101, AT102, AT201, AT202, AT301, and AT302. Prior to performing off-campus clinical rotations, students may be required to purchase individual student professional liability coverage.   Each clinical satisfies one or more sections of the following clinical experiences:

  1. One season of Football.
  2. Two CMU intercollegiate team experiences dealing with lower extremity injuries. i.e. Basketball, Soccer.
  3. Two CMU intercollegiate team experiences dealing with upper extremity injuries. i.e. Softball, Baseball.
  4. A general medical experience rotation.
  5. One semester at an affiliated high school setting.
  6. One semester with a rehabilitation clinic.
  7. CMU morning treatment and rehabilitation.

Each student will be required to purchase the CMU Student Athletic Training Policy and Procedures Manual. The manual contains more specific program requirements. It can be purchased at the bookstore.

Retention Policy - Program levels II, III, and IV
  1. Clinical: The clinical instructors will assess the student's performance each semester. Each student will be evaluated on a 4 point system and must receive a 2.5 in order to continue to the next clinical. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress will be placed on a one-semester probation. If not satisfied within the allotted time, then the student may be dismissed from the program.
  2. Coursework: The student must maintain a residential grade point average of 2.80, and earn a "C" or above in all athletic training core classes. Failure to comply with the guidelines is grounds for probation or dismissal from the program.
Transfer Policy

Students wishing to transfer to Central Methodist University and the athletic training program must apply for the program and follow the same selection process as other candidates. Transfer students must have their transcript evaluated by the Registrar's Office and the Athletic Training Program Director. Courses required in Level I may transfer from the student's original college or university as long as they are substantially the same in scope and content as similar courses offered at CMU. Levels II, III, and IV must be completed at CMU.

Additional Fees

In addition to tuition, housing, books / supplies, and transportation costs (see Student Expenses for a breakdown of tuition and fees), students in the Athletic Training Education Program will incur additional expenses. The following is a breakdown of the most common costs:

  1. Portfolio fee - $120 (Second Semester Freshman Year)
  2. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fee - $75 per semester: This covers the program physical and AT 302 Clinical costs for ACES workshop.
  3. Travel to and from clinical sites - varies (Senior Year)
  4. Liability Insurance for clinical rotations - $40 (Senior Year)
  5. Professional Memberships /CMU Student AT Association Fee - $30/$90.

NOTE: Fees are subject to change.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

It is the Athletic Training program policy that all decisions regarding recruitment and admissions shall be made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other individual characteristics other than qualifications for the program, quality of performance, and conduct related to the program in accord with the university's policies, rules and applicable law.