Undergraduate Academic Programs
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT)
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training are prepared to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. The three-year athletic training program stresses clinical experience in addition to course work. During the sophomore year, students are assigned to new clinical education instructors approximately every 5 weeks, thus rotating through a variety of on and off campus clinical education experiences with different sports, settings, and venues. ATEP juniors participate in four clinical experience rotations throughout the year participating in coverage of daily, home practices and competitions. Seniors are assigned to one clinical instructor thus providing seniors with an in-depth, daily clinical education experience with one sport or setting throughout the entire year.
Admission to Indiana University
Apply online for undergraduate admission to Indiana University at http://admit.indiana.edu/.
International transfer applicants to the School of HPER, whose primary language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper- based test, or 213 on the computer-based test, or a 79 on the Internet-based test, is required for direct admission to the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. For students from countries where the TOEFL is not available, other evidence of English proficiency may be considered. All entering international students whose primary language is not English will be required to take the Indiana University English language examination before registering for course work. Appropriate remedial English courses may be prescribed on the basis of test results.
All entering international students whose primary language is not English will be required to take a special examination in English with IU prior to registering. Prepared by IU and designed to test a student’s ability to use English in an academic setting, the exam consists of three parts: an essay on a general topic, a listening comprehension exercise, and a grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension section. There is little that one can do to prepare for this exam other than to continue using written and spoken English at every opportunity.
International students whose primary language is not English must agree to take any English language courses prescribed from the results of this examination. Fees for special part-time English courses are the same as for other courses; however, credits earned do not meet degree requirements. If the results of the proficiency examination indicate that full-time work in English is required, the student will be assigned to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
Students enrolled in IEP do not take academic courses until they achieve adequate English proficiency. If a student has serious doubts about English ability and is not financially prepared to undertake the additional time and expense of an intensive English program here, the student should consider completing English study in the student’s home country. In addition, the student may consider delaying admission to a future session.
Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)
Students admitted to Indiana University are eligible to be considered for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at the end of the freshman year. Applications for the program are accepted until April 1. The number of students admitted to the professional athletic training major is limited to the number of practicum spaces available. Students wishing to apply for admission to the ATEP should visit www.indiana.edu/~kines/undergraduate/training.shtml for information about admission to the Athletic Training Education Program. The application for admission may be downloaded from this Website. It is also possible to obtain a paper application from:
Office of the Dean
School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Indiana University HPER 115
1025 E. Seventh Street Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
Students may also contact Dr. Katie Grove at (812) 855-3640, or kagrove [at] indiana [dot] edu; or Dr. Joanne Klossner at (812) 856-1570, or jklossne [at] indiana [dot] edu.
The completed forms must be returned to the HPER Records Office (HPER 115) by April 1.
Admission to the Athletic Training Program criteria:
Formal application to the program including:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Biographical sketch
- Athletic training application form
- Current transcripts (transfer students only)
- Signed Technical Standards for Admission to the Athletic Training Program form.
- Completion of Athletic Training Observation Experience—Hour Verification and Basic Athletic Training Proficiency Skills forms A and B.
- Completion of Limited Criminal History Background Check from state police (in state of permanent residence). A small fee may be associated with this as determined by state police policies. This background check is required for students after they gain admission to the program.
- Interview with the Athletic Training Admissions Committee
- Completion of HPER-H 160 and HPER-P 280 with a grade of B or higher
- Completion of ANAT-A 215 Human Anatomy with a grade of C or higher
- Overall university grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
Note: Transfer students must also meet the above requirements. See further details relative to transfer students on the Observation Experience Forms.
Admission to the undergraduate ATEP is determined by the following criteria:
- overall GPA and grade in the three required courses (45%)
- letters of recommendation and application (20 %)
- interview (35%).
The relative weight of these criteria may be adjusted from time to time at the reasonable discretion of the Program Director. However, such changes will be identified in the application materials so that all applicants will be aware of the weight of the selection criteria when they apply to the program. A selection committee that includes at least one BOC Certified Athletic Trainer determines final admission to the program.
This is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This program is subject to change to meet new athletic training accreditation standards. The curriculum prepares the student to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Admission to the program is limited. Students admitted to this program are selected from a pool of applicants. Applicants must earn a minimum grade of C in ANAT-A 215, and minimum grades of B in HPER-H 160 and HPER-P 280. Graduation requirements include:
- completion of general education requirements.
- completion of athletic training major requirements.
- a minimum of 124 successfully completed credit hours which count toward the degree program.
- a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in a combination of ANAT-A 215 and courses with the following department code-prefixes: HPER-A, HPER-D, HPER-K, and HPER-P.
- No Pass/Fail except for free electives.
General Education (20 – 39 credits)
All undergraduate students who matriculate as degree-seeking students at IU Bloomington in or after the summer term of 2011 must complete the IU Bloomington campus-wide general education common ground requirements. Such students must visit the 2011-2012 General Education Bulletin to view these requirements.
Undergraduate students who matriculate as degree-seeking students on the IU Bloomington campus in the summer or fall terms of 2010, or the spring term of 2011, must complete the School of HPER general education requirements which are described below. Unlike the 2011-2112 Bloomington campus-wide general education requirements, the 2010 School of HPER general education requirements do not include a residency requirement, nor do they restrict the use of extended-term, independent study or correspondence courses.
2010 School of HPER General Education Requirements
English Composition (0 to 3 credits required, C- minimum required in the course used to satisfy this requirement)
Complete one of the following options:
- CMCL-C 110 Writing the World (3 cr.)
- ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition 1 (3 cr.)
- ENG-W 170 Introduction to Argumentative Writing: Projects in Reading and Writing (3 cr. - this topic only)
- ENG-W 131 EX Elementary Composition by Examination (0 cr.)
Mathematical Modeling (3 to 4 credits required)
Complete one of the following options:
- MATH-A 118 Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences (3 cr.)
- MATH-D 116 AND MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I-II (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
- MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
- MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences (3 cr.)
- MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications: Finite and Consumer Mathematics (3 cr.)
- MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications (3 cr.)
- MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus 1 (3 cr.)
- MATH-M 211 Calculus I (4 cr.)
- MATH-M 213 Accelerated Calculus (4 cr.)
Note: The course(s) used to satisfy the mathematical modeling requirement may NOT also be applied to the natural and mathematical sciences requirement.Natural and Mathematical Sciences (5 to 6 cr.)
Complete either six credits of acceptable natural and mathematical sciences (N&M) courses, or a single, approved, five-credit N&M course with a substantial laboratory component. The course used to satisfy the mathematical modeling requirement may NOT also be used to fulfill this requirement. Visit the list of acceptable natural and mathematical sciences (N&M) courses for choices and more information.
Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)
Complete six credits of acceptable arts and humanities (A&H) courses.
Social and Historical Studies (6 credits required.)
Complete six credits of acceptable social and historical studies (S&H) courses.
World Languages and Cultures (0 to 14 cr., most commonly 6 credits)
There are three options for completion of the world languages and cultures requirement.
- Option one: Complete six credits acceptable world cultures (WC) courses.
- Option two: Complete the language study (LS) option, by achieving proficiency in a foreign language equal to successful completion of the second year, second semester course.
- Option three: Complete an approved international experience (IE), and contact the School of HPER recorder to request a notation of completion of this requirement on the academic advisement report.
Major (92 cr.)
Required Skill/Theory Courses (61 cr.)
A minimum grade of C– is required in each skill/theory course.
Complete each of the following courses:
- HPER-A 269 Clinical Education I (1 cr.)
- HPER-A 270 Clinical education II (1 cr.)
- HPER-A 279 Recognition and Evaluation of Lower-Extremity Injuries in the Physically Active (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 281 Recognition and Evaluation of Upper-Extremity Injuries in the Physically Active (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 282 Strapping and Bandaging of the Physically Active (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 283 General Medical Issues in Athletic Training (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 381 Clinical Education III (1 cr.)
- HPER-A 382 Clinical Education IV (1 cr.)
- HPER-A 383 Principles and Techniques of Therapeutic Modalities (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 384 Principles and Techniques of Therapeutic Exercise (4 cr.)
- HPER-A 481 Clinical Education V (1 cr.) (Fall)
- HPER-A 482 Clinical Education VI (1 cr.) (Spring)
- HPER-A 490 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3 cr.)
- HPER-A 491 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training (1 cr.)
- HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care (3 cr.) (minimum B grade required)
- HPER-H 263 Personal Health (3 cr.) (S&H)
- HPER-H 401 Emergency Medical Technician (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 404 Emergency Medical Technician Lab (1 cr.)
- HPER-N 231 Human Nutrition (3 cr.) +(N&M) (P: CHEM-C 101 or equiv and BIOL)
- HPER-P 280 Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2 cr.) (minimum B grade required)
- HPER-P 316 Theories of Advanced Conditioning (2 cr.)
- HPER-P 391 Biomechanics (3 cr.)
- HPER-P 405 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
- HPER-P 409 Basic Physiology of Exercise (3 cr.) (P: ANAT-A 215 & PHSL- P215)
- HPER-P 452 Motor Learning (3 cr.)
- HPER-P 488 Athletic Training Assessment of and Adaptation for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (3 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:
- ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.) +(N&M) (minimum C req.)
- CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.) +(N&M)
- CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
- CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.) +(A&H)
- ENG-W 231 Professional Writing (3 cr.)
- HPER-P 200 Microcomputer Applications in Kinesiology (3 cr.) or HPER R237 (or CSCI A110 +(N&M))
- PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr.) +(N&M)
- PHYS-P 101 Physic in the Modern World (4 cr.) +(N&M)
- PSY-K300 Statistical Techniques OR SPEA-K300 (3 cr.)
Suggested Athletic Training Courses for the First-Year Student
Mathematical Modeling course (3 cr.)
Chemistry C 101 (3 cr.)
Chemistry C121 (2 cr.)
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition 1 (3 cr.)
HPER-H263 Personal Health (3 cr.)
ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.)
HPER-P 200 Microcomputer Applications in Physical Education (3 cr.)
Arts and Humanities (3 cr.)
HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care (3 cr.)
HPER-P 280 Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2 cr.)
The Athletic Training Student Council, composed of both graduate and undergraduate students, is regularly involved with philanthropic activities and also assists students with partial funding for professional development activities.
Board certified athletic trainers often find employment in colleges and universities, secondary schools, clinics or hospitals, industrial settings, military, performing arts, physician offices, or professional teams.