Athletic Health Care Major

The Athletic Health Care major at Benedictine College was formerly known as Athletic Training. Students entering school August 2016 or after (current Freshmen and Sophomores) are eligible to select the new major in preparation for advanced degrees in athletic training or physical therapy. Students that select the Athletic Health Care major will not be part of an accredited academic program nor will they be eligible to sit for the BOC examination.

The Athletic Training Program at Benedictine College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program was placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 because it lacked a 70% first-time pass rate as required by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.

In January 2017 Benedictine College requested to withdraw its Athletic Training Education accreditation. The Athletic Training major will be discontinued officially on June 30, 2019.  Students who were accepted into the program before August 2016 (Seniors and Juniors) will continue to have the opportunity to matriculate through the Athletic Training major and may qualify to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination upon completion of their graduation requirements. All others cannot be part of the Athletic Training major.

Board of Certification Pass Rate Table

Student Graduation and Employment Rate

2017-18 Course Sequence

Prerequisite Courses

  • EXSC-1107 Beginning Weight and Circuit Training (1)
  • EXSC-1115 Wellness for Life(1)
  • EXSC-2209 Personal and Community Health (2)
  • EXSC-2210 First Aid and Personal Safety (2)
  • EXSC-2240 Structural Anatomy (*may be waived with approved ACT score) (3)
  • EXSC-2263 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)

Declare Major Application due Spring of First or Second Year

  • EXSC-3366 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • EXSC-3380 Kinesiology and Biomechanical Analysis (3)   
  • EXSC-3303 Nutrition (or Sport Nutrition) (3)

Athletic Health Care Core Courses

  • ATTR-3325 General Medical Conditions in the Athlete (2)
  • ATTR-3361 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation for Athletes (3)
  • ATTR-3362 Therapeutic Modalities in Treatments (4)
  • ATTR-3364 Recognition & Evaluation of Upper Extremity Athletic Injuries (3)
  • ATTR-3374 Recognition & Evaluation of Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries (3)
  • ATTR-4406 Organization & Administration in Athletic Health Care (2)
  • ATTR-4407 Pharmacology Issues in Sports Medicine (2)
  • BIOL-2242 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (plus Lab) (4)
  • BIOL-2243 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (plus Lab) (4)
  • ATTR-SC Athletic Health Care Senior Comprehensive Exam NC

Athletic Health Care Service Learning Practicum Courses (must take four)

  • ATTR-2212 Beginning Practicum I (3)
  • ATTR-2213 Beginning Practicum I (3)
  • ATTR-3312 Intermediate Practicum I (3)
  • ATTR-3313 Intermediate Practicum II (3)
  • ATTR-4412 Advanced Practicum I (3)
  • ATTR-4413 Advanced Practicum II (3)

Athletic Health Care Electives

  • EXSC-3357 Tests and Measurements in Health and Physical Education (3)