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2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Training, BS

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Students desiring to pursue athletic training as a profession should begin this track early in their college career. Students will receive academic course work combined with practical hands-on experience under the supervision of nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainers. The Athletic Training Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and meets all requirements for students who successfully complete the program to test for BOC national certification as well as Texas Department of State Health Services and the TABAT (Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers), licensing.

Students will have a minor area of study that consists of 21 credit hours in Biology. There are two tracks in the B.S. in Athletic Training Major, certified and non-certified. Students who wish to become a certified teacher as well an athletic trainer will take courses in the College of Education in addition to those in the minors of study.

Program Costs

Students accepted into the professional phase of the program must be aware that in addition to the appropriate university tuition and fees for courses, there are additional expenses to participate in the program. Professional phase students are expected to join the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as student members. This is required for the tracking of entry level athletic training competencies and clinical experience hour logs using the NATA A-track program. Other expenses include initial/renewal of ARC Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, Blood borne Pathogen, and Oxygen Administration Training on a yearly basis. Students also are responsible for any expenses incurred with travel to off-campus Affiliate Clinical Sites in completion of their clinical rotations assigned by the Clinical Practicum Courses. An additional expense for students is fees triggered by the requirement for background checks to be approved for participation at some Affiliate Clinical Sites.

Expense Summary

  1. Professional Rescuer CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, Oxy. Training - $ 35 (annually)
  2. NATA Student Membership- $75 (annually)
  3. Background Checks- $25-$50
  4. Clinical Practicum Travel Expenses- Fuel $100- $200 (per semester) *estimated
  5. TB test- $30-$50
  6. Program uniform clothing- Pants and Shorts ($35-$55 per item), Tee Shirts ($10 per item)

Degree Requirements

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the BS degree.
  2. Complete at least 120 sch for the BS degree. At least 30 sch must be completed at U.T.P.B. and at least 24 of the last 30 must be taken at U.T.P.B.
  3. At least 48 sch must be taken at the upper level.
  4. Students majoring in Athletic Training are required to complete a Biology minor, which usually consists of 18 sch.
  5. Earn at least a C grade in ALL Kinesiology courses. Maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 or C in all courses applicable toward the degree in Kinesiology.
  6. Earn at least a C grade in BIOL 1306 /BIOL 1106  and BIOL 1307 /BIOL 1107 .
  7. Students who enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education as first-time freshman in the Fall 2007 and thereafter are not permitted to drop more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career (Texas Administrative Code 4.10). This limit includes all transfer work taken at a Texas institution of higher education.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Life and Physical Science (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Forms of Movement Requirements: 3 Courses

Demonstrated competence in 3 forms of movement is required of all Athletic Training majors. Credits earned in meeting this requirement do not count toward the hours required for a degree in Athletic Training. However, they count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. The forms of movement requirement may be fulfilled in a number of ways. Options include taking the three courses (KINE 1115 , KINE 1156 , KINE 1159 ), participating in intercollegiate or professional athletics and possessing a current official’s rating in the course content area. The Forms of Movement Program Handbook is available from any Kinesiology faculty member. A record of each student’s progress in the forms of movement program is kept in the program coordinator’s office.

The KINE 1109 Forms of Movement credits DO NOT apply to the total semester credit hours in the major, but DO count toward the 120 sch for the BS degree.

Electives (7 sch)

Minor: Biology

* Athletic Training Majors transferring in 2000 level Anatomy and Physiology must take an additional 3 sch upper level Biology course.

TExES Requirements

Candidates for TExES test in All-Level Physical Education must complete the courses listed below or equivalent courses and the appropriate education courses in the College of Education. College of Education courses include EDUC 4333  and EDUC 4334  and student teaching in elementary and secondary Physical Education. Candidates who wish to certify in Biology as a second teaching field will be placed in Biology for student teaching experiences as well.

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