Athletic Training Comprehensive, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
Core II Communications3
Core II Mathematics3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Music in Society (recommended)
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (Multicultural or International)3
Major-Specific
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy4
DTS 210Nutrition3
Statistics3
Physics3
ESS 345Exercise Physiology3
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
ESS 442Princ of Strength & Cond3
HS 212Practical & Emerging Tech AT3
HS 215 Cap graduation image Intro to Athletic Training3
HS 220Personal Health3
HS 221Personal Health II3
HS 222 Cap graduation image Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED3
HS 230Orthopedic Skills3
HS 365Functional Kinesiology3
Yr 1 Summer III AT graduate classes6
Yr 1 Semester 1 AT graduate classes12
Yr 1 Semester 2 AT graduate classes12
Area of Emphasis-Specific
Students will complete 9 credit hours of restricted electives in addition to the core courses. Restricted electives must be approved by advisor.
AoE Restricted Elective (Biology)
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology
Microbiol & Human Disease
Principles Cell Biology
Principles of Ecology
Principles of Microbiology
Emerging Infect Diseases
AoE Restricted Elective (Chemistry)
Select one of the following:3
General, Organic, and Biochem
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles Chemistry II
Principles of Chem Lab I
Principles of Chem Lab II
AoE Restricted Elective
Select one of the following:3
Crisis Inter & Conf Res
Death & Grief Coun
Stress Management Couns
Abnormal Psychology
Adult Development
Introductory Psychology (CT)
Psychology of Adjustment
Adult Development
Experimental Psychology
Intro to Occup Safety (CT)
Fitness and Wellness
Motor Learning
Health Iss in PE & Ath
Biomech Instrument Mat Lab
Princ of Strength & Cond
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Energy Sources Body Comp
Intro Appl Anat & Physiol
Personal Health II
Health Iss in PE & Ath
Any declared minor approved by advisor
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semesters schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Acceptance into the Athletic Training program is competitive and not guaranteed. Prospective students must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for admission to the program:
    • Admission to Marshall University;
    • Declared Athletic Training as a major, including area of emphasis;
    • An overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For students planning to apply in Spring, a letter grade of “C” or better on all required prerequisite athletic training coursework.
    • Completion of all required MU core courses.
    • Completion of a minimum of 90 credit hours.
    • Completion of directed observation experience requirements as outlined by the Marshall University ATP.
    • Successful interview (Note: interviews are extended during the spring semester with applications due in early March)
    • Ability to meet the Technical Standards of Admission documented by a licensed physician.

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Four Year Plan

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities (www.NATA.org). Students who wish to complete the Athletic Training Program (ATP) will begin at the undergraduate level for the first three years and complete the foundation courses that serve as prerequisites to apply to the program. Once completing these courses the student will apply to the program and, if accepted, will directly be admitted into the program which will allow them to finish in two years.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT) 3
HS 220 Personal Health 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Mathematics 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
HS 221 Personal Health II 3
Core II Communications 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
AoE Restricted Elective (Chemistry) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy 4
DTS 210 Nutrition 3
HS 222 Cap graduation image Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED 3
Physics 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
HS 215 Cap graduation image Intro to Athletic Training 3
SOC 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Sociology (CT) (MC) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Music in Society (recommended)  
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ESS 345 Exercise Physiology 3
HS 212 Practical & Emerging Tech AT 3
HS 365 Functional Kinesiology 3
AoE Restricted Elective (Biology) 3
AoE Restricted Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ESS 442 Princ of Strength & Cond 3
HS 230 Orthopedic Skills 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
Statistics 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Summer  
YR 1 Summer III AT graduate classes 6
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
First Semester
Yr 1 Semester 1 AT graduate classes 12
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
Yr 1 Semester 2 AT graduate classes 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours123