Jun 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 

Athletic Training Major (BS) [On Hold]

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[Program on hold]

Athletic Training Major- Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences web page at https://www.unlv.edu/integratedhealth for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-athletic-training.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Division of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center at https://www.unlv.edu/healthsciences/advising.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Program - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education www.caate.net

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand evidence-based practice concepts and their application.
  2. Possess the ability to develop and implement strategies and programs to prevent the incidence and/or severity of injuries and illnesses, optimizing overall patient health and quality of life.
  3. Possess strong clinical examination and reasoning skills, based on an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics allowing them to accurately formulate a differential diagnosis.
  4. Knowledgeable and skilled in the evaluation and immediate management of acute illnesses and injuries.
  5. Knowledgeable and skilled in the development and implementation of therapeutic interventions designed to maximize a patients participation and health-related quality of life.
  6. Recognize abnormal social, emotional and mental behaviors in their patients and possess the ability to intervene and refer these individuals as necessary.
  7. Understand risk management, health care delivery mechanisms, insurance, reimbursement, documentation, patient privacy, and facility management.
  8. Embrace the need to practice within the limits of state and national regulation using moral and ethical judgment, while working collaboratively with other health care providers, referring patients appropriately when such referral is warranted.

University Graduation Requirements

Athletic Training Degree Requirements - Total: 120-121 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36-37 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 4

Mathematics - Credits: 3

  or higher

Distribution Requirement - Credits:18

Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
    • COM 101 - Oral Communication
    • One additional humanities course
    • One course in fine arts- 3 credits
  • Social Science: 9 Credits
    • PSY 101 - General Psychology required
    • SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology recommended
    • One additional Social Science course
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Total Credits: 120-121

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