Athletic Training is transitioning to an entry-level master’s program at Georgetown College to follow suit with national standards. Students will complete 3 years of traditional undergraduate education with an exercise science major then apply to the athletic training program. Upon admission, students will complete 3 years of master-level courses to complete the 5-year degree sequence where students will exit with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Students who wish to transfer into the program must meet the pre-requisites as outlined below.
Certified athletic trainers work under the direct supervision of a licensed physician and perform a wide variety of services to the physically active population. Their core responsibilities include: 1) injury/illness prevention and recognition; 2) clinical evaluation and diagnosis of injury/illness; 3) immediate care of injury/ illness; 4) treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of injury/illness; 5) organization and administration; and 6) professional responsibility.
Certified athletic trainers are employed in such settings as high schools, colleges and universities, orthopedic clinics, professional sports, industrial settings, physicians’ offices, and many other settings. This program will require some off-campus travel to various clinical sites. Successful completion of this program will allow the student to be eligible for the national certification examination administered by the Board of Certification.
Students interested in this major should contact the Athletic Program Director for more information and other requirements regarding this program.
Formal admission into the Athletic Training Program (ATP) is required. The student must complete the application process in order to be considered for admission into the ATP. The formal application process for the major consists of:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of the following prerequisites courses:
- KHS185: Introduction to Athletic Training (3 hours)
- KHS315: Epidemiology (3 hours)
- KHS320: Nutrition (3 hours)
- KHS322: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics (3 hours)
- KHS304: Anatomy for Allied Health (4 hours)
- KHS306: Physiology for Allied Health (3 hours)
- KHS306L: Physiology lab for Allied Health (1 hour)
- KHS423: Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)
- BIO111: Biological Principles (4 hours)
- CHE111: General Chemistry I (4 hours)
- PHY211: College Physics I (4 hours)
- PSY111: General Psychology (3 hours)
- MAT111: Elementary Probability and Statistics (3 hours)
- Fulfillment and documentation of at least 100 hours of direct observation with the athletic trainers employed at Georgetown College unless approved by program director;
- Current CPR and first aid certification
- Completion of a formal student portfolio consisting in part of application packet, resume, official transcripts, personal statement, direct observation hours log, immunization records, background check, and three letters of recommendation; and
- Completion of a formal interview with the ATP Admissions Committee. Those interested in the ATP at Georgetown College may begin the prerequisite courses for the program during their first semester.
- Formal admission into the ATP is typically granted at the end of the spring semester of the student’s third year. Completion of the application process does not guarantee admission into the ATP. Admission is granted on a competitive basis. Students not accepted into the ATP may continue their exercise science degree and reapply to ATP the following application cycle.
Students with any deficiencies in the above criteria may be admitted at the discretion of the ATP Admissions Committee. For a more detailed description of the complete requirements of the Athletic Training major, please contact the Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Karla Francioni.