Combined Athletic Training (AT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree

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Select candidates from high school may apply to the combined AT-DPT degree. Upon completion of four years of study, students will receive a bachelor of science in athletic training/sports medicine and will be guaranteed admission into the three-year graduate DPT program. All preprofessional requirements of the professional graduate DPT program are required for those students selected for admission into the combined AT-DPT degree.

Students enrolled in the athletic training program, or other majors that provide prerequisite requirements for the graduate DPT program may apply for entry into the three-year doctor of physical therapy graduate program using the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) during the senior year of their BS program. Admission is competitive and is based on performance and space availability. Freshmen enrolled in the dual major AT-DPT program with the guarantee of admission into  the graduate DPT program based upon successful completion of program requirements must complete the AT-BS program prior to enrollment in the graduate DPT program. If students enrolled in the AT-DPT dual program do not complete the AT-BS, they must re-apply to the DPT program via the centralized application process.

See physical therapy for required standards to successfully complete the preprofessional component of that program. Additionally, all athletic training classes must be completed with a B- or better and an overall GPA of 3.2.


Curriculum for four-year BS in Athletic Training for fresheman entry (4+3)

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester, First Year
BIO 101 Science (UC) 4
CHE 110 General Chemistry I with lab 4
EN 101 Freshman Composition (UC) 3
UC Fine Arts 3
QU 101 The Individual in the Community 3
Total 17
Spring Semester, First Year
AT 114 Introduction to AT/SM 2
AT 115 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
AT 116 Introduction fo Fitness and Conditioning* 2
BIO 102 Science (UC) 4
CHE 111 General Chemistry II with lab 4
EN 102 Freshman Composition (UC) 3
Total 18

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester, Second Year
AT 214 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries* 3
AT 216 Emergency Management of Athletic Trauma* 3
AT 250 Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injury* 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MA 275 Quantitative Literacy (UC) 3
Total 17
Spring Semester, Second Year
AT 215 Therapeutic Modalities* 4
AT 210 Evidence-Based Practice 2
AT 251 Evaluation and Treatment of the Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries* 4
AT 290 Clinical Practicum I* 3
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Total 17

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester, Third Year
AT 330 Nutrition for Sports and Fitness 3
AT 350 Evaluation and Treatment of the Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries* 4
AT 390 Clinical Practicum II* 3
BMS 200 Physiology of Human Performance I 4
QU 201 The National Community 3
Total 17
Spring Semester, Third Year
AT 351 General Medical Assessment and Treatment* 4
AT 352 Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Injuries* 4
AT 391 Clinical Practicum III* 1
BMS 301 Physiology of Human Performance II 4
PSY 101 Social Sciences (UC) 3
Total 16

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester, Fourth Year
AT 450 Administration and Management 3
AT 490 Clinical Practicum IV* 1
PHY 110 General Physics I with lab 4
PSY 272 Abnormal Psychology 3
QU 301 Seminar on Global Community 3
Total 14
Spring Semester, Fourth Year
AT 491 Clinical Practicum V* 3
MA 141 Calculus of a Single Variable (UC) 3
PHY 111 General Physics II with lab 4
UC Humanities 3
UC Humanities 3
Total 16

Total credits 132
*These AT courses have a laboratory and/or clinical component