Athletic Health Care

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science

Students in Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science class

Department Overview

The Department of Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science is designed to prepare students for careers in health and physical education; the allied areas of strength and conditioning, coaching, athletic health care; leisure and sports management; as well as prepare students to pursue
graduate studies.

Students also have the opportunity to experience the learning of theory and discovery of application through practical extracurricular experiences, plus receive certification in first aid, CPR, strength and conditioning, and water safety.

Degree Information

Athletic Health Care majors must complete a swimming course or pass the proficiency test.

Athletic Health Care majors must purchase their own student malpractice liability insurance to enroll in any of the clinical practicum courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital emergency departments
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Law enforcement and military
  • Occupational and industrial settings
  • Performing arts
  • Physician offices
  • Professional sports
  • Secondary schools
  • Sports medicine clinics

Contact

Mary Flynn
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7603

Amino Center

Department Website

  • Jarod Crowley
    Athletic Trainer/Instructor
  • Mary Flynn
    Assistant Professor & Department Chair
  • Angela Humburg
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Kylei Mason
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Sharon Mathis
    Professor Emerita
  • Dennis Murphy
    Instructor
  • David Slack, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & Director of Athletic Health Care
  • Jon Stammers, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

GNST-1000BC Experience1
EXSC-1150Foundations of Human Movement2
EXSC-2210First Aid & Personal Safety2
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Person and Community Foundation3
EXSC-2260Muscular Involvement in Resistance2
EXSC-2263Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
Total16
Historical Foundation3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Aesthetic Experience Foundation3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
Natural World Foundation4
Oral Communication3
EXSC-2209Personal & Community Health2
Total16

Sophomore Year

ATHC-3374Recog & Eval of L.E. Athl. Injuries3
ATHC-2212Beginning Clinical Practicum I3
BIOL-2242Human Anatomy & Phys I4
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
EXSC-3303Basic Nutrition3
Total16
ATHC-3364Recog & Eval of U.E. Athl. Injuries3
ATHC-3362Therapeutic Modalities4
ATHC-2213Clinical Practicum II3
BIOL-2243Human Anatomy & Phys II4
ATHC-3325General Medical Conditions2
Total16

Junior Year

EXSC-3357Tests & Measurements in HWES3
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
ATHC-3312Clinical Practicum I3
Foreign Language4
Fitness Activity or Swimming Course1
EXSC-3380Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
Total17
ATHC-3361Therapeutic Exercise3
EXSC-3366Physiology of Exercise3
ATHC-3313Clinical Practicum II3
Faith Foundation3
Foreign Language4
Total16

Senior Year

ATHC-4407Pharmacology2
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Historical Foundation3
ATHC-4412Clinical Practicum I3
Mathematical Reasoning3
ATHC-4406Admin. of Athletic Health Care2
Total16
Faith Foundation3
Philosophical Foundation3
Electives3
ATHC-4413Adv. Clinical Practicum II3
ATHC-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
Aesthetic Foundation3
Total15

Other Department Offerings

  • Teaching Physical Education & Health Coaching
  • Leisure Management
  • Sports Management
  • Minor in exercise science

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