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Athletic Training Education Program

Curriculum

The curriculum allows for students to gain the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills to be prepared to practice as an athletic trainer following graduation, while providing a strong liberal arts core.

There is some flexibility for those students who wish to work towards other allied health care degrees, but in many cases additional course work and time at Hofstra University may be required to complete additional requirements for these degrees.  If you plan to pursue other allied health care degrees, it is important to notify program faculty as early in your education as possible so that appropriate academic planning can occur.

For a summary of all DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, including course descriptions, view the current undergraduate bulletin.

The program is accredited by CAATE and meets all necessary requirements to grant a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.  To better understand the accreditation standards put forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the educational requirements as developed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) click the appropriate document below.

Standards for the Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs [PDF]

Athletic Training Educational Competencies (5th edition) [PDF]


Course Progression

Once Accepted to the University, all new athletic training majors begin the Pre-Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program. Upon completion of the all pre-requisite courses and satisfaction of the academic requirements noted below, student may apply for entry into the Professional Phase of the program. The Hofstra University AT Program utilizes a Secondary Application and Selection Process. Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive.

  • Pre-Athletic Training Phase (Levels I and II)
  • Students in the pre-athletic training phase are eligible to apply to the professional phase of the athletic training program after they have successfully completed HPR 11, 161, 169, 171A, and 172; with grades of C- or better. Students must maintain a 2.50 overall grade point average and a 2.70 grade point average within the athletic training major courses. Pre-Athletic Training Phase Students are also required to complete 40 hours of Clinical Observation hours as part of the HPR 171A course.
  • Students must also submit a completed Athletic Training Program Application for consideration for entry into the Professional Phase of the program. To apply for acceptance into the professional phase of the athletic training program, students must submit an application, a personal essay, one letter of recommendation, official transcripts, current CPR and First Aid certificates, physical and immunization records, and complete a Technical Standards Form. All forms are available from the Health Professions Department. Applicants may also interview with the Program Director and other faculty members. The Professional Phase of the program begins in the first fall semester following the completion of the pre-requisite courses and acceptance into this phase of the program. Final admission to the professional phase of the program will be granted by the Athletic Training Program Director in consultation with the ATP Faculty and the Chairperson of the Department of Health Profession. Students will receive written notice of their acceptance into the program. Applicants who do not meet the program requirements will be counseled about other academic programs.
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  • Professional Athletic Training Phase (Levels II and IV)
  • Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive. Students who are selected for entry into the Professional Phase of the program are eligible to enroll in Clinical Experience Courses. Students are expected to maintain minimum academic standards throughout their enrollment in the Professional Phase of the Program. Failure to maintain the Continuation Standards will result in removal from the Clinical Experience component of the program and may exclude the student from enrolling in specific athletic training core courses.

ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM
RECOMMENDED COURSE PROGRESSION, Beginning Fall 2016

LEVEL I:  PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING PHASE

1st Fall Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
WSC 1 Writing Composition I 3
BIO 103** Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Math Elective 3

RHET 1, 7, 11

Speech Requirement 3
SOC 4 Contemporary Society 3
 
TOTAL
16

1st Spring Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
WSC 2 Writing Composition II 3
BIO 105** Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HPR 172* Functional Anatomy for Injury Assessment 3
Natural Sci Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
 
TOTAL
16

LEVEL II: PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING PHASE

2nd Fall Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 11* Emergency Response for Health Care Providers 3
HPR 173** Assessment for Athletic Trainers 2
BIO 106** Physiology of Exercise 3
PSY 1 Introduction to Psychology 4
Liberal Arts Elective 3
HPR/PESP Elective (as approved by advisor) 1
 
TOTAL
16

2nd Spring Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 171A* Clinical Observations in AT 1
HPR 169* Sport Safety & Protective Equip. 3
HPR 161* Care & Prevention of Injuries 3
HPR 106** Kinesiology 3
Social Sci. Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
 
TOTAL
16

* Required for Pre-Athletic Training Majors for application to professional phase of AT program
** Strongly recommended for all Pre-Athletic Training Majors

APPLICATION TO PROGRAM COMPLETED BY CONCLUSION OF PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING/LEVEL II YEAR. PROFESSIONAL PHASE OF PROGRAM BEGINS WITH LEVEL III YEAR.


LEVEL III: PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING PHASE

3rd Fall Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 171B Clinical Experience in AT 2
HPR 163A Evaluation & Management of Injury 1 3
HPR 175 Pathology of Injury & Illness in AT 3
HPR 192 Therapeutic Modalities 3
HPR 194 Assessment of Physical Fitness 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
 
TOTAL
17

3rd Spring Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 171C Clinical Experience in AT 2
HPR 163B Evaluation & Management of Injury 2 3
HPR 168 Elective HPR 168A or B Advanced Topics in AT 1
HPR 190 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise 4
PSY 89 or SOC 104 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine or Sociology of Health and Medicine 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
 
TOTAL
16

Summer III Semester (August)

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 176 Clinical Experience for Preseason 1

LEVEL IV: PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING PHASE

4th Fall Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 171D Clinical Experience in AT 2
HPR 168C Advanced Topics: BOC Exam Test Prep 1
HPR 102A Organization & Administration 3
HPR 174 Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers 3
HPR 191 Sports Nutrition 3
Statistics or Research Math 8 (3 cr), BIO 100 (4 cr), PSY 40(4cr),or SOC180(4cr) 3
 
TOTAL
15

4th Spring Semester

Course No.Course Names.h.
HPR 171E Clinical Experience in AT 2
HPR 193 Resistance Exercise Techniques &Progression 2
HPR 195 Clinical Experience in Health Care 2
HPR 196 Applied Exercise Physiology 3
Natural Sci Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
 
TOTAL
15

Please view the Athletic Training Major Degree Planner for more information regarding the BS in Athletic Training degree requirements.


Clinical Education

In addition to completing traditional classroom experiences students enrolled in Hofstra University’s Athletic Training Education Program will also completed a variety of “hands-on” experiences.  To be eligible for graduation, each student will complete 11 credits of clinical experience courses.

Students engage in clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a licensed/certified allied healthcare professional who serves as a Preceptor for the academic program. Students will engage in clinical experience at Hofstra University, as well as at a variety of off-campus clinical affiliate sites.

First Year of Clinical Education (Level III)

Clinical Education Course TitleCreditsMinimum HoursMaximum Hours
HPR 171B Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 2 170 200
HPR 171C Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 2 170 200
HPR 176 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 1 120 150
for Preseason Activities (August Summer Session III)

Second Year of Clinical Education (Level IV)

Clinical Education Course TitleCreditsMinimum HoursMaximum Hours
HPR 171D Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 2 170 200
HPR 171E Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 2 170 200
HPR 195 Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine 3 50 75

See a list of current affiliated locations.


Athletic Training Education Program